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DONALD TRUMP sonderar terrängen för en eventuell presidentvalskampanj. Men hans främsta tillgång är inte miljonerna på bankkontot utan det föga imponerande republikanska startfältet. Så kanske kan han bli partiets kandidat. Be afraid, be very afraid!

Sheelah Kolhatkar skriver;

Here are a few things we know about Donald Trump: He likes to brag; he’s an excellent salesman and a master brander […] he exaggerates as a strategic tool and a birthright. He has learned over time that if he says something often enough and is willing to ignore evidence to the contrary, eventually people will stop bothering to challenge him on matters ranging from his net worth to unsubstantiated claims about President Obama’s citizenship—and, that if they do, he can brush them aside and bluff onward, making him the perfect avatar of the truthiness age.


So far, Trump has spoken to at least five Republican strategists in his search for political advice, including Tony Fabrizio and John McLaughlin. […] Trump has also laid plans for appearances in key states such as New Hampshire and Nevada, which he planned to visit on Apr. 27 and 28, South Carolina on May 19, and Iowa in June. ”He’s a known commodity. You’ve got to think beyond the man to the larger brand,” says Kellyanne Conway, a Republican pollster with whom Trump has also had talks. ”He just seems to be able to say things and do things that no one else can.” But, she adds, ”My vote is, don’t beat Obama on where he was born, beat him on where he’s taken this country.”

That Trump is being seriously considered by anyone as a candidate for President is due to a unique confluence of circumstances. Some of it is luck and timing. The Republican Party is struggling for a strong establishment candidate. Thus far, Democrats appear united, and President Obama’s fundraising advantage and campaign machinery is formidable.


Trump’s adventure has not charmed the core of the party he’s flirting with. Trafficking in the birther issue is seen by all but the outer fringe as a waste of time. ”This is a mistake and it will marginalize him,” Karl Rove told Bill O’Reilly on Fox News on Mar. 30. ”Barack Obama wants Republicans to fall into this trap because he knows it discredits us with the vast majority of the American people.”

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