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President Donald Trump?:

 1 Nick The Swing, Tue, 3rd May '11 9:40:51 PM from Ya really wanna know? Relationship Status: Dating Catwoman
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What's the likelihood of this happening?

I hope he does not even pass the primaries, that guy is more corrupt than most corrupt corporate executives in movies.

What do you all see happening in regards to this?
The chance is negative.

Trump will probably dump it once he stops having something to promote.

 
Mentor
unfortunately I don't think the Republicans are that dumb.

complete noob
[up]Whoever wins, we lose?

Mentor
Not really, if they field Mc Cain circa his moderate days it might actually not be a curb stomp battle.

 6 Buscemi, Tue, 3rd May '11 10:53:14 PM from a log cabin
I Am The Walrus
It's actually being said to be dead now (due to Bin Laden's death and Trump actually congratulating the President). But then again, who knows?
 7 Sgt Ricko, Tue, 3rd May '11 11:00:09 PM from Guam, USA Relationship Status: Hounds of love are hunting
I'm thinking that the GOP is using Trump as a way to weed out and/or identify the crazies in their party, or that Trump seriously believes that attempting to run for the presidency will help boost his image in some way or another (it likely won't).

Because frankly even though I dislike Obama, I'd rather choose Obama again anyday rather than Trump, who isn't even that effective of a businessman to begin with.

edited 3rd May '11 11:01:34 PM by SgtRicko

Would you believe I never fully watched the original Indiana Jones trilogy? I gotta correct that someday.
Trump is just the decoy to draw all the media attention and dirt-digging until they are ready to reveal the real candidate.

At least I hope so.
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I'd imagine Trump is more of a media-friendly candidate the actual party wants nothing to do with but has too much money to quietly ignore.
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I genuinely like America and its people, but I think my respect for the States would dip significantly if Trump was elected.
Is there an office of the National Dog Catcher?

 
 12 Forzare, Wed, 4th May '11 11:43:07 AM from Hinamizawa
Reason and Madness
It all seems like more of a publicity stunt than anything else, to me.
Yes, I think it's mostly a matter of Trump being rich enough to run a presidental campaign just for the lulz.
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 14 Fighteer, Wed, 4th May '11 11:55:31 AM from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
I think Trump would make a great Secretary of the newly created Department of Reality TV, but as President? His credentials are laughable.
Ironically, the pursuit of the definition of happiness does not appear to be a happiness-maximizing behavior.
Would Trump be any worse (either as a candidate or president) than Palin? For that matter, who are the serious moderate GOP contenders for 2012? The only one that comes to mind is Romney, and I'm pretty certain he'll be politically bludgeoned to death in the primaries for Romney-care.

I too agree that this is all a huge pub stunt for Trump. While the birther issue is mostly squashed, I wonder if he could still screw over the GOP by running as an Independent in 2012.

He knows how to file bankruptcy really well.

 17 Justice 4243, Wed, 4th May '11 12:15:10 PM from Portland, OR, USA
WHAT IS GOING ON?!

Oh, Ad Server..

"Vote Here Now" for what exactly? I hope he's running for President of slasher smiles, cause that picture is a blood stain away from being just that.

edited 4th May '11 12:15:32 PM by Justice4243

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SO JUSTICE I HEARD YOU WERE TUBESPHERING ON THE BLAGOBLAG-Blixty
@Forlorn Dreamer: IDK, I'm one of those people who really hated Obamacare but I wouldn't hold Romneycare against Romney. I'm fine with that sort of thing at the state level; it was the attempt by the federal government to force it on us that I objected to.
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 19 rjung, Wed, 4th May '11 12:30:37 PM from 4th and Main.
Playing tricks on EVIL!
I like all the attention Donald Trump keeps attracting; the more time he's in the limelight, the more independent voters will recognize how pathetic the GOP has become and abandon them in droves.

—R.J.

 20 Fighteer, Wed, 4th May '11 12:33:42 PM from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
[up][up] That's not the point; the HCR bill that Obama got passed was copied wholesale from the Republicans' counteroffer against Clinton's attempt to privatize it when he was in office. The anger at the plan is because the Republicans cannot afford politically to allow the Dems to have a victory in this regard. It's pure ideological rage. Also, apparently, a lot of U.S. citizens continue to hold an abiding hatred of poor people and wish to see them suffer unnecessarily.

On topic, isn't Trump on record as wishing to dismantle entitlements more or less completely?

edited 4th May '11 12:35:00 PM by Fighteer

Ironically, the pursuit of the definition of happiness does not appear to be a happiness-maximizing behavior.
[up][up][up]I see what you mean, but TBH, I've never really understood this argument. If Romney is "forcing" something on his state according to a particular POV, who is to say he wouldn't "force" something on the nation as a whole? For that matter, assuming one considers it as such, why is it okay to enforce a "Socialistic" program at the state level as opposed to the Federal level?

edited 4th May '11 12:56:13 PM by ForlornDreamer

 22 Hungry Joe, Wed, 4th May '11 12:57:26 PM from Under the Tree
Gristknife
States Rights?
Charlie Tunoku is a lover and a fighter.
 23 Pykrete, Wed, 4th May '11 12:58:09 PM from Viridian Forest
NOT THE BEES
Would Trump be any worse (either as a candidate or president) than Palin?

Yes. Palin was an idiot. Trump strikes me as more maliciously corrupt.

 24 Hungry Joe, Wed, 4th May '11 1:03:55 PM from Under the Tree
Gristknife
I don't know why I bothered registering as an independent if these are going to be my options.

What the Hell GOP?

Do you want me to vote for Obama?
Charlie Tunoku is a lover and a fighter.
[up][up][up]Oh — I certainly understand the concept. I just don't understand why it makes sense in the context of selecting a political candidate. I would think that behavior at the state level for a governor would be reflected at the Federal level when he becomes president. Then again, I suppose if Romney felt he was ruling to the "left" solely because he representing a den of Commies and Socialists like Massachusetts, he would be given license to rule differently at the national level.

[up][up]I can see either one making for a worse Commander-in-chief.

edited 4th May '11 1:20:19 PM by ForlornDreamer

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