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Posted: Jul 22, 2015 - 5:41am

 meower wrote:
I don't understand how he can be so ahead in the polls. What do people see in him?

 
Let's start with the obvious.  He is his own man.  If he wins he will not be beholden to campaign donors like all the rest of the candidates, on all of the sides.  That is big all by itself.  His hands would be tied only by the system,  not by donors and lobbyists who force all the other candidates to compromise themselves before they get started.  He would not be a bait and switch POTUS.

Secondly, he is the only one speaking forcefully about illegal immigration.  He is the only one still willing to call illegal immigration what it is.  Illegal immigration is the second biggest single issue that will attract voters.  The biggest is abortion.  I would guess that roughly 75% of voters will not look at a candidate that does not support their own views on abortion / women's rights.  I would guess that illegal immigration has a group about the size of 20% of all voters, that believe that if the sovereignty and borders of our country are not secured, nothing else matters.  I would be one of those.  That is my single issue that will get my vote.  Laws begin and end at our borders.  Without any sovereign security, our laws are transient or meaningless.  This resonates loudly with a voter block whose size is seriously underestimated.

Thirdly, he has real world international business experience.  To develop real estate requires the most deftest of hands to deal with all the intricacies and nuances of local, state and national regulations and politics.  US law requires that citizens must adhere to US standards and business practices internationally.  This prevents among other things, bribery, even if it is the local accepted way of doing business.  With all of his dealings, he has never been brought up on any charges of violating US laws regarding his international business enterprises.

If elected, he will fire incompetent people (read bureaucrats) who stand in the way of getting things done properly and efficiently.  He can take on the system unlike any others.

I believe, unlike most all others, that Trump is serious about running for POTUS.  He has sacrificed his brand, this does not enhance it.  He has already lost many product placements as a result of his candidacy and positions.  He is going to sell just as many books as before if he wishes to write another.  

Trump will be on the stage for the first debate.  We'll have to wait and see how he does.
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Posted: Jul 22, 2015 - 3:57am

 oldviolin wrote:

Maybe so, but the vein of frustration with the general state of things he's tapping into is very real. Doesn't matter how shallow his credible and applicable qualifications for the office. The current office holder was hired the same way. The 4th estate has become too much of a player in this whole party. Additionally, who is it that keeps them in business? Couldn't be the electorate could it? People still have the power. If we could only move past the grievance; past the soothe me now with gratification cult of personality and entertainment ...Otherwise and so fourth...

 

I endorse this post.{#Clap}
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Jul 21, 2015 - 10:17pm

 Beaker wrote:
Mark Steyn: The Superbowl of Superholes 

Read it all.  The acerbic Steyn nails it.  Lots of juicy tidbit quotables!    

 
He ain't wrong. 18? Candidates so far, the winnowing is going to be boring as hell, so the assholes will be the only ones making the evening news.
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Posted: Jul 21, 2015 - 4:21pm

 Lazy8 wrote:

"Ahead" is a little misleading. Trump has 24 points in the latest polls vs. 12 for second place Scott Walker. This isn't a majority, it's just the biggest in a crowded field.

I'd bet money that he never gets past 30%, and that his latest 15 minutes is about over.

It also wouldn't surprise me if most of his polling support is among political cartoonists and late-night tv show comics.

 
I'm inclined to agree - and hope we're right.
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Posted: Jul 21, 2015 - 4:20pm

 oldviolin wrote:

Maybe so, but the vein of frustration with the general state of things he's tapping into is very real. Doesn't matter how shallow his credible and applicable qualifications for the office. The current office holder was hired the same way. The 4th estate has become too much of a player in this whole party. Additionally, who is it that keeps them in business? Couldn't be the electorate could it? People still have the power. If we could only move past the grievance; past the soothe me now with gratification cult of personality and entertainment ...Otherwise and so fourth...

 
Very much like a certain European country in the early part of the last century, don't you think?
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Posted: Jul 21, 2015 - 4:10pm

buddy wrote:
He's ahead in the polls for the same reason we seem to be compelled to have a Trump thread.  Classic watching a train wreck stuff.

"Ahead" is a little misleading. Trump has 24 points in the latest polls vs. 12 for second place Scott Walker. This isn't a majority, it's just the biggest in a crowded field.

I'd bet money that he never gets past 30%, and that his latest 15 minutes is about over.

It also wouldn't surprise me if most of his polling support is among political cartoonists and late-night tv show comics.
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Posted: Jul 21, 2015 - 4:07pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:
This thread is way more attention than he merits.

 
Maybe so, but the vein of frustration with the general state of things he's tapping into is very real. Doesn't matter how shallow his credible and applicable qualifications for the office. The current office holder was hired the same way. The 4th estate has become too much of a player in this whole party. Additionally, who is it that keeps them in business? Couldn't be the electorate could it? People still have the power. If we could only move past the grievance; past the soothe me now with gratification cult of personality and entertainment ...Otherwise and so fourth...
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Posted: Jul 21, 2015 - 3:42pm

This thread is way more attention than he merits.
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Posted: Jul 21, 2015 - 3:14pm

 Prodigal_SOB wrote:

I think it depends on whether it's your own or other people's money that you're losing

 
This just goes back to the assumption that rich people are smart. The old "If you're so smart, why ain't you rich?" joke really rings true with a lot of people. See also: Ross Perot.
Ross Perot: "I got 3 Billion dollars!*"
Don Trump: “I’m really rich!” 
 
 
*Paraphrase because I can't find the quote on Perot, but Trump did say that. 
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Posted: Jul 21, 2015 - 3:02pm

 meower wrote:


four of his businesses went bankrupt. That's success these days eh?

 
What % of the businesses he's owned is that?I'd say he's just a tad more successful than you or I.

 And this is how much attention I pay or care-in God's honest truth,I don't even know what party he belongs to.I assume it has to be the Republicans but none of it really matters.

Whoever the next President is going to be was determined about 5 years ago,and there isn't anything anyone can do about it except beat their fellow victims of a failed system up.

 And that helps.
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Posted: Jul 21, 2015 - 2:25pm

 meower wrote:


four of his businesses went bankrupt. That's success these days eh?

 
I think it depends on whether it's your own or other people's money that you're losing
meower

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Posted: Jul 21, 2015 - 2:08pm

 bokey wrote:

 After what we've seen,it's Pavlovian.

However,Trump has a history of success and economic knowledge vs. the current failed POTUS.That is an equation that is so 1 sided and imbalanced it almost leads to the implosion of the universe.
 

four of his businesses went bankrupt. That's success these days eh?
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Posted: Jul 21, 2015 - 1:48pm

 buddy wrote:
He's ahead in the polls for the same reason we seem to be compelled to have a Trump thread.  Classic watching a train wreck stuff.

 
 After what we've seen,it's Pavlovian.

However,Trump has a history of success and economic knowledge vs. the current failed POTUS.That is an equation that is so 1 sided and imbalanced it almost leads to the implosion of the universe.

 Not that I'd vote for either(or any) one.I learned my lesson in 2008.Thank God I will soon be able to put that horrible mistake behind me and try to forgive myself for my idiocy.

 It's not worth it and "they" have electronic voting anyway.

100% of the country could vote for somebody and any guy would win if that's what the "Powers that be" wanted.

To think otherwise is infantile.

Using the gas to go vote in a pre determined election is a win for the energy companies.



buddy

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Posted: Jul 21, 2015 - 1:23pm

He's ahead in the polls for the same reason we seem to be compelled to have a Trump thread.  Classic watching a train wreck stuff.
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Posted: Jul 21, 2015 - 9:27am

 meower wrote:
I don't understand how he can be so ahead in the polls. What do people see in him?

 
It's always just name recognition that wins the early polls.
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Posted: Jul 21, 2015 - 9:05am

I don't understand how he can be so ahead in the polls. What do people see in him?
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Posted: Jun 4, 2012 - 5:23am

 hippiechick wrote:
I really wonder what this guy's end game is? I guess he just fancies himself as some kind of "macher", someone who thinks he can be a political influence.

 



Nope it is simpler than that.

He cannot stand to not be the center of things.

He s nothing more than a spoiled child.
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Posted: Jun 4, 2012 - 5:15am

I really wonder what this guy's end game is? I guess he just fancies himself as some kind of "macher", someone who thinks he can be a political influence.
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Posted: May 17, 2011 - 1:26pm

 oldslabsides wrote:
Well, I guess we can stop talking about this old, daughter-lusting perv with really bizarre hair now, eh?

  Who?


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Posted: May 17, 2011 - 10:59am

On the other side of the pond to trump means to fart.....
Enough said really
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