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Monday, May 16, 2011

Donald Trump Quits With Trump Brand Damaged

The Donald has quit. He has announced that he has “decided not to pursue the office of the Presidency”. 
Let’s look at the reasons for this quitting, no the reasons for this cowardice:
The Official Reason
“... business is my greatest passion and I am not ready to leave the private sector.” Bah! BS of a particularly malodorous nature, sir. Next!
Trump supports Democrats More Than Republicans
Trump has in the past contributed more money to Democrats than to Republicans. He has contributed to some of the Republicans’ favourite enemies, including Hillary Rodham Clinton, John Kerry, Charles B. Rangel and Edward Kennedy. The Donald’s excuse is that he needed to contribute to the Dems for business reasons, as his primary place of business is New York. You may also think that these contributions were some time ago. Nope. He gave $50,000 to Rahm Emanuel for his campaign to become mayor of Chicago.
Trump’s Past Policies Anathema To Republicans
It’s little wonder that Trump did contribute to the Dems. His own position on polices was definitely not Republican. Trump was once a supporter of abortion rights; gay rights; a one-time tax of 14.25 percent on the wealthy; a universal government-paid health care and the bailout of the auto companies. He reversed all these policy positions entirely in his current fake race for the Republican nomination.
Trump’s Missing Worth Certificate
Trump had said that he would release his financials as to his net worth at the time of announcing his bid for the Presidency. Could it be that the real figures were so much lower than his public claims that it would have damaged his brand? And talking of damaging his brand ....
The Polls, The Polls
Bottom line, his poll ratings slumped from 26% to 8%. Trump may be a cartoon, but he’s not a cretin. The abysmal fall in his ratings following Obama’s release of the long-form birth certificate showed him that his race was over.  The Don said that he was "very proud" of himself for forcing Obama’s hand, but it turned out to be a death certificate for Trump’s campaign.
Of course, he couldn’t restrain his lying. He told Rolling Stone that he was "number one in the polls".
In his announcement today, he said that he was “top of the Republican contenders in polls across the country.” He went on to state he would have won, “I maintain the strong conviction that if I were to run, I would be able to win the primary and ultimately, the general election.”
If you believe that his fake campaign was intended to boost ratings for ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ .... It turns out that the audience for that show skews to the Democrats. According to research obtained by The Atlantic, the audience for "Celebrity Apprentice" is among the most liberal in primetime television. One wonders how the allegations of racism in his fake campaign were received by this audience. So, his campaign damaged his brand and he quit.
This is bad, bad. I was looking forward to the debates and the ads, the ads. You may have no idea just how easy it would have been to run attack ads against Trump. Why vote for a guy who throws little old ladies out of their homes and is being sued for misleading investors?  That’s even before we talk of his companies’ bankruptcies.
We needed candidates who could say things like, “In the old days, when you have a war and you win, that nation’s yours. ” Yup, we should have just grabbed Iraq’s oil for ourselves, Don-Don.
It is all over. The Palin-Trump ticket just couldn't get off the ground - like Trump Airlines.
Nevertheless, this site will not waver in its determination to examine the phenomenon that is Donald Trump. Our favourite cartoon candidate of yesterday is still our favourite businessman buffoon of today.

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