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From "Reality TV" to toying with a presidential run?

I couldn't believe my ears this afternoon when I heard on NPR that Donald Trump is considering throwing his name in the hat for the GOP nomination at CPAC. Apparently it's true, though.  This is a man I can't stand to see on TV under any circumstances. . . I can't imagine watching him deliver a State of the Union Address.

What do you think?  Would he really be considered for nomination?,0,6049879.story?track=rss

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Asked by jsbenkert at 7:28 PM on Feb. 11, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • He would run the government like a business, which might be good in some ways, and bad in others. Plus, he just doesn't appear to be the type that's used to hearing "no." He probably doesn't get along that well with others, and well, it just wouldn't be the best idea, although I do respect him.

    Answer by cbk_mom3 at 7:42 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • I bet he could really care less what anyone thinks of him. He understands how to work within the demands of an economy, come in under budget, make hard decisions, and delegate. I have no idea what he understands about foreign policy. But, I heard about this several weeks ago before the CPAC.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 7:48 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • He would make a great economic advisor

    Answer by Carpy at 9:28 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • We need a leader with some balls. Male or female.. Other nations used to respect us... Now they laugh at us.

    Answer by mimistime at 9:46 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • Running a mega-business is very different from being a US President . Being dictatorial is just not possible if you become President . He does not seem to me to have the qualities necessary but I admit I know little about him .

    Answer by janet116 at 9:55 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • His economic wisdom would be useful now...

    Answer by agentwanda at 10:57 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • I think there's something to be said about having a businessman running the country rather than a lawyer who has never really practiced law. That being said, I'm not sure if I would Donald Trump as our President. From what I read today, current polls actually show him as a contender for the GOP nomination not too far behind Romney and Huckabee.

    Answer by Journey311 at 11:13 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • well if he can build a business into millions he might be able to pull the us out of the mess it's in. I'd give him my vote.

    Answer by karensue65 at 8:24 AM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • He's been hinting at it for months and he has every right to run just as anyone else does. You have every right not to vote for him if he does.
    I will give him the same consideration as I would anyone else by learning his views and the facts.
    Just think, if he does run, about all the fun the libs will have with another person to make stories up about.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 8:46 AM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • I haven't decided yet. He's a businessman, which would be a good thing right now. But I know next to nothing else about him, so I won't rule him off my list yet, but I will watch him closely and do some research. *shrug* Who knows?

    Answer by May-20 at 8:47 AM on Feb. 12, 2011

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