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Posted in Uncategorized by Michael LaBossiere on June 17, 2015

Donald Trump declared his candidacy for president. So, what are his chances?


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  1. ajmacdonaldjr said, on June 17, 2015 at 10:20 am

    From POLITICO:

    IN FACEBOOK ACTION for the candidates’ launch day, DONALD TRUMP was ahead of every Republican and behind only Hillary, knocking Ted Cruz out of second: 3.4 million people and 6.4 million interactions (likes, posts, comments, shares).

    N.Y. Post wood, with a gold “TRUMP” sign mounted over 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., “Donald: I’ll make White House mine.” See the cover. http://bit.ly/1uTkiZw

  2. WTP said, on June 17, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    Better than Bernie Sanders, less than HRC.

    So what’s the point? Why specifically asking about Trump and why the not-very-flattering picture? I mean this in the context of getting a specific opinion about someone, not just your usual hit attack. In the latter it’s rather expected.

    When you post pics of most mainstream politicians, they’re stock from Wiki or publicity photos. A perusal of “Democrats” link (thanks for providing) and I couldn’t find one negative/pejorative image of any of those. The republicans link were mostly stock, though there were a few negatives. I mean, if you’re really interested in getting people’s unbiased opinions about a man’s chances at the county’s greatest popularity contest, why the negative photo? Especially on in which he was essentially role-playing. There were dozens of much more flattering pics at the website that came from.

    • Michael LaBossiere said, on June 17, 2015 at 1:12 pm

      To be honest, I was in a rush and just clicked a photo in Zemanta. Feel free to comment in a better photo.

      Trump is right when he says he is beholden to no one else. While people do love to mock him, he is either lucky or has something on the ball.

      • WTP said, on June 17, 2015 at 1:54 pm

        While to some extent I do think he’s a better choice than most of the field, he’s still full of beans. Bankrupt himself several times is no way to come on as hard-ball as he does, though one could argue the extent of damage in those bankruptcies is subjective. Doesn’t sell to me either way.

  3. Glen Wallace said, on June 17, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    He was getting panned after his announcement on Fox News of all places. His money may allow him to avoid any quid pro quo with campaign donors, but if he doesn’t have the support of the plutocratic mass media that has influence over the plebs, I don’t see how he has much of a chance.

  4. TJB said, on June 18, 2015 at 1:10 am

    The Donald won’t win but if he goes the distance he could affect the outcome of the race like Ross Perot did.

    • Michael LaBossiere said, on June 18, 2015 at 6:09 pm

      True-he is very loud and draws cameras. He could actually shape the 2016 campaign, thus handing the win the Hillary.

  5. ronster12012 said, on June 19, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Given that the two political parties are owned by jews Adelson and Saban, if the Trumpster is his own man then surely he is worth electing. Of course since the media is in the hands of the tribe that is an impossibility so better get ready enjoy your next wars for Israel.

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