DONALD TRUMP at CPAC? Contender for President?

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Donald Trump for President of the United States?

  1. No way in hell!!!

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  2. I'll need a lot more convincing.

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  3. I'm interested and watching.

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  4. Yes!!! Let's elect him.

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  1. Foxfyre
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    Whatever one thinks of Donald Trump, he gave a speech at CPAC that got a lot of attention. He said some things that at least some of us are hungry to hear.

    I don't know, but maybe the USA is ready for a leader like him?

    What do you think? Do you want him to run? Are you interested? Or does the idea seem absurd or distasteful to you?

    Here's the speech:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PR1b8yKxcAo"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PR1b8yKxcAo[/ame]
     
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    God, no.

    The last thing we need right now is a trade war.
     
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    Why do you think he would go for a trade war? Is there no merit in his opinion that we currently are getting the short end of the stick when it comes to trade policy?
     
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    It would be refreshing to have a capitalist in the white house for a change but Trump has too much baggage. It would be open season on him by the democrat dirty tricks squad with a high profile divorce or two or three and a stint as a hollywood klown on a scripted "reality show" that almost nobody watched. Democrats would be cherry picking video clips of him saying "you're fired" on the reality show and parading Ivana around.
     
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    He's dead on center- We have become the world's whipping post. Obama has made a mockery and laughing stock of this nation. I'm willing to listen and remain undecided on "The Donald." I also believe he's absolutely right on trade. Our trade deficit is SHAMEFUL. His was a great speech. At this juncture I would vote for a wart on the ass of a dingo before voting for DingleBarry.


    LOL He's talking about DingleBarry and how no one even knows who the hell he is.. no record, no wars, no battles, not even his college mates know him or knew him.
     
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    There's some merit tot the argument. However, his "solutions" are straight out of Smoot-Hawley.
     
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    I predict Trump could do at LEAST as well as Fred Thompson did in 2008.
     
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    Who gives a damn about what liberals think in regard to conservative candidates? Go worry about Bwarney getting re-elected and the foolish Dims losing more seats. LOL
     
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    LGS, I agree he hit on some themes a lot of us have been really hungering to hear. And I was interested in how quickly he hooked the CPAC crowd even after sort of dissing (in a friendly way) their #1 darling, Ron Paul. Not sure how the straw poll will turn out but I bet he gets votes.

    Whitehall, I know about the baggage, but this is Trump. He's already been through the wringer and then some on negative publicity and he keeps climbing back to the top. His ex wives all seem to respect him and speak well of him. His kids obviously adore him. I think he might be one that could effectively give as good as he gets and might not be so vulnerable to the negatives. I don't know.

    Oddball, I didn't hear any Smoot Hawley in the speech, but splain please.
     
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    They'd need to get past congress first.

    At any rate, I found Trump's delivery a refreshing change from the Empty-Suit-Behind-The-Choreographed-Teleprompter. His candid, honest delivery might appeal to enough voters to give his candidacy a chance despite the sniping that would occur (and which any other candidate should expect).

    I don't think the subjects of the ridicule Trump would suffer would be his weaknesses: But, I believe he wouldn't personnaly weather criticism very well.
     
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