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lannan13
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9/3/2015 3:35:26 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
The Washington is reporting that Trump will sign a pledge that he will support the winner of the Republican primaries and will NOT run as third party regardless. (http://www.washingtonpost.com...)

Your thoughts?
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9/3/2015 3:58:36 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/3/2015 3:35:26 PM, lannan13 wrote:
The Washington is reporting that Trump will sign a pledge that he will support the winner of the Republican primaries and will NOT run as third party regardless. (http://www.washingtonpost.com...)

Your thoughts?

The GOP, to their determent, have come to peace with Trump.

I had a friend say to me this am "it's time for the GOP to accept that this IS their party - as rancid as it is."
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9/3/2015 4:21:14 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Maybe he truly believes he's going to win the nomination? I think this disproves my funny theory that he is a liberal plant!
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9/3/2015 4:40:53 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/3/2015 4:21:14 PM, AdamEsk wrote:
Maybe he truly believes he's going to win the nomination? I think this disproves my funny theory that he is a liberal plant!

Regardless the GOP is stuck with this tar now. Think the eventually nominate can talk about immigration reform? No. Trump has set the tone, and they own it now.
lannan13
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9/3/2015 4:47:41 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/3/2015 3:58:36 PM, TBR wrote:
At 9/3/2015 3:35:26 PM, lannan13 wrote:
The Washington is reporting that Trump will sign a pledge that he will support the winner of the Republican primaries and will NOT run as third party regardless. (http://www.washingtonpost.com...)

Your thoughts?

The GOP, to their determent, have come to peace with Trump.

I had a friend say to me this am "it's time for the GOP to accept that this IS their party - as rancid as it is."

Trump flip-flops too much. I don't trust half of what he says.
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TBR
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9/3/2015 5:38:11 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Trump flip-flops too much. I don't trust half of what he says.

Well, I know you as a wiser young man. It would be a shame to have this a$$hat at the top of your ticket. Again I say, he has tared the GOP at this point. There is little chance of reversing course regardless who is finally nominated.

You reap what you have sown GOP
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9/3/2015 5:42:38 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/3/2015 3:35:26 PM, lannan13 wrote:
The Washington is reporting that Trump will sign a pledge that he will support the winner of the Republican primaries and will NOT run as third party regardless. (http://www.washingtonpost.com...)

Your thoughts?

A lot of states that have early primaries require candidates to pledge to not run as a third party candidate if not elected in order to actually get on the ballot in the first place. Trump probably caved in to sign the pledge only so that he could actually appear on state ballots for when primary season actually kicks off.
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9/3/2015 7:19:35 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/3/2015 3:35:26 PM, lannan13 wrote:
The Washington is reporting that Trump will sign a pledge that he will support the winner of the Republican primaries and will NOT run as third party regardless. (http://www.washingtonpost.com...)

Your thoughts?

I wonder what the GOP offered him as compensation. Trump, despite what people may accuse him of being, is a smart man when it comes to business. Trump has the possibility of taking a sizable chunk of the GOP with him if he runs as an independent, which all but guarantees a Democratic victory. Their is no way he will give up that leverage for free.
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9/3/2015 7:46:25 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/3/2015 7:19:35 PM, 58539672 wrote:
At 9/3/2015 3:35:26 PM, lannan13 wrote:
The Washington is reporting that Trump will sign a pledge that he will support the winner of the Republican primaries and will NOT run as third party regardless. (http://www.washingtonpost.com...)

Your thoughts?

I wonder what the GOP offered him as compensation. Trump, despite what people may accuse him of being, is a smart man when it comes to business. Trump has the possibility of taking a sizable chunk of the GOP with him if he runs as an independent, which all but guarantees a Democratic victory. Their is no way he will give up that leverage for free.

See post 8.
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SolonKR
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9/4/2015 3:55:06 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Pledges mean nothing to politicians, lol. Trump would have promised to invade France and capture the Eiffel Tower if it would have increased his chances for the nomination.

The dude's totally going to make a third party run if he doesn't get the nomination (I'm still hoping [in vain] for Kasich to clench it)
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9/4/2015 4:01:29 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/4/2015 3:55:06 AM, SolonKR wrote:
Pledges mean nothing to politicians, lol. Trump would have promised to invade France and capture the Eiffel Tower if it would have increased his chances for the nomination.

The dude's totally going to make a third party run if he doesn't get the nomination (I'm still hoping [in vain] for Kasich to clench it)

I like Rubio and Kasich. If Kasich wins NH, Bush loses the nomination, and could possibly be seen as the establishment alternative. Regardless, he's gonna be tapped as VP. He would be the best pick for that.
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9/5/2015 12:35:40 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/4/2015 4:01:29 AM, 16kadams wrote:
I like Rubio and Kasich. If Kasich wins NH, Bush loses the nomination, and could possibly be seen as the establishment alternative. Regardless, he's gonna be tapped as VP. He would be the best pick for that.

Rubio didn't really make an impression on me in the first debate. I'll try to pay more attention to him in round two. I think Bush has already lost, unless he dramatically changes soon. He can't inspire supporters at all--he talks like a robot--and he has made enough gaffes that his moderate image is tarnished. Contrast that with Kasich, who conceived some genius responses to attempt appealing to the base and moderates at the same time--his responses to the questions about homosexuality and healthcare show that he is definitely the "compassionate conservative", and he can play that role very well. I consider myself mostly liberal, but I'm considering casting my vote for him in the NH primary. It's a bit strange that I can't declare residency in the state I go to college in, but I'll accept it for that nice perk.
I agree Kasich would be the perfect VP choice, but I don't really see any of the other candidates in the Republican field as electable at all, either (though that's probably partially biased by the fact that I completely disagree with most of them on almost every issue). Of course, that depends on how the Democratic primary goes, as well. Clinton is uninspiring and has baggage, Sanders is not an economic or foreign policy wizard, and nobody knows who O'Malley is (lol).
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9/5/2015 1:23:16 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
He signed the pledge because they all signed it. It binds them together. They will be bound now to support his candidacy, and being this far ahead in the polls he has nothing to lose. Not to mention being a nominee of one of the major parties is almost necessary to win. Signing it was only to his benefit and signing it now - genius.