Skip to comments.Trump says Gingrich riding high because he's a decision maker
Posted on 12/07/2011 6:13:11 AM PST by monkapotamus
If you look at whats happened recently, certainly youd have to say Newt Gingrich has done a fantastic job, Trump said. I mean, nobodys ever seen anything like this where hes gone up so rapidly and two reasons for it: Hes done really well in the debates, hes a very smart guy and, also, very importantly, he makes decisions...
Trumps comments came before Mitt Romney, a consistent top-tier candidate, said he would not participate in the debate, which is being sponsored by the conservative magazine NewsMax...
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I thought this would be a good debate but if Mitt isn't showing and it's so close to the Caucus, I don't know.
Says Trump. What a clown show the GOP is. Pathetic.
Anyone who dismisses the Donald scores a point in my book. Anyone who goes for the obligatory private meeting with Trump loses a point. Anyone who goes to this “debate” loses another point.
I'd like to see him and Obama do a little debate on Constitutional Law.
Here it is...peeps want someone, anyone who fights back, unlike Bush etc.....[from plum line/greg sargent 12/7/11]...
...obama campaign now sees facing Newt as real possibility: Mike Allen says Obama advisers are now officially preparing for the very real possibility that Gingrich may be the nominee, calculating that Newt may win because he speaks directly to GOP primary voters’ intense dislike of the President:
Republicans want someone who can snarl at the president, said a Democrat close to the White House. Newts snarl is more genuine than Mitts.
Looks like Mitt is scared to death of this debate.
**Anyone who dismisses the Donald scores a point in my book. Anyone who goes for the obligatory private meeting with Trump loses a point. Anyone who goes to this debate loses another point.**
Always the ‘pointless’ pontificator. Life is pointless, laughter is pointless, work is pointless, perseverence is pointless, people are pointless, FR is pointless?
Do you have a point?
So you do have a sense of humor!!!
Newt shows it whether some folks like him or not.
More Iowans will watch this debate than Romney could meet in a month hand clasping in Iowa. He and everyone that does not show up do themselves more harm than good. As Gingrich said ‘Why wouldn't I show up? Of course I want Donald Trump's endorsement?’ Think about it: IT IS FREE ADVERTISING. As long as you can handle Trump's ego, it is all positive. Yes, it will all be about Trump, but Trump always blows smoke up people A$$ while talking to them.
Millions of people think Trump is a serious person. He is scene on TV more often than only the most successful News Anchors, which is to say, more often than any of them. He is on all the cable stations, he is also on a massive hit TV show weekly that rewards it's participants based on their merits.
To dismiss this as beneath the Presidency shows to most Americans that Romney, Huntsman, and Paul think they are above the average U.S. Citizen. Not exactly a good place to be for two billionaire trust fund babies who adhere to a strange religion and a grumpy old Congressman that talks about Libertarians but happens to be one of the biggest Ear markers in the House.
No you are wrong. Anderson Cooper is a professional and deserves your respect. The Mole was an outstanding show and should in no way be considered in the same low rent category as The Apprentice. Likewise, Cramer may rant and rave like a lunatic, and make a complete idiot of himself on TV, but lets face it...he is on a real news channel, CNBC. That automatically makes him better.
Trump has no where near the journalistic integrity of the these two, nor the other previous debate moderators.
Obviously the majority of folks realize that the previous debate moderators are serious, impartial professional journalists. That is why you haven’t heard the outrage from groups like National Review, etc....but they do recognize the how horrible it would be to have Trump hose a debate.
The fact that Trump wants to moderate a debate is clearly an outrage and shouldn’t be tolerated. I’m in favor of serious debates with serious moderators such as Dan Rather or George Stephanopoulus.
For the love of God, they consider Dan Rather to be a legitimate news person, the New York Times to be legitimate journalists and Newsweek to be a legitimate News Magazine. These are all Leftist twaddle at best, yet you subscribe to their authenticity because THEY say they are authentic.
Trump is a legitimate businessman, he has legitimate successes and failures. He is also a man that is in the entertainment industry and does so at a very high level.
Just because you think that Jay Lenno, David Letterman and John Stuart are more legitimate than Trump doesn't make it so. Yet all these men have had presidents and presidential candidates on their VCOMEDY shows where the attempt to ask legitimate questions.
They also are all raving leftists. Is that what makes them legitimate in you eyes?
Trump may be a clown, but he is at least as legitimate a commentator on politics as George ‘War Room’ Stephanopolis, Chris ‘thrill up my leg’ Mathews, Anderson 'Teabaggers' Cooper, and even William ‘Ted Baxter’ ‘let me suck butter milk out of Obama’s ass at half time’ O’Reily. He has multiple best selling books, top rated TV shows and is a major real estate developer in NYC and in Several other major U.S. Cities. I KNOW YO ARE BEING SARCASTIC! At least I hope you are.
Newt shows it whether some folks like him or not.
Grow a brain. Newts rise is at Cain’s expense. Nothing more.
Newt wasn’t doing squat until the media tore down Cain.
Only then did the Grinch start rising in polls.
Trump is even more of a clown than those people you mention. I think he makes a fool out of any politician that gives him the time of day. He is the dominant one, they are the supplicants. It’s pathetic.
And that was just people being sheep?
If they went with whomever you were supporting, it would nothing but good reasons, right?
Newt’s surge is mostly because he has been coming out swinging at the Democrats, I espeically liked when he called out Obama for a debate and Obama could bring his teleprompter, showing for all that the President really isn’t all that great at speeches. The final Republican candidate is going to have be a fighting mode, as the one who finally does get be the candidate is going to get the anal exam of all anal exams running against Obama’s re-election. I am willing to forgive Newt’s past if he keeps up the fighting spirit and takes it to the media and the Democrat party (I also like how Nancy Pelosi’s attempt to hurt Nex got shut down).
No, it’s people being Anti Romney.
At what point do you stop buying into the narrative of the Left that some people are legitimate but others are not. Why are you so invested in the Lefts false narative.
We live in a free society if Donald Trump and Newsmax want to hold a debate on ION TV, why is that less legitimate than Anderson Cooper moderating a debate on CNN. The are hardly fair and balanced. They are hardly provably more intelligent or relevant than Trump. Many would argue that Trump is significantly more relevant than Cooper and CNN. I know I would and I think Trump is a dolt and a trust fund blow hard.
Yes. It was sarcasm. I’m not really a fan of Trump. I’m just pointing out that if you want to be outraged....lets be outraged at what has become the status quo in journalism.
I am curious about the side show—it will be entertaining if nothing else-—and whats so wrong about that? lets see the show and then Judge. The Trump haters will do all they can to trash the debate before it happens. the MSM will do all in their power to mock and —if possible—stop the Trump debate. Remember how they stopped the Fox Debate back in 2007? The Trump debate is something they can’t control with loaded questions and fake indignation (recall the so called Tea Party Debate?). Now their goal is to rip down Newt so they can force Mitt down the throats of the GOP and ensure an Obama win.
The only narrative I subject myself to is the talk radio narrative. But guess what? I still arrive at my own conclusions.
Trump makes a fool of the GOP candidates because THEY are going to see HIM. He's the dominant figure. He's Don Corleone, they are the grocer whose daughter got harassed. It's pathetic.
If I'm running for president, Donald can come see me or he can f--- off. He enjoys doing this stuff because it strokes his ego and turns the candidates into his bitches.
He's a clown who trivializes the entire election. He's a publicity whore. Anyone who gives in to him loses face in my book.
And guess what, I came to that all on my own. No narrative. No template. Just my own point of view. So bite me.
Here is one who has been outraged with the lack of professional honesty of journalists for several decades.
Bull Puckey. Newt took over a slight lead before Cains problems. Look it up.
Perhaps it would do you well to become more informed. You may be able to establish a rationale argument without perversely worded attacks.
As I said, I am no Trump fan. However, Trump is a 12 times best selling author, he is a major real estate developer in NYC and in several other major U.S. Cities. He has a top rated television program on a major broadcast network, He has World wide contacts and employs tens of thousands of people. He is also a billionaire seven times over. He is a man of accomplishment.
I am certain that the candidates are at least moderately interested in not only his endorsement, but more importantly, the free air time News Max offers. It is an hour long free commercial for their campaign. All they have to do is handle a person you consider a clown and direct the message they would like to get out to the electorate.
What they are not interested in is how you feel about them or their campaigns. You are not running for president, or for anything else. Your opinion of them is less than worthless to any of the candidates, or almost anybody else for that matter.
By the way, Bonasera was an undertaker not a grocer. He accepted justice as a gift on the day of Don Corleone's daughter's wedding. He also repaid his debt by using all his skills so that Santino’s mother wouldn't have to see him that way.
It was Capt Willard who was an errand boy sent by grocery clerks to collect a bill.
I’m not wasting any more time discussing it or reading about it. I’m plenty well informed, thanks. And you’re a fanboy, despite your protestations to the contrary. Bye.
OK take your toys and go home!
Seriously. I need a time-out.