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Hugabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:55 PM
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If someone like Bachmann wins the GOP nomination, would Trump run as a 3rd party candidate?
If an "establishment" rethug like Romney, Huckabee, Pawlenty, or Gingrich wins the GOP nomination, then no. But if a teabagger like Bachmann were to somehow surge ahead and win the nomination, then I think it's very likely that Trump could run as an independent. He would go after the "fiscal conservatives", effectively splitting the GOP vote much like Perot did in '92.

With all the apathy that I think we're going to be facing next year, I think this could be a good thing if it were to happen.
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MiniMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:59 PM
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1. Once Trump finds out he has to open up his financial records, he is out
I just don't see him doing that.
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JustABozoOnThisBus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:06 AM
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13. And I was looking forward to a Trump/Sheen bumper sticker
winners.

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wake.up.america Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:01 PM
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2. Trump is not going to run for office. This is a ...
long winded PR stunt for Trump, nothing more.
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LiberalAndProud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:11 PM
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3. To what end? Feeding his narcisism, or is there another motive?
I don't see the up side for him if he isn't going to run. If he does run, I predict he won't last much beyond Iowa and New Hampshire.
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:26 PM
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4. No. She won't win.
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ChoppinBroccoli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:29 PM
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5. Why Doesn't Anyone Get This?
Trump is NOT running for President!!! This is nothing more than a P.R. stunt and a way to get some free publicity for his TV show and his "brand name" (which is really just himself).

Think about it. When was the LAST time Trump was running for President? When he was selling a book. And now, guess what. He's got another book coming out.

I don't know why people aren't grasping this. Donald Trump doesn't WANT to be President. You can't make enough money as an elected official. Just ask Sarah Failin.
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Hugabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:32 PM
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6. Mega-wealthy people running for public office?
You can't make enough money as an elected official. Just ask Sarah Failin

How about Rick Scott? He's only worth about $200 million or so
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LiberalAndProud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:35 PM
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8. You mean he's done this before?
color me stupid. This article pretty much laid it out for me though.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/03/business/media/03trum...
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Zambero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:34 PM
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7. Yes indeed he would. And here's the ticket:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IrE6FMpai8

Team Donald & Rudi have since reconciled and are prepared to lead the free world.
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customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:30 AM
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9. Bachman is toast
She's said even too many stupid things for the tea partiers to take her seriously, and the country-clubber establishment Republicons won't let her speak at the convention. I'd love it if such an obvious nutcase were the Repuke nominee, but even they're not that idiotic to nominate this harpy.
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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:07 AM
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12. You win the thread.
I for one am happy to see her in the headlines because it keeps the right's intellectually stunted crackpots front and center. Her and Palin. Make them the face of the Republican party and we benefit.
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:33 AM
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10. Bachmann being a contender would be more entertaining then if Palin ran...:-)
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:03 AM
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11. With today's "liberally-biased media"
Batshit Crazy will be the new requirement for presidency ...
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