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(NY) GOPers eye Donald Trump for governor run
New York Post ^ | 10/14/13 | Frederic U Dicker

Posted on 10/14/2013 7:30:12 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines

Increasingly desperate New York Republicans, seeking the political equivalent of a Hail Mary pass, are trying to get Donald Trump to run against Gov. Cuomo next year….

They’re seeking to make the case that while Trump is only an apprentice politician, he’s the only Republican on the horizon who has the name recognition, guts and money to tell Cuomo, “You’re fired!”

They’re also arguing that Trump could launch a 2016 presidential run — which he has clearly been eyeing with his criticisms of President Obama and Washington — by first winning the election for governor.

So far, Trump, who only recently learned of the effort, which is backed by state GOP Chairman Ed Cox and other party leaders, hasn’t said a flat “no.’’ ****

With Cox’s knowledge, Rochester-area Assemblyman Bill Nojay has begun circulating to other party leaders a three-page memo on how Trump could defeat Cuomo next year.

It contends that Trump’s celebrity status and popularity with disaffected Republican and Democratic voters, along with Cuomo’s unpopularity upstate, could produce a Trump victory.

The memo concedes the state GOP’s desperation.

“There is only one prospective candidate who could run on the GOP line and win against Cuomo in 2014 — Donald Trump,’’ it declares.

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: cox; governor; nojay; ny2014; trump
The NYS GOP is the bellwether of things to come nationally.

After decades of watered down "moderation," the NYS party has no candidates, limited funding and has been reduced to begging billionaires with dubious conservative credentials to run for office for at least the past dozen years: Golisano, Paladino, Bloomberg and now Trump.

Meanwhile, the national party is following down the same path, albeit slightly behind the curve. Romney was just the beginning.

1 posted on 10/14/2013 7:30:12 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Sideshow Don


2 posted on 10/14/2013 7:31:20 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Occupy the DC Mall - take back the monuments)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

HAHA, Trumps chumps never learn!


3 posted on 10/14/2013 7:32:44 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position)
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To: sickoflibs

I saw him on FOX this morning and I couldn’t figure out whether he was attacking or supporting conservatives in the whole Obamacare/debt ceiling fight. I think it was a little bit of both.


4 posted on 10/14/2013 7:35:00 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

“So far, Trump, who only recently learned of the effort, which is backed by state GOP Chairman Ed Cox and other party leaders, hasn’t said a flat “no.’’ **** “

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I say if Trump runs, he’ll clobber his competition.

He should run.


5 posted on 10/14/2013 7:35:02 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

yeah that’s about their speed, a narcissist mean idiot, not a leader or a man of principle


6 posted on 10/14/2013 7:35:36 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

HE should be running against De Blasio


7 posted on 10/14/2013 7:38:15 AM PDT by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Are we ready for a guy who dyes his hair with Tang ?
8 posted on 10/14/2013 7:39:32 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I really have nothing against Donald Trump, but this is a terrible idea. Cuomo may be a big fat lib, but I give him credit for having a dignified demeanor - which is always kind of refreshing in Noo Yawk. Trump will look like a complete clown compared to him; Cuomo won’t have to do anything, he’ll just have to stand there and be “not THAT guy”.


9 posted on 10/14/2013 7:40:43 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: sickoflibs

That would work out about as well as Arnold Schwartzenegger as governor.


10 posted on 10/14/2013 7:46:00 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: Paine in the Neck

Trump isnt running for office, not 2011, not now, not never.

He is running for ‘media attention hound’


11 posted on 10/14/2013 7:47:36 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position)
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To: cripplecreek

I heard him too and I thought he was defending conservatives like Cruz, Gohmert and Paul who aren’t afraid to act regardless of the liberal leaning polls. He did say that Conservatives hold more power then they realize but they are too divided. I thought he was critical of the defeatist Conservatives who want t cave in to the Democrats because they are afraid of losing. Thing is with Trump you just never know what position he will take on issues from one day to another. He also attacked the Governor over taxes in NY and the fact that business are closing and moving to states like Texas.


12 posted on 10/14/2013 7:48:57 AM PDT by Wiggins
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Uh, no. Please. Just say no.


13 posted on 10/14/2013 7:49:39 AM PDT by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: cripplecreek; brownsfan; Pan_Yan; aimhigh; Resolute Conservative; Behind Liberal Lines; ...
RE :”I saw him on FOX this morning and I couldn’t figure out whether he was attacking or supporting conservatives in the whole Obamacare/debt ceiling fight. I think it was a little bit of both.”

that's Trump. Yep, he doesnt say which half of GOP he is calling the problem.
Many posters here (Trumps Chumps) just assume he means McCain and Peter King, not Cruz and Lee.
Pretty funny,
'Go Trump. Finally someone brave enough to tell the truth!' LOL.

Now ya got me interested

How would Donald Trump negotiate a debt ceiling deal? :The Donald weighs in (FNC vid Oct 14 2013)

14 posted on 10/14/2013 7:50:49 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position)
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Trump running would be worth mountains of popcorn -- but I think New York has crossed the Rubicon as far as it's takers. There is no going back.

I doubt Trump would win, and I doubt he would go for it. His ego is huge enough but he likes free publicity much better than paying for it.

15 posted on 10/14/2013 7:52:41 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: sickoflibs

You got it. As the old saying goes, there’s no such thing as bad publicity. Trump is a bit of a show horse.


16 posted on 10/14/2013 8:03:50 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Starboard
RE :”You got it. As the old saying goes, there’s no such thing as bad publicity. Trump is a bit of a show horse.”

I think more of a very successful snake oil salesman looking for those starving for something they cant get

see todays interview on F+F : Trump at #14

17 posted on 10/14/2013 8:10:01 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

crazy


18 posted on 10/14/2013 8:32:18 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: sickoflibs

he doesn’t want to run, that might involve work. Like we need candidates who gets in Twitter spats with Roseanne Barr


19 posted on 10/14/2013 8:35:11 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

what of Rudy?


20 posted on 10/14/2013 9:31:04 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Occupy the DC Mall - take back the monuments)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Seriously, is that what we’re left with? Almost makes me long for the days of Pierre Renfret! (That was the first year I voted Conservative Party for governor.)


21 posted on 10/14/2013 10:10:44 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: cripplecreek

Obama’s job approval is at 37%, a record low. @GOP & @SpeakerBoehner have the leverage & momentum. Delay ObamaCare for all Americans!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2013


22 posted on 10/14/2013 10:28:09 AM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: cripplecreek

23 posted on 10/14/2013 10:46:31 AM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: NonValueAdded

Guiliani would never run against Cuomo. Politics aside they are reportedly personal friends.


24 posted on 10/14/2013 10:59:23 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

They must indeed be desperate. Donald couldn’t get himself elected to the condo association.


25 posted on 10/14/2013 1:00:49 PM PDT by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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To: cookcounty

Nope he would just buy all the condos and eliminate the association.


26 posted on 10/14/2013 1:03:44 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Trump on FNC Varney now. He talks a lot of platitudes but its hard to get him to expand solutions.


27 posted on 10/14/2013 1:08:47 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
The NYS GOP is the bellwether of things to come nationally.

You may be right, but FReepers should understand that this is the NYC GOP. A semblance of a Republican party still exists upstate, but we are, as always, outnumbered by our urban brethren.

28 posted on 10/14/2013 3:41:15 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment. [Ludwig Von Mises])
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