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Apr 08, 2011

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MojoNixon

Another example of Trump stupidity -- the major outcomes of international trade are not going to be affected by someone's ability to "deal". Demand and foreign exchange rule the day, not bravado. Plus, what leverage in negotiation does the US actually have resulting from its heavy reliance upon cheap foreign goods?

Trump has lived in the world of real estate for a bit too long and needs a primer on international economics. But hey, at least he publicly admits his ignorance by stating he would get others to handle the complicated stuff.

He won't run because he can't win. And he knows it. He'll hype it for as long as he can get mileage out of it, and in the end the majority of us will laugh it off -- while the Tea Partiers curse his betrayal.

Tony Wilkins

Ah oh, got outed for "liking". But...but...I liked it when he fired Dionne Warwick.

A. C.

Trump isn't a Christian, Bible-thumping hack job. No chance he'd get the nod even if he decided to run.

Thomas

You are right, Ed. It's just a show. He jumped hard on the "birther" thing when he saw the press it got him. Just a carney doing what he does.

polifrog

Even assuming a possible Trump campaign were more like

a television show, not a campaign.
and questioning its seriousness:
Being serious about Donald Trump's seriousness as a contender is like choosing a bad haircut back in the '80s -- people are going to laugh when they look back on it.

...a Donald Trump campaign could never reach the disconnect with reality that was the Obama campaign

sean coon

polifrog, you've officially jumped the lilly pad.

Ed Cone

Yeah, except for the part where Obama actually declared, ran, and won.

bubba

"...a Donald Trump campaign could never reach the disconnect with reality that was the Obama campaign."

Contrary to what is expressed above, Obama specifically won because of the disconnect with reality his campaign was known for displayng.

It's doubtful that those who were fooled by him in '08 will remain fooled in '12.

MojoNixon

You keep dreaming, Sideshow Bubs. You've got no one plausible to run against him. Romney is in the lead for the Republicans, and if you thought Sherman made Georgia howl, wait until the southern evangelicals realize that a Mormon might be considered by the rest of the party as the best alternative to Obama. You are looking at a two-term president, whether you like it or not.

polifrog
Yeah, except for the part where Obama actually declared, ran, and won.

Are you suggesting that all campaigns are the stuff of fantasy because they haven't been run or .... won? Requiring a win before bestowing legitimacy on a candidate is an odd disconnect in itself.

However, the fact that Obama won gives us a reality by which to measure the fantasy that was his campaign. The list of disconnect runs from holding to none of his unicorn foreign diplomacy promises to failing to stop oceanic flooding in Japan. Only in the world of politics does one make promises so extreme. However, only among Obama's rapturous supporters were his fantasies believed and apparently they still are.

It was campaigns that was being discussed... right?

Ed Cone

"Are you suggesting that all campaigns are the stuff of fantasy because they haven't been run...?"

I'm not suggesting that, because I don't even know what it means in English.

It is true that campaigns that don't exist, don't exist.

Trump has been pretending he's going to run for decades. Until he actually declares, his showboating is not a real campaign.

If he actually does declare this time, he won't get far, but at least it would be something fresh in this very tired show.

polifrog
Contrary to what is expressed above, Obama specifically won because of the disconnect with reality his campaign was known for displayng.

It's doubtful that those who were fooled by him in '08 will remain fooled in '12.

Good point, however the vast majority of those who supported him in '08 will do do again in '12 either due to limitless fantasy or due to a lack of choice.

Limitless fantasy.

Roch101

Why do I have to register to see what the Chairman of the county GOP is writing to the web?

Ed Cone

Roch, do you not have a Facebook account?

Not so much a response to your question about Al's page, just curious about your use of social media.

Roch101

Yes, I have a facebook account. Now, back to my question? Why must I identify myself to Facebook before reading something that I would assume Al Bouldin (and, previously, Jordan Green) would want to be as widely accessible as possible?

Billy Jones

"Yes, I have a facebook account. Now, back to my question? Why must I identify myself to Facebook before reading something that I would assume Al Bouldin (and, previously, Jordan Green) would want to be as widely accessible as possible?"

Exactly!

Mike C.

Requiring one to register makes it more difficult to flame people and call them a "dumbass", etc. while maintaining anonymity. In that context, Roch's frustration is more easily understood.

Mike C.

Ed, don't you think it is a little odd for you to call out people for "liking" something on Facebook? Kind of a stretch, isn't it?

Axelskater

Man I bet that Theresa Yon chick is glad she is not chairman & will not be the target of these slings & arrows....

Ed Cone

Mike C., there might be "likes" worth "calling people out" for, but this occasion falls somewhat short of such machismo.

It's more making friendly fun of folks who need to keep their hands on their wallets at the carnival. Jon even wrote a dewy eyed blog post saying, "If Donald Trump decides to throw his hat in the ring, he could be a serious contender."

Friends don't let friends buy magic beans.

Axelskater

But surely you must realize by now Ed politics & humor don't go together for some people

JustCorbly

It's interesting that so often when a potential candidate seems to lack the smarts for the job, someone inevitably steps forward to tell us that he or she will pick expert advisors and whatnot.

This, of course, begs the question.

See Bush II.

John

See Bush II.................or Obama I

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