Thursday, April 7, 2011

Trump #2 In GOP Poll; Gary Busey As Potential Running Mate?

I'm drinking coffee, listening to Donald Trump on MSNBC. Once again The Combover is calling in to another enabling TV morning show to tell everybody how smart he is, even though he's a birther (not to mention a self-promoting, self-aggrandizing, self-absorbed asshole.) But--hey!--he's Number Two!
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney appears to be the early front-runner in the largely unformed race for the Republican nomination for president, but real estate magnate Donald Trump may be a surprise contender, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.

Among Republican primary voters, Mr. Romney captured the support of 21% in a broad, nine-candidate field. Mr. Trump was tied for second with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, with 17%. House Speaker Newt Gingrich got 11%, just ahead of former Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s 10%. Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, considered a strong contender by political handicappers, remains largely unknown, with just 6% support. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota had 5%, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum 3%, and Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour with just 1%.

Mr. Trump “may be a punch line but when he talks about the way to solve our problems, he makes a lot of sense to the average guy out there,” said Todd Mauney, a conservative Republican in Weatherford, Texas. “I don’t know if people can get over him being the butt of every joke but for me, he can be serious when it’s time to make real decisions.“

When I think of Donald Trump, I, too, think of number two--if you know what I mean...

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UPDATE: And now there's this from CNN:

Self-proclaimed birther Donald Trump is now so doubtful of President Obama's birthplace that he's sent a team of his own investigators to Hawaii in hopes of getting to the bottom of the issue.

That's according to Trump himself, who, in an interview with NBC, warned his investigators just might uncover "one of the greatest cons in the history of politics and beyond."

"I have people that have been studying it and they cannot believe what they're finding," Trump said an interview that aired Thursday Morning.

Asked if he has assigned people specifically to search in Hawaii, Trump said, "Absolutely."

Trump/Busey 2012!

UPDATE #2: WaPo's Jonathan Capehart has a solid rebuttal to Trump's horseshit--with audio and archived article links--here. Great piece. H/T to Lawrence O'Donnell's 'The Last Word' for the heads-up.


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