Trump 2012

@laglen (19783)
United States
November 20, 2010 8:34am CST
Donald Trump is tossing around the idea to throw his hat in the ring for the 2012 Presidential election. http://blogs.abcnews.com/george/2010/11/trump-presidential-run-could-be-fun-decision-by-june.html He said it would be "fun". and that somebody needs to straighten out China. Do you see this as a disaster or do you think he could be a good candidate?
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@Rollo1 (16693)
• Boston, Massachusetts
20 Nov 10
I don't know a lot about Donald Trump other than he's a very successful businessman. However, given the state of the national ecomony, perhaps someone with business savvy is just what we need. Surely, a business mogul would not be in favor of the federal government forever going into deeper and deeper debt. I saw Trump on a late night talk show where he floored the host (was it Letterman? not sure, one of those irrelevant talking heads) by asserting that they should reconsider building the Ground Zero Mosque because although they had the right, that it was inconsiderate and even was so bold as to mention out loud that the 9/11 terrorists were Muslim. For me, Trump went from zero to hero with those statements. I would need to hear his views on many issues before I could ever pledge my support. Right now, I would like to see Bobby Jindal or Chris Christie run. But depending on who decides to run, I could envision Trump being the best choice if the field is lacking any other clear, Constitutionally correct voices.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
20 Nov 10
I agree his business savvy is desirable, but that is the only quality i see.
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
22 Nov 10
ROLLO! You just picked my favorite "Dream Team" for Prez & Veep! Wotta pair they'd make! The only question would be which would be Prez & which Veep? Maggiepie "Words are loaded pistols." ~ Jean-Paul Sartre, writer & philosopher (1905-1980)
• United States
21 Nov 10
Donald Trump is a joke. The fact that a reality star would think of running for office makes me sick. We do not have to respect the person but we should respect the office. The President is the leader of this country and the leader of the "free world" as many like to term it that way and I do not see how a NYC and Atlantic City buisness "guru" can bring something to the table.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
22 Nov 10
technically a successful business man turned reality show - dirty shame
• United States
23 Nov 10
It all seems the same though anymore doesn't it?
• United States
20 Nov 10
His business experience may help him to straighten out the economy. BUT his personality would be drastic for diplomatic relations. IMO he is just as arrogant and narcissistic (if not more) than Obama.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
20 Nov 10
I agree and I think we have had enough of that.
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@jb78000 (15178)
20 Nov 10
i think he'd be an awful candidate. however i hope he runs, hopefully he'll then be distracted from the golf course things he is doing here.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
20 Nov 10
When giving speeches, I dont think I would be able to hear a word he says, I cant help staring at his comb over....
@jb78000 (15178)
20 Nov 10
oh and here is what he is doing. very aggressive, lot of bullying, and complete disregard for local opinion. : http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/may/26/donald-trump-scotland-golf-protest you lot are more than welcome to him.
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@jb78000 (15178)
20 Nov 10
overlap. yes, he looks like a parody of himself but nasty. maybe he'll take on china and they'll shoot him?
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@sierras236 (2740)
• United States
20 Nov 10
If he wants to spend his own money campaigning, let him run. Yeah, his hair is certainly a notable distraction.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
20 Nov 10
It would be his own money and he knows a lot of money. But what about legitimate votes he may take from a good candidate.
@jb78000 (15178)
20 Nov 10
but you could start a lot of discussions debating what he'd do if he got in, get your priorities right. thermonuclear war with china is a given. i'm also taking bets on turning texas into his own, personal themepark. i don't know what he'd do with the texans but i am sure he could find a use for them somewhere.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
20 Nov 10
I think of all the States, Texas would keep him in check. Maybe he could snag California
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
20 Nov 10
I want him to run. I'd even forget his hair and listen to his positions on ALL our Nation's priorities. I agree with him on China, but that may be the only thing I agree with him on, so I'd like to see/hear more. Then, I'll make a decision. At least he'd be running on his own dime and may not be beholding to special interests like all our other politicos.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
20 Nov 10
lololol Ok, heres hoping!
@jb78000 (15178)
20 Nov 10
apart from his own special interests. he'd probably start a thermonuclear war with china because a) it would be fun, b) to show what he means by 'take on' and c) because they wouldn't let him build golf course there. honestly if you want ogliarchs in charge then move to russia.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
20 Nov 10
I do see Trump as being self absorbed and that is one of the reasons I dont like Obama. Now Trumps politics might match my own better than Obama, but I see him as dangerous.
• United States
20 Nov 10
I think Trump WAS a successful businessman. He has had a lot of failures along the way. He is no Warren Buffet for sure. As of late he is more a celebrity then a businessman. But then again, we have had actors turn politician (and President) in the past - and I guess as Americans, we are more about the "Rock-Star" image of being a good leader then we are about having solid leadership anyway. "Idiocracy" President Camacho here we come... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1bn7cIsJCQ Warning, the remix clip is almost as painful and stupid as the movie...but man - contains so much truth....
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
20 Nov 10
The house of representin! that is a favorite movie here in my household. The ONLY reason it is funny is because of the truth!
• United States
20 Nov 10
It is a strange effect this movie has. It is horrible, painful to watch, but must be watched repeatedly and has an odd way of growing into your sub-conscience so you think about it all the time. In the end, you know you have fallen in love with the movie, but still hate it. Truly a weird experience. It is starting to rank as one of my all time favorites - maybe a cult hit in the making...who knows.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
20 Nov 10
I agree 100% it is painful but it is important. I would almost say mandatory high school viewing.
@katsmeow1213 (28848)
• United States
20 Nov 10
I don't know.. it's a toss up. He's a business man.. his job is to make money. So he'd be very good at making money for the government. He has a lot of people under his employ at the moment, so he knows how to pay them fairly while still raking in the dough for himself. But would that hurt or help the public.. I don't know. Would his greed and hunger for money make the tax payers go broke or would his understanding for his employees to be paid generously enough translate into him understanding that some of us are already dirt poor and need a bit more help in the finance department. I could see it going either way, I think.. but considering how loaded he has always been, I'm guessing he doesn't understand why or how some of us are so broke, so he may not be very understanding. I'd much rather see someone who's been broke their whole lives end up in politics as they'll be the ones to help us out the most.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
20 Nov 10
Actually he has been bankrupt repeatedly but pulls himself with other peoples money. But I can agree he may be helpful for the economy but it is all the rest that worries me.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
20 Nov 10
I agree my dear, I agree
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
21 Nov 10
I'm not impressed with The Donald so I don't believe that he would make a good candidate or a good president. Many people believe that he's a good businessman but he takes too many risks which is why he's had the business failures he's had. He misjudged the economic forecast in his real estate dealings yet we're supposed to believe that he would be good for the economy? I have more faith in Mitt Romney.
@laglen (19783)
• United States
21 Nov 10
As much as it pains me, I think I have to agree, and I dont really care for Romney.
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
21 Nov 10
It is painful, isn't it?
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
20 Nov 10
I think he would be a great condidate. Someone fresh and new who knows alot about how to run a company and who could easily run a country I think. I like him because he is straight forward and does not beat around the bush. I wouldn't be surprised if he ran that he would probably win big. He could help get the economy back on track.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
20 Nov 10
I agree he could be helpful for the economy
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
22 Nov 10
I never imagined I'd read "fresh" & "Trump" in the same sentence! To me, he is the textbook Vegas man. I think he's overly-sentimental, too willing to take risks (so far, though, only with HIS money), & there's just a hint of flimflam in that comb-over... Tell ya what, though, I'd pick Trump over BO in a nanosecond if those were my sole choices. Fortunately, they aren't. (Whew!) Maggiepie "Words are loaded pistols." ~ Jean-Paul Sartre, writer & philosopher (1905-1980)
@K46620 (1996)
• United States
23 Nov 10
I don't know about Trump. I really think it's time someone like Ron Paul got the nomination.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
27 Nov 10
I voted for him in the caucus here, I would vote for him again.
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• United States
22 Nov 10
No offense to Trump, but he comes across as too commercial to be taken seriously as a presidential candidate.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
27 Nov 10
I agree. He has become too "hollywood" and I hate that about our current President.
@EvanHunter (4030)
• United States
20 Nov 10
Don't we have enough rich politicians serving their own interest in our government.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
20 Nov 10
lol good point evan. Heaven knows we need more.
• United States
22 Nov 10
The good liberals and progressives in CA got rid of Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina. We will rally against the Donald if it came down to it in 2012. He would make it an interest factor, at best, kind of like watching Palin make a mockery of the entire electoral system. We don't need corporate shills whose companies have shady backgrounds running our country. I would love to see Obama vs Cantor. The dream run would be Obama vs Palin, because it would be a shoe-in for the left. Cantor will give Obama a run for his money.
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