March 31, 2011

Donald Trump: The Interview

Trump's working the buzz line this week. Currently polling even with Romney. If he runs can he become the Republican candidate? Does he even need the Republican party to run? Policies? China, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and company are all fired (in one sense or another). But the real question is, "Policies aside, can America live with that combover?"

Posted by Vanderleun at March 31, 2011 10:02 PM
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I don't think he would make a good President, but I do hope he keeps pushing the birth certificate issue for all it's worth. Somebody has to, and he's got lots of money and a large megaphone.

Posted by: rickl at March 31, 2011 10:36 PM

Please don't fall for another Ross Perot episode. The desire among conservatives to quickly latch onto the one candidate who we think will win at this moment is exactly how we got McCain.

As Donald Rumsfeld said "let's see them go around the track a few times before we pick a horse."

One warning about businessmen, if you are mad at GOP members giving in and compromising, businessmen make more compromises before 9am than many candidates make in a campaign. That is how you get things done. Trump has given scads of money to Schmucky Schumer, he's suddenly pro-life for the first time, and you think he won't compromise on 2nd Amendment to get a deal, think again.

Don't take the first player you see hit a single and promote him to the World Series game 7 and then blame him when you are disappointed in his likely failure.

Let them all slug it out and let iron sharpen iron. A leader will emerge. Trying to shor-circuit the iron sharpening iron process guarantees our guy will be surprised and broken badly when the campaign against The Messiah, Inc begins.

Posted by: Scott M at April 1, 2011 3:47 AM

I'm all for waiting for the fog to dissipate to see who is actually worth having in the primaries.
We've seen the usual bunch of nags in the field that fill out the tote board. All of them are carrying 300 pounds of weights.

So far, there is a stallion or two and maybe some new fillies that may join the field.
Don't be a sucker and bet on a harness track like Iowa; the flats are where the real races are run.

Posted by: Peccable at April 1, 2011 6:28 AM

I dunno. Trump knows how to work a bankruptcy into a total WIN. More than once.

Right now, Trump is showing more media savvy than the entirety of the GOP field. That's not everything, but it's a lot. Plus,he's the only candidate who has enough money that he can't be easily bought, nor does he have to care what people think.

Better a comb-over than a roll-over. *Newt.*Cough!*

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at April 1, 2011 6:42 AM

I think I'd rather find a candidate who hasn't given much more to Democrats than Republicans in the past.

Posted by: Phil Fraering at April 1, 2011 7:03 AM

Trump has set the stage for a frontal attack on Obama.

Others who are afraid for PC reasons should be avoided.

Posted by: SirWalter at April 1, 2011 7:48 AM

The question actually is this: Will the White House be gold plated in early February or will he let the contractors begin in March?

SirWalter: Trump can attack Obama because every attempt to smear him only means that the person attacking Trump has read his autobiography.

Posted by: Mikey NTH at April 1, 2011 8:01 AM

Trump is a jackass and an embarrassment.

Posted by: gedaliya at April 1, 2011 9:00 AM

The only credit I'll give to Trump is that he's not actually running, but posing (as always). When it better suits his mood he'll pose as a Democrat. Come to think of it, that is what he should be posing as right now. Lot's of disaffected Democrats who are ready for a change of fake persona.

Posted by: james wilson at April 1, 2011 9:38 AM

Karl Denninger of The Market Ticker is very enthusiastic:

""Shove it up China's *******": Instant win of the Union vote.
"Pro-life": Instant win of the religious right vote.
"No more Shieks bending us over": Instant win of everyone tired of $5 gasoline (which it will be by November 2012 at the rate we're going).
He's got the answers to pull the votes. And if you think The Left LIKES what Obama has done thus far - especially the wars? Hoh hoh hoh..... no they don't."

Posted by: MizzE at April 1, 2011 10:19 AM

At least Mr. Trump has this going for him: he actually LIKES the United States of America and believes it would be good if the nation and its people prospered.

This alone puts him in sharp contrast to the current occupant of the White House.

Posted by: scory at April 1, 2011 10:53 AM

I can't be the only person who finds all of the potential candidates an embarrassment can I?

Where was it written that only intellectual paraplegics and well used whores could be eligible?

Posted by: Bill Jones at April 1, 2011 2:43 PM
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