Indiana Billionaire Donald Trump has grabbed a powerful pilot within the race to use on the 2016 You can include.S. Republican presidential nomination with the help of 25 per cents in a very very Reuters/Ipsos poll, delivering him a double-digit edge over adjacent contend Jeb Bush.
Throughout all the chaos of the 2011 primary season – when Rick Perry, Herman Cain, and Newt Gingrich shot to the front of national polls – Mitt Romney could take comfort that New Hampshire was his bulwark.
Giuliani, who ran for president himself in 2008, said he “could” see Trump as president, but would not throw his support behind a specific candidate yet.
I know this sounds like a conspiracy theory, but he has been a supporter of the Clintons for years.
A vote for Trump is a vote for Hillary.
To the ear of a good chunk of GOP voters, he talks with an ineloquent authenticity that is the opposite of the candidate-speak people hear from other candidates, including his rivals. But many Republicans believe Bush suffered from Perot’s participation.
When Yahoo’s Jon Ward asked Mr. Bush how he interprets Mr. Trump’s lead over the whole GOP field in several polls, Mr. Bush’s response was in effect a concession that his upstart rival was right.
GOP pollster Kellyanne Conway says if Trump runs on his own, “no one’s voters are completely safe” because he could tap into anti-establishment sentiment in both parties. That is why little known governors from small states, like Jimmy Carter of Georgia (1976), and Bill Clinton of Arkansas (1992) could win the Democratic nomination and the presidency. Already he has threatened the Republican establishment that unless he is treated nicely, he will not rule out running as a third party candidate – the Republicans’ ultimate catastrophic scenario!
Ironically, the only other beneficiary of Trump-mania is Jeb Bush. And McCain himself was a renegade, “maverick” challenger to George W. Bush when he first won the Granite State in 2000. Bush has no similar comfort – he’s polling much more weakly in the state, having sometimes trailed Walker and now Trump.
Like Ross Perot, Donald Trump can easily finance his third party candidacy.
In the incredibly close 2000 election, Nader won less than 3 percent of the popular vote and no states. “He’s a businessman who will look at his potential for winning and decide it will be a poor return on his investment”, Malek predicted. “Trump can write that check today without going around raising money. Approximately two-thirds of these individuals had a serious criminal history at the time of their release”, according to Center for Immigration Studies testimony before a U.S. House Judiciary subcommittee on July 23. I wouldn’t want to predict the odds of either of these things happening, but they certainly are within the realm of possibility now.