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What if Trump really does understand system?
Worldnet Daily ^ | 4/17/2016 | Joseph Farah

Posted on 04/17/2016 1:30:21 PM PDT by GilGil

I’ve heard newscasters and pundits say the Trump organization just didn’t get it. Maybe they overlooked the rules. Maybe they didn’t understand them. Maybe they never read them or acted on them.

But what if Donald Trump, the master negotiator, the brilliant media tactician, the unparalleled manipulator of public opinion, DID know all about the rules? What if he didn’t bother going after those delegates because he knew it would benefit him more profoundly if he didn’t – turning what was perceived by his supporters and the general public unfamiliar with the arcane rules of the GOP into a national cause célèbre that would help his campaign steamroll over the competition in upcoming primaries in New York, Maryland, California and elsewhere?

Am I the only one who thinks Donald Trump didn’t earn $9 billion by being stupid?

I’m frankly really surprised that so many bright people, cynical people, suspicious people haven’t considered this possibility.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2016; alinskytrump; bankruptdonald; communityorganizer; delegates; farah; trump
Seems highly plausible. Cruz polling data collapsing.
1 posted on 04/17/2016 1:30:22 PM PDT by GilGil
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To: GilGil

I’ve seen that possibility mentioned on FR, and the premise sounds so plausible that I have been using it with Cruz supporters myself.

The perception is that Cruz stole the delegates and the voters had no say.

Perception is reality.

And Trump is a master at taking a negative and turning it around.

Go Trump!

2 posted on 04/17/2016 1:34:56 PM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into:
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To: GilGil
He does, and so does his team, that's what people are forgetting...

Just because he talks TO the American People, doesn't mean he hasn't got the ‘finer points of conversation’...we have been so ‘dumb downed’ for so many years, we hear what Trump is telling us, he knows what is going on, and so do the people around him...

I said when he first announced, don't expect him to tell you what he's doing, he is a highly re-guarded billion dollar businessman and they hold things to their vests, when the time is ready, he will drop his ‘bomb’ and everyone will sit there and say:’ what the heck just happened’...that's the way they operate...and don't think Trump isn't a smart man, he didn't get to where he is in life by being dumb...

3 posted on 04/17/2016 1:36:56 PM PDT by HarleyLady27 ('THE FORCE AWAKENS!!!' Trump; Trump; Trump; Trump; 100%)
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To: exDemMom

4 posted on 04/17/2016 1:39:01 PM PDT by spokeshave (Somewhere there is a ceiling for Trump.....Yeah, it's called The Oval Office)
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To: GilGil

He understands. He’s just counting on the ignorance of his supporters.

5 posted on 04/17/2016 1:45:09 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: GilGil

As I continue to say. Trump is not stupid, in fact, just the opposite. He is running a very clever balancing act of populism. Clever if not genius!

Trump is a successful Republican from New York. I think he understands how you play the game and win as a Republican in this day and age!

6 posted on 04/17/2016 1:47:49 PM PDT by jokemoke
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To: GilGil

You know how, when there’s a forest fire they will intentionally burn a barrier strip. sacrificing a small amount of land to solve the much bigger problem? Same here, I think - Trump is letting the public see not only how the corrupt Republican system works to disenfranchise the people, but also how Cruz is happy to wallow in the ashes of these burn-downs and show what an insider and “ends justify the means” typical politician he really is.

People aren’t stupid. Many of them aren’t paying attention yet, but the more they see of Ted Cruz, the less they are going to like him. The numbers have always shown this, which is why Cruz mostly can only win in caucus states, closed primaries, and banana republics like Colorado where the people are denied the right to vote.

Trump will gladly sacrifice a few delegates here and there to gain the bigger win, i.e. 1237 - and put Cruz’s “victories” in the dustbin of history. Nobody remembers or cares how close the #2 candidate ever comes.

7 posted on 04/17/2016 1:48:09 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: GilGil

I have always contended that the Donald knows exactly what he’s doing.

8 posted on 04/17/2016 1:48:13 PM PDT by Enduro Guy (Trump/??????? 2016)
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To: Brilliant

Ok... I’ll bite. What is it that you think I don’t know?

9 posted on 04/17/2016 1:48:45 PM PDT by freedomjusticeruleoflaw (Western Civilization- whisper the words, and it will disappear. So let us talk now about rebirth.)
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To: HarleyLady27
I agree mostly with your assessment. Going back to earlier interviews in the late 1980s, his statements about the economy and our trading partners then are identical to what he's saying today, 28 years later. Then, as now, he's playing cards close to his vest. He does occasionally let slip deeper his approach on problem solving and methodology. Many don't get it though because they have not researched Trump. It's interesting when he tested the waters for running back in 2012, he also put the renovation of the Old Post Office into play. He's now predicted that project will be completed two years early (October), just before the election. He will leverage that success at the ribbon cutting and weeks thereafter.

He can compare and contrast his business prowess and success to Hillary and her crooked escapades going back to Arkansas, or Bernie, the hippy who never earned a dime in 40 years and his arrests protesting capitalism or whatever.

10 posted on 04/17/2016 2:39:06 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common any more.)
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To: jokemoke

**Go** TRUMP!
—Indict- Hillary!
Repatriate- Ted!
Kibbutz 4 Bernie!

11 posted on 04/17/2016 3:02:12 PM PDT by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies
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To: exDemMom; GilGil

Trump knew before the first primary that the chances of ANYONE getting the win on the first convention ballot was nil... there were just too many candidates splitting up the votes...

If you lose by 1 , 100 or 300 it JUST DOESN’T MATTER ...

He’s playing this just right looking ahead to pressure the delegates and the RNC...

12 posted on 04/17/2016 9:27:09 PM PDT by Neidermeyer (Bill Clinton is a 5 star general in the WAR ON WOMEN and Hillary is his Goebbels.)
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To: spokeshave

1237 Methyl butyrate, also known under the systematic name methyl butanoate, is the methyl ester of butyric acid.
OK , it’s flammable ... what am I missing? I would have chosen 1203 (gasoline)

13 posted on 04/17/2016 9:30:59 PM PDT by Neidermeyer (Bill Clinton is a 5 star general in the WAR ON WOMEN and Hillary is his Goebbels.)
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To: bigbob

Good analysis.

14 posted on 04/17/2016 9:33:39 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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