Donald Trump is surging in New Hampshire and is now in second place, just behind former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, according to a poll released Tuesday.
While many political commentators have predicted that Trump’s candidacy will likely be short-lived, the billionaire real estate developer and reality TV star is gaining popularity in the Granite State, according to the latest survey by the Suffolk University Political Research Center of 500 likely Republican primary voters conducted June 18-22.
19 thoughts on “That’s a scary thought.”
Would he be any worse than what we have in office now?
The scariest thing ever: PRESIDENT Barack Obama!
what fools we are.
The last primaries produced a lot of surges and declines. This too will pass.
What’s even scarier is the surge/scurge of Bernie Sanders in IA.
Just what is so scary about this? We have had two establishment picks for the GOP presidency, and both have fallen flat. Now the establishment wants Bush (again), and the Dem establishment wants Clinton (again). We live in a country where there are not, or definitely SHOULD not be, political dynasties. We need a bold, fresh, outspoken, business person to turn this country around, and Trump does that. There are a lot of good GOP candidates, but we need one who is NOT a politician and doesn’t need to curry favors with lobbyists, donors, etc.
“We need a bold, fresh, outspoken, business person to turn this country around, and Trump does that.”
This sort out talk really bothers me. What is one of the biggest criticisms of Obama? I think many would say the way to guy spends more and more money, driving us deeper into a national debt that we can’t escape. And what did Trump the astute “businessman” do during his time as the head of Trump enterprises? Drove his organization so deep into debt with failed ventures that he had to declare corporate bankruptcy, not once, not twice, not thrice, but FOUR times. He amassed private wealth while driving his business into the ground. As a matter of fact, he was so bad that he had the controlling interest in Trump Enterprises yanked from him and he now controls less than 1/4 of the business. Really? This is the guy you want at the helm? He’s not a great businessman. He’s a train wreck. Romney was a damn fine businessman, but not this git.
I agree Romney would have made a great president, but was the establishment pick and then for some reason was unable to really say and do what he should in the debates etc. The establishment wants a pick that they can control, that is part of the political crowd, that will do as told; and we are tired of being told what we should believe or who we should support by the politicians. Trump is not in the DC crowd, and for that I like him!
Justin Bieber isn’t in the DC crowd, either. Doesn’t mean I’d vote for the guy.
Bieber is also not a US natural born citizen, not past age 35. Some people shouldn’t vote.
You show deep knowledge of Justin Bieber. Proud of you!
Romney is a vulture capitalist that buys companies, borrows millions, keeps most of the money for himself, than bankrupts the business and ships jobs overseas. I don’t see much difference in the two when it comes to business but Trump is definitely not part of the Republican establishment.
There are at least 14 different candidates being polled for the GOP Presidential nomination. All the “surges and declines” thus far haven’t even broached the margin of error and are at best “ripples.”
Its a long time until the first primaries are held and only a very small percentage of primary voters have given their decision significant thought much less get in a camp.
Over the next few months, the true contenders will narrow to something a bit more manageable, voters will begin to make distinctions as they see fit, and we will have better insight into who is viable. Small bumps up and down are meaningless. The day I see three candidates total over 50% support, I’ll start to take notice.
I’m going to side with Troy on this one. The field is wide open and the election is still a long ways off. A lot can happen between now and then.
What about Lindsay Graham?
I hope, Pat, that you also think it is scary that Jeb Bush is in front. He is establishment, mealy-mouthed, and NOT a conservative. I think those who support Jeb are backing a bad horse as this country needs a conservative, not a McConell, McCain, Carl Rove (that idiotic tub of guts) supported fake.
I would like to time travel and know what Pat would have wrote about Ronald Reagan’s run for President. Reagan was an Actor turned Governor. Trump is a business man who is running for President. Reagan had bold new idea’s wasn’t the media darling. Trump isn’t the media darling. Reagan stood up to Communist Russia and wouldn’t tone down his message when giving speeches. Trump speaks his mind and as shown in his announcement doesn’t follow pre-written scripts. This is the person I am watching most closely right now.
“You know, it really doesn’t matter what [the media] write as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass.” – Donald Trump.
If he’s your guy, you’re more than welcome to him.
Why dont you talk about GW .You all voted for Bush and he was sbad thats why Obama got in .Your doing it again and soon we will have another Clinton in.
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