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TO TRUMP OR NOT TO TRUMP, THAT IS (WAS) THE QUESTION

On December 27, 2011, if it isn’t cancelled for lack of participants, Donald Trump is scheduled to moderate the Newsmax ION Television Republican Presidential Debate in De Moines, Iowa. The jury is out on whether Trump’s P.T. Barnum approach to the 2012 presidential election ultimately will help or hurt Republicans. What’s clear is Trump and P.T. Barnum have a lot in common; and “The Donald’s” approach to the upcoming presidential election is right in tune with the three-ring circus Barnum invented and American presidential elections have become.  (More)

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8 Responses

  1. Allen Bahn says:

    Mr.Trump is always seeking publicity.Has he ever been elected to any job.Has he faced problems of Governance.He is shameless in buying endorsements and backing from so called Tea party and News MAX . I have been a republican since 1952.,been a Reagan follower.What gives Mr Trump the status of deciding who should run for the office.He is a shameless self promoter .If he wants to run then let him run for any office stating with fence inspector in New England States

  2. Charles W. Raymond III says:

    Trump is a real estate juggler, not a political king maker, which he thinks is by his current actions. He has about as much political clout as Rudy G on the national stage. He would be better advised to focus and keep focused on NYC and the follies up in Albany. Now there is where he could do some good, assuming Andrew The Cuomo lets him.

  3. Reposted from LinkedIn says:

    LinkedIn Group: The Heritage Foundation

    Discussion: TO TRUMP OR NOT TO TRUMP: THAT IS (WAS) THE QUESTION

    I don’t understand why so many people believe this will hurt. What will hurt is the apathy of the so called true conservatives/republican party,independants that will vote for there candidate only. So again when there guy/lady doesn’t win the primary , they will most likely not vote and give a win to obama.

    At least this guy will ask the hard questions and not meaningless questions. I would like to have him ask. If/when you become president what are yoiu going to do to reverse every last policy that this adminstration and president put in place and will you reverse the policy that says the military can come against the american people. etc, etc

    Posted by Chuck

  4. Reposted from LinkedIn says:

    LinkedIn Group: Fox News Networking Group

    Discussion: TO TRUMP OR NOT TO TRUMP: THAT IS (WAS) THE QUESTION

    Any Republican candidate who participates in the Trump debate will harm his/her standing because they will appear weak.That’s why most have declined and the debate will likely not take place. Please read more.. http://markgrimm.com/blog/archives/311

    Posted by Mark

  5. Reposted from LinkedIn says:

    LinkedIn Group: Campaign for Liberty

    Discussion: TO TRUMP OR NOT TO TRUMP: THAT IS (WAS) THE QUESTION

    With all due respect to Mr. Trump, this is a serious contest. It is sad how the media have directed questions with the not-so-subtle hope of creating stories out of personality clashes.

    Beyond that, the media have done two things that, as a voter, I find insulting to the point of vexation:

    1) Repeatedly opined that so and so “will not be the Republican nominee” or that so and so is now the “top tier” candidate

    2) Spent inordinate interview time asking candidates about each other, instead of their views on issues

    Can the media be more blatant that it seeks to judge a Reality Show, as opposed to a political event? I’m waiting to hear, “you can pack up your knives and go home.” A debate moderated by Donald Trump? A fitting degeneration to an increasingly trite spectacle.

    Posted by Steve

  6. Reposted from LinkedIn says:

    LinkedIn Group: Tea Party Connect – From A Business View

    Discussion: TO TRUMP OR NOT TO TRUMP: THAT IS (WAS) THE QUESTION

    I think he is a whole lot better than the so called Journalist. You know those guys, who let the American people down by not vetting Obama and keeping his agenda a secret.

    Posted by Jeff

  7. Reposted from LinkedIn says:

    LinkedIn Group: Fox News Networking Group

    Discussion: TO TRUMP OR NOT TO TRUMP: THAT IS (WAS) THE QUESTION

    I like the Donald, but this is a bad idea all the way around. I wish he would be like Soros and wield power from behind the scenes. He would be more effective and be taken more seriously. He is a tried and true republican with a common sense business approach to financial issues, but he is bordering on buffoonery. I repeat I like the Donald.

    What I don’t get is, why the Republican candidates that have agreed to participate don’t get this. Because they are the the same self promoters that Trump is.

    We Repubs have to wise up,stop eating our own and start behaving like a party that wants to win. That is how Obama won. Once Hillary was out of the picture they lined up and stood behind their candidate.

    Trump is not the problem, everybody else is. Let’s get it together or another Obama,a victory is in the cards, and if THAT happens…. Heaven help us all!

    Posted by RUSSELL

  8. Bob says:

    Ed,

    Donald Trump as a moderator for the republican debates would be a huge mistake. He is no doubt a great investor in real estate and his other business interests, but his egotistical desire for public exposure would take away from an already lackluster debate forum. It would be refreshing to have a conservative as a moderator, but in my opinion Trump is not the one. That might be a good job for Ed Ross!

    So far, the candidates in general have not produced any plan with details enough to convince the voters that the economy can be turned around, responsible spending can be restored, unemployment can be improved, and that Americans will be defended properly and kept safe.

    The personal attacks that the candidates have used against each other have wasted a great deal of valuable air time. So far, they aren’t even humorous, if that is their intent. Its hard to believe that we have complained about Obama for over three years, and the current candidates are the best we have to offer.

    I have to wonder if the democrats aren’t enjoying the job security that these debates has provided them so far? SNL will definatly be up in the ratings for the next year. I hope that somebody on the panel will step up and forget who is on their left or right and give us a sensible, plausible plan of economic recovery.

    If I had to make a choice today, for me it would be Newt.

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