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Sat Nov 14, 2015, 08:02 PM

Win or Lose, Trump has changed how presidential races are run for the rest of my lifetime.

Thank you lame stream media. No longer does a candidate have to have any clearly articulated policies he/she proposes to enact. No longer does a candidate have to have any experience for the most important job in the country. Six months ago we were worried that Citizens United was the worse thing to happen to our election process. Now we have a billionaire Bag of Gas who the media will give unlimited free time to regurgitate whatever nonsense he sees fit, without any political consequences.

Whatever happens in 2016, the blueprint has already been written for 2020. Though the media will feign surprise when every election cycle from here on out will spawn a new generation of Trumps-lite and Carsons-lite, the media will have no one to blame but themselves. Trump can, and does go on any station in the largest, most expensive media markets, for hours at a time and say anything no matter how ridiculous, because ratings matter more than substance when picking the leader of the free world and don't think that the Cruz-lites', Rubio-lites' and regrettably, some Democrats-lite are not watching and learning from it. Elections in America are forever changed.

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Reply Win or Lose, Trump has changed how presidential races are run for the rest of my lifetime. (Original post)
politicaljunkie41910 Nov 2015 OP
OakCliffDem Nov 2015 #1
JI7 Nov 2015 #2
thelordofhell Nov 2015 #3
qwlauren35 Nov 2015 #4
Skittles Nov 2015 #5
BlueStater Nov 2015 #6
Blue_Tires Nov 2015 #7
Joe the Revelator Nov 2015 #8
onecent Nov 2015 #9

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Sat Nov 14, 2015, 08:15 PM

1. TRUMP - Redefining the way Republicans lose

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Sat Nov 14, 2015, 08:16 PM

2. how about w Bush

Trump is an entertainment figure. Most could not get away with what he has been able to do.

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Sat Nov 14, 2015, 08:19 PM

3. I have to disagree....This all started when Sarah Palin came crawling

Trump is just the male Palin

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Response to thelordofhell (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 14, 2015, 09:32 PM

4. It may have started then

But Trump took it up a level. I remember when he made comments about Latinos and everyone thought that would end him, and networks dumped him.... and then a few months later, he was still on top, and the networks came crawling.

My mom was appalled when Obama did talk shows in 2008. But he was on to something.

Sometimes I just think that Republicans do it better than we do, because they know their audience.

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Response to thelordofhell (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 14, 2015, 09:42 PM

5. Reagan made idiocy and greed fashionable

yup

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2015, 11:25 PM

6. Sadly, I think Obama has a lot to do with why people like Rubio and Cruz are running.

I maintain my opinion from years ago that Obama was way too inexperienced to run for president when he did and I think his first term reflects that. He got better as he went along but it took him awhile to find his footing.

Obama is obviously much smarter and more in touch with reality than Rubio and Cruz could ever hope to be. But now that he has become a successful two term president, it has set an unfortunate precedent that every political lightweight now thinks they're qualified to become president after only a few years in Washington. It's not just the GOP either. Look at all the suggestions that Julian Castro, with his incredibly thin resume, should be the next vice president of the United States. It's ridiculous.

I'm glad that Obama has been my president for the last six years. But it's time we start valuing experience in our presidential candidates again and not just optimistic rhetoric.

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Sat Nov 14, 2015, 11:28 PM

7. I told folks from the start not to feed the beast

But the more outrageous he got, the more people watched, and the cable news ratings shot through the roof, and every day we'd have 20 "Did you hear the latest batshit insane Trump comment?" -threads...

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Sun Nov 15, 2015, 12:02 AM

8. No, once he loses, the Republicans will go back to soul searching and eating their own.

 

Its all the know,.

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Sun Nov 15, 2015, 12:43 AM

9. GOOD. SOMETHING BETTER CHANGE IN OUR LIVES WITH THE ELECTIONS...

WHETHER IT'S BUSH OR BUGS BUNNY...JESUS H. CHRIST.
CAN'T YOU ALL SEE THIS????????????????????
THIS IS 1-0-1-5


not 1945...WAKE UP PEOPLE
WE MUST CHANE WITH THE TIMES.
WHETER WE LIKE IT OR NOT.
I DON'T HAFE TRHE ANSWER...BUT A CLINTON OR A BUSH IN THERE

IS NO FUCKING ANSWER.

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