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Blaze Exclusive: Donald Trump's Possible Third Party Run Gains Momentum
The Blaze ^ | December 29th | Mike Opelka

Posted on 12/30/2011 6:39:57 AM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing

The potential for a third party presidential run from billionaire developer and reality TV star Donald Trump may be closer to becoming a reality show of its own.

The Blaze received a copy of a confidential email sent out late Thursday afternoon from a Florida Tea Party leader and personal friend of Trump. The email requested assistance in building a team in Texas to make certain that, if Trump chooses to run, his name would be on the ballot.

The email included:

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


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KEYWORDS: 3rdparty; donaldtrump; egomania; perot2point0; ricksantorum; santorum; thirdparty; trump; trumpery
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I don't know how I feel about this. I think a third party would guarantee an Obama win, but should Romney get the nomination? I know for certain that Romney is a progressive(he said so himself) and I just cannot do that.

It would have to be Trump over Romney for me.

But I like how Santorum is rising in the polls. I want a real conservative and Santorum is just that.

1 posted on 12/30/2011 6:40:06 AM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Well a couple things wrong with your theory.

First, Trump is more progressive than Romney over all issues and certainly has supported more, well, flaming liberals over his career.

Second, you admit a Trump run would guarantee an Obama victory, yet you would support Trump who would say he is running because he is the only one who can beat Obama. There’s a disconnect there.

Third, Santorum is mostly rising in Iowa. The entire Iowa caucus voting block will be smaller than a typical congressional district.


2 posted on 12/30/2011 6:45:47 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

The mentality of folks who’d consider ushering Obama into a 2nd term, by wasting their vote on some 3rd party loser, mystifies me.

The same Pero tantrum votes gave us Bill Clinton.


3 posted on 12/30/2011 6:46:13 AM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I know I have been sitting here testing all of the tea leaves, and I observe two huge reactions.

1) Anybody but Obama, and

2) Anybody but Romney.

I am starting to believe our electorate is ripe for someone who is neither Obama or Romney


4 posted on 12/30/2011 6:47:03 AM PST by Dustoff45 (A good woman brings out the best in a good man! A better woman might be just what this nation needs)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

If he runs, he has to know it may cause Obama to win by default.


5 posted on 12/30/2011 6:47:03 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Right. Trump for president? I would vote for Romney. If Trump actually won I would give up on this country and politics, cancel all my subscriptions and never vote again.


6 posted on 12/30/2011 6:48:49 AM PST by bkepley
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Trump runs, Obama wins.

the end.

only suckers will vote trump third party.


7 posted on 12/30/2011 6:50:31 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: BunnySlippers

I think the 0bama folks know that he cannot win a two-way race.

0bama has never run for election in a straight-up, head to head, merit based race, and I don’t think he intends to in 2012.


8 posted on 12/30/2011 6:50:52 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: G Larry

DO you honestly think Romney will be any better than Obama? He will only serve to kill the republican party. At least with Obama there is opposition from the right. With Romney, the republicans will submit to Romney and the opposition will be from the left and he will compromise.


9 posted on 12/30/2011 6:52:19 AM PST by wolfman23601
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Trump lives on the buzz. He will show ankle, but never run.
The aim is to get publicity for the Trump brand and mollify his wounded ego over the debate brush off.


10 posted on 12/30/2011 6:53:00 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: C. Edmund Wright

-————Second, you admit a Trump run would guarantee an Obama victory, yet you would support Trump who would say he is running because he is the only one who can beat Obama. There’s a disconnect there.——————

No it’s not.

If you say that Trump’s got a very progressive history, then fine. I might end up finding someone else. You can extrapolate all you want about whatever Trump may or may not have said, done, who he’s supported, and more, but he hasn’t done what Romney has. Romney has admitted to being a progressive. It’s on video. That’s it. Discussion over.

I don’t really like Trump at all. Who I want is Santorum. I’d vote for Gingrich. I’d even take Perry. But I will find someone to vote for and that person will absolutely not be Romney or Obama, and there’s a lot of conservatives who say that.


11 posted on 12/30/2011 6:55:02 AM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Media doesn't report, It advertises. So that last advertisement you just read, what was it worth?)
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To: wolfman23601
If Romney is the nominee I too will vote for him. Anyone is better than Obama. Obama is a leech - he has the mind-set of most entitlement junkies.
12 posted on 12/30/2011 6:56:00 AM PST by not2worry
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I will support whoever goes after Hussein for the fraud he is. The Republicans are complicit in the scam. If Trump attacks Barry’s ineligibility he has my vote. And so would Hillary, I think it’s that important.


13 posted on 12/30/2011 6:56:15 AM PST by kreitzer
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To: G Larry

——————The mentality of folks who’d consider ushering Obama into a 2nd term, by wasting their vote on some 3rd party loser, mystifies me.-——————

Watch this video:

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/12/13/romney-in-2002-my-views-are-progressive/

Now you are no longer mystified.


14 posted on 12/30/2011 6:56:30 AM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Media doesn't report, It advertises. So that last advertisement you just read, what was it worth?)
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To: All

Trump runs Obama wins.

Romney nominated, Obama wins.

Those polls will be meaningless after the entire media, culture and DNC rip him apart for the weak candidate that he is.

No intensity on the GOP side with Romney...honestly, I could care less...

The GOP Establishment is sitting back marveling at their accomplishments right now, too ignorant to know they are giving the election to Obama.


15 posted on 12/30/2011 6:57:07 AM PST by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: Dustoff45

That pretty much sums it up.


16 posted on 12/30/2011 6:57:07 AM PST by SuzyQue
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To: wolfman23601

Obama HATES AMERICA AND WANTS TO DESTROY IT!!!!

I prefer Newt, but YES ROMNEY IS BETTER!!!


17 posted on 12/30/2011 6:57:45 AM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
It would have to be Trump over Romney for me.

Other than perhaps having a bigger ego and mouth, how is Trump better than Romney? Hate Romneycare? Trump supported single payer, Canadian style socialized medicine. Hate the fact that Romney is a political chameleon? Trump is that and more considering how much money he's poured into the pockets of liberal Democrats including $50,000 just last year to Obama's former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. Trump also happens to be the biggest of buddies with Schumer and all the rest of the northeastern Democrat bigshots. His conversion to the Republican party last what? A year or so. Trump is no conservative and is probably more "progressive" overall than RINO Mitt.

Bad as Romney is, at least he is somewhat beholden to conservative voters. Trump is out for Trump - he is a liar and a political clown.

18 posted on 12/30/2011 6:58:07 AM PST by Longbow1969
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I was not arguing for Romney. I was arguing that Trump is even worse. I would suggest you not let your hatred for Romney cloud the reality that there are worse folks and that Trump is one of those.

But I’m for just about any of the others over either as you are.


19 posted on 12/30/2011 6:58:24 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: kreitzer

—————I will support whoever goes after Hussein for the fraud he is.-—————

And that’s the problem right there too.

Romney fears Obama.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/no-spin-zone-oreilly-asks-romney-if-obama-is-a-socialist-he-says/

See the video.

I’m confident that Santorum would go after Obama though.


20 posted on 12/30/2011 6:58:27 AM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Media doesn't report, It advertises. So that last advertisement you just read, what was it worth?)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Trump likes to see his name in the news.
End of story...


21 posted on 12/30/2011 6:58:32 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Gimme that old time fossil fuel.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Then it seems you and I are in agreement.

What we need is a conservative on the republican ticket in 2012.


22 posted on 12/30/2011 7:01:14 AM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Media doesn't report, It advertises. So that last advertisement you just read, what was it worth?)
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To: longtermmemmory
Only SUCKERS will vote for Santorum. But what the hey, this whole GOP clown show in such a mess, anything that happens from here on out, won't matter anyway.
23 posted on 12/30/2011 7:04:01 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

See my post #14....


24 posted on 12/30/2011 7:04:39 AM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

With the faultering stage of wannabes on the GOP side, I don’t think any of them could win against Obama. After all, the MSM/Dems have 10 months to rehabilitate and resurrect The One into his Second Coming.

The most we might hope for is retaining the House [and that is shakey] and gaining the Senate [that may not be the shoo-in it seemed just a few months ago] and have four years of gridlock for Obama’s 2nd term.

The worst thing about hoping for gridlock is that the Republicans have a history of folding and bending over.

The outlook just isn’t as bright as it appeared in the Spring.


25 posted on 12/30/2011 7:05:00 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Third party run is an Obama dream come true. Between the unions, aggrieved minorities, welfare suckers, brainstem liberal whites, feminists, and other various groups receiving more from the government than they pay in, he's got 45% of the vote locked up.
26 posted on 12/30/2011 7:06:03 AM PST by skeeter
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To: TomGuy

The only thing good about Trump running independent is it doesn’t add his name to the list of Republican loosers which is aready laughable enough.


27 posted on 12/30/2011 7:07:04 AM PST by bkepley
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To: G Larry

Your progressive is better than their progressive?

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/12/13/romney-in-2002-my-views-are-progressive/

How is your progressive better than their progressive?

All progressives are bad. Progressivism is America’s cancer.


28 posted on 12/30/2011 7:08:19 AM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Media doesn't report, It advertises. So that last advertisement you just read, what was it worth?)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Trump hasn’t a prayer against anyone, without a party to support him. My guess is he decided not to run in the GOP primary because he didn’t want his dirty laundry exposed.

If he runs as an independent, Obama’s team will leave him alone. They will KNOW his only function will be to draw votes from the GOP candidate and assure an Obama victory. And THAT he most assuredly will do - another Ross Perot in action.


29 posted on 12/30/2011 7:08:43 AM PST by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
I think a third party would guarantee an Obama win,

Wrong. If Romney is the GOP nominee, a third-party run will guarantee a third-party win.

Romney and Obama will have to split the commie vote.

30 posted on 12/30/2011 7:09:10 AM PST by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Donald Trump would more likely take votes from Obama than from most any Republican that gets nominated. Trump certainly appeals to the “tired of politics as usual” crowd, much like Ross Perot in 1992, but this time, the incumbent is a Democrat, not a Republican. It was the incumbent President getting punished in 1992, more than the Republican party.

Democrats that have grown weary of Obama would turn to Trump as the “nonpartisan” alternative, the same ones who would not vote for ANY Republican if a gun were put to their heads. So that would be a net loss for Obama, and unlike the Republican party, Trump could throw a billion or so into the race, matching the Soros machine just about dollar for dollar.

Question: At this late date, could Trump even get on the ballot in all fifty states? The Libertarian party certainly can, but they have been working on just that angle for several years now.

Now, if the Republicans would do the smart thing for once, and nominate a REAL conservative who will take the fight to the current regime, and make Obama and his agenda the issue, then maybe, just maybe, this could still go a real contest, and not a Soviet-style mockery of “democracy”, a system that in and of itself, is a ticket to tyranny.


31 posted on 12/30/2011 7:09:10 AM PST by alloysteel (Are Democrats truly "better angels"? They are lousy stewards for America.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Santorum can win. What, you mean, you read a poll that says......

http://www.lifeandlibertyreport.com/5/post/2011/12/how-polling-works-on-republican-primary-voters.html

?


32 posted on 12/30/2011 7:10:25 AM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Media doesn't report, It advertises. So that last advertisement you just read, what was it worth?)
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To: meadsjn

——————Romney and Obama will have to split the commie vote.-——————

LOL........... Well, I’m no Romney supporter(as you have seen) so....... I’m game.

I’m done with big government republicans. I will gravitate wherever I see the conservatism at.


33 posted on 12/30/2011 7:12:40 AM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Media doesn't report, It advertises. So that last advertisement you just read, what was it worth?)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2824686/posts


34 posted on 12/30/2011 7:14:48 AM PST by RetSignman (I take responsibility for what I post but not responsibility for what you understand.)
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To: G Larry
The same Pero tantrum votes gave us Bill Clinton.

Wrong. GHW Bush and his "read my lips" gave us Bill Clinton. Without his "new world order" and his tax increases, Perot would never have gotten traction.

35 posted on 12/30/2011 7:17:39 AM PST by jammer
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To: kreitzer

You raise an interesting point. What if Trump runs as an independent and, while doing so, files suit against the One as being ineligible to be President? How would judges avoid dealing with the issue in that case?


36 posted on 12/30/2011 7:20:24 AM PST by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them or they more like we used to be?)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Obama, Romney and Trump are the choices? Where is the leadership in this country? If it is those three, the focus needs to be on getting more conservatives elected to the House and Senate. We may not have a conservative choice for president this time. Incremental conservatism taking control of Congress may be all we have for now. It will check and balance whoever is in the White House.


37 posted on 12/30/2011 7:25:06 AM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: AmericanVictory

Trump doesn’t give a damn about where Obama was born unless he thinks it will increase his name brand.


38 posted on 12/30/2011 7:25:15 AM PST by bkepley
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To: jammer

Right. The Bushbots don’t want to admit it, but even GHWB admitted in an interview shortly after the election that he didn’t mount a serious re-election campaign until too late. He was the incumbent. He thought he would win. He saw no need to get out and really campaign.

The election was his to lose — and he did.

Perot was just a sideshow.


39 posted on 12/30/2011 7:25:35 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Dustoff45

Ding ding ding ding we have a winner.Now to out fox the GOP from forcing Romney and Obama on us.Obama wants Romney because they have a plan to annilate him with ROMNEYCARE and what a flip flopper Romney is.How sad it would be to watch Obama a flip flopper get ugly with Romney a flip flopper.America deserves much better than this.So then with the above scenerio; people will desperately go for Trump as a third party and he will chose Hitlery as VP and we are all screwed yet again!Paul needs to go away Obama loves him splitting the vote as well.Paul spoke like a loon at the debates.The independent voters will swing this one way or another to a tea party candidate or into chaos from hell.


40 posted on 12/30/2011 7:29:24 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: TomGuy

“Perot was just a sideshow.”

That’s not how I remember it. The lib media pushed Clinton, and Perot had a personal vendetta against Bush and peeled off enough votes to give Clinton the victory. BC didn’t even need close to 50% of the votes to win....Third Party candidates give Dems victories. Most people are conservative/libertarian leaning. Dems need third party candidates to win.


41 posted on 12/30/2011 7:34:18 AM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
The Donald has already been exposed as a liberal. He's 0bama's trojan horse.
42 posted on 12/30/2011 7:35:54 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

LOL. I like the way you put it.

Of course Trump will never run.

For starter’s, he would never entrust his business empire to his children or to a consortium of lawyers. Trump is a hand’s-on guy and the center of his own universe.


43 posted on 12/30/2011 7:37:50 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: skeeter

Obama indeed has about 45% of the vote locked up. Now there is the potential for the remaining vote to be carved up among Romney, Trump, Paul and Johnson. A progressive’s dream.


44 posted on 12/30/2011 7:41:11 AM PST by JimSEA (The future ain't what it used to be.)
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To: bkepley

Yes, but what if he thinks it will increase his name brand to the point of winning the presidency? Isn’t that the question?


45 posted on 12/30/2011 7:42:39 AM PST by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them or they more like we used to be?)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

barf


46 posted on 12/30/2011 7:43:26 AM PST by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: AmericanVictory
Yes, but what if he thinks it will increase his name brand to the point of winning the presidency? Isn’t that the question?

You really truly believe it will make any difference? I think it's more likely the world ends in 2012 anyway.

47 posted on 12/30/2011 7:47:02 AM PST by bkepley
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To: G Larry

Not this sh*t again.Our primary system is looking like a circus run by the MSM,third party clowns and RINO’s.Obama,moochelle and axledunce sitting in the stands eating popcorn.


48 posted on 12/30/2011 7:48:34 AM PST by shanover (All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree.-J.Madison)
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To: onyx

You’re right, Trump will not run as a 3rd party candidate.

But Ron Paul will. (Has Racist Ron EVER promised he wouldn’t?)


49 posted on 12/30/2011 7:50:14 AM PST by CainConservative ( Newt/Rubio 2012 with Cain, Bolton, Santorum, Perry, Watts, Duncan, and Bachmann in the Cabinet!!)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Trump will only get enough support to guarantee an Obama win. He wouldn't even get a fraction of the support that Ross Perot got.

I don't like Romney; he was my Gov. for one term, but I'll vote for him in a heartbeat, if it's a choice between him and Obama. If we can get a more conservative Congress, it would be a win, all around.

50 posted on 12/30/2011 7:52:19 AM PST by SuziQ
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