View Poll Results: Are you more or less likely to vote for the Donald.

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  • I am a republican and more likely to vote for him

    3 13.04%
  • I am a democrat and more likely to vote for him

    0 0%
  • I am independent and more likely to vote for him

    1 4.35%
  • I am "other" and more likely to vote for him

    2 8.70%
  • I am a republican and less likely to vote for him

    1 4.35%
  • I am a democrat and less likely to vote for him

    5 21.74%
  • I am independent and less likely to vote for him

    6 26.09%
  • I am "other" and less likely to vote for him

    2 8.70%
  • I am not American but I would never vote for him, ever.

    2 8.70%
  • I am not American but golly, I wish I got vote for him. Trump 2016!!!!

    1 4.35%
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Thread: Are you more or less likely to vote Trump after his speech from last night?

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    Re: Are you more or less likely to vote Trump after his speech from last night?

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    I'll be impressed if Trump makes it past the various March caucus events.
    Trump will take it as far as he wants. He won't run out of money.
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    Re: Are you more or less likely to vote Trump after his speech from last night?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    Trump will take it as far as he wants. He won't run out of money.
    And it is unlikely that he will be soliciting campaign donations from the high profile wealthy or big corporations that he will then be beholden to. And he won't be doing it to enrich himself. He will be doing it perhaps for his own legacy or just because he has the time and money to make a difference. And yes, his speeches and his interviews are somewhat rambling and unpolished which I find rather refreshing. Whether I can agree with him or not--and I do agree with him on several points he makes though not all--it is nice to hear it from the heart instead of off a polished script. I can't imagine that he will be the Republican nominee, but I still think he could change the national discussion and force everybody to deal with things that the American people really care about.
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    Re: Are you more or less likely to vote Trump after his speech from last night?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Trump isn't going to get the nomination so it's a non-starter.

    Seriously, (whackos notwithstanding,) who actually takes a Trump candidacy seriously? I am reminded of when Kinky Freedman, the "Texas Jew-Boy," ran for governor of Texas.

    I find The Donald to be VERY entertaining. But I didn't vote for Pat Paulson in 1968 and I ain't gonna vote for Donald Trump in '16. Neither is any other serious voter.
    I agree, but in the meantime, what Trump is saying should, I hope, call for responses from top-tier candidates.

    As for Kinky Friedman, he didn't take seriously his second run, but in 2006 he gained 15% of the gubernatorial vote, only one percent less than Carole Strayhorn.

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    Re: Are you more or less likely to vote Trump after his speech from last night?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    And it is unlikely that he will be soliciting campaign donations from the high profile wealthy or big corporations that he will then be beholden to. And he won't be doing it to enrich himself. He will be doing it perhaps for his own legacy or just because he has the time and money to make a difference. And yes, his speeches and his interviews are somewhat rambling and unpolished which I find rather refreshing. Whether I can agree with him or not--and I do agree with him on several points he makes though not all--it is nice to hear it from the heart instead of off a polished script. I can't imagine that he will be the Republican nominee, but I still think he could change the national discussion and force everybody to deal with things that the American people really care about.

    He'll write it off to advertising or branding. He can use the deduction.
    "A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury." Attributed to Alexander Tytler

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    Re: Are you more or less likely to vote Trump after his speech from last night?

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    It was never a question, there is almost no chance that Trump gets my vote. We have enough narcissistic camera happy lunatics up on the hill without electing Trump to the White House.
    Pretty much this. There was nothing there to inspire me to vote for him to begin with. Nothing in that regard has changed.
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    Re: Are you more or less likely to vote Trump after his speech from last night?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    He'll write it off to advertising or branding. He can use the deduction.
    Political contributions and campaign expenses are not deductible, even if you are using your own money to run for office. But many of the permanent political class in Washington do enrich themselves and friends and family members by transferring contributions to their campaigns and leadership pacs in expenses and salaries--mega millions are funneled through the political system in that way every year. That is why so many people are willing to spend ridiculous sums to get a job that pays a relatively modest salary.

    But with a Donald Trump, I'm pretty sure he won't be putting together any kind of leadership pac and probably won't be soliciting donations from anybody.
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    Re: Are you more or less likely to vote Trump after his speech from last night?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    It a mistake for anyone to think he is a real candidate, he would need to give up his NBC job. Given that Fox will take only 10 candidate in their debate, Trump has the potential knocking out a real candidate.
    He also will need to file financial disclosure information and his current tax returns with the Feds. That's not happening either.

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    Re: Are you more or less likely to vote Trump after his speech from last night?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    And it is unlikely that he will be soliciting campaign donations from the high profile wealthy or big corporations that he will then be beholden to. And he won't be doing it to enrich himself. He will be doing it perhaps for his own legacy or just because he has the time and money to make a difference. And yes, his speeches and his interviews are somewhat rambling and unpolished which I find rather refreshing. Whether I can agree with him or not--and I do agree with him on several points he makes though not all--it is nice to hear it from the heart instead of off a polished script. I can't imagine that he will be the Republican nominee, but I still think he could change the national discussion and force everybody to deal with things that the American people really care about.
    He is using this to enrich the Trump brand which is the basis for all his wealth. I do agree that he speaks to the heart of Republican values and he pulls no punches. It will be a revelation for voters come debate time.

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    Re: Are you more or less likely to vote Trump after his speech from last night?

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    He also will need to file financial disclosure information and his current tax returns with the Feds. That's not happening either.
    That's true.


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    Re: Are you more or less likely to vote Trump after his speech from last night?

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    He is using this to enrich the Trump brand which is the basis for all his wealth. I do agree that he speaks to the heart of Republican values and he pulls no punches. It will be a revelation for voters come debate time.
    I don't pretend to know the heart or mind of anybody, and that includes Donald Trump. I try really hard to judge people by what they do, and not by their personal philosophy or ideology. And he doesn't NEED to do this to enrich the Trump brand. If anything he is taking a risk knowing that he is inviting scrutiny of every aspect of his personal life and business dealings should he start gaining any traction in the polls. They're probably already scouring for whatever dirt they can find or whatever they can make look like dirt even now. But yeah, I would pay good money to see Donald Trump debate Hillary.
    "I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it." --Benjamin Franklin 1776

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