Trump is GOP Nominee

Discussion in 'The Thunderdome' started by kidbourbon, Dec 10, 2015.

  1. kidbourbon

    kidbourbon Chieftain

    Like really?

    I'm not a politics guy and so I don't follow this stuff closely, but it certainly appears that his numbers are greater than those of his competitors.
     
  2. fl0at_

    fl0at_ Humorless, asinine, joyless pr*ck

    No. And I bet he runs as a third party.
     
  3. lylsmorr

    lylsmorr Super Moderator

    He's a red herring in this race
     
  4. Volst53

    Volst53 Super Moderator

    He's about what we deserve
     
  5. kidbourbon

    kidbourbon Chieftain

    Who will?
     
  6. kidbourbon

    kidbourbon Chieftain

    Do you know what red herring means?
     
  7. lylsmorr

    lylsmorr Super Moderator

    Upon googling, apparently not.

    I thought it meant "distraction"
     
  8. Savage Orange

    Savage Orange Mr. Hot Take....

    He is distracting.... But he is pretty clueless....
     
  9. kidbourbon

    kidbourbon Chieftain

    It sort of does mean distraction. I prefer the term "chewbacca defense" in the legal setting.

    What I'm getting at from before is that it seems like Trump is more than a mere distraction, or misleading sideshow.
     
  10. kidbourbon

    kidbourbon Chieftain

    [video=youtube;xwdba9C2G14]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwdba9C2G14[/video]
     
  11. fl0at_

    fl0at_ Humorless, asinine, joyless pr*ck

    I assume it will be Rubio.

    The field needs to narrow down some. Drop even two or three small percentage candidates, and you can probably switch the lead that quickly.

    I mean, at this point, I believe you're either for Trump or not. You either dig his message, or you don't.

    And there is a lot more in common between many of the low percentage candidates than not, while also being way more difference between the lower percentage candidates and Trump.

    So why if you have someone still running that is more similar to the candidate that you really like, but who dropped out, would you switch to the guy with less in common than the candidate you liked? You wouldn't.

    So that, to me, means Trump isn't picking up a lot of the votes that are left out there when the field starts to narrow.
     
  12. Dick Huffman

    Dick Huffman Guest

    Trump would win tonight in a landslide.
     
  13. BigOrangeBeech

    BigOrangeBeech Poster of the Month, July 2014 and recruiting guy!

    Doesn't matter, Clinton will be the next president regardless of what happens on the GOP side.
     
  14. Joseph Brant

    Joseph Brant Airbrush Aficionado

    His whole candidacy seems to be a ludicrous false flag operation, but if he keeps hating on Mooslems he'll steal enough votes as a 3rd party to put Clinton in the WH easily.

    Seems to me that's the plan here.
     
  15. gcbvol

    gcbvol Fabulous Moderator

    Yep. If Trump goes third party I think we're looking at Cruz/Trump/Clinton. Good luck to us all in making that decision.
     
  16. Volst53

    Volst53 Super Moderator

    He's running a heel campaign and the hilljacks are eating it up.
     
  17. Volst53

    Volst53 Super Moderator

    We all lose in that situation
     
  18. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    I respect your honesty
     
  19. warhammer

    warhammer Chieftain


    I think this is very plausible and quite likely. The problem I see is that more than one or two dropping out before at least three primaries in seems unlikely. I also think it's likely that Cruz siphons off enough votes from the low percentage supporter pool to keep Rubio from gaining enough delegates.

    That being said, I can't wrap my mind around Trump as the nominee. I just don't see it happening. Party politics is going to do him in one way or another. See Ron Paul's last run (not that they share much else in common).
     
  20. The Dooz

    The Dooz Super Moderator

    GOP is already prepping for a contested convention.
     

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