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Trumping The Competition? Billionaire Leads Presidential Poll

March 31, 2011 by  

Trumping the competition? Billionaire leads Presidential pollAlthough it's far too early to name a front-runner in the race for the Republican Presidential nomination, business tycoon and TV reality star Donald Trump is holding his own.

According to The Harris Poll released on March 28, Trump and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney were tied atop the list of the most popular candidates for the GOP bid — each received 10 percent of the total votes. Among Independents, Trump topped the field with 13 percent, followed by Romney's 11 percent.

According to registered Republicans who were surveyed, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee garnered 15 percent, followed by Mitt Romney's 13 percent and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's 12 percent.

The Iowa caucus is 10 months away, and a lot can change until then. Two serious contenders, Representative Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn.) and former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, have announced their intentions to explore Presidential bids. They were tied for seventh place in The Harris Poll.

On March 28, Trump engaged in a heated back-and-forth with Representative Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight. After Weiner remarked that Trump will inevitably drop out of the Presidential race, the billionaire shot back.

"I just saw polls today that show me doing very well and when Anthony makes a statement like that, it's too bad for him," Trump said.

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  • Doc Sarvis

    Money, money, money. Mi$ter Trump has a lot of it but not a lot of political sense. Even his wealth has, as I understand, fluctuated wildly over his life so I’m not even sure about his business sense. Then there is his personal life which is not the portrait of a stable leader.

    He may have very good poll numbers now. When his candadicy is questioned his response as quoted in the article; “I just saw polls today that show me doing very well and when Anthony makes a statement like that, it’s too bad for him,” is VERY weak. Too bad for him?

    Then there is the whole Hair Thing. The first windy day on the campaign trail will be a disaster.

    • Robin from Arcadia, IN

      Doc… At least Trump’s personal life is not hidden from the public. His lack of political experience should not be a barrier. We are experiencing that right now. With his business sense he would still have more going for him than our current POTUS.

      • skippy

        right on Robin!!!…oh, and did you know, he actually WILL SHOW his birth certificate??!!!!! LMAO….HAHAHHAHAA!!!

        • Kinetic1

          skiipy,
          Poor choice of support. Trump did show up with his birth certificate to make a point, but he blew it. According to one article; “It appears instead to be a hospital “certificate of birth,” meaning the piece of paper the hospital gave to his family saying he was born. Such a document typically has the signature of the hospital administrator and the attending physician.” Funny thing is, that’s what most “birthers” are hounding Obama for! The Certificate of Live Birth that he has shown, which is a legal document does not have the attending physician’s signature, but Trump’s “certificate of birth” does and it’s not a legal document. Makes you think (or at least it should.)

          • Dale on the left coast

            “Funny thing is, that’s what most “birthers” are hounding Obama for! The Certificate of Live Birth that he has shown”

            Trumps certificate was not created on a PC . . . as was Obumblers. The Cert of Live Birth will not get you a driver’s licence . . . let alone a seat in the WH.
            I have seen the BC that was purchased from a Kenyan hospital for $5,000 by a concerned citizen . . . its much more convincing that the CLB . . . it has all the pertinent data, including Doctor’s signature.

          • Carlucci

            Trump just produced his certified notarized state birth certificate today. Why can’t B.O. do the same?

          • Kinetic1

            Dale,
            This is what I like most about your ilk, your quick to state facts that aren’t facts at all. I have here on my desk a copy of my states certificate of live birth. When I lost my birth certificate and requested a new one from the state, this is what I got. It has the doctors name on it, but not his signature. It has the state and county seals, the hospital name and the signature of the county registrar. It’s a legal record accepted by any state and the U.S. Government as proof of U.S. birth and citizenship. Good for getting a driver’s license, passport, you name it, they’ll accept it.

            Sorry to ruin your theory.

          • Carlucci

            Congratulations, Kinetic1 – your post is one of the dumbest things I’ve read in a while.

            I have a birth certificate from the hospital in Texas where I was born, and it looks similar to the one Donald Trump showed yesterday. Those were usually given to parents as a keepsake for a scrap book, picture frame, etc. Some hospitals issued them with footprints of the baby
            (that’s what my hospital birth certificate has on it). I also have a certified copy of my birth certificate from the state of Texas.
            Why are you defending B.O., who can’t produce a bona fide birth certificate?

      • Doc Sarvis

        If he can’t manage his personal life well (married 3 times!), I doubt he can manage the best country in the world.

        • Disgusted

          Oh please DOC. Do we need to recount the number of past presidents that had “sorted” personal lives for you? Even Kennedy had a less than “presidential” personal life (Monroe)!! And do we even need to mention names when referring to “the blue dress and cigars”? At least the Donald has experience running a successful business and knows how to balance a budget.

          I am not interested in how many times a man has been married, I am interested in whether or not he can lead this country back to the greatness it once was. I’m not saying I would vote for him, but come on if you are going to throw stones at someone make sure they can’t be thrown back at your own party.

          • Doc Sarvis

            I’m an Independent so my party is out of the Presidential personal life discussion. As for Clinton’s and Kennedy’s (and other’s) affairs; like a lot of men who drift – they came back and were able to keep their married life together.

          • Eddie47d

            The mere mention of someone being a TV reality star should send conservatives scrambling. Maybe they do like all the fame,hype and glory seekers who permeate TV land after all.I certainly hope it’s not because “one of their own” is doing it.

          • barbm

            here’s my pick.
            Gary Johnson

            •Never raised taxes during his 8 years as governor of New Mexico
            •Cut over 1,200 government jobs without firing anyone
            •Cut taxes 14 times
            •Vetoed over 750 bills
            •Was the biggest advocate in the country for school vouchers
            •Started his own small business and became a multi-millionaire

          • Jay

            I like one of his suggestions, tax chinese import products 25-50%!!!! With this, we could buy back our treasury bills China owns! Go Donald, let’s fire that putz, Obama

      • s c

        Robin, ‘DS’ claims to be an “independent.” How many times have you heard someone say they’re a ‘moderate’ or an independent on this website? DS is trying to sell you a bill of goods concerning his true leanings.
        As for Trump, I’m not sold on his being a real conservative. Let’s have someone who’s not already a household name and isn’t ‘connected’ to the Washington crowd via a long umbilical cord. As for DS, he still gets paid by a union or the progressive crowd to spew his predictable rants on this website. Independent, my aching asterisk!

        • Doc Sarvis

          No union OR “progressive” moneys make it onto my paycheck.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Then you are not a medical doctor!!!

        • Robin from Arcadia, IN

          SC… I am not 100% sold on Donald Trump either. But if you compare him to Barry, I would take Trump in a heartbeat. I am still hoping that a good conservative will be throwing their hat in the ring. I really hate to have to select between the lesser of two evils. We need someone with a backbone that will listen to the people. I just hope it’s not too late…

          • Carlucci

            I like Trump, too. Who cares about his personal life and how many times he has been married? His kids all appear to be good upstanding citizens and hard workers. You can tell a lot about someone by how their children turned out.

            I also like Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, and of course Ron Paul rocks.

          • Dale W

            It’s not too late. Take a look at R. Paul. The MSM will not even aknowledge that he was in the Iowa Straw Poll where he scored the second place by only 158 votes

        • GregS

          I agree with you, s c. I really don’t trust Trump, and I suspect that he’s just another RINO. He used to NOT be a social conservative, and now suddenly, because he’s running for President, he says he is. I’m not buy’n it!

          • hikgnmymind

            GregS -

            What evidence do you have that proves Donald Trump “…used to NOT be a social conservative…”

          • GregS

            Back in 2000, according to ontheissues.org:

            - He was pro-abortion.
            - He was pro-universal healthcare.
            - He was described as a “Liberal-Leaning Populist.”

            ontheissues.org/donald_trump.htm

            On Nov. 18, 2010, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos asked Trump, “Are you pro-choice?”

            In his response to this question, Trump appeared to be basing his abortion position on whether or not he was going to run for president:

            “I am — well, I don’t want to discuss right now, but you will be shocked when I give you that answer. … Well, you will be very surprised when I give you — I’m going to make a decision [about running for president]. And when I make a decision I’ll let you know about that. But, I think you’ll probably be surprised.”

            If Trump was truly pro-life, he should have said so during that interview. His decision of whether or not to run for president should have had nothing to do with it.

            Trump donated a considerable amount of money to Rahm Emanuel (Obummer’s former Chief of Staff) in his campaign for mayor of Chicago:

            politico.com/news/stories/0111/47924.html

            A true social conservative would NEVER have done this, and I would NEVER support anyone who did.

          • GregS

            hikgnmymind,

            I responded to your comment (just below it) above. It shows up for me, but I do not know if it is showing up for everyone else, because it contains the following warning message:

            Your comment is awaiting moderation.

            If you aren’t seeing my response, Don’t worry, I didn’t put anything offensive in it, so I don’t know why I am getting this warning message. I’ve notified the Personal Liberty Digest people about this. Please let me know if you are seeing my response to your comment. Thanks.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            GregS,
            how many addresses did you put in it?? I have put more than two in them and had them moderated and never shown!!

          • GregS

            Thanks, Joe H, for your comment. Your question about how many addresses I put in (I put in 2 addresses), tells me that you do NOT see my response to hikgnmymind’s question. In that case, I will re-submit my comment, and I’ll just include the addresses in separate comments below it. Stay tuned! Again, thanks for your response. I really wish that the Personal Liberty Digest people would clarify these things (or change some of its rules), so that we may avoid these problems in the future.

          • GregS

            hikgnmymind says:

            “What evidence do you have that proves Donald Trump ‘…used to NOT be a social conservative…’”

            1. Back in 2000, according to ontheissues dot org:

            - He was pro-abortion.
            - He was pro-universal healthcare.
            - He was described as a “Liberal-Leaning Populist.”

            ontheissues.org/donald_trump.htm

            2. On Nov. 18, 2010, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos asked Trump, “Are you pro-choice?”

            In his response to this question, Trump appeared to be basing his abortion position on whether or not he was going to run for president:

            “I am — well, I don’t want to discuss right now, but you will be shocked when I give you that answer. … Well, you will be very surprised when I give you — I’m going to make a decision [about running for president]. And when I make a decision I’ll let you know about that. But, I think you’ll probably be surprised.”

            If Trump was truly pro-life, he should have said so during that interview. His decision of whether or not to run for president should have had nothing to do with it.

            3. Trump donated a considerable amount of money to Rahm Emanuel (Obummer’s former Chief of Staff) in his campaign for mayor of Chicago. (See the link for this in my next comment below.)

            A true social conservative would NEVER have done this, and I would NEVER support anyone who did.

          • GregS

            Here’s the link for point #3 in my comment above:

            politico.com/news/stories/0111/47924.html

            I had to list this link separately, apparently to avoid moderation of my comment. Sorry for the confusion.

      • who cares

        robin, you are right bush was a disaster could not even speak or put two sentences together. he was not even elected president. most people could not tell a good thing from bad, bush was not even bad theirs no word to describe bush he was worst then bad.

    • JUKEBOX

      At least Trump’s life is an open book for all to see. The one that sits in the WH now has a life that even the most powerful X-ray machine canot penetrate. Also, the Donald has achieved more in one month than Barry has in his entire shadowy life.

      • Carlucci

        Excellent points.

    • Tom S

      I watched his interviews with O’Reilly. The guy is out in left field if he thinks he can tell China and the Saudi’s to “stick it”. He doesn’t know the word diplomacy. There’s a time to weild a big stick, and a time not to. He’s unable to see the diffetrence. Though I agree with a lot of his ideas, in the long run, he’s not presidential matterial.

  • Harold Olsen

    If either Trump or Romney are the GOP candidate for 2012, we can forget about getting rid of Obama. Romney has his own version of Obamacare to contend with and Trump is nothing but an egomaniac who thinks he is the best thing to ever happen to this country. There is no way I will vote for either of them. The last time, I voted for the lesser of two evils and the worst of two evils won. If McCain had one, we may have been better off than we are now but, probably,not by much. If I don’t believe in a candidate, I won’t vote for him. No more voting for the lesser of two evils because the only result you get is evil wins. So far, the list of possible GOP candidates contain the names of people I will not vote for. This story says Trumps leads in the polls. Yesterday, I read a story that polls show Chris Christie to be the frontrunner. If he is the candidate, he says he is not going to run but I hope he changes his mind, as of now, he is the ONLY one I would definitely vote for.

    • newspooner

      It is good that you have joined those of us who will not allow ourselves to be fooled again by the lesser-of-two-evils crap. You are correct that there is almost nobody worth voting for who is likely to get nominated. Perhaps Gov. Christie would be okay, but I am not sure yet. Only Ron Paul is 100% reliable, and he will not be nominated. President doesn’t matter nearly as much as Congress anyway. So just make sure that you do what you can to support good candidates for the House and Senate. That is our only chance for survival.

      And anyone who thinks that Trump is any different than all the bad Presidents that we have had should study the story about the small house in Atlantic City that he wanted to take for himself by eminent domain.

      • GregS

        newspooner says:

        “President doesn’t matter nearly as much as Congress anyway.”

        I disagree! Having a conservative President in 2012 is CRUCIAL for 2 reasons:

        - It will be necessary in order to get ObummerCare repealed, unless there are solid, veto-proof majorities of conservatives in BOTH houses of Congress (slim chance). If ObummerCare can’t be repealed as a result of the 2012 elections, it will be too late for any hope of getting it repealed in the future, because will gain a good stronghold as an entitlement in 2014.

        - The President picks the Supreme Court Justices. I suspect that there will be dramatic changes after 2012, that will affect this country for years to come.

        • sherri ww

          GregS.Now,why do you want to repeal the new Health Care law?(and it is not obamacare or any of the other stupid names people make up)! I just wonder if you like paying for your neighbor down the street,when he has to go tothe hospital but has no means of paying for the thousands it will likely cost?Because thats what we are all doing every time WE see a doctor,have a test or go to the hospital.You surely understand they charge extra on the bills of the ones who do hv ins and can pay.? My neighbor,who has ins,just had a TEST at the hosp.that took 4hrs and cost $28,000! had he not Had ins,we would all have to payfor it.This country NEEDS this HC plan(or a single payer really)and it makes me furious that ANYONE thinks we should have 50 MILLION UNINSURED FOLKS IN THIS COUNTRY.THAT IS ABSOLUTELY NUTS!

          • GregS

            sherri, your response to my comment has absolutely NOTHING to do with what is being discussed in this thread. If you want to talk about the merits of the new healthcare law, then take it to a thread that contains that discussion. It’s obvious that you are on the opposite side of that issue, and I’m not going to waste my time arguing with you about that here!

    • Earl, QUEENS, NY

      I understand Harold Olsen’s frustration with RINOs and the more liberal republic-crats. Given that Trump has donated campaign money to politicians such as Shmuck Schumer and Hillary Rotten Clinton, I sure hope the GOP will pick a better nominee in 2012. As for Romney, he and Harry Reid have one thing in common. Take the middle “m” out of “Mormons”, and that’s what they really are!! As for Chris Christie, he may be good on fiscal responsibility and better than that Democrap Corzine and BH Oblunder. But he seems like a RINO on many other key issues. As for John McCain, maybe we wouldn’t be a whole lot better off now, but had he won on 11/4/2008, Sarah Palin could’ve enhanced her resume as VP. So assuming McCain only served one term as POTUS, Palin would’ve had a good chance to be elected POTUS in 2012. As for the lesser of 2 evils, I know the frustration. But given that a majority of Americans are center to right (outnumbering drones and liberal diehard morons), all need to get out there and vote against Democraps, especially the worst – BHO!! It’s not easy. Perhaps it is better, if you can afford to donate, to just donate directly to solid conservative candidates as opposed to the RNC, which will give their support to RINOs.

    • who cares

      what about marco rubio from Fl.

      • sherri ww

        who cares.Marco Rubio is nearly as bad as all the rest of the Repub/TP candidates

  • arthur

    Donald Trump is a WINNER..!!!! And after the string of losers that have been in the White House since Reagan left, we sure do need a winner, someone with REAL potential to SAVE our country, we surely cannot survive another term of the current communist….

  • http://www.blogvein.com Jane

    We need a BUSINESS mind in the White House. Have you noticed the respect he gets with the media? The main stream news tries to convince the masses that Republicans and Tea Partiers are fringe, fanatic, and feeble-brained. They’ll not get away with that with the Donald. Even the birther issue is getting new respect because of him. Team him up with Allen West and he’s got my vote and more!

    • Kinetic1

      Jane,
      Last time people were calling for a business man in the White House we ended up with 8 years of Harvard Business School MBA George W. Bush. You’ve seen the results. Need I say more?

      • s c

        K, is this your way of implying that a graduate of Haaavid is NOT to be trusted? By a bit of simple extrapolation, one could say that this MUST include a certain incompetent prez who is in the White House now. Hmmmmm. Food for thought, eh?

        • Kinetic1

          No SC, it is my way of saying that an MBA, even from Harvard does not guarantee that someone will make a good president. Just because a person can build a successful company (and there are plenty of MBAs, like Dubbya who can’t even do that) does not mean they can run a country.

        • who cares

          s c. I think K was trying to say bush SUCK even if he came from a college. I other words bush is an IDIOT for life. His mental capacity is that of a ice cube. What mental capacity of those who voted for bush???????????????????????????

          • http://?? Joe H.

            re you related to him?? If he is then you certainly sound related!!!

      • Dale on the left coast

        So GB was Bad . . . in my opinoin he spent way too much . . . but, if George was bad . . . what do we call the Incompetent, unqualified, feckless passenger we have today in the WH?

        • http://?? Joe H.

          Dale,
          Passenger is right!! He’s surely taking a free ride and not carrying his load!!!

        • who cares

          Dale, Comparing apple’s and orange’s, No comparison with president Obama, and Bush. While both went to a top colleges Obama study, Bush went to his room and watch paint dry. If not for the supreme court bush would not of go to the white house.

      • Carlucci

        GWB is a moronic rich kid from a family of wealthy yankee carpetbaggers. Comparing him to Donald Trump is like comparing apples to oranges.

    • sherri ww

      Jane.ARE U SERIOUS?? Donald Trump and Allen West! goodGod,Now I KNOW OUR COUNTRY IS LOST FOR SURE! What ARE the voters thinking? Reality stars,crazies of every stripe coming out of the walls wanting to be PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES! Somebody was saying something about that Johnson fellow,how he lowered taxes so many times and made himslf a millionaire! HElloo-Why does anyone think the defecit is so high!?and he made HIMSELF RICH,AN NONE OF THESE GUYS ARE GOING TO THAT FOR U,i can promise that. If the voters dont grow up soon,we are gonna lose everything.Some hate Obama,who is good and highly intelligent,and want one of THESE Goofballs for President?Again-HELLOOOo out there!

      • Wayne

        Allen West and Trump, what a card,but, I don’t think Trump would take the second spot. Allen West would be the better president,maybe as great as Ronald Reagan. The trouble is neither of these candidates would get the nod from the GOP,because, they could not be controlled by them.Sherri I’m not sure what your problem would be with Allen West, he has ever spoke the truth and how he feels,you have no doubt that he stands for truth and the American way for all people on an equal basis.

  • http://AOL.COM FRENCHIE

    DONALD TRUMP MAY BE A HELL OF A BUSINESSMAN, BUT I’M NOT SO SURE HE’S ELECTABLE AS PRESIDENT. HE’D MAKE ONE OF THE GREATEST ECONOMIC / BUSINESS ADVISORS OF ALL TIME, BUT I’M JUST NOT AT ALL ON BOARD WITH “THE DONALD” GETTING THE G.O.P. NOMINATION FOR PRESIDENT. WE’VE ALREADY GOT A COCKY EGOMANIAC IN THE WHITE HOUSE & IT’S COSTING US DEARLY ON A DAILY BASIS. THIS IS JUST ONE MAN’S OPINION, BUT I THINK RON PAUL IS THE WAY TO GO THIS TIME AROUND. IF YOU LISTEN TO HIM, YOU’LL FIND OUT HE MAKES MORE SENSE THAN ANYBODY ELSE EITHER PARTY HAS TO OFFER. THAT ALSO EXTENDS TO 3rd, 4th, 5th ECT., ECT., PARTIES. I DO LIKE DONALD TRUMP. BUT LIKE ROMNEY, HUCKABEE, PALIN, CHRISTIE, & THE OTHER CHOICES FOR G.O.P. NOMINEE, HE JUST DOESN’T SEEM TO BE TRUE WHITE HOUSE MATERIAL. IF ANYBODY BUT RON PAUL GETS IT, I’M AFRAID OF WHAT THE OUTCOME MAY BE & I HAVE A PRETTY GOOD IDEA OF WHAT IT’S GONNA BE. BUT LIKE I SAID, JUST ONE MAN’S OPINION. YEAH, YEAH, I KNOW – EVERYBODY’S GOT ONE & SOME STINK MORE THAN OTHERS. BUT, THAT’S MINE FOR BETTER OR WORSE.

    • Kinetic1

      Frenchie,
      You would call a man who couldn’t keep a casino afloat “ONE OF THE GREATEST ECONOMIC / BUSINESS ADVISORS OF ALL TIME”? (Was the yelling necessary?) Everyone knows that the odds are in favor of the house and yet he lost. What kind of business savvy is that?

      • http://AOL.COM FRENCHIE

        YEAH, YOU’RE RIGHT…HIS CASINO DID GO BELLY UP. BUT IT SURE SEEMS EVERYTHING ELSE HE TOUCHES DOESN’T TURN TO SH*T LIKE THAT. IN FACT, HE’S A HELL OF A REAL ESTATE BUSINESSMAN. I CAN’T UNDERSTAND HOW A CASINO CAN FAIL, EITHER. BUT HE’S BEEN ON A ROLL FOR A LONG, LONG TIME WITH EVERYTHING ELSE HE’S DONE & YOU CAN’T ARGUE THAT POINT. SO, I DEFINITELY TRUST HIM MORE WITH BUSINESS THAN I TRUST POLITICIANS WHO COULDN’T PROPERLY OPERATE A LEMONADE STAND.

    • Tom S

      I respect your opinion but please, lay off the caps! Sounds like your shouting.

  • Cribster

    Trump reminds me of a carnival huckster, “step right up and win a cupie doll!” I would certainly choose him over the abomination we have now but I hope there are better choices.

    My dream ticket would be Jim DeMint for Pres. and Michele Bachmann for VP!

  • homeboy

    why not. we have had movie stars, cowboys and even a pro wrestler for governor.

    • JUKEBOX

      Right on, and any one of them had a better grasp on reality than the prissy egomaniac we have now.

  • JohnnyE

    http://peterrost.blogspot.com/2007/03/trump-bush-is-worst-president-in.html

    He’d never get past the examination of his personal finances and would probably drop out before getting embarrassed by them, not that he worries about getting embarassed. Just because he has his name on lots of buildings doesn’t mean he’s solvent all the time.

    • Robin from Arcadia, IN

      JohnnyE… The ‘examination’ of records cannot be too restrictive; look who by-passed his birth certificate, college records, etc. and still has not been impeached. Care to guess?

      • JUKEBOX

        Don’t forget that he has paid off all of his former girlfriends and boyfriends to keep their mouths shut about all of their relationships.

  • JohnnyE

    Competition?

    Let’s see, Newt was one of the first guys to say that Sarah Palin was a foreign policy expert because she could see Russia from her porch and he flip flopped on Libya within days because Obama did what he asked when he intervened.

    Don’t forget that Tea Party Bachmann knows so much about American history that she doesn’t even know what state the revolution started in. Lexington & Concord are in New Hampshire?

    Mitt’s problem isn’t his association with healthcare reform. People are concerned because he got his billions from predatory investing where he used leveraged buyouts to break up companies which put people out of work, made communities into ghost towns, and put stockholders in debt. Is that the type of “business experience” we want to run our country and create jobs?

    • newspooner

      Now see if you can come up with a valid criticism of Ron Paul.

    • Robin from Arcadia, IN

      JohnnyE…You really don’t want to go there, do you? Let’s see… Obama doesn’t even know how many states are in the United States!

      • Eddie47d

        Sure he should go there if anything in politics is fair game as we see plenty of right here then his opinion may be just as important as everyone elses.Let’s lay out the bad news upfront before these candidates get to close to the White House.

        • Robin from Arcadia, IN

          Eddie47d… Where is the birth certificate? That should have been brought out before the election. And, I don’t believe he is an American. He is hiding way too much. And… he isn’t just close to the White House, he’s in it!

          It sounds like you want all the ‘stuff’ on the conservatives to come out, but the liberals are protected.

          • Eddie47d

            I didn’t know I said that?

      • Kinetic1

        Robin,
        It’s been fun, but let’s put this one to bed. If you were to put his gaff in contest you would note that he had visited all but one of the 48 continental states. He even remarked that his staff would not justify the travel to Hawaii and Alaska. With that in mind it is clear that he intended to say 47 and instead said 57. It was a funny error, but the President knows how many states there are.

        • Robin from Arcadia, IN

          Kinetic1… If he didn’t, I am sure he does now! Actually I am pretty sure it was just a ‘brain fart’, which we all have from time to time, but the media and most liberals are not as forgiving when a conservative experiences one of these. I am just hoping for standards, instead of double standards.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Robin,
            “probably a brain fart that we all get…” Yeah, but it seems to be an accute affliction with Nobummer!!!

        • Dale on the left coast

          That’s worse than limp Kinetic . . . . but, there are 57 muzzie countries. He did say during an interview “my muzzzzlim faith” . . . .
          Reason for blocking all U records and BC. He went to US colleges as a “Foreign Student” financed by a 3rd party, his writings were out of the mainstream, as in “Far Left” . . . he travelled to Pakistan when it was illegal for a US citizen to do so . . . and he has an array of SS numbers.
          What’s really disturbing is NO ONE went to school with him, he never had a real job and his Czars are mostly 60′s radicals. Is this America’s “Perfect Storm”???

          • JUKEBOX

            I wonder if we can see the multiple passports he has used during his lifetime. I would venture to say that the information on them will not match from one to another. They will tell the REAL story.

        • GraceUnderFire

          Please note: there are 57 ISLAMIC states.

    • sherri ww

      JohnnyE. Thank God!There is hope out there after all.Like I said,the Repubs got nuts of every possible stripe flying all around,they cant and wont give Obama a fair shake,but they want one of these complete crazies running our country?! My Lord.

  • Moonsi

    You got to be kidding! We need someone like Ron Paul, please.

  • http://com i41

    Robin, what expereience did the marxist muslim moron have, he never paid for anything in his life, was a lap b–ch for sheiks because of his slender feminine nappy headed body and his procivity for a queer life style. Then he mothered up to George Soros and his decade of how to be a traitor to his supposely country. Idoits like Doc, Johnny, and all liberial progressive dumbocraps and media, imhaled his marxist/communist veiws. The telapromotor speechs, which had plenty of shades of Hitler rants, Onumnuttts presented his planned changes and plans for the USA. These same mental midget supporters are mum as a brain shot cat, when Government Electric took 138 billion of taxpayers money to China to help them create job for the same bastards as we need to borrow money from and our real jobless rates are over 20%. Now these same brain dead pukes are slobbewring over his dictator run war, not the mangled bs of a kinetic mission or his covert approval. Justt more facts that democraps have only 2 interchangable working parts on their body shells, intake and an exhaust vents that can be used for asny propose depending on angle of the sun or moon. Johnboy shows his stupidity about leveraging assets to create a business and must be a union slub to make such a idoit. As for making communities ghost towns, apparently the moron doesn’t remember Whorehound Clinton telling financial companies to make loans to people without any work experience, except dealing drugs and pimpimg, all thanks to Freddie and Fannie another fine socialist plan of FDR. A real poster child for democrapts and their fail government programs, starting with education!

    • Robin from Arcadia, IN

      i41… Are you agreeing with me or yelling at me?

  • YahCoyote

    The Republican Candidate will be actually running against George Soros, Obama’s puppet master. Trump is familiar with the strange and secretive world of mega-finance and is thus probably the best qualified to wage this fight. Soros is the force that swept Obama into office and has supplied every bill (especially the ones most American’s hate). After all simple logic would tell any intelligent person 1000 plus page bills are not being written by Congressional staffers. Soros must be stopped and Trump has the mega-finance knowledge and connections to beat back a billionaire bent on destroying America.

  • http://com i41

    Damn, sorry I forgot the eddee, the supposedly indian or should call the generational ward of government hand outs, free education and never ending affermative action crap. When the `72 democrat canidate the registered communist McGovern, who got beat, what group voted solidly behind the communist. The indian groups, even the blacks weren’t solidly behind George.

  • Moment of Clarity

    A lot of people hate Trump because he is arrogant and has a huge ego (not to mention his phenomenal wealth). I like Trump because he is a strong leader – he knows what he wants, and acts on what he says. Trump does not mince his words – you know exactly where he stands. I believe he understands what the USA needs to get back on track economically and in the international community. He won’t let the UN or other nations push us around. These are qualities we need in a president. It is too bad he won’t have the political clout needed to make it to the primaries.

  • spitfire

    In short, politics, is what is wrong with America. We could use a complete regime change and no career politicians in government.

  • Earl, QUEENS, NY

    Although Trump would be an improvement over the obamanation/abomination, what we really need is a solid conservative like Reagan!! Let’s not forget that Trump reportedly has donated to the campaigns of some of the worst democraps, like Chucky Shmucky Schumer and Hillary Rotten Clinton. Although I find no mention of Geraldine Ferraro’s death last week on this site, we really should ponder and look back at the better days in America – the 1980s. I‘ve lived in Ferraro’s district. Needless to say, I never voted for her. As the first woman nominated to run for VP, it must be appalling for the liberal media to admit that she lost all states except Minnesota and D.C., a bigger landslide defeat than that of Sarah Palin and the weakling John McCain. And of course, that wasn’t Sarah’s fault. It was the fault of her running mate, who was a poor nominee by the GOP who also ran a very poor campaign.

    THIS IS A GOOD LESSON FOR THE GOP TO CONSIDER. The 1984 election wasn’t merely a vote against Ferraro and her running mate Mondale, but really a vote for the successful incumbent Ronald Reagan. Although not perfect, Reagan was the opposite of BHO. Reagan didn’t merely badmouth or whine about his opponents or predecessors, but was a bold outspoken conservative with better alternatives, ideas and policies which he spoke of, and we all know his policies worked!! We certainly had a far better economy then than now, not the current BHO recession, AKA the worst economy since the Great Depression. It’s obvious that what we really need now is more Reagan-like candidates next year, if there is any hope to save America. If my memory is correct, didn’t Reagan once say that some day there will be a female president – a Republican woman?? I hope so. Let’s also hope that she’s a Sarah Palin or Michelle Bachmann type, not a RINO Lisa Murkowski type. Given all that has happened over the past 2 years, I really believe that if the GOP gets its act together, 2012 and 2016 could be repeats of the 1980 and 1984 elections, respectively.

  • RoseMarie Marmolejo

    Go for it Donald Trump! You have more on the ball, more experience and I believe much in the business world as far as expertise. This country need someone who can pull it back, get our reputation back globally and just be a more honorable and better candidate than what we are dealing with at this time…..

    • Carlucci

      I just want someone to say “You’re Fired!” to B.O.

      • swampfox

        can’t wait for that!!!!!!

  • Laura

    I think it’s great, refreshing, and the last ingredient we need for the recipe of chance we TRULY can believe in. Providing he’s able to keep the thugs at xmount length.

  • chuckb

    lets see how far trump goes with the barry soetoro birth cert. if he makes the demos produce one it will make trump a walk in for pres nomination, a gamble, but one that may be worth it. notice how the name calling starts as soon as some one brings up the bc. what happens if it confirms he lied about where he was born? will they hold this off until nomination time then confirm him illegal and hillary steps in to run, i admire trump for his bravado, most other republicans are afraid of the ridicule qarnered by the communist demos. one thing is for sure we will find out before the next election and even if it does reveal him illegal, what happens then? i can hear it now, oh well, he really had no way of knowing where he was born and we love him so much, lets leave him in for the rest of the term, that’s what fifty percent of the country would say, also if would prevent the blacks from burning and looting all the cities.

  • Ridge Runner

    Make him show his real birth certificant and if he his illegal then hang him and his coconspritures on the statue of liberty.

    • Jay

      On January 21st, 2009, his very first day in office, Barack Obama implemented and signed into law Executive Order 13489.
      For those of you who can’t take the time to read it. here is the section that applies:

      “Sec.2
      Notice Of Intent To Disclose Presidential Records
      When the Archivist provides notice to the incumbent and former Presidents of his intent to disclose Presidential records  pursuant to section 1270.46 of the NARA regulations, the Archivist, using any guidelines providied by the incumbent and former Presidents, shall identify any specific materials, the disclosure of which he believes may raise a substantial question of executive privilege.”

      Now for all of you who commented on our previous articles that we were no more that right-wing nut jobs, that this thing about Obama’s birth certificate was a non-issue, and those of you who tried to shift the focus of the stories, doesn’t this strike you as just a little odd?

      That the first order of business Obama took care of on day one of his Presidency was to sign off on an Executive Order that states that only the records he chooses to be made public will be released?

      This is the subject that was at the absolute top of his agenda?
      If this isn’t proof that Obama is hiding something, I don’t know what is.

      http://www.infowars.com/obama-signs-executive-order-barring-release-of-his-birth-certificate/

  • Larry Faehling

    The real problem as I see it, and no one has mentioned this yet, is that Obummer’s Certificate was obviously printed on a laser printer. They didn’t have laser printers in 1961.

    At least The Don’s Certificate looks like a certificate. Obummer’s doesn’t.

    • Lorraine

      That was a copy he got from the Hawaii services, but when you do because i have done it, there is a seal they put on it. his did not have that. they print them out and to make it legal stamp the seal on it. He has never shown that and never well.

  • http://aol.com Conrado Abrasaldo

    Since candidates are the most affected of Obama’s candidacy all Republicans who wants to be a nominee should

  • Desert Rat

    I believe an Executive Order is NOT a law & can be nullified by another Executive Order.

    It was Tina Fey on Saturday Night Live in her Sarah Palin character who said, “I can see Russia from my house.”

    IF Obama’s birth certificate and other legal life documents (such as passports) would reveal that he is holding the office of POTUS illegally there would be NO CHOICE but to immediately evict him from office. I’m certain there are federal charges that would be pressed against him, or at least should be before he could flea the country.

    I would believe it would totally nullify every bill he has signed into law, every Executive Order, every appointment to a job with the US Government and would throw the country into a greater Constitutional crisis than the War Between the States was!

    As for Trump calling out President Obama on his birth certificate & other life documents, more people every day are chanting “Go, Donald! GO!” It is being said by more every day, ‘I wondered/asked about this during the campaign and was called a racist. I was afraid to mention it again.’

    Many are thankful Trump is speaking up clearly & strongly. They feel he is speaking for them — the average and normal citizen. If Trump does nothing more than to continue to demand the minimal documentation from Obama many feel he is doing a great service for the USA!

    The Donald is hitting many of the right notes with people by speaking up strongly, clearly, in as few words as possible about what he sees as the biggest problems and exactly what he would do to solve those problems.

    Yes, he has some baggage but it’s all sitting in the middle of the room. We know all about him, his marriages & his business successes and failure already. No surprises!

    I understand why Trump is suddenly hitting high numbers in the polls.

    • Lorraine

      I am with you… he is a breath of fresh air. I will vote for him anyday of the week.

  • Yvonne Sutton

    Transparent accountancy is whats required, for successful governing especially in a recession to pull thru with minimum debt…wish our politians in New Zealand aspired to the strategy too.Not to be overlooked is Qui Tam and the billions that can be saved by the corrupt pharmaceutical industry….the proof-look how the government is obssessed with wiping out natural health/nutrition.

  • Lorraine

    We have had some terrible Presidents in the past and now. Ronald Regan was a great President. Well respected and had a backbone. He was a actor before and a darn good one. He was a breath of fresh air. Does anyone see that in Donald Trump? Because Donald Trump is a wealthy man he will not be using tax payors money. He made his money himself, as it was not handed to him. He is a American first and whats to restore this country the way it was when i grew up, since we are about the same age. It is going to take a businessman and a man or woman with the ability to think on there feet and stand up for this country and not take it down the path it is. So Please if you are afraid of where this country is headed, think about who you are voting for? So look at the mess Obama has made of this great nation.

    • sherri ww

      Lorraine.I loved RR too,but evidently he did his share of getting us in this financial mess too.But,whatever the case,I will say it again-President Obama is a fine man,and has fixed a whole lot of messes the Repubs left us,and you better pray hard we keep him thru 2016:As for this birth cert.stuff,for Lords sake people,MOVE ON.we got serious stuff going on,more than you can imagine,and worrying about a birth cert.doesnt get it.The bad guys are circling while you are looking at the shiny object!!

      • http://?? Joe H.

        sherri ww,
        If you call Nobummer a fine man, I’d truly HATE to see what you call a scoundrel!!!

  • Tom S

    As I said earlier, I like many of Trumps ideas and his obvious backbone. I do wish he’d tone down the bellicose ranting though. On the other hand…………if he’s elected, maybe his bellicose rantings will get the Chinese and middle east’s attention.

    • sherri ww

      TS.You wouldnt want D,Trumptalking to China,or any of these countries,any more than u would want Palin,Bachman,or any of the others that are running around right now,to handle such things.!Maybe the Repubs will straighten up some by 2016;but for now you do not want ANY of these guys NEAR the WH,much less IN it.

      • Wayne

        Sherri: This is not cupcake land,this is reality, China is not our friend and no amount of bowing or telling them how bad we are is going to make them like us,it will only make us look weaker in their eyes. We are going to have to fight the bastards sooner or later,lets make our stand,”Oops a George Patten moment”.We need someone in the White House that will stand up for America and let everyone know how great she is,we have no need of apologies or leaders that would give them.

  • jopa

    Anybody that knows anything about Vegas or Atlantic City, the house always wins.Not in Trumps case though, he went bankrupt twice already and left many a creditor getting only pennies on the dollar.There are many a folks out there that did business with him and never got paid for their goods or services.Nothing illegal about bankruptcy though and Trump prefers to call it re-organizing.He would never devote the time for a presidential run or full disclosure, but he craves the publicity he gets out of this and that translates into dollars.

  • Tish

    Well—trump is a past master at using his mouth—
    AND—getting his name out to all.
    Whether one could trust him is highly debatable—
    people who are so narcissistic
    seldom have other people’s interests at heart.
    The only thing I can think of that would be worse
    than having his mug out there is having obama’s.

  • billy

    I will be voting for Ron Paul, again. The best the GOP and Trump could do would be to support Ron Paul 100%.

  • Rob

    What? Ron Paul won the straw vote Trump isnt even on the ballot… What a fraud!

  • swampfox

    he has my vote already!

  • Kilgore Trout

    Anyone who would consider voting for this idiot has been watching way too much reality T.V.!

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