Would you vote for Donald Trump as president?

United States
February 3, 2011 1:27pm CST
I'm reviewing all potential candidates as I always do (no, I proudly DID NOT vote for Obama or a Democrat EVER) and I'm listening to Trump. Now, his hair aside, he really does know what he's talking about when he discusses money, entrepreneurs, and business. He knows a lot about businesses in other countries as well. I'd like to hear more about his foreign policy as well. What do you think?
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@sender621 (14956)
• United States
4 Feb 11
I think it would be refreshing to see Donald Trump run for president. i would be willing to give him a chance. he has shown what he can do as a businessman. He doesn't let anyone push him around. it would be interesting to see what kind of job he could do in running the nation.
@rosegardens (3044)
• United States
4 Feb 11
He is a pretty bright man. He has run business and knows what people need. I think he is very gifted and would make a good president. In fact, I had hoped he or Bill Gates would run for it. No matter what party, I would vote for either of them.
• United States
4 Feb 11
not bill gates. bill gates has some pretty strange chats about world order, eco-fascism, and population control. So NOT the man I want for my president. And after years of crappy microsoft windows mistakes I would hate to see how he tries to fix a problem.
• United States
4 Feb 11
Ah, I see. I have never heard Gates speak about politics. I do know he does an awful lot of philanthropy projects and is in touch with the struggling class of society. Of course I would listen to him first before I would cast a vote. :D I did not know anyone was on that population control kick yet. Stats that I have seen prove there is no reason to fear that on a world wide scale.
• United States
4 Feb 11
all the environmentalist whacks are. i have friends that i used to work with in high tech that were really into it. seriously. haven't you seen the eco-fascist commercials where the environmentalists start blowing people up who don't believe in global warming?
@gladys46 (1205)
• United States
3 Feb 11
No never! Hair aside. Clearly, we all should know how deeply in bed with big business The Donald is and always has been. I'm doubting whether he would get beyond the vetting stages anyway. I've heard nothing spectacularly interesting in his visions for America.
• United States
3 Feb 11
But people didn't think obama and biden were deep in bed with big business and look at how they turned up. Like Al Gore - they all try to push their agendas and then we find out why they've promoted one company or the next. I'd love to see how much stock they own in Monsanto - the company they're shoving down our throats for genetically altered food. (remember the food bill?)
@gladys46 (1205)
• United States
3 Feb 11
" ... the food bill" ... I'm not sure but, I do know that the Obama Admin. did fund the FDA better and give it enforcement teeth ... something not done under the previous admin. I just think that presidential fabric ought to be blended with more focus on "we the people" much more connected there rather than almost total big business interest resume. If I questioned what stock people are owning, I'd be absolutely crazed re: Haliburton and many of our big pharma companies' stock ... owned by you may know who.
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
4 Feb 11
I'd sure be open to the idea. I think to many are so politically minded, they can't see the people before the politics. And since everything they do decides a vote...put someone in there that has more business sense than politics. It couldn't get any worse. I don't know about foreign issues and military issues, but we gotta start somewhere. If we support our own country and make it strong, there are enough in those other fields that know about them, that could take care of it properly so, i think I'd sure give him a chance if for no other reason than to fix this country. forget the rest of the world for awhile...we need the USA to take care of the USA for a change!
• United States
4 Feb 11
Well that's the thing - the president is always only as good as the people around him. obama has surrounded himself with some very shady people and opened up positions that shouldn't even be there. i think that started with bush. this czar thing has got to stop. but for military and foreign policy that does belong at the federal level as opposed to health care and the other social programs that belong to the states, the president needs a really good person he can rely on. a person that has military knowledge and knows what he's talking about. right now we're really at a loss with that. we are weak. we look weak. we smell weak at the moment. we talk weak. we need someone there who has eaten billion dollar business deals for breakfast, has the balls to say what he thinks and not which way the wind blows, and one that can stand up to people like the hostile takeover in the middle east by the muslim brotherhood and let them know what he thinks instead of hiding and being wishy washy. someone serious and can make a face that will mean business instead of 'scratch my back and i'll scratch yours' pansy talk--like the current guy up there now (obama)
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
4 Feb 11
Exactly. Obama has no training or skill or experience at anything. Him leading our military? What a scary thought...or should I say action.He hasn't done much of anything to speak of. Yet he is leading us. Can I cry now? I think politicians have just gotten so "in-graved" in the politics that they don't even know the real world anymore. Most of them in the house, senate and every where else ahve been there for so many years, they couldn't function if they ever left! They haven't a clue as to how us real folks, non life long politician people have to life....proof positive is that if they did, they wouldn't have approved that health bill. Only reason they did was cause they didn't have to use it. Theirs is 100% of the best of everything and us tax payers pay for it for them. If any of them had to use the health care we do...or sit in an emergency room like we do...they'd be for sure doing better jobs. None of them have had to deal with unemployment, low income, high taxes, budgets or daily work in so long, they'd die if they had to live a "normal" life. They haven't even had to pay for a car payment or car insurance in years cause that is all provided for them! It is just sickening. I think it might be good for the country if a non-politician person was president and maybe hand over the military parts to those that are qualified to handle that and just stay in the loop on that. I mean, good grief, remember the stink that the media and Dems threw about Bush and his national guard experience and not much of a military experience and all that? Not one word was ever said to the fact that Obama has NO NO NO military experience at all what so ever...nothing even close! IT wasn't okay for Bush, but it is for Obama. I think a requirement of the presidency should be at least 2 or 4 years in the military. IF not, how can they even come close to knowing what is going on to run it? Kind of like taking a dentist and making him in charge of sales marketing or something like that. NO experience, but let him run it!
@barehugs (8992)
• Canada
4 Feb 11
I wouldn't let Donald clean my barn! This guy is a multi-millionaire, and hes not going to change just because hes President. No way! Mr. Trump is going to look after the Donald first, and his interest will be all about Trumping the cards!
• United States
4 Feb 11
what do you have against being a multi-millionaire? do you how many jobs these people create and how much money they give to entrepreneurs to start their own businesses? why are people so angry at people with money? if they went away then YOU would have none.
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@ladym33 (11009)
• United States
4 Feb 11
I honestly certainly would consider it. It would be nice to do with away with politics as usual. Trump has lost everything and rebounded amazingly maybe that is what we need to get this country back in balance again, someone who may actually be able to get the country out of debt and get people working again. Someone who really knows how to manage things. I would certainly give him consideration.
@sierras236 (2740)
• United States
3 Feb 11
Donald Trump has a lot of success making money but he has had his share of failures. While that is to be completely expected, I certainly won't vote for him based only on his ability to make money. I do think he has some of the personality traits that President Obama clearly lacks. I really don't know his position on some of the issues. I do think that we need some who at least has a concept of some of the principles of Economics. Yeah, it would be interesting to find out his foreign policies. I think he could handle China's and North Korea's dictators. But his hair, OMG that is a whole other issue.
• United States
4 Feb 11
someone had posted a link with his issues in this thread. most are really old though. i'd like to compare what he thinks now to most of the statements made back in 2000 and before. he is going to be mum until after the air date of his show i guess. he can't do political air time and be on tv at the same time because of these fairness laws. even though i think it's really stupid because they're two COMPLETELY different things, but you know. politics as it is...
• United States
3 Feb 11
I have a hard time getting past the "reality star" thing. But then again maybe he would tell the lobbyists "your fired". that would be nice. Seriously..I will do what I always do...listen to ALL the candidates. Do some research on my own and then decide for myself. I will give him a listen. But I am really looking for someone who has a REAL game plan on how to fix this country AND has a health respect for the constitution.
• United States
4 Feb 11
Good. I'm glad someone listens to all the candidates and researches. I end up not voting for the Democrats after doing it anyway, but I still do it. And I can't stand reality television! I stay far, far away from it. If I want reality I'll go down to the local mall and see the people fighting, arguing, laughing, kissing etc.
• United States
14 Apr 11
Yep... that is what I am thinking! Donald Trump for president would get my vote. I personally think that we would at least hear some actual facts and fewer politically correct terms. Could he really mess things up worse than they are already? I dont know about anyone else but I am sick of business as usual, the Donald I would hope would be a little different.
@goldeneagle (6776)
• United States
5 Feb 11
He has the business knowledge to straighten out our country. Also, he certainly can't screw things up much worse than Obama, Bush, and some of our other ones have, so I would probably vote for him...
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
5 Feb 11
No, I would not vote for Trump for president in a million years. Being the leader of this country takes more than just business sense. It's much more involved and Trump has done nothing in his career to show that he understands anything other than business. And he hasn't been 100% successful there either.
@allen0187 (27502)
• Philippines
4 Feb 11
if i had a chance, yes i will vote for donald trump as president. he is successful in business and perhaps he can translate that success in running a country. plus think about it, the guy is rich already, surely he would not steal from the coffers of the country. honestly, it may go the other way but i doubt if it does. lol at your comment about the trump's hair. in my opinion, that hair gets all the votes!!! cheers!!!