Trump to run as independent


If he doesn’t win Republican nomination that is….

Ross Perot redux, and will only hurt the Republican side. No one saw this coming /sarc

Donald Trump will “probably” run as an independent candidate for U.S. President in 2012 if he does not receive the Republican party’s nomination, he told the Wall Street Journal in a video interview on Monday. 

…“I am very conservative,” said Mr. Trump. “The concern is if I don’t win [the GOP primary] will I run as an independent, and I think the answer is probably yes.” Mr. Trump said he thought he “could possibly win as an independent,” adding, “I’m not doing it for any other reason. I like winning.”

As for foreign policy, Mr. Trump said he is “only interested in Libya if we take the oil,” and that if he were President, “I would not leave Iraq and let Iran take over the oil.” He remains sharply critical of the Chinese, asserting that as President, “I would tell China that you’re either going to shape up, or I’m going to tax you at 25% for all the products you send into this country.”

…Otherwise, this is a second coming of Perot.  Trump has the money (at least for now) to mount a vanity campaign as a third-party alternative to the two major-party nominees.  This would end up splitting the anti-Obama vote and set the President up for an easy re-election through a popular-vote plurality that would translate into an overwhelming Electoral College majority.  Liberals are not going to flock to Trump’s side for any reason, which means whatever Trump draws will come directly from those who were already inclined to vote against Obama.  It would be a nightmare scenario for Republicans in this cycle, a sort of Charlie Crist on steroids and junk bonds but with a viable Democratic opponent in the mix.

The GOP should nip this in the bud now.  Can we agree that the starting position for anyone seeking the Republican nomination is that they will support the outcome of the primaries?

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I helped Bill Clinton win his first term – by voting for Perot. It will never happen again.


The Trojan Trump.

The Donald = The Siphon

So much for intelligence and integrity.

uh huh…. yup. No surprise from me. He’s been a joke from the beginning.

Now all that needs to be determined is just what Trump’s agenda is. Is it to divide and discredit the GOP and Obama both, and get Hillary in? Nothing else comes to mind, since he’s also not a fan of Obama’s. And by going Indy, it’s obvious he really doesn’t want to be POTUS.

But it’s about time the “conservatives” wake up to reality, and stop listening to “just words” from some of these folk. Or should I be calling them “Chumps for Trump”?

I won’t say this often, but Rich nailed it.

Mata, I cannot say how stunned and disappointed I am to see so many people jump on his bandwagon. Like obama, his past is the key to what he really believes in. He isn’t what we want or need. Stuff like this makes me want to dig a hole and pull the dirt in after me.

Rubio/West or West/Rubio…someday…hopefully sooner than later…

Well he will get the republican nomination. by cheating…

@ Hard Right
Show me someone in the field right now that is inspiring…they don’t exist. Romeny-sux, Gingrich-sux, Barbour-sux.
I have almost no opinion right now about Daniels or Pawlenty, but what little I do have – sux.
In all of my years, I have never, ever had a campaign sign in my yard. If West/Rubio or Rubio/West run, I will erect a campaign sign that will piss-off the Homeowners association for decades.
I’m pretty disappointed about Trumps admission of running as an independent if he loses the GOP primary. But then again, I look at the field and I yawn. None of them will beat Obama, ’cause they sux.

@Hard Right:

I like the fact that he is out there commenting on issues that the GOP leadership won’t touch, but I wouldn’t support him as President, no matter which way he runs.

I echo your desires for West and Rubio, and there are others I’d like to see in the mix as well, and none of them are favorites of the RNC.

And me three.

Aqua, we seem to be on the same page. We have a bunch of Doles.

@MataHarley #6:

Now all that needs to be determined is just what Trump’s agenda is. Is it to divide and discredit the GOP and Obama both, and get Hillary in?Now all that needs to be determined is just what Trump’s agenda is. Is it to divide and discredit the GOP and Obama both, and get Hillary in?

Someone mentioned this last week and I hoped it was just an ugly little speculation but it looks a lot more possible this week. This shifty bozo has actually grabbed a huge amount of attention and credibility by getting out there and making those statements that appeal to the basic angry ache in the guts most of us feel. What is his agenda?
I hope the Hilary connection is not true but it would probably be the scariest horror movie ever made–>
_______Clinton: Episode II
The Return of the Witch Chameleon

Time to start a draft rubio web page!

Big mistake on Trump’s part. Since he is not a politician and since he is the #1 boss, he tends to be unfiltered.

However, nearly every p-o’ed person here would vote Trump over Obama, if he is the Republican nominee.

The double-edged sword in the Republican primary is, even though many do not participate in primaries, Trump will increase voter interest and more will vote; and, unless there is someone who can be as much of a frontrunner as Trump, votes will be spread out between Trump and the others. The larger the primaries, the more Trump will be favored.

Gary K Trump will get blasted in Iowa and New Hampshire,start crying and quit.
If he runs as indie he’ll waste his money and be a blip on the radar getting 2-3% of popular vote unlike Perot who garnered a very respectable 20% in 1992.

@gary kukis: However, nearly every p-o’ed person here would vote Trump over Obama, if he is the Republican nominee.

Gary K, I had said I’d vote for a piece of driftwood over Obama. Or Mickey Mouse. Hang, even Foghorn Leghorn.

If we were all unfortunate enough to find Trump as the GOP nominee, I’d not only think I’d officially moved into a surreal parallel universe, but would find myself voting for him in hopes a WH hairdresser would fix that disaster a’top his noggin.

But rest assured.. firm belief is he’s going nowhere with the nomination. He’s just getting all the face time, and enjoys name recognition at this early stage. But the more he opens his mouth, the further his feet get pushed in. So right now, the more face time, the better. That way those that have been fooled will get it out of their system, and have time for mourning.

@Aqua…. dittos. But I don’t see West or Rubio coming into prime time this early, and before either have much of a track record under their belts. If they live up to their ideals and promises, 2016 is looking good for them.

Donald Trump .

The Good thing about Donal Trump is that he knows that Jerusalem is the Capital of Israel.

The Land of Israel must not be divided .

The current track record of the Obama Administration shows that it will be a One Term Administration that just kept changing the goal posts to try and please the world on the field of two cents advice wishy washy poiltics.