Skip to comments.Donald Trump: “Millions of people” are waiting to hear my endorsement
Posted on 12/29/2011 12:47:14 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Ah, but of course. All those undecided Iowans and unenthusiastic Republicans across the country lack but one thing: The nudge in a particular direction only a Donald Trump endorsement could provide. Never mind that Trump’s attempt to moderate a debate collapsed. Never mind that every time he reenters the discussion, somebody’s bound to bring up his birtherism to the detriment of his broader message. Never mind that, last week, he changed his party affiliation to “unaffiliated” to preserve his right to run for president of himself as an independent. “Millions of people” still look to Trump to decide which of the current GOP candidates they support — at least according to Trump. The Washington Post reports:
Everybody wants it, Trump, referring to his endorsement, said in a phone interview. I have millions of people waiting for me to do it.
Trumps outsize confidence in himself as both kingmaker and potential king should make any serious presidential candidate wary of being endorsed by him, some political scientists say.
“Outsize confidence” barely begins to describe it. Just to ascribe that much importance to any endorsement reflects a misunderstanding of the very nature of endorsements, at least according to some polls.
In general, most Americans say endorsements are not important to them in deciding whom to support for president. In a 2007 Gallup poll, the latest numbers on the subject, 61 percent said endorsements from prominent people are not important to their decisions, while 37 percent said they were important, including 16 percent who said they were very important. Democrats were somewhat more likely to say endorsements mattered.
Endorsements from celebrities, such as Trump, appear even less critical. In a 2007 Washington Post-ABC News poll, nearly nine in 10 Americans said candidate endorsements from entertainment figures or celebrities made only a little difference or none at all; 11 percent said they mattered a great amount or a good deal.
Whatever he says, Trump’s endorsement is unlikely to prove an exception: According to a September Fox News poll, 71 percent of Republicans say Donald Trump’s endorsement wouldn’t make much of a difference to them — and 18 percent actually said it would make them less likely to support Trump’s favored candidate.
An endorsement from a businessman who managed the impossible task of running a casino into bankruptcy.
Why should I care? You left the Republican party remember Donald! We know you are going to try a third party Spoiler run to satisfy your massive ego......
Waiting for an endorsement from an elitist Rino turd? no not really
Yeah, and millions of people watch professional wrestling on TV.
I wonder what the overlap between the two groups is?
I haven’t slept in 5 weeks waiting on his endorsement. My money is on him endorsing himself.
ha ha ha!!! good laugh donald..now go massage your ego and whatever else you massage...
Donald Trump: Millions of people are waiting to hear my endorsement
Right. So they know who to vote AGAINST.
Trump is a Newter. No doubt in my mind he will endorse Newt. If he doesn’t run himself.
We already know it’s Obama.
I am not one in that million.
Trump, I really don’t care who you endorse.
I thought you were thinking about running again. Did that lead balloon not float?
Never mind, Tina Korbe from Hotair, that you are an idiot.
Many millions more would be interested in seeing Trump cut off that beaver pelt he has on top of his head
Donald, you’re fired.
Ron Paul / Trump the dreamers ticket..
One good think I will say about Romney, (and probably the last good thing this year.) is that he was the only candidate not to break their neck running to kiss Trump’s ring and beg for his endorsement when he summoned them. He basically just blew Trump off...
I am so sick of donald trump I could spit. Every day on evey fox show in existence, you would think he is the only live person in the world worth talking to, (besides maybe dick morris, who finally actually said something I agree with yesterday.)
And yet, I am now fascinated by the coiffure after Megan Kelly grabbed the front of it and through tough investigative reporting found it to be real, not a comb-over, and soft, not stiffened by product. How in the heck does it stay perched there if there is no rug and no product? Truthfully, I'm mesmerized.....
Huh? Did you read the piece?
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