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[–] hyperoperation 0 points 25 points (+25|-0) ago 

Billionaires are the only people who can run a campaign without fear of coming across as politically incorrect or scaring off donors. I'd like to see a liberal tech CEO run as a dem and have some real no holds barred debates.

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[–] Pawn 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

if anything trump is busting down the party doors.

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[–] Fact_Checking_Alien 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

If anything, I seem to be the only one concerned that this proves every single criticism about money in politics. Why is money what decides whether or not you get a voice in politics?

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[–] johnlocke90 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Actually, Trump has spent fairly little money on the campaign.

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[–] bropoppa 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

Trump isn't buying the presidency. He's doing what the others aren't willing to do--put his views under public scrutiny .. While the other candidates are busy being politically correct, he's busy making sense.

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[–] uoat 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I that like camel toe? ;)

Kowtow, not cow toe.

Ungulate humor, oh dear.

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[–] didntsayeeeee 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

POTUS is a hard job, so I'm looking for someone ultra-competent. And what better way to demonstrate your ultra-competence than making yourself a billion dollars?

Not every POTUS need be incredibly wealthy. For instance, Eisenhower was too busy winning WW2 to get wealthy. On the other hand, Washington was also ultra-wealthy and still had time to win a war. (He also had, like, thirty goddamn dicks.)

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[–] FuckRedditSJWFaggots 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Liberal tech CEO's are even worse than Trump. Can you imagine what a Steve Jobs presidency would have been like? He was fucking mental even if he was a good salesman. 99% of liberal tech CEO's are rich because THEY ARE SELLING YOUR PERSONAL INFO. People bitch and moan about the NSA and siphoning your personal info all the time but what do you think those other tech CEO's are doing?

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[–] hyperoperation 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

At least they are siphoning your info to sell you shit and give you free products in return. The NSA doesn't give us jack and we have to pay insane amounts of taxes to fund them. I'm not saying they are good, they are bad, but the NSA is worse.

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[–] JayTS 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

My girlfriend is so angry that people seriously want Trump to be president. I'm loving it. I want him to stay in the race as long as possible. He has a snowball's chance in hell of actually getting elected, and I would never vote for him, but I love the havoc he's wreaking on the idiotic primary process.

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[–] Joshua_D 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago  (edited ago)

"He has a snowball's chance in hell of actually getting elected". People keep saying this.

Unless the Establishment just blatantly rigs the game, I'd say he has a pretty decent chance. Imagine if Hillary and Jeb end up being the nominees. What if all the Sanders supporters and all the Rand, Ted, Marco, and Ben supports just said "FUCK YOU!" and voted for the independent Trump. I know I would. Hell, I'd probably vote for Bernie before I'd vote for Jeb.

Imagine the campaign Trump could run against Hillary and Jeb. Two fairly rich, white, establishment politicians who think being president is their birthright in the new American Aristocracy vs. an Independent Billionaire who couldn't give a rats ass about the Establishment Political Class. It could be amazing.

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[–] SirRoderickGlossop 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I kind of have to agree with you there. I think that he is the the male equivalent of a Kardashian, but he's a spoiler and a bomb thrower. I think the primary process is ridiculous and he is there to show how ridiculous it is. Ultimately, this is all free advertising for his brand, and I think this is his only true motivation, but the unintended good side effect is that he makes the establishment uncomfortable and disrupts their narrative.

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[–] Subvert-Thoughts 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I placed a $100 dollar bet on him winning the election. If he wins I will take a small vacation. Also, late night comedy would be amazing.

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[–] Rommel79 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I keep thinking he has no chance, but people get the government they deserve.

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[–] rios1280 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

I hope he runs third party and destroys the two party system. We deserve better than the RNC and DNC dictating government to us.

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[–] cracell 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

The two party system is a symptom of our "first past the post" election system. To get rid of it we'd have to change how our elections work. Here's a great video explaining it. Otherwise after things stabilize it would come right back.

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[–] Harvo [S] 7 points -1 points (+6|-7) ago 

But is The Donald the guy to do it? Personally, I don't think so.

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[–] Tangent-love 0 points 22 points (+22|-0) ago 

America's Trump Card

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[–] BoiseNTheHood 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

The last guy to seriously threaten the two-party dominance (Perot) was a multi-billionaire businessman and a populist like Trump. He also funded his campaign all by himself, just like Trump. He was also known for his charisma and personality like Trump. In 1992, he was actually beating Bush 41 and Clinton in the polls head-to-head for a while.

Trump is Perot on steroids. Perot was just a businessman, Trump is a celebrity with instant name recognition.

Perot couldn't handle the pressure of a successful presidential run, pulled a nutty and quit the race for a few months at the height of his momentum. Trump, on the other hand, has walked through the fire from minute one and has shown no signs of quitting.

Perot had to go up against Bill Clinton, who had a cult of personality of his own and was a master of the political "game." Realistically, Trump would be up against Jeb and Shillary, two weak and extremely unlikeable candidates who are two sides of the same coin.

Finally, there's never been this much disgust at the two-party system before. We have record numbers of independent voters who reject both major parties now. Now is the time for an independent candidate to sieze the day.

I really believe Trump can pull it off.

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[–] paperback_writer 4 points 18 points (+22|-4) ago 

Trump is the candidate Republicans deserve.

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[–] Imapopulistnow 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

And Hillary?

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[–] jaceame 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Apparently the democrats have been killing hookers or something if they deserve her.

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[–] Lonecrowe 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I'm pretty sure he'll melt down at some point.

But .. the growing consensus around the street is that he's not a Politician and by voting for him you are voting against the establishment. No more "none of the above" its more of "lets do something crazier than electing a black communist president... lets elect a narcissist, with the personality of a dictator who'll clean house and wipe this system out".

Voting for Trump is like the people targeting a gun back at the corrupt government and saying "fix it motherfuckers"

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[–] edthomson92 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

But .. the growing consensus around the street is that he's not a Politician and by voting for him you are voting against the establishment.

This may be true, but Democrats and people on the left won't want to elect someone who is racist/sexist. So, even if he gets the candidacy, it should be an uphill battle for him.

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[–] haroldtheblankth 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Honest to God, I think "misinformed and insensitive" is a better way to put it than racist/sexist. I know it'll be spun that way, but stuff we be spun that way for any GOP candidate, just like every Democrat is spun as a damn commie.

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[–] 4jellybaby 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago  (edited ago)

What are the chances that this changes a significant number of minds about the right to buy your way into office?

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[–] Harvo [S] 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Chances will remain low. People are so apathetic these days.

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[–] Drenki 2 points 3 points (+5|-2) ago  (edited ago)

Trump will reveal that he is, in fact, broke. And that it is not necessary to win the Presidency with billions, just the attitude of having the money and not giving a fuck about being more straightforward about shit.

Everyone's been questioning his FEC filing because it's very weird.

/not a Trump supporter //look forward to his campaign nonetheless

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[–] jaceame 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

It would be great if he was broke and he was acting the same way as the Lannisters did in GOT when they found out they had no future income.

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[–] newoldwave 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I'd like to see Trump run as an independent and win, thus breaking the two party strangle hold on American politics.

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[–] cracell 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Wouldn't it just guarantee that the Democrat's candidate wins by splitting the Republican vote?

A crushing loss for the Republicans could reform the party but certainly wouldn't kill the two party system. Here's a great video on a major issue with the US's voting system which is that it is "first pass the post" which inevitably creates a two party system.

Personally I think changing to something like the Alternative Vote system would work much better but it still has issues. And changing the United State's voting system would be very difficult to do.

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[–] newoldwave 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I said run as independent and win

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[–] rumathlete_1 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I dont think he would be worst than most politicians. And he might turn a profit. And if he truely believes what he says then i expect him to publicly blast any politician that stands in his way. That would be nice.

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