The Daily Caller’s Matt Lewis sums up five reasons why Donald Trump did so well in yesterday’s CNN poll.
He’s confident. He’s successful. The cool factor. He doesn’t sound like a politician. He isn’t a politician.
Agreed. His presence in the interviews so far and what he has to say has – er – trumped any other potential candidate, especially giggle-guts Pawlenty.
Thus, Jeffery T. Kuhner can go shove it if he thinks Trump’s popular merely because of the birther issue.
Meanwhile, Steven Crowder:
Can he win? Who knows. One thing’s for sure; if Barack Obama makes this into another election that places personality over substance, celebrity over accomplishments, I can see only one outcome…Mr. President, you’re fired.
Steven also notes in the link that Obama was elected on style, not substance. Agreed.
Thanks again, JM. Really. I kinda feel like Elton John. Not in a gay way (not that there’s anything wrong with that), but in the sense Elton gets all his lyrics sent to him by that bloke, and then “just” puts them to music. I finish all my classes for the day, am finally able to get to a computer, and there’s all the links you could possibly need, plus more, ready there waiting in the inbox.
Funny. So here we have an Australian bloke in South Korea and a Canadian bloke – who’ve never met – busy every day trying to persuade Americans who to vote for in their election.
In response to CNN/ Opinion Research Poll released Tuesday that had Trump and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee tied for first place, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said voters simply knew Trump’s name.
“I wouldn’t read too much into that, in all candor,” Barbour told New Hampshire’s WKXL Radio on Tuesday. “For some voters, it may have just been that pure and simple: I’ve heard of Donald Trump, nobody else I’ve heard of I want to be for, so I’ll just park my vote for this little poll with Donald Trump.”
Trump expressed doubt that voters were simply picking whomever they knew.
“I think they know the other contenders,” Trump said, adding that former governors Mitt Romney of Massachusetts and Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota were fairly recognizable at this point. “I have the highest in terms of name recognition.”
Instead, he attributed his popularity in the polls to his message: The United States is in bad shape and someone needs to turn that around.
Out come the shouty liberals (I almost missed them… almost). TSG
Now that Trump is again threatening to run for president–and has, for the first time, gained some political traction thanks to his embrace of the “birther” movement–The Smoking Gun has examined how the 64-year-old developer has spent some of that massive fortune. Specifically, Trump’s philanthropy over the past 20 years, which has been channeled through the Donald J. Trump Foundation.
A TSG review of the group’s Internal Revenue Service returns dating back to 1990 reveals that Trump, the foundation’s president, may be the least charitable billionaire in the United States.
So what? What liberals will never understand is that a person has a right to use his or her money however he or she sees fit. It’s Trump’s money, he can do whatever the frig he likes with it. Liberals: always wanting to take your hard-earned money because they think they know better what to do with it.
So how’s that deficit (and debt ceiling) going, America? And closer to home, how’s that balanced budget going, Wayne and Juliar?
What a pathetic smear attempt. Poor effort, Ted Turner. And quite frankly, one expects better from The Smoking Gun.
Meanwhile, The One is trying to solve Arab-Israeli peace. Have fun with that one.