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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 09:47 AM
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Priebus (RNC): 'Malpractice' for me to back Trump debate
Edited on Thu Dec-08-11 09:49 AM by kpete
Source: Politico

Priebus: 'Malpractice' for me to back Trump debate


Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus spoke out Thursday against an upcoming GOP presidential debate to be moderated by Donald Trump, saying it would be malpractice for him as the leader of the party not to think the debate was problematic.

We appreciate what Mr. Trump has done, but if youre still talking about potentially running as an independent candidate, I think thats a problem, Priebus said on Fox News. I think that would be malpractice for me as an RNC chairman to not believe that that is an issue.

Although Priebus repeated a previously made assertion that it was simply up to the candidates to do whatever they want to do, the RNC head repeated that Trumps continued flirtation with a potential 2012 bid for the White House concerned him.

I think that having a successful businessman serving as a moderator has a lot of value. But the issue here is whether the moderator should still be a person whos still batting around the idea of running as an independent. I think that should give some of these candidates some concern, he said.





Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1211/70074.html
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Myrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 09:49 AM
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1. Too bad they can't find a legitimate successful businessman to moderate ...
... Trump sure as hell ain't any of the above.
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groundloop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 10:38 AM
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3. That was my first thought - he went through bankruptcy what, 5 times?


Trump's nothing more than a "reality" show huckster.

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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 10:34 AM
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2. I think it fits just fine with the GOP's malicious, maladjusted malfeasence
n/t
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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 10:58 AM
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4. So lets be clear about the RNC's concern...
It's not that Trump is a self-serving windbag...

It's not that Trump is a pseudo birther nutcase...

It's not that Trump is a reality game-show host who might lower the gravitas of the Republican field...

No, their complaint is that he might run as an Independent and suck up their Tea Party/Birther votes.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 02:10 PM
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5. Republicans seem to have problems recognizing their potential conflicts of interest.
Ethically challenged.
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