I see the party is at it again. Ripping itself apart from the inside.I feel bad for Mitt as every time someone says something negative about Trump
such as bankrupting a company or two Mitt has already done that too.Mitt is probably already out of meaningful things to say as he has been
crossing the country for the past two years licking his wounds in public and
repeating every rumor, Obama was not born here, is a Muslim, will kill the
country. How many times does he expect to get a rise out our party when he
shows up singing the same song? Mitt stand up and be a man and tell
us how you will get more jobs in this economy. How will you develop economic
trade to benefit this country?These two are has beens and the DN is
trying to beat a dead horse and get a rise out of the readers.Utah
doesn't vote nor do they really determine who will win the presidency otherwise
Obama would not be the current elected leader.
The Donald is the Republican's "Al Sharpton".And Romney is
the Replublican's "elephant in the room". No one wants to vote for a
Mormon, because his personal belief system is too extreme for the religious
I have to agree with some of these other folks. The "bible belt" down
south is a *huge* GOP stronghold. They were going ape when it was thought that
Obama *might* be a Muslim. I know people who still believe that rumor. Do you
really think they are going to vote for someone who isn't a Born Again
Evangelical Christian? North Carolina is already a battleground
because Charlotte and Raleigh are full of Blacks, Hispanics and the poor... who
traditionally vote Democrat. Which is why it went to Obama... and guess where
the Dems are holding their convention this year? *Charlotte, NC.*South Carolina, Georgia (outside Atlanta), Tennesee, Alabama and Mississippi
are all just full of good old fashioned white folks. They're more Tea Party than
GOP... God, Guns and "Drill baby drill!" They'll vote for whomever the
Tea Party tells 'em to vote for.So we're really looking at a GOP
that is about to be split in two... which is bad news for those hoping to get
Obama out of office.
At the end of Bush's term, he told Hannity that Bush was the worst. Trump is
the result of the spin large whatever people want to hear that unfortunately
Laughable since NPR reported yesterday that the White House views Romney as
their strongest threat.
To DeltaFoxtrot | 8:50 a.m. April 22, 2011 "One thing Trump
does well... make money. One thing this nation isn't doing... making
right, sure. He makes money so well that his companies went bankrupt.
I have to say... I'm intrigued by the possibility of Trump getting a nomination.
The man's got enough clout he could run as an independent if he wanted to.Perhaps it's time we put a business man in the White House instead of a
career politician. One thing Trump does well... make money. One
thing this nation isn't doing... making money. I'm sure he's got his
own agenda and his social policies may be questionable at best... but if he can
find a way to turn our economy around and make America profitable again, more
power to him.
At this point, I think my cat could run and BEAT Obama. And if my cat had the
business and private sector experience of Romney, so much the better.
There's no "Trump University", either.Imagine. A man
whose casinos go bankrupt, claiming to be a genius businessman.His
lies about Obama show the depth of his intelligence ("I read it in an email
I got forwarded from my second cousin and I forwarded it to everyone I
know")Folks: No matter who's elected, it'll be the economists
who decide how to approach the economy. GWB sent you checks with his name on
them; Obama gave you a tax cut when he first entered office.Y'all
remember Bush's tax cuts.You don't even remember Obama's tax cut in
Oh No!! We have to listen to this tripe over and over again until June? Why is
this even news? Trump may have made some smart moves in his life, but he has
made some really dumb ones as well.Presidential material? Maybe of
"Trump University" but not of my beloved country!
"2) Southern evangelicals will vote for Charlie Sheen before they'd elect a
Mormon. Sorry, but it's true. "I actually don't think
that'll be an issue for him since he's not going to win the southern states in a
primary anyway. He's gotta focus on blue states and fiscal republicans. Leave
the red states for Huckabee or whoever wants to be most anti-abortion. It would
be rather ironic for the Republican nominee to come from winning all the blue
states though but that's his path. In the general I still don't see it being too
much of a factor since he'll still win all the southern states anyway. The only
ones where it might be in play are some toss up states like Virginia or North
Carolina but those aren't as evangelical as the deep south. Of course... a
Republican has to win those two if they're going to beat Obama.
The Donald will be the best president we've had in generations, probably since
James Polk or Chester Arthur. He's got what it takes: a pristine track record,
an strong yet humble demeanor, and an uncanny ability to garner respect from
everyone that watches him.The Donald in 2012!
I won't vote for Romney, Trump or Obama.I'm hoping a 3rd Party
Candidate can come in and give us all a real alternative choice. Someone who
doesn't carry all the baggage and is still competent.Is that too
much to ask? (I hope not.)Ya, I know I'm probably living in
dreamland. I'm just tired of all the broken promises and lies.
I am active conservative LDS. Romney flips and flops around more than a beached
Trump is correct, Romney will not win the nomination. But then, neither will
Trump. Like Romney, he has vacillated on too many issues that are important to
the Republican base, including abortion and nationalized healthcare. The party
formerly associated with Lincoln will choose someone from its conservative wing,
possibly Huckabee, to appease the Tea Party faction, which is now too strong to
ignore in the nomination process.
The GOP needs to tell "The Donald"..."You're Fired!"
Trump is not a free-marketeer. He proposes a 25% tariff on Chineese imports as a
way to bring jobs back to the USA. Can he really get republican
Trump = Coo Coo!
I think Trump comes with too much baggage to be serious. I do think that he
would have a better chance in the general election than the primaries because he
can go toe to toe with one person on the economy, but in the primaries there
would be too many targets and the candidates could easily move away from the
economy and focus on other issues.
And this from a person who in last two weeks has learned that Obama wasn't born
in Hawai'i! I wouldn't vote for someone with the analytical skills he
demonstrates on the birth issue.
Donald Trump would be the wrong choice for the GOP. He's a self-serving liberal
who is more of an attention getter than anything else. He has shown no
particular political philosophy, just the personal, passionate accumulation of
wealth. I'm all for him making his millions, but I am not in favor of asking him
to run the executive branch of government or represent the United States to the
world. Wrong choice. And if he runs, and if he comes in second, will he try to
split the GOP like Perot did? Disaster; that would guarantee the ruin of our
country by giving Obama four more years.
Wow...KJB1...and when was it again...remember the year, day and time that the
world will end?
Trump is a loose cannon. His idea in Iraq to grab their oil is crazy. Why would
we ever want to start another war in the Middle East in these edgy times. Our
soldiers would be "nuts" to serve in such a war.Romney is
level headed and experienced. He is also a very moral person. Get his book and
read it...better still, he reads it on an audio CD and he is inspiring and
intelligent. It is worth the time to get his real views. The Romney care he
helped set up in Mass. is what the voters wanted when they elected him...so he
helped them set it up. Mass. is liberal. Mitt knows the Mass. health program
would not work nationwide. Health care is a state by state issue. It will not
work otherwise because there is too much cheating. I am a senior citizen and
midicare is a wide open venue for both doctors and patients alike to take
advantage, even cheat. The Federal govt. does not have the skill to run it
efficiently, even with the help of insurance companies.
When it is all said and done, the people will get the leadership they want and
Trump is prettier than Romney, and Trump has more money; and in American
politics that is about 75% of the game.
Andy wrote: "I want to believe Romney has leadership and legitimate ideas
on how to deal with our extremely precarious economic situation, but to date
I've only wanted to be inspired by him, I've never really been inspired by him.
" A real issue for Romney supporters to address is his actual
business experience. When he was a businessman, he was a corporate raider. He
fired people and sold off the parts of companies. How does his actual
business experience translate into improving the lot of the citizens and economy
of the USA? I happen to like that as Gov. of Mass. he worked with
the Dems in Massachusetts to come up with a universal health care plan. However,
during his stint as Gov of Mass, the percentage of new jobs in his state, Mass,
was only better than 3 states: Michigan and Ohio (auto industry collapse) and
Louisiana, which had two hurricanes. His actual results were very poor, re job
creation.He knows how to fire people.
Trump is an idiot, and he is not going to run. This is a publicity stunt, plain
They are both unelectible and won't survive the primaries. The republicans will
either select as their presidential canidate some milk toast goofuss likeMcCan't or some right wing nutcase. The democrats can hardly wait. If you
want to know my personal thougts on government here it is:Government
should be the SERVANT not the MASTER.How should government serve?By
PROTECTING rather than PROVIDING.What should government protect?Each
INDIVIDUAL's rights to LIFE, LIBERTY, PROPERTY.Anything more is
tyranny.Anything less is anarchy.
I find it amusing that the deseret news pokes at Trump with the poll results of
Utah.Is there a registered voter in America who does not expect the
members of Gov Romney's own faith to vote for one of their own?What
would be 'interesting' about the poll numbers is whether the 88% who prefer
Romney to "the" Donald are ALL members of the same faith, or if there
are any members of Romney's faith who prefer Trump.Please dont
pretend for a second that the poll of citizens of Utah is useful in guessing the
outcomes in Iowa or South Carolina. We know that Romney now considers his
vacation home in New Hampshire his 'residence'. How convenient to claim to be a
homeboy, when campaigning in New Hampshire.
And neither will Trump, so there you go.As for Romney, he has two
big problems: 1) Romneycare. 2) Southern evangelicals will
vote for Charlie Sheen before they'd elect a Mormon. Sorry, but it's true. I actually think that Romney could be a formidable opponent for Obama,
but he'll never survive the primary. I'm guessing that Pawlenty will be the
last man standing by default and that Obama will win a narrow victory on
Election Day. Guess we'll see.
I don't like Trump and disagree with his reasoning, but he is right, Romney
doesn't resonate with voters. If he wins the Republican nomination then he will
merely be another John Kerry. i like Romney, but he comes across as another
stiff, rich white guy. He tells funny jokes about his hair and his dog on top
of his car, but what serious policy has he shown leadership on...other than
healthcare with a mandate. Tough because I want to believe Romney
has leadership and legitimate ideas on how to deal with our extremely precarious
economic situation, but to date I've only wanted to be inspired by him, I've
never really been inspired by him. Sorry Mitt, but we need someone who doesn't
want it so badly you can see it written on his/her face.
Why would anyone want trump to be president? He's led a few companies into
bankruptcy allready. Publicity stunt - again.
Funny. Romney is WAY ahead of Trump when it comes to knocking off Obama, and in
fact is the only candidate that is even close as of this morning.Can
Romney win the GOP nomination? He's #2 in Iowa, #1 in New Hampshire and Nevada
(the second and third states to decide), and #1 in Florida by a mile.Trump could be good for the primary, but I'd bet on Romney to win, and to do
the best job in the Presidency.
Does anyone believe a word of what this megalomaniac blowhard says?He's as wrong about Obama, as he is about Romney.