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Donald Trump as GOP hopeful: Take him seriously

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Debates and town forums are for candidates to say what they have to say. I'm still not sure it's "exactly" the moderators job to get too involved.

Yeah, I'm not a fan of moderators who put themselves into the debate. Which all seem to do.

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It is pathetic and sad. Those who think Trump will actually do anything for them are in for a rude awakening. He is all about himself. Nothing more, nothing less.

He has given running his company and business to run for President. I am sure it is costing him more money than he could be making. Are you jealous of a successful business man? From all reports Donald is caring and nice person and tries to help people. I remember him giving rides to the aids kid back in the 80's who was kicked out of school.

He was everybody bestfriend until he starting winning in the primaries and then after 30 plus years the news started reporting bogus stories. Are you foolish enough to let the media play you? I suspect you are............

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Unbridled Prejudging. . . No. . Bigotry at its best. . . Will probably see more as the election draws near.

Pathetic. . .

Deplorable

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He has given running his company and business to run for President. I am sure it is costing him more money than he could be making. Are you jealous of a successful business man? From all reports Donald is caring and nice person and tries to help people. I remember him giving rides to the aids kid back in the 80's who was kicked out of school.

He was everybody bestfriend until he starting winning in the primaries and then after 30 plus years the news started reporting bogus stories. Are you foolish enough to let the media play you? I suspect you are............

When a person runs for President, reporters dig into the candidates past. I think this is important. However, I certainly don't want the past to define anyone in the present. It's basically what he's saying and what he stands for I don't like.

He's already a billionaire, so giving up running his business, isn't hurting him in the least. He's passed it to his family anyway and still gets a paycheck. That aside, not liking the man to be our next President has nothing to do with being foolish, manipulated or being jealous. It makes sense to some of us.

He certainly is probably a nice and likable person.

I do think we need to stop and take a breath, stop insulting one another and discuss politics in a mature fashion. I try.....it isn't easy though, but certainly is possible. This thread has over 1400 posts and is many years old, I would hate to see it (and another certain thread with some back and forth insults being thrown) shut down.

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He has given running his company and business to run for President. I am sure it is costing him more money than he could be making. Are you jealous of a successful business man? From all reports Donald is caring and nice person and tries to help people. I remember him giving rides to the aids kid back in the 80's who was kicked out of school.

He was everybody bestfriend until he starting winning in the primaries and then after 30 plus years the news started reporting bogus stories. Are you foolish enough to let the media play you? I suspect you are............

We have no evidence that Trump is a successful business man. The one thing that might be evidence of his success would be his tax returns and he refuses to release them like other candidates have and do.

Obama has it in his authority to release Trump's tax returns. He should do so.

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Just want to clarify something-the quote in the above post is not from me. it's all Pinay. I would never say anything that foolish.

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I can't agree with that. many journalists made editorials to stay out of the war, and people like myself objected. We were drowned out with post-9/11 "patriotism" and support for the war. Sure people fell hook line and sinker for the Bush propaganda, but wasn't it just as important to give him his say and report it?

Debates and town forums are for candidates to say what they have to say. I'm still not sure it's "exactly" the moderators job to get too involved.

OK, we can disagree. On a related, but slightly off topic discussion I found these two pieces very interesting.

FWIW I have zero sympathy for these journalists who failed to see what was obvious to so many of us.

Hari's arguments have had their consequences in that he helped Bush and Blair mount an illegal war that has cost thousands of lives. He wrote in 2003, 'Sometimes the only way to spread peace is at the barrel of a gun.” Now he admits: 'I am not hiding in my home, rocking and clutching a Kalashnikov. Millions of Iraqis are, and many thousands more did not live to see even that future because of the arguments of people like me.”

A mea culpa on Iraq by pro-war journalist Johann Hari - World Socialist Web Site

HANNITY: Because you know something, Ellis [Henican, Fox News contributor]? We're going to go in and we're going to liberate this country in a few weeks and it's going to be over very quickly. No, it's going to be over very quickly. And what I'm going to tell you here is, you're going to find, I predict, mass graves. We're going to open up those -- hang on, let me finish -- those gulags and those prisons and you're going to hear stories of rape and torture and misery, and then we're going to find all of the weapons of mass destruction that all of you guys on the left say don't exist. And I'm going to point -- Ellis, don't go down the road because you're going to have egg on your face. [Fox News, Hannity & Colmes, 2/19/03, via Nexis]

Where Are The Media's Iraq War Boosters 1

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When a person runs for President, reporters dig into the candidates past. I think this is important. However, I certainly don't want the past to define anyone in the present. It's basically what he's saying and what he stands for I don't like.

He's already a billionaire, so giving up running his business, isn't hurting him in the least. He's passed it to his family anyway and still gets a paycheck. That aside, not liking the man to be our next President has nothing to do with being foolish, manipulated or being jealous. It makes sense to some of us.

He certainly is probably a nice and likable person.

I do think we need to stop and take a breath, stop insulting one another and discuss politics in a mature fashion. I try.....it isn't easy though, but certainly is possible. This thread has over 1400 posts and is many years old, I would hate to see it (and another certain thread with some back and forth insults being thrown) shut down.

I doubt that Trump is a nice and likeable person.

I am certain that he is accustomed to being surrounded by people who kiss up to him.

I don't think that anyone who promote conspiracy theory, makes fun of the disabled, voices such disrespect for women and ethnic groups, and who cheats hard working people out of their earned and deserved paycheck can possibly be considered "nice".

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We have no evidence that Trump is a successful business man. The one thing that might be evidence of his success would be his tax returns and he refuses to release them like other candidates have and do.

I posted this earlier in this thread, and it really hasn't been answered. Should a presidential candidate's life be an open book? If not, exactly how much, and what type personal information (taxes, health, military records, birth certificate, transcripts, etc.) should be released? And who decides?

Obama has it in his authority to release Trump's tax returns. He should do so.

On what authority? And if a president were to release a candidates tax records, where does it end?

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Obama could have and should have released his own transcripts long ago, but of course, he never did.

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Obama could have and should have released his own transcripts long ago, but of course, he never did.
I assume you mean school grades?

Has any candidate provided their grades for the public to see?

Has he demanded Secretary Clinton's grades?

Why did candidate Trump only demand President Obama provide his birth certificate and school transcripts?

He hasn't provided any of what he demanded of President Obama

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I posted this earlier in this thread, and it really hasn't been answered. Should a presidential candidate's life be an open book? If not, exactly how much, and what type personal information (taxes, health, military records, birth certificate, transcripts, etc.) should be released?

I personally don't think most of this information should be required to be released. I think military service is public record, and proof of citizenship is required by the constitution.

I do think if a candidate is going to claim good health and business success as qualifications, then that should be backed up.

I don't recall Obama claiming to have stellar grades so I see no reason to release transcripts.

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