Skip to comments.Donald Trump Vs Sarah Palin -- Republican Presidential Candidates 2012
Posted on 02/14/2011 1:24:34 AM PST by pissant
As the 2012 presidential race approaches, the Republicans are exploring all possibilities to deny Barack Obama a second term. As the potential Republican candidates met in Washington for the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the real estate mogul Donald Trump made a surprise appearance to reiterate the possibility of him running for president in 2012. Among the likes of Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul, the real estate mogul will have to first beat out the ever popular Sarah Palin to even be considered.
Although Trump flirted with the idea way back in 1999 when Bill Clinton was the President on a Reform Party ticket, he recently stated his plans of running for president in November 2010. He had told ABC it "could be fun" to run because he wanted "to see some positive things happen for the country." Before that in October, he had told Fox News that if he were to run for president he would as a Republican.
Now, his February appearance on the CPAC has set off a strong buzz that Trump would run for the White House in 2012. According to media reports, it was the Trump camp that reached out to organizers of the event on the possibility of the potential presidential contender delivering a speech. Trump also made some strong statements on Thursday as he felt that the country was becoming "the laughingstock of the world."
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You posted this just so you could say i dont like either one,buttttt.
I don’t need to say it. I’m a conservative.
If a strong runner appears, Sarah is likely to throw her support to that person. I don’t think it will be Trump, however. Trump is too stratospheric in his worldview to connect like Sarah does.
Trump would have to work awful hard to prove he’s even a conservative. I do like his stance on China and terrorists, however.
Yeah, getting attacked by China or by terrorists would really suck if you were a billionaire. Fortunately, they also suck if you’re Sarah Palin.
Two people are adressing China as an enemy. Trump and Allen West.
I think any sane president needs to be ready for the possibility of active hostilities from China, India, what have you. China is an ambiguous ally right now, and it’s trying to live off of exporting its good stuff to America in exchange for American IOUs. That can’t last forever.
By the way, Sarah Palin has publicly complained about how Obama policy has lessened US influence in the geopolitical sphere compared with China. Just Google for it. She doesn’t need to be ranting and raving about let’s nuke China in order to have a sane view of its danger (and opportunity).
China is an ambiguous ally? Shirley you jest.
Hey, they’re stuck with the USA for the near future. When and if they find a better customer, things will get rocky.
Not worth a whole lot. Trump is a nut.
Married a bunch of times.
Companies in bankruptcy a number of times.
Walks around with what looks to be the carcass of a bleached possum on his head. Is he vain? Looking for attention? A tad off?
Stars in a reality TV show where he screams a lot, if previews are any indication.
Did commercials for everything from pizza and mattresses.
Featured in a music video by Bobby Brown, pretty good singer and renowned drug addict.
I don't see any of that as presidential. Sarah Palin isn't my favorite candidate by a very long shot, but Donald Trump is a walking joke.
there are no state laws in place to keep me off the ballot
Maybe he plans a reality show based on his campaign.
IMO, Trump isn`t guided by any moral standing. What amounts to “good” vs “bad” is strictly based on what benefit the deal brings to Trump. He doesn`t give two sh*ts about anything else.
None of the social values issues that matter to conservatives matter to Trump. It`s all about contracts and money.
Trump would never get my vote for any office.
If you`re waiting for Trump to prove himself a conservative, you`ll be waiting a long time. He`s no conservative. He`s about contracts and dollars. Fine when you`re a CEO of a corporation... not President.
The Donald is who I support as of right now. He has so much media visibility he could easily whip the jug eared Kenyan. We are in that kind of media driven era
Exactly. Trump has no values system. Everything has a price to him.
trump is ridiculous
ross perot redux, but with a much worse combover
You think most politicians are any different? W had a price, toon had a price, obama - worst ever, etc etc.
Trump can’t win. It’s the hair.
Trump is blowhard narcissist with a horizon measured by the shores of Manhattan. Off the island, he is over his head.
“conservative” you are, like CPAC (not).
What I’m saying is Trump specifically takes amoralism to new heights. Nothing matters to the man than making a buck. At least Bush has an intact family life and was steadfast on social issues. You won’t find that with Trump.
I find the relativism here in FR vis-a-vis Trump interesting. FReepers will blast away at Mitt Romney over his Mormonism and flip-flops on some issues, but are willing to give a pass to a bullying a**hole like Trump.
So far, there are two whose nomination atop the GOP ticket will drive me to a third-party vote. Jon Huntsman and Donald Trump.
I’m a “anyone but obama” guy for 2012. To me, the spectre of an obama second term far outweighs the shortcomings of the likely candidates.
I can take or leave CPAC (ACU). I prefer the Eagle Forum and the Republican Assembly folks over Keene and co. Despite that, they had some great speakers again this year. Including Allen West, who makes Palin seem like a Babs Boxer in comparison.
I don’t have a problem with Trump as long as he pays back all the creditors he stiffed in his bankruptcies.
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FWIW, a bunch! Thanks for the positive article about Sarah!
She is still the clear leader, without even running! She is already Honorary CIC. Just ask the troops who they would follow!!!
Elect Sarah Palin for President 2012
Re-Elect President Sarah Palin 2016
1. For universal health care
2. Against missile defense
4. For assault weapon ban, waiting period, & background check
5. Attempted to — through eminent domain abuse — acquire the home of Vera Coking located near Trump Casino. Trump wanted the property space for limosine parking.
These are not the hallmarks of a “conservative.”
Ever notice how Trump’s bankruptcy problems only occur when a divorce is on the horizon? Of course, I could be confusing cause and effect!
Trump is nothing more than a democrat prostitute. He supported Obama in 2008, he donated money to Rahm’s champaign.
His task is to peal off as many idiot morons and split republican votes, in other words his Ross p.
That’s an astute observation.
I like Trump more, every day.
there are no state laws in place to keep me off the ballot
One thing’s for sure.
Donald Trump is in no way, shape, or form a bootlicker!
Personally, I think he’d spend the first month in office saying “Yur FIRED!!!”
Any guy who can’t look in the mirror and see what a disaster that super combover is, should be fired.
I do like his opinion on China though.
Well if that’s the case, perhaps other Republicans should be saying the things he is.
After all, two weeks ago nobody would have even considered the idea of Trump as a real candidate.
What is it, which changed in those two weeks?..........
ANSWER: He took a clear stand, which nobody else is.
Rather than accuse Trump of being a democrat, would it not make more sense if what he is saying, is a winning position.
To ADOPT THAT POSITION??
Trump’s correct, and has the cojones to say the Emperor isn’t wearing clothes.
Nobody else out there right now, is.
The problem is not Trump. He is 100% correct.
You gloss over his positions. He supports democrats, any person that supported Obama doesn’t get my vote. I don’t care what he says his position is at this point on any issue. The man is lying, and I will not support a democrat plant like Trump.
As I stated, he is a democrat prostitute whose goal is to split moron idiots from voting for a conservative. So I understand why you would vote for him, I would never.
In other words I’ll stay home.
My point was not so much you should consider voting for Trump - though he’s gaining my respect rapidly.
My point was, if what Mr. Trump is is clear-thinking and bold enough to say, is correct, and has the ability to influence the next election...
WHY IS HE THE ONLY REPUBLICAN SAYING IT?
I guess you missed the part about him being a democrat.
Yes he may influence some issues, but when he was supporting Obama and Rahm did you support him then?
I think on one level we agree.
But we’re saying exactly the opposite things.
I’m not saying Trump isn’t a democrat. I’m not saying he is a democrat. I’m saying he is right.
And I’m saying the Republican Party should be saying exactly what Mr. Trump is saying.
The fact he’s out-flanked every GOP candidate so effectively, and garnered such overwhelming support by such a simple stand, isn’t about Trump at all.
It’s about the stand itself.
TRUMP IS CORRECT. That is the point. So where the heck, is the GOP on this issue???
Not even a contest... No, I really mean it... no contest at all... Guess I'll be sitting it out...
A reminder to those who so quickly threaten to stay home:
That’s exactly how we ended up with Obama.
We’re not going to take back America by quitting every time someone disagrees with us.
Take a stand. State it. Back it up. And don’t ever, every quit. Ever.
He endorsed mccain and has said glowing things about Sarah from Day 1.
Buy stay home unless you 100%’er gets elected. That will show everyone!
FWIW — I have no desire to hear about a serial adulterer who has a bad comb over and a piss poort TV show. I am a real Conservative.
Do you have a desire to be overtaken on the world stage, by communist China?
Is that conservative?
Thats exactly how we ended up with Obama.
Take a stand. State it. Back it up. And dont ever, every quit. Ever.
Take a stand: Compromise and vote for a rino! LOL! How stupid is that?
[Trump would run for the White House in 2012]
I fear that the Republican line up is going to look the contestants on the Gong Show.
That’s more like it!! :)
So what about Trump’s ideas?
Why do you suppose we’re even talking about him?
Trump talks a good game about protecting the American economy, but I bought a Donald Trump shirt yesterday, and I saw that it was made in Bangladesh. I suppose that it’s only China that he has a beef with.
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