Skip to comments.(NY) GOPers eye Donald Trump for governor run
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 .
Theyre seeking to make the case that while Trump is only an apprentice politician, hes the only Republican on the horizon who has the name recognition, guts and money to tell Cuomo, Youre fired!
Theyre 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, hasnt said a flat no. ****
With Coxs 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 Trumps celebrity status and popularity with disaffected Republican and Democratic voters, along with Cuomos unpopularity upstate, could produce a Trump victory.
The memo concedes the state GOPs desperation.
There is only one prospective candidate who could run on the GOP line and win against Cuomo in 2014 Donald Trump, it declares.
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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.
HAHA, Trumps chumps never learn!
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.
“So far, Trump, who only recently learned of the effort, which is backed by state GOP Chairman Ed Cox and other party leaders, hasnt said a flat no. **** “
I say if Trump runs, he’ll clobber his competition.
He should run.
yeah that’s about their speed, a narcissist mean idiot, not a leader or a man of principle
HE should be running against De Blasio
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”.
That would work out about as well as Arnold Schwartzenegger as governor.
Trump isnt running for office, not 2011, not now, not never.
He is running for ‘media attention hound’
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.
Uh, no. Please. Just say no.
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.
'Go Trump. Finally someone brave enough to tell the truth!' LOL.
Now ya got me interested
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.
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
he doesn’t want to run, that might involve work. Like we need candidates who gets in Twitter spats with Roseanne Barr
what of Rudy?
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.)
Guiliani would never run against Cuomo. Politics aside they are reportedly personal friends.
They must indeed be desperate. Donald couldn’t get himself elected to the condo association.
Nope he would just buy all the condos and eliminate the association.
Trump on FNC Varney now. He talks a lot of platitudes but its hard to get him to expand solutions.
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.