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Trump Bows Out of the 2012 Election-Why?

Original post made by Cindy Cross on May 16, 2011

Trump Bows Out of the 2012 Election-Why? by Cindy Cross
Donald trump has officially bowed out of the 2012 presidential race. Trump decided to focus on his reality TV series the Celebrity Apprentice, which racks in millions for charity every season.
"I maintain the strong conviction that if I were to run, I would be able to win the primary and ultimately, the general election. I have spent the past several months unofficially campaigning and recognize that running for public office cannot be done half-heartedly. Ultimately, however, business is my greatest passion and I am not ready to leave the private sector."
With the birther controversy squashed after Obama releasing a legal birth certificate, and Obama winning accolades with Bin Laden killed; Trump got the wind taken out of his proverbial sails. Not used to being made to look like a fool, Obama seized the opportunity to chide Trump publicly by saying at the recent White House Correspondent's dinner, "He [Trump] can finally get back to focusing on the issues that matter, like, did we fake the moon landing? What really happened at Roswell? And where are Biggie and Tupac? All kidding aside, obviously we all know about your credentials and breadth of experience…" the crowd roared with applause and laughter. A camera shot over the Trump who did not look amused in the slightest.
Was the American public duped by Trump? Ever since Trump hinted that he would make a formidable candidate, he garnered public attention making headlines wherever he appeared. Ratings for his show The Celebrity Apprentice shot up 20%
First Huckabee, now Trump; who will be the next big name republican to remove their name from list of candidates? And will they have a legitimate reason for quitting? For those not familiar with his show, those who decide to make an early exit without being officially 'fired' by Trump, are labeled 'quitters.' Who's the quitter now?

Comments

Posted by Guest, a resident of another community
on May 16, 2011 at 9:12 pm

Since when has Trump been considered a big name Republican? More like a big haired buffoon.


Posted by Elitist, a resident of Birdland
on May 16, 2011 at 10:07 pm

Only a few short weeks ago The Donald was leading all Repubs in the polls, despite being the buffoon he is. Just goes to show you that the Repubs aren't at all picky about who carries water for the fascist agenda.

Ol' Hillbilly Huckabee, just like The Donald, decided to follow the T.V. money instead of his spiritual quest to have "creationism" taught in all public schools.

Who'll be next? Bachmann? Palin? They must all know that whomever it is, they'll be thwacked good by the current Man in office, despite all the secret slushy-fundy money that the Supremes enabled them to draw upon from their fascist supporters.

Repub agenda: Weaken govt., strengthen corporations, strengthen corporate control over political affairs. What does this equal? Fascism, pure and simple. Despite 1/3 of the country that is poorly educated and susceptible to tea party propaganda, birther claims, and claims of Obama-must-be-a-godless-mozlem, a majority will once again determine the best man for the job: Barack Hussien Obama.


Posted by Early Bird, a resident of Birdland
on May 17, 2011 at 7:42 am

Just let 'em all keep talking. Please Newt, continue. And all the rest of the birdbrains. Let the public know what your beliefs are. I am sooooo looking forward to 2012!!!


Posted by Stacey, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on May 17, 2011 at 9:00 am

Stacey is a registered user.

Weak government, strong corporations: Fascism? Nah, it's just a word you threw out there to rile up everyone by associating images of jackbooted thugs with Republicans. About the only parallel one could draw between today's Tea Party and Fascist movements is their populist nature. Populists parties have the potential to turn into oppressive regimes, but not always. America has a history of other populist movements on both the left and the right.


Posted by Early Bird, a resident of Birdland
on May 17, 2011 at 9:07 am

You might try looking up the definition or reading about fascism, Stacey. The major fascist movements and states of the 20th century were marked by high-level collusion between state and corps, with the former fortifying its military and police operations while turning a blind eye to the latter running roughshod over the populace. Then do an assessment of modern-day Republican agenda and policies. The similarities are chilling.


Posted by Republican Red, a resident of Happy Valley
on May 17, 2011 at 11:25 am

Since my last post, Donald Trump has let us down and boughed out of the race. I am so shagrinned. That leaves Sarah Palin at the top of my list. But Im not sure a girl can beat a guy in the race to the WHITE house. So I give my vote to Joe the Plummer. Good common cents. Streetsmart.


Posted by Got yur number, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 17, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Cindy's pretense at being legit, isn't going to fly with opening threads like above. Her mission is becoming more apparent. She's identified with glaring neon signs ! Keep stirring.


Posted by ?yes?, a resident of Pleasanton Village
on May 17, 2011 at 1:48 pm

... and that mission would be what?

So ... Cindy-the-blogger is expected to be objective like 'Got yur number'?

Oh, and Trump ISN'T a quitter?

You don't get out much, do you?


Posted by Republican Pink (but so NOT gay), a resident of Remen Tract
on May 17, 2011 at 10:42 pm

Has anyone pushed for Arnold Schwartzenegger? Or how about that Ensign feller from Nevato?

Maybe somebody can tell me, why's everbody so down on Neut Gringrich. And what's so wrong with right-wing social engineering anyhow?

Has anyone talked up a Bachmann-Palin ticket? Hows come?


Posted by WE Got Options, a resident of Foothill Farms
on May 18, 2011 at 2:59 am

I ain't heard anyones mention Mr. Bolton. He's a real man not like OBambi. When UN ambassidor he always told anybodys who've listened to him that he'd kick there butts from here to eternity if they didn't go along with the Merican way. Georgie liked him, and thats' go enuough for me


Posted by Better Option?, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 18, 2011 at 12:06 pm

I like Rick Perry the Texas secessionist who has a number of us really all lathered up. He'd let the good states like Texas and Mississipp and West Virginny secede and leave behind the bad states like California to struggle with their unfunded unsustainable pension liabilities.


Posted by Rebecca, a resident of Downtown
on May 18, 2011 at 12:23 pm

What about Jon Huntsman? What's the scoop on him?


Posted by Sorry, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 18, 2011 at 12:48 pm

"Has anyone pushed for Arnold Schwartzenegger"

People say he hasn't produced an American birth certificate.


Posted by Thomas, a resident of West of Foothill
on May 18, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Yeh, we already gots a poser in what supposed to be the White House. At least Arnold would outclass the poser with high morale standards.

Huntman was Obomba's Chinese lapdog. I like that he a Morman, but how could he work for our stained precios leader? Just another hippocrit.


Posted by Zorro the Red, a resident of Hacienda Gardens
on May 18, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Rick Santorum is the MAN! He spent years in a North Vietnamese concentration camp and knows all about torture. He's an expert on torture. He's for it. kHe's not afraid to call the namby-pamb John McCain a shill for the Democrat Party. Go Rick Go!


Posted by Suzanne, a resident of Deer Oaks/Twelve Oaks
on May 18, 2011 at 3:11 pm

I would like to toss in Govenor Tim Pawlenty. Everything I've heard about him is all good!


Posted by clem, a resident of Bordeaux Estates
on May 18, 2011 at 3:40 pm

I would like to toss Pawlenty too. He left little Minnisota with 6.2 billion deficit, and he didn't run for re-election because he knew he'd be defeated and besides wanted to live in Iowa for the next year because like he tells Iowaians he's more a Iowaian than a Minnisotan.

He's a states rights kinna guy, which should resonate with the redneck crowd that hears states rights and immediately think of their hero George Wallace sitting on his porch defending his state against the integrationists.


Posted by Normal Republican, a resident of California Somerset
on May 18, 2011 at 9:22 pm

I'd be hap[py to vote my vote for Herrman Cain, except for that one big problem he has.


Posted by Takin' BAck OUr Country, a resident of Ruby Hill
on May 18, 2011 at 11:01 pm

"Don't even participate in that goofy game that's been played for too many years with the leftist lame-stream media."

Guess who said that? That's right. Probably the smartest woman on this entire planet, Sarah Palin. I like her ideas. If you don't talk to the lame-stream media, then they can't ask ya what newspapers ya read or what Supreme Court decisions you agree with. I mean, sheeeeesh! She's my choice. Democracy's finest.


Posted by Informned, a resident of Foothill Farms
on May 19, 2011 at 1:43 pm

I was all for Mitch Daniels until I found out he was a socialistic supporter of Obamacare and other dictidorial policies.

'The candidate said he favors a universal health care system that would move away from employee-based health policies and make it mandatory for all Americans to have health insurance.

Daniels envisioned one scenario in which residents could certify their coverage when paying income taxes and receive a tax exemption that would cover the cost.

"We really have to have universal coverage," Daniels said.'

Well if that isn't the cats' meows I don't know what is. Just another Democratic plant.


Posted by Huhn?, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 19, 2011 at 1:50 pm

I am having a really hard time seeing smart and Palin in the same sentence.


Posted by Freedom Seeker, a resident of Birdland
on May 19, 2011 at 2:07 pm

Huhn thinks he's a regular solcialist smarty pants. The woman graduate from FIVE prestidious universities. She was a govenor and saved Alaska from becoming exstinqued until she stepped out to save America. What did OBAMBA the mau-mau-ing Kenyon ever do? Your envy leaves you green in the face.


Posted by Trump?, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 19, 2011 at 10:45 pm

Why did Trump drop out? Are you kidding? He loves money more than his country. So does the rockabilly creationist Huckabee who stands to earn 1+ million a year with FOX without the grind of the campaign trail. And of course there's the REAL TRUMP factor: these chumps know no one's going to beat our African-American President in the White House.


Posted by lisa, a resident of Downtown
on May 22, 2011 at 8:55 am

Just got word that another Republican has bitten the dust. Mitch Daniels all but admits that Barack Obama, the greatest of this past century's United States presidents, is unbeatable. It's boiling down to either of the two Mormons or the Airhead from Alaska. Run Michelle, Run! Oh please!


Posted by Snappy, a resident of Charter Oaks
on May 22, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Daniels was a bad governor. His dropping out really doesn't matter. Any warm body in a suit will do. How much talent does it take to lambast low-income women and children and invite sympathy for today's overtaxed rich?


Posted by Chunky, a resident of Livermore
on May 22, 2011 at 9:24 pm

Do we even need a president? They dont seem to do anything except collect a big paycheck with a unsustainable big pension. Just anohter unfounded liability.


Posted by kk, a resident of Canyon Oaks
on May 23, 2011 at 9:36 am

Tim Pawlenty has announced a second time that he's in. I guess he announced earlier but no one noticed. Hence the second hat tossing.