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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-18-11 11:21 AM
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19. A distraction, yes.
But I'm not sure he'll be making the rest look any better. For one thing, his core platform seems to be the discredited birther issue. has he laid out any other serious policy position? He's in serious contention, just on this ridiculous point alone. So the rest will need to address it...either refute it and piss off the base or agree with it and discredit themselves in the GE. I think most would prefer not to have to do that....much better to let the base talk about it while not directly addressing it themselves.

Personally, I think Trump, a guy whose past positions on things like healthcare and social policies align more closely with the Democratic platform, is doing Obama a favor...even more so if he decides to go the Indie route. Meanwhile, he's leading the pack and sucking up all of the media oxygen from the other schmucks running as Republicans. And he's getting plenty of free publicity for his show and himself.
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  -Whats Donald Trump really after? no_hypocrisy  Apr-18-11 11:00 AM   #0 
  - He's a distraction designed to make the other R candidates look good by comparison. nt  Deep13   Apr-18-11 11:01 AM   #1 
  - A distraction, yes.  Old and In the Way   Apr-18-11 11:21 AM   #19 
  - Attention...  Hubert Flottz   Apr-18-11 11:01 AM   #2 
  - Tribble? And here I was thinking it was a weasel pelt!  Cirque du So-What   Apr-18-11 11:13 AM   #13 
     - I thought it was roadkill.  Erose999   Apr-18-11 11:19 AM   #18 
  - Attention is the same as free advertising...  kentuck   Apr-18-11 11:02 AM   #3 
  - Money.  tridim   Apr-18-11 11:04 AM   #4 
  - He is after attention just like any other attention whore  Vincardog   Apr-18-11 11:06 AM   #5 
  - Ratings for his TV show....  vi5   Apr-18-11 11:08 AM   #6 
  - megalomaniac  wundermaus   Apr-18-11 11:08 AM   #7 
  - He's massaging his faltering ego.  polichick   Apr-18-11 11:09 AM   #8 
  - "Exceptionally well in business" ? Hasn't he had four bankruptcies?  Snoutport   Apr-18-11 11:10 AM   #9 
  - Follow the money  Angry Dragon   Apr-18-11 11:10 AM   #10 
  - He has always been an attention whore  Horse with no Name   Apr-18-11 11:11 AM   #11 
  - I think Trump is a Democratic plant  demwing   Apr-18-11 11:12 AM   #12 
  - His whole schtick is the birth certificate issue.  Old and In the Way   Apr-18-11 11:26 AM   #20 
  - Face time.  elleng   Apr-18-11 11:15 AM   #14 
  - More threads about him. n/t  Wilms   Apr-18-11 11:15 AM   #15 
  - Trump is todays version of Barnum. n/t  Bonhomme Richard   Apr-18-11 11:17 AM   #16 
  - Don't know.......don't care......  Wounded Bear   Apr-18-11 11:18 AM   #17 

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