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Tue Jul 28, 2015, 02:45 PM

 

Donald Trump Is Crushing Everyone In New Hampshire

Source: Business Insider

Real-estate magnate Donald Trump has opened up a 2-to-1 lead over his closest competition in the key, first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire, according to a new poll from Monmouth University released Tuesday. Trump grabs 24% of the vote, compared with 12% for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Newcomer and Ohio Gov. John Kasich has already jumped into a third-place tie with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at 7%.

The poll is evidence that the controversy that surrounded Trump last week — when he questioned Sen. John McCain's (R-Arizona) military record — has not hurt his standing with Granite State voters. The Monmouth poll was the first to be conducted in the state entirely after those comments. "The controversy over comments about John McCain’s war service do not appear to have slowed the Trump steamroller," said Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute.

Here's the rest of the top 10:

Marco Rubio (6%)
Ben Carson (5%)
Rand Paul (5%)
Chris Christie (4%)
Carly Fiorina (3%)
Ted Cruz (3%)
According to the poll, Trump appears to be sapping away the most support from Walker, Cruz, and Christie. If Trump were not in the race, his current supporters say they would mostly back either Christie (15%), Walker (14%), or Cruz (14%). Trump grabs 36% of the vote of self-identified "very conservative" voters, compared with 10% for Walker and 9% for Cruz. He also gets a plurality of support (35%) from self-identified Tea Party voters, far outpacing Walker (13%).





Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/poll-donald-trump-leads-new-hampshire-2015-7



keep this crazy train rolling! this could be another Barry Goldwater moment for the Wingnuts...

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Reply Donald Trump Is Crushing Everyone In New Hampshire (Original post)
big_dog Jul 2015 OP
Atman Jul 2015 #1
big_dog Jul 2015 #2
rambler_american Jul 2015 #6
DefenseLawyer Jul 2015 #17
Atman Jul 2015 #21
DefenseLawyer Jul 2015 #22
Atman Jul 2015 #25
DefenseLawyer Jul 2015 #27
Atman Jul 2015 #29
riderinthestorm Jul 2015 #36
Atman Jul 2015 #37
riderinthestorm Jul 2015 #38
LanternWaste Jul 2015 #47
Atman Jul 2015 #55
Art_from_Ark Jul 2015 #68
leftynyc Jul 2015 #42
trof Jul 2015 #67
harun Jul 2015 #70
sendero Jul 2015 #71
TreasonousBastard Jul 2015 #3
big_dog Jul 2015 #4
Atman Jul 2015 #26
murielm99 Jul 2015 #57
tomm2thumbs Jul 2015 #5
IdiotsforPalin Jul 2015 #7
randr Jul 2015 #8
big_dog Jul 2015 #9
randr Jul 2015 #12
Vinca Jul 2015 #10
big_dog Jul 2015 #11
sarge43 Jul 2015 #13
nikto Jul 2015 #54
Blue_Tires Jul 2015 #14
big_dog Jul 2015 #15
Beauregard Jul 2015 #24
BillZBubb Jul 2015 #28
canoeist52 Jul 2015 #16
bucolic_frolic Jul 2015 #18
Blue Owl Jul 2015 #19
Andrej28 Jul 2015 #50
Sunlei Jul 2015 #20
Beauregard Jul 2015 #23
d_legendary1 Jul 2015 #30
humbled_opinion Jul 2015 #32
d_legendary1 Jul 2015 #35
humbled_opinion Jul 2015 #31
LiberalLovinLug Jul 2015 #33
George II Jul 2015 #34
oberliner Jul 2015 #40
George II Jul 2015 #41
oberliner Jul 2015 #43
George II Jul 2015 #45
oberliner Jul 2015 #39
Hello Dragon Jul 2015 #44
iandhr Jul 2015 #46
WinkyDink Jul 2015 #48
ion_theory Jul 2015 #49
Cosmocat Jul 2015 #59
ion_theory Jul 2015 #66
Freelancer Jul 2015 #51
Warpy Jul 2015 #52
nikto Jul 2015 #53
L0oniX Jul 2015 #56
snot Jul 2015 #58
Vinca Jul 2015 #60
Atman Jul 2015 #61
Vinca Jul 2015 #63
Atman Jul 2015 #65
mahannah Jul 2015 #62
apnu Jul 2015 #64
davidpdx Jul 2015 #69
TexasBushwhacker Jul 2015 #72

Response to big_dog (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 02:48 PM

1. I live in New England. New Hampshire matters how?

New Hampshire is New England's Alabama. Why does the "liberal media" place so much emphasis on two hillbilly states (Iowa being the other)? I don't get it.

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Response to Atman (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 02:50 PM

2. Trump has legs?

 

I still dont think his schtick is gonna play that well in Iowa, (where Walker still leads) but Trump could defiintely win with wingnuts in Florida, South Carolina & NH

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Response to Atman (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 03:09 PM

6. New England's Alabama

Man do I ever resent that. Granted NH at one time was an ugly shade of red, but recently has turned a lovely shade of blue. Alabama indeed!

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Response to Atman (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 04:22 PM

17. It matters because it's the first primary

You can lament that fact, but it's still a fact. Winning New Hampshire matters.

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Response to DefenseLawyer (Reply #17)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 04:45 PM

21. No, it doesn't.

It's like winning the first inning of a baseball game. WOO HOO! We're winning! But you still have eight more innings to play. I live here, I know...New Hampshire is Podunk. Some rich dudes own a newspaper here, and the press will spend a gazillion dollars covering the race, the hotels will be full, the restaurants won't be able to take your reservation...but in the end, who cares? It's New Hampshire. Tell me anything else you love about New Hampshire, or why you care?

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Response to Atman (Reply #21)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 04:51 PM

22. Ask candidates if winning New Hampshire gets them donations, air time and momentum

You hate New Hampshire, I get that. I have no opinion on that. But have you never followed politics before? Do you seriously think that winning New Hampshire means nothing at all?

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Response to DefenseLawyer (Reply #22)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 04:59 PM

25. BHWHAHAHA!

Have I ever followed politics before? Let me check my list of 27 Pollie and Reed Awards. Or maybe my work on the Obama campaign. I'll get back to you on what I know about politics.

New Hampshire is a jerkwater state, and the only reason it is important politically is because they hold the first primary. Come visit. Manchester, NH is close to Boston, so the pundit's love to come visit. Manchester loves it because it fill the hotels and restaurants. No one else cares.

New Hampshire is a joke, as is Iowa. Neither state has any actual reflection of America.

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Response to Atman (Reply #25)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 05:06 PM

27. If you're suggesting that Iowa and New Hampshire SHOULDN'T have the kind of clout they have

by virtue of being the first caucus and the first primary, since they are small and rural and white, I doubt many would disagree with you. But, if you continue to suggest that, in the system that we have, that winning New Hampshire "doesn't matter" then you are delusional and you should give those awards back immediately.

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Response to DefenseLawyer (Reply #27)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 05:20 PM

29. Nope.

I'm not giving back any awards.

Look at history. New Hampshire and Iowa only matter because of MEDIA COVERAGE. So, yeah...I guess they matter. But you know as well as I do that they don't really matter. Do you think Florida gives a shit about what New Hampshire thinks?

Iowa and New Hampshire matter in terms of fund raising. It doesn't mean the winning candidates will move on to win. It only means the corporate media will have a fun story to cover. That is the only purpose of the Iowa/New Hampshire runs. Raise more money, because they're the first in line. Otherwise, they're bullshit.

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Response to Atman (Reply #29)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 10:53 AM

36. So you're saying money and media attention don't matter in Presidential elections?

Because Iowa and New Hampshire are crucial for those two things.

Even if the winner of those primaries doesn't go on to become the nominee, they still garner power and $$ to wield later. Win win for them

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #36)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 11:13 AM

37. Maybe you need to look at history.

Iowa and New Hampshire only matter for the circus. The winners don't seem to do to well in the actual elections, but we talk about them endlessly to fill in the gaps.

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Response to Atman (Reply #37)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 03:10 PM

38. I am looking at history. They gather lots of $$ during their stint at the top

and media attention which they parlay into power and influence.

For example, on DU many people are saying that Trump is just in this to kick his teevee career. Which feeds his power and influence long term...that's not nothing.

Santorum, Gingrich, Huckabee etc have all remained well placed to continue influencing Republican politics and media because of their one-time stardom. All 16 of the current Republican candidates know they aren't going to win but they're hoping to grab a big enough piece of the golden calf to ensure their relevance in the future. Do you really think Mark Everson believes he's going to win the nomination?

It's a win win for them. Even better if they can grab some of the loot and Spotlight by winning an early primary. Ka-Ching!!

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #38)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 04:05 PM

47. Far too often, when we disagree with someone's premise

Far too often, when we disagree with someone's premise, a petulant response (e.g., "look at history" may be a primary indicator that we're wasting our time with a dogmatic mind convinced of its own righteousness and cleverness, regardless of how true that may or may not actually be.

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #38)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 06:44 PM

55. I didn't say anything different.

These people are just playing games. They know they have no chance of winning anything. But they've bought themselves news time, media time...they don't even spend their own money, people give it to them, then they live free for a year or so. All of their living is a "business expense." It's a total scam. Carly? Kasich? Do any of these people really have any expectation that they'll win the presidency? Nope. But they'll raise a lot of cash and they'll get air time and their speaking fees will increase.

That's all I meant...New Hampshire and Iowa are bullshit from the standpoint of electability. History proves that. But it helps with your book sales and speaking fees.

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Response to Atman (Reply #55)

Fri Jul 31, 2015, 03:29 AM

68. Um, from the Republican side, the winner of the New Hampshire primary

has gone on to win the nomination all but 4 times since 1948. So it's hardly a "bullshit" primary from that perspective.

On the Democratic side, the winner of New Hampshire has gone on to win the nomination about half of the time since 1952.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Hampshire_primary

And in that great "hillbilly" state of Iowa (which is mostly flat as a pancake), the Democratic winner of the caucuses has gone on to win the nomination all but 2 times since 1980.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iowa_caucuses

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Response to Atman (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 03:44 PM

42. Because they're the second primary

Iowa being the first. It's that simple.

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Response to Atman (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 07:11 PM

67. 'New England's Alabama'? Yep. I'm from Alabama.

We lived in NH for 16 years.
After we'd been there for about a year I said to Miz t. "Their are just as many or more ignorant racist rednecks here than in Alabama. They just have different accents."
Ayuh.

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Response to Atman (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 31, 2015, 10:47 AM

70. If your brand doesn't sell to the hillbilly's your in trouble, that's why.

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Response to Atman (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 31, 2015, 11:38 AM

71. Because they.

.... are (stupidly) the early-primary states?

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 02:55 PM

3. Just shows NH Republicans love blowhards...

"If Trump were not in the race, his current supporters say they would mostly back either Christie (15%), Walker (14%), or Cruz (14%)"



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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 03:01 PM

4. Walker is the one to be worried about--we need to prop Trump up and his brethren as long as possible

 

have Trump firing at all GOP candidates and replicate the endless debates of last time to muddy up the field for the general

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Response to big_dog (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 05:02 PM

26. Walker is a psychopath, and one to watch.

it's not as if the GOP isn't willing to elect psychopaths they can share a beer with...and have squinty eyes.

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Response to big_dog (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 11:33 PM

57. Look at what is going on behind the scenes.

Walker and Bush are raising money and gathering support. They are both worrisome. They will stop at nothing to win, or steal, the White House.

We are going to be in for one hell of a fight.

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 03:05 PM

5. I wonder if Koch Brothers Inc. will offer him a Billion Dollars to exit the race


A gentleman's agreement...

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 03:13 PM

7. OMFG!!!!!

Donald Trump would “love” to have Sarah Palin as part of his inevitable White House administration.

The Republican presidential candidate and celebrity plutocrat appeared Monday on The Palin Update, an actual all-Palin radio show that exists on something called Mama Grizzly Radio (we kid you not).

Host and apparent Palin obsessive Kevin Scholla asked the controversial future president whether he could see himself “picking up the phone, giving the governor [Palin] a call and picking her brain on some things, or perhaps having her along in some official capacity.”

Trump’s response: “I’d love that. Because she really is somebody who knows what’s happening and she’s a special person, she’s really a special person and I think people know that.”

He later claimed “Everybody loves her,” and added that despite her half-term as governor (due to early resignation), voters “like the Sarah Palin kind of strength, you just don’t see very much of it anymore.”


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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 03:24 PM

8. He and 24% of the electorate aren't going to crush anything

Except our their own imaginative expectations.

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Response to randr (Reply #8)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 03:26 PM

9. he can if Jebbie, Cruz, Rand Paul and Walker split the other 23%'s

 

Trump is taking every bullet and he keeps getting stronger, FEED THE BEAST! (and destroy the GOP field like Newtie, Santiorium, Bachmann and their ilk did last time to Willard Mittens Romney in 2012)

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Response to big_dog (Reply #9)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 03:35 PM

12. If Trump hangs in and beats all the others

with only the votes of the 26% of craziest Republican's we will witness the greatest flight of people from one party to the other in American history along with the lowest turnout of conservatives in an election.
Bernie will rake in many disgruntled conservatives that find Trump repulsive.

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 03:27 PM

10. I live in New Hampshire and, if polled, I'm going to say I love Trump. LOL.

It's fun to mess with their heads.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #10)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 03:31 PM

11. the key is keeping all of their far right wingnuts in and throwing out red meat to the base

 

that means Cruz, Huckster, Trump and Rand Paul have to keep thinking that they COULD still win by some miracle.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #10)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 04:02 PM

13. Aye up.

The quickest way to get a Granitehead to do something is tell him, condescendingly, he'll do the opposite. Contrary is our default and messing with Flatlanders.

Just a reminder, NH went for President Obama ... twice. In small part I'm sure because the "conventional" wisdom said we were racist rightwing hillbillies. In 2008 we elected a Dem gov, senator and both reps, plus a Dem majority in the state ledge.

One other fun fact: NH has the only constitution in which rebellion against a tyranny is not only a right; it's an obligation.

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #13)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 06:25 PM

54. Slightly OT, but I share the regret of some New Hampshire residents

 

You lost your championship AHL hockey team (LA Kings farm club ---- Manchester Monarchs, 2015 Calder Cup Champs)
to the West Coast (they are moving to SoCal).

That would piss me off, if I were a NH hockey fan.

Even though I am a SoCal hockey fan who will benefit (I love the AHL), I do pick up on the unfairness of that.


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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 04:07 PM

14. This shouldn't shock anyone

Trump has dominated the news cycle for at least two weeks now...

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #14)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 04:09 PM

15. the scariest part is Trump has pulled to within 2 points of Walker in Iowa

 

19-17 in the last Marist poll, how is that even freaking possible when your campaign manager is telling Newsweek last night that 'you cannot rape your own wife'

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Response to big_dog (Reply #15)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 04:54 PM

24. How is it possible?

 

His supporters do not share your values.

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Response to big_dog (Reply #15)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 05:06 PM

28. Why is it scary?

Trump winning Iowa would be wonderful for Democrats. Trump winning the r nomination would be a dream come true for us.

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 04:18 PM

16. Godzirra!!

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 04:35 PM

18. Trump-Cruz '16

Is just a dream ticket!

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 04:39 PM

19. New Trumpshire

n/t

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #19)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 05:59 PM

50. lol

 

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 04:42 PM

20. Every time I see Donald Trumps name I'm going to recommend him!

He's the best Republican there ever was!

Thumbs up, Mr. Trump!

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #20)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 04:52 PM

23. What if he wins the general election?

 

Then you will be laughing on the other side of your face.

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Response to Beauregard (Reply #23)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 05:45 PM

30. Like hell he'll win.

Calling someone an idiot only works the first few times its mentioned. After that he's gonna have to answer some questions on how he's gonna fix the economy and that's when the ums and ahhhs are gonna come in. Just ask Romney.

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Response to d_legendary1 (Reply #30)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 05:54 PM

32. JOBS

In a reality TV nation Trump is most noteworthy for creating JOBS on TV.... Let him take that vile rightwing crap talk and actually have a plan to create jobs .... It sets up a perfect matchup for Socialist Sanders vs. Capitalist Trump... Let the voter decide....

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Response to humbled_opinion (Reply #32)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 10:13 AM

35. But the only jobs he creates happen after

a bunch of people get fired! I don't think that will sit well with the American people. The free market capitalist will lose.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #20)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 05:51 PM

31. LOL

Rush Limbo ran some scam in the 2007 primary campaigns called operation chaos where he incited the rightwingers to vote in open primary states for Obama in order to undermine Hillary's chances...... Well even if this wasn't the main reason she lost the nomination and Obama won it the righwingers would probably say they want a do-over on that one .... In other words be careful what you wish for....

I personally like Bernie Sanders and I think Hillary is going to struggle but in the General the attacks on Bernie as an avowed Socialist with threats of dictatorship etc... may mean that an idiot like Trump could pull it off....

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 08:12 PM

33. Be carefull what you wish for

Ok first let me adjust my hat...



Now, what I see, based on a self-admitted addictive TV watcher, is that Americans have been conditioned to LOVE reality TV drama. The louder, more boorish behaviour, the more they will watch. Have you ever compared other countries versions of say...Masterchef, or Next Top Model, The Apprentice even? Its like night and day. One show it is all about the screaming and fighting and snide comments behind backs, the other countries take is about cooperation and support (for the most part). Is it any wonder that Survivor did not last too long in other countries versions? As that reality show is ALL about back-stabbing and lying.

Personally I recommend the Australian version of Masterchef. Its where the show started. Its a joy to watch. Its all about the food, not anger, belittling, or ostrisization. You get to know the best of the personalities, not the worst. I learn so much more on that version.

Now I'm not saying there are not assholes in every country. Just that the reigning TV execs in America have decided, deliberately to cast brash antagonistic characters. And now the American public is addicted to that. And mix that addiction with a celebrity mogul status like Trump?....who knows.

(If nominated) he may get a ton of new voters that will vote for him for name recongnition, for celebrity status, for just NOT being the typical politician. Add to that many Republicans that really really really want a firebrand "straight shooter" to represent the country. Diplomacy be damned! There is a huge sector that would LOVE to see something like the President of the United States publicly call Putin an ASS for instance....and I have to admit something about that even appeals to me.


All I'm saying is America created this monster. And like the creator of Frankenstein, the public is invested in him and want him to succeed....just so they can watch.

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 09:20 PM

34. How does getting less than one quarter of the votes constitute "crushing"?

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Response to George II (Reply #34)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 03:13 PM

40. When you have 24 and the next highest has 6

I think that description fits.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #40)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 03:42 PM

41. 12

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Response to George II (Reply #41)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 03:47 PM

43. Oops

Must've skimmed over Jeb's numbers there - thanks for the correction.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #43)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 03:57 PM

45. No problem..news people are just too platitudinous these days...

Now if it was 48-24 I'd say he's crushing them, but all they need is for two or three of the clowns to drop out and the numbers would change drastically and I'd guess the gap would be much narrower. Even republicans aren't crazy enough to support a guy like Trump.

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 03:13 PM

39. Except without a Nelson Rockefeller

Or even a Henry Cabot Lodge.

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 03:50 PM

44. He won't beat the Democrat

 

Whoever it is.

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 03:59 PM

46. From the Onion Admit It: You People Want To See How Far This Goes, Don’t You?

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 05:48 PM

48. Politics: The Ultimate Reality Show.

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 05:52 PM

49. I was a doubter at first, but

I now think he's gonna ride this high all the way through at least the NH primary. The GOP is seeing a mirror for the first time and it would be so entertaining if it wasn't so sad and scary.

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Response to ion_theory (Reply #49)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 06:38 AM

59. Yep

I thought it would be like the last go around when everyone in the clown car got their 15 minutes, and he was going to cycle out for the next one.

But, he just might be so absurd that he is gaffe proof, and the final culmination of the republican party dumbing down our political discourse.

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Response to Cosmocat (Reply #59)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 06:36 PM

66. I blame Palin too

and the desperate ass GOP who let her loose to to be the tit for the obama tat. Shit if I was the Donald and saw that fiasco I woulda said fuck it, I can do that. Shameful shit.

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 06:08 PM

51. Crushing everyone? Why hasn't he been arrested? <G>

Wouldn't you hate to be learning English? I mean, really!

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 06:08 PM

52. Apparently there is a full out war in the party against Trump

Someone in the bowels of another site I frequent posted a link to a right of center site about it. Since she knows most of us would never visit the linked site, she gave us a quick synopsis, "the RNC/GOP are in a complete panic over the fact that they’ve created a GOPzilla monster and now it not only won’t die, but threatens to stomp the whole shebang into smoking burnt-turd ashes as it tears through the primaries." There was more, but that was the basic gist of the article.

Expect every peccadillo and every outrage from Trump in his lifespan to be trumpeted in the press, in other words. Having created the monster, the media are now feeling very much like Dr. Frankenstein, proud of the creation but dismayed at its reality and potential for harm.

Reagans don't come along very often. He was a lazy bastard but he wasn't a thin skinned blowhard who lashed out at everybody who wasn't him. I'm afraid that's going to be a common problem with the "stars" the GOP loves to run. None of them has the temperament for the job nor the laziness that would allow them to accept orders from on high like Reagan did even before dementia took hold.

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 06:19 PM

53. Hate, ignorance and RAGE ...

 

... Comprise the very fuel that drives the GOP, in its heart-of-hearts.


Willful Evil lives among us!

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 06:52 PM

56. We should be carefull what we wish for. They thought Hilter was a nut too.

 

There's enough idiot tea baggers, stupid republicans and moron racists to get him elected.

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 01:12 AM

58. This is what they get for fostering ignorance.

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 07:55 AM

60. A little while ago there was a focus group of NH GOP voters on "Morning Joe."

They make me embarrassed to live in the state. They worship Trump the way I worshipped Ringo Starr when I was 13 years old. One dim bulb made the comment that Trump was "like us." Right. Another talked about reading Trump's book on the beach when she was 12. Another said when she was a little kid she wanted to write Trump a letter asking how she could be just like him. I don't know whether to laugh or throw up.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #60)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 09:34 AM

61. The best thing about New Hampshire...

...is that it saves me a drive to Alabama.

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Response to Atman (Reply #61)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 12:29 PM

63. LOL - I can appreciate that.

The last time I voted I ended up having a nasty conversation/argument with the teabagger in front of me . . . and I live in the bluest part of the state. Between the baggers and the free staters it can be interesting at times. I ought to move back to Vermont.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #63)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 01:25 PM

65. I'm suprised Vermon is even considered a state.

I think twelve people live there. The rest of the population consists of Connecticut and New York license plates. I spend more money in Vermont than I do in my home state.

Don't get me wrong...I LOVE VERMONT. It's like America's big giant playground.

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 09:48 AM

62. Misprint. It's "maggot" not "magnate ".

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2015, 01:08 PM

64. I see two reasons for this

1) He's a red meat factory and the base is gorging on what he's throwing at them.

2) He's a showman, a good one. Trashy, abrasive, basically an asshole, but a showman. None of the other contenders have anything like the kinds of chops The Donald has. They're all boring or awkward or both. People and the media are highly attracted by the kind of shiny that Trump is and they can't help but stare at him.

And though Trump is getting the cold shoulder from the Koch king makers, he's so disgustingly rich, he could devote 1 billion dollars of his supposed 10 billion dollar fortune on his Presidential run, even as an independent in the GE and that spend won't break his bank even a little bit.

Trump can stay in the race until he, personally, bores of it. Being shunned by the establishment, or the fringe, or both has zero impact on a guy with that much money. Trump can stay in this thing as long as he wants, and there isn't a damn thing anybody can do about it.

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2015, 09:24 AM

69. But the new poll doesn't include the breastpump incident

Oh wait, Trump supporters don't give a shit that he's a sexist misogynistic weasel.

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2015, 01:09 PM

72. 24% for Trump, 76% not for Trump

Don't get me wrong. I would LOVE to see Trump be the GOPs candidate. But at some point, the guys (and gal) in the single digits will start to drop out and their supporters will have to choose someone else.

So will Ben Carson's supporters choose Trump?
How about Bobby Jindal's?
Lyndsay Graham's?
Chris Christie's?

I think those voters are likely to go with Jeb! or Scotty. Winning primaries is one thing. Winning the GE s something else. Just ask McCain and Romney.

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