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Trump: "If the Republicans nominate the wrong person, I'm running." - Vanity
August 4, 2011 | no dems

Posted on 08/04/2011 8:31:07 AM PDT by no dems

Last night on Greta VanSusteren's program, Donald Trump said that if the GOP nominates the "wrong person" and the economy is still bad, he WILL run for President. He then acknowledged that he knows the economy will still be "bad". So, that leaves only one consideration; if he doesn't like the nominee, he's running as a Third Party candidate. He did say, however that he "likes" Michele Bachmann and that he "loves" Sarah Palin. He was very non-committal on Mitt.

Oh boy, the plot thickens.

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To: no dems

Sarah encouraged Trump to get back in the running during their last meeting in NY.

41 posted on 08/04/2011 10:09:26 AM PDT by repub4ever1 (Capitalism is not perfect, but it beats all other systems hands down.)
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To: ozarkgirl

You are more astute than others in this thread. I agree 100%.

42 posted on 08/04/2011 10:13:11 AM PDT by repub4ever1 (Capitalism is not perfect, but it beats all other systems hands down.)
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To: MrB
But he will win a three-way race.

Yup, just like Ross Perot did for X-42.

43 posted on 08/04/2011 10:14:50 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, please let it rain in Texas. Amen.)
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To: MNlurker

My bet is she announces and he endorses.

Its been the plan since that night out for pizza.


Possibly. The whole question is what he means by “the wrong candidate”. An establishment hack, or a more or less conservative candidate?

Probably he was just growling because of the appalling Royal Congress and Perpetual Obligations Act which just passed.

44 posted on 08/04/2011 10:24:09 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: brownsfan
Sorry Donald, your investigators in Hawaii called and said they had some very interesting findings:

Trump works for the Democrats.

45 posted on 08/04/2011 10:26:12 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Huck; BufordP

‘Trump may still save us’ ping!

46 posted on 08/04/2011 10:37:24 AM PDT by sickoflibs (If you pay zero Federal income taxes, don't say you are paying your 'fair share')
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

LOL - you said: I like your (Dem) third party demise, but not my (Rep) third party demise.

You seem to be wedded to the Republican party & would rather have a “win” than principles.

I guess I am one of those “purists” you are discussing. And I dont see a benefit to following either down the path of destruction: Republican socialists who will walk us down the path or the Democrat socialists who will run us down that path.
I prefer principled conservatives

47 posted on 08/04/2011 10:59:06 AM PDT by Villiany_Inc (Those who do not work for their bread have no right to demand butter.)
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To: Villiany_Inc
The REALITY is that with our system there are only TWO viable political parties. I know there are many who are totally deluded that a "pure" party can be developed but it isn't going to happen. Human nature is human nature--we have flaws.

YOU can either get engaged and work to help improve the Republican party or you can help the Democrats. There are no other choices.

48 posted on 08/04/2011 11:21:51 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: TomGuy

Being perceived as a joke is not an impediment to occupying the White House.

49 posted on 08/04/2011 12:02:26 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: filbert

I think Trump and Bachmann might well be in cahoots so might several others, with the goal of putting Sarah Palin in the White House. We will see in October. If that’s the case Donald is a true American—if not—he’s a crass ego ego driven guy. Still, I like some of his ideas and talk. I think he choked on the BC and Hawaii.

50 posted on 08/04/2011 12:17:15 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

You are a wise woman!

51 posted on 08/04/2011 12:30:10 PM PDT by repub4ever1 (Capitalism is not perfect, but it beats all other systems hands down.)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
My personal view (and really not intending to get into it here) is that the BC issue was being used as a Tar Baby (or, if you will, a Red Herring) issue, which the Obama camp was actually encouraging and stoking the fires of themselves, with the objective of making their opposition look "extreme" to the Unaware Middle of the electorate.

I make no judgment as to the actual facts of the matter. I do however believe that how it was playing out, on balance it served to benefit Obama's side, and Trump's bull-rush into the issue pretty much finished it in the national discourse.

I think it's entirely possible that that was the entire objective and purpose of Trump's "candidacy" at the time--to remove the issue from Obama and the Democrats' arsenal so that "we" (however defined) could move on to more substantive attacks on Obama's record. That's the Machiavellian aspect that I find delicious to contemplate--even it is a completely bogus hypothesis.

Your mileage may vary.

I think Trump wants Palin to run, and is "signalling" that desire in ten-foot Trump letters from Trump Tower--that's my opinion.

52 posted on 08/04/2011 3:57:30 PM PDT by filbert (More filbert at ON!!!)
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