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Donald Trump: “Millions of people” are waiting to hear my endorsement
Hotair ^ | 12/28/2011 | Tina Korbe

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.”

Trump’s 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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: birthcertificate; certifigate; delusionsofgrandeur; donaldtrump; egomania; naturalborncitizen; sendintheclowns; trump

1 posted on 12/29/2011 12:47:25 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

An endorsement from a businessman who managed the impossible task of running a casino into bankruptcy.


2 posted on 12/29/2011 12:50:17 PM PST by AU72
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To: SeekAndFind

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......


3 posted on 12/29/2011 12:51:49 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: SeekAndFind

Waiting for an endorsement from an elitist Rino turd? no not really


4 posted on 12/29/2011 12:53:35 PM PST by ohiobuckeye1997
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah, and millions of people watch professional wrestling on TV.

I wonder what the overlap between the two groups is?


5 posted on 12/29/2011 12:54:30 PM PST by proxy_user
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To: SeekAndFind

I haven’t slept in 5 weeks waiting on his endorsement. My money is on him endorsing himself.


6 posted on 12/29/2011 12:54:35 PM PST by VicVega ( GEAUX TIGERS, Geaux Saints. Congratulations Brees for beating Marions record.)
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To: SeekAndFind

ha ha ha!!! good laugh donald..now go massage your ego and whatever else you massage...
Freegards
Lex


7 posted on 12/29/2011 12:54:43 PM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: SeekAndFind

Donald Trump: “Millions of people” are waiting to hear my endorsement

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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.


8 posted on 12/29/2011 12:55:36 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: SeekAndFind

We already know it’s Obama.


9 posted on 12/29/2011 12:58:35 PM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: SeekAndFind

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?


10 posted on 12/29/2011 12:58:41 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: SeekAndFind

Never mind, Tina Korbe from Hotair, that you are an idiot.


11 posted on 12/29/2011 1:01:12 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer) (Y)
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To: SeekAndFind
I wonder how many billions from the next stimulus package Obama has promised this egomaniac to throw the election and become the “Ross Perot” of 2012? Trump is Obama’s “trump card” (pardon the pun) for 2012, Trump can pull away all the “cult of personality” voters that are fed up with Obama as well as the people who don't normally pay attention to politics, but will vote for Trump due to name recognition.
12 posted on 12/29/2011 1:01:50 PM PST by apillar
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To: SeekAndFind

Many millions more would be interested in seeing Trump cut off that beaver pelt he has on top of his head


13 posted on 12/29/2011 1:04:09 PM PST by RealImmigrant (National Security begins at the Border)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hussein


14 posted on 12/29/2011 1:04:37 PM PST by evad (STOP SPENDING, STOP SPENDING, STOP SPENDING. It's the SPENDING Stupid)
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To: SeekAndFind

Donald, you’re fired.


15 posted on 12/29/2011 1:04:57 PM PST by chuckee
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To: SeekAndFind

Ron Paul / Trump the dreamers ticket..


16 posted on 12/29/2011 1:06:01 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: apillar

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...


17 posted on 12/29/2011 1:06:35 PM PST by apillar
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To: SeekAndFind

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.)


18 posted on 12/29/2011 1:07:10 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: RealImmigrant
“Many millions more would be interested in seeing Trump cut off that beaver pelt he has on top of his head”

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.....

19 posted on 12/29/2011 1:09:40 PM PST by MWestMom (Tread carefully, truth lies here.)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
Tina Korbe from Hotair, that you are an idiot.

Huh? Did you read the piece?

20 posted on 12/29/2011 1:11:11 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: apillar

you’ll have to find some other ‘good’ thing about romney...if you can.

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/183971-romney-meets-privately-with-trump

Romney meets privately with Trump
By Alicia M. Cohn - 09/26/11 04:46 PM ET

Mitt Romney met with business magnate Donald Trump on Monday in New York City, but dodged media coverage.

“We hit it off really well,” Trump said of Romney on CNN. “We agreed on a lot of things.”

Romney visited Trump’s office at Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan in the afternoon, but his entrance and exit were kept secret. The meeting ended after about an hour, at about 3 p.m., according to MSNBC.

“It was deliberate. We wanted to keep it as private as we could,” Trump said.


21 posted on 12/29/2011 1:13:17 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: SeekAndFind
I hope he endorses Ron Paul and makes the circus complete....just one more clown for the car.....
22 posted on 12/29/2011 1:13:51 PM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: ohiobuckeye1997

I am waiting—and I want to hear the why he is giving that person his endorsement. I respect Trump—knowing he is an egotist (But what is Obama? Newt? Etc...) I want to hear what he has to say. If he has done something wrong it is in letting up on the President and his birth place.


23 posted on 12/29/2011 1:15:15 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: MestaMachine

dick morris joined the Clinton Administration as a senior political adviser and was largely responsible for getting Bill Clinton reelected. Morris never says anything I find interesting or believable.


24 posted on 12/29/2011 1:16:44 PM PST by jpsb
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To: SeekAndFind
Donald Trump, the white boy Don King...........


25 posted on 12/29/2011 1:19:31 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Santa missed my house again....or maybe he's stuck in the chimney. I'll go look.......)
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To: SeekAndFind

I just did a quick phone poll in the local area. None of the ‘millions’ are around here...


26 posted on 12/29/2011 1:23:33 PM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Whatta gas bag! Does anybody's endorsement sway a single voter anywhere, ever?
27 posted on 12/29/2011 1:27:23 PM PST by Graybeard58 (No Obama, No Romney, No Paul, No Huntsman. We can do better than that!)
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To: apillar
"One good thing"

I think you are confusing Mitt with Paul

Trump wants to host a debate in Iowa, but so far only Newt Gingrich has agreed to take part. Appearing on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday, Paul called the debate "clown-like," and said he doesn't understand why Republicans take Trump seriously.

"I don’t quite understand the marching to his office," Paul said about several candidates making pilgrimages to see Trump in New York.

Paul may be crazy (and he is) but he is not a Trump groupy like the rest of the GOP field.

28 posted on 12/29/2011 1:27:50 PM PST by jpsb
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To: SeekAndFind

Trump’s a dick.


29 posted on 12/29/2011 1:31:25 PM PST by REDWOOD99 ("Everyone should pay taxes. Everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ego, ergo Donald!


30 posted on 12/29/2011 1:35:55 PM PST by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existance!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ego deficiency was never a problem to this guy.


31 posted on 12/29/2011 1:46:44 PM PST by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t make a move without hearing from the Kardashians first. Reality TV’s Kennedy family.


32 posted on 12/29/2011 1:47:49 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: SeekAndFind

STFU, Trump. Shouldn`t you be off overseeing your latest altar to yourself, you self-worshipping POS???


33 posted on 12/29/2011 1:48:40 PM PST by ScottinVA (I miss America.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Who in the hell is his pollster’s?

He really can’t be this ignorant. Our could he?


34 posted on 12/29/2011 1:48:51 PM PST by mmanager (Reagan Revolution + Republican Revolution = Bury Obama in 2012 - Go Newt!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Donald who???


35 posted on 12/29/2011 1:57:46 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I met Trump in back in the 90s and he bought me an excellent dinner at one of his casino restaurants and he is a mook.

Born with a silver spoon in all of his orifices, he'd have had to have been a total idiot to be unsuccessful in the business world.

Money, contacts, education, decent looking {except his hair}, good athlete and a hard worker. How could he not succeed?

A mook {according to my Sicilian grandmother} is a giant ass, a stupido.

Hey mook, no one except maybe your employees and family give a fat rat's ass about your political endorsement.

36 posted on 12/29/2011 2:11:33 PM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke The Terrorist Savages)
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To: SeekAndFind

Make that 999,999 Trumpy.


37 posted on 12/29/2011 2:15:17 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: SeekAndFind

Didn’t he used to be a RINO?


38 posted on 12/29/2011 3:34:49 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Either Obama can beat any GOP candidate or no GOP candidate.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah Donald am sitting here on the crapper just waiting for you to run oops here comes a trump now.


39 posted on 12/29/2011 3:48:11 PM PST by bikerman (you can take the man out of the jungle but can't take the jungle out of the man)
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To: MWestMom

“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.....”

####

Velcro is a versatile thing.....


40 posted on 12/29/2011 3:51:25 PM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: SeekAndFind
I just looked up pompous ass in the dictionary.

Guess whos picture I saw?

Wrong it was obummer but honorable mention went to trump.

41 posted on 12/29/2011 3:59:01 PM PST by pfflier
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To: jpsb
Trump wants to host a debate in Iowa, but so far only Newt Gingrich has agreed to take part.
Santorum also agreed to do Donald's Debate.
42 posted on 12/29/2011 4:52:11 PM PST by PalinPlease
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To: SeekAndFind

““Everybody wants it,” Trump, referring to his endorsement, said in a phone interview. “I have millions of people waiting for me to do “

You’re so vain.
You probably think this race is about you.


43 posted on 12/29/2011 4:56:38 PM PST by FryingPan101 (Perry 2012)
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