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charlyvi

(6,537 posts)
Wed Jun 15, 2016, 10:20 AM Jun 2016

So who do you think will be the Republican nominee?

I used to think Trump's ego would not let him quit, but now I'm thinking that same ego would rather withdraw than lose. And it sure as hell looks like he's going to lose. I realize that polls this far out from the GE are pretty much meaningless, but a 70% unfavorable rating? DAMN! So, who do you think his replacement might be?


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So who do you think will be the Republican nominee? (Original Post) charlyvi Jun 2016 OP
They will play it safe with Jeb. tonyt53 Jun 2016 #1
No need for a poll. Trump is the nominee. No debate about that. Trust Buster Jun 2016 #2
Agreed yeoman6987 Jun 2016 #7
Trump attacks US Army soldiers: Kingofalldems Jun 2016 #21
He WILL get the nomination at the convention. No doubt... Whiskeytide Jun 2016 #18
whoever the deep pockets brigade want surrealAmerican Jun 2016 #3
They can't give it to someone that ran. Renew Deal Jun 2016 #4
"...that same ego would rather withdraw than lose." CrispyQ Jun 2016 #5
He won't voluntarily quit. David__77 Jun 2016 #9
I don't think Trump's definition of losing charlyvi Jun 2016 #16
A big part of his schtick is calling opponents losers. charlyvi Jun 2016 #13
He's lost plenty of times in business but it's never his fault and/or... Gidney N Cloyd Jun 2016 #23
Not sure who but I would bet money that it will not be Trump. He may go down for health issues. peace13 Jun 2016 #6
I think Trump will be. David__77 Jun 2016 #8
I think the Republican convention is going to be a riot liberal N proud Jun 2016 #10
You saying the fight won't be on the convention floor? safeinOhio Jun 2016 #11
I need to find me a boat liberal N proud Jun 2016 #12
I lived in Chicago in '68. charlyvi Jun 2016 #14
You're going to need a bigger boat! (n/t) PJMcK Jun 2016 #26
Cleveland Summer 2016 liberal N proud Jun 2016 #27
You're a genius, liberal N proud! PJMcK Jun 2016 #29
Just borrowed from the internet liberal N proud Jun 2016 #30
The billboard's a great and funny idea PJMcK Jun 2016 #33
If Trump is not the chosen one, I think all hell will break lose. Hard to tell RKP5637 Jun 2016 #37
Paul Ryan. mnhtnbb Jun 2016 #15
I'm thinking that too charlyvi Jun 2016 #17
I think this is the year they just run Jesus and hope he comes back... Johonny Jun 2016 #19
Jesus, calling Jesus, please some to the podium. n/t RKP5637 Jun 2016 #38
I don't think the Trumpies are liking this poll. Kingofalldems Jun 2016 #20
Trump, no question One Black Sheep Jun 2016 #22
But if it looks like he is not... charlyvi Jun 2016 #44
This message was self-deleted by its author Renew Deal Jun 2016 #24
Why choose the lesser of two evils? KamaAina Jun 2016 #25
If he's running against Trump sarisataka Jun 2016 #31
Deadbeat Donald emulatorloo Jun 2016 #28
I'm thinking "Kinda-sleazy" Rice. woodsprite Jun 2016 #32
Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins, Jan Brewer, Nikki Haley, Condoleeza Rice? Tierra_y_Libertad Jun 2016 #34
That's why I didn't put a woman in the poll. eom charlyvi Jun 2016 #45
Trump will get the Nom, Hillary will Win flamingdem Jun 2016 #35
Please!!! Please!!! The US would be so much better without the republican party and RKP5637 Jun 2016 #39
Does anyone have a sick feeling that either Palin or Rick Scott is going to be his running mate? Nt maryellen99 Jun 2016 #36
A raving idiot or a criminal. FFS, where has the US gone. n/t RKP5637 Jun 2016 #40
Down the toilet nt maryellen99 Jun 2016 #41
Definitely!!! n/t RKP5637 Jun 2016 #43
Rick Scott just tried to speak Spanish at the Orlando presser flamingdem Jun 2016 #42
My confidence that he will be the nominee has plummeted in the last few weeks Doctor Jack Jun 2016 #46
Romney or someone he has control over laserhaas Jun 2016 #47
Any political party that overrules their primary voters is telling them they are stupid. pampango Jun 2016 #48

Whiskeytide

(4,471 posts)
18. He WILL get the nomination at the convention. No doubt...
Wed Jun 15, 2016, 11:05 AM
Jun 2016

... but I think what the OP is really pondering is "will he STAY in the race as it becomes more and more clear that he will lose the GE?" (I'm not as convinced that he'll fold as others are - but I understand the argument that his ego would rather suffer a "quit" than a "defeat&quot , and if he DOES drop out, who will they install as the nominee?

I think it's likely to be Mittens because it might be thought to be easier to restart an old campaign than initiate a new one.

surrealAmerican

(11,383 posts)
3. whoever the deep pockets brigade want
Wed Jun 15, 2016, 10:25 AM
Jun 2016

I don't know who that is, and I'm not sure they do either yet.

As always with Republicans, follow the money.

Renew Deal

(81,948 posts)
4. They can't give it to someone that ran.
Wed Jun 15, 2016, 10:27 AM
Jun 2016

Jeb would be totally illegitimate. All of the others were rejected to. They will have to come up with someone new. Maybe go crazy and give it to Sasse, though he's got no experience.

CrispyQ

(36,768 posts)
5. "...that same ego would rather withdraw than lose."
Wed Jun 15, 2016, 10:29 AM
Jun 2016

I think there is some truth to it, too. Big egos can't stand losing. I have a friend who's been saying this all along. She thinks he will eat up the attention until the convention & then step down.

David__77

(23,783 posts)
9. He won't voluntarily quit.
Wed Jun 15, 2016, 10:37 AM
Jun 2016

Be a quitter? I don't think so.

He can certainly win in losing as well.

charlyvi

(6,537 posts)
16. I don't think Trump's definition of losing
Wed Jun 15, 2016, 10:57 AM
Jun 2016

is quite that sophisticated. I think it's a zero sum game with him.....he is the President or he is a Loser. But, I could certainly be wrong.

charlyvi

(6,537 posts)
13. A big part of his schtick is calling opponents losers.
Wed Jun 15, 2016, 10:52 AM
Jun 2016

I don't think he could accept being a loser himself.

Gidney N Cloyd

(19,847 posts)
23. He's lost plenty of times in business but it's never his fault and/or...
Wed Jun 15, 2016, 11:59 AM
Jun 2016

...he bends the reality of losing and calls it a win. Or he denies against all contradicting fact that he lost or that the results weren't exactly what he wanted. That's the way his ego rolls.

 

peace13

(11,076 posts)
6. Not sure who but I would bet money that it will not be Trump. He may go down for health issues.
Wed Jun 15, 2016, 10:30 AM
Jun 2016

Whoever it is will bring both blades swinging for Hills record and business practices.

liberal N proud

(60,410 posts)
10. I think the Republican convention is going to be a riot
Wed Jun 15, 2016, 10:39 AM
Jun 2016

And I mean a violent riot.

Living in the Cleveland area, I will hunker down that week and avoid any contact with any of them.

safeinOhio

(32,969 posts)
11. You saying the fight won't be on the convention floor?
Wed Jun 15, 2016, 10:47 AM
Jun 2016

If the dump trump movement is looking good at the time,1968 Chicago will look like a picnic. If I lived in Cleveland, I'd get some popcorn and sit on a boat out on Lake Erie. Might be the only safe place in town.

liberal N proud

(60,410 posts)
30. Just borrowed from the internet
Wed Jun 15, 2016, 01:04 PM
Jun 2016

And tied it to the convention.

They would be great travel posters though, Maybe get a billboard near the airport for those arriving this July.

PJMcK

(22,163 posts)
33. The billboard's a great and funny idea
Wed Jun 15, 2016, 01:16 PM
Jun 2016

Man, I can relate to your sig line. 1984 was the biggest electoral mistake I've ever made. I've regretted it my entire life.

RKP5637

(67,112 posts)
37. If Trump is not the chosen one, I think all hell will break lose. Hard to tell
Wed Jun 15, 2016, 01:38 PM
Jun 2016

what might happen. Many of his supports IMO have the potential to be quite violent. Same here, I would go nowhere near it or any of them. They're likely to shoot/fight someone, whatever, for no reason just because they might be pissed off if things don't go their way.

charlyvi

(6,537 posts)
17. I'm thinking that too
Wed Jun 15, 2016, 10:59 AM
Jun 2016

Though I forgot to mention him. I think Republicans think he's the only one who could replace Trump without the base rebelling. Of course, I also think they'd be wrong.

charlyvi

(6,537 posts)
44. But if it looks like he is not...
Wed Jun 15, 2016, 04:44 PM
Jun 2016

If the polls in October look like losses in landslide territory, would his ego be able to endure that. Or would he develop an extremely bad
dire health problem and have to withdraw, thereby saving face and a loser label.

Response to charlyvi (Original post)

emulatorloo

(44,350 posts)
28. Deadbeat Donald
Wed Jun 15, 2016, 12:51 PM
Jun 2016

He won't withdraw, and GOP is between a rock and a hard place. Too late for them to replace him. Trump voters will scream bloody murder if GOP tries that.

woodsprite

(11,969 posts)
32. I'm thinking "Kinda-sleazy" Rice.
Wed Jun 15, 2016, 01:11 PM
Jun 2016

Considering the republican "clientelle", they'll probably try to set up one of the debates as a girl-on-girl mud wrestling contest.

 

Tierra_y_Libertad

(50,414 posts)
34. Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins, Jan Brewer, Nikki Haley, Condoleeza Rice?
Wed Jun 15, 2016, 01:28 PM
Jun 2016

It would be a smart move and throw a wrench the "first woman nominated" meme.

Fortunately, the Repugs are too stupid to do much anything smart.

RKP5637

(67,112 posts)
39. Please!!! Please!!! The US would be so much better without the republican party and
Wed Jun 15, 2016, 01:42 PM
Jun 2016

their constant **it!

maryellen99

(3,795 posts)
36. Does anyone have a sick feeling that either Palin or Rick Scott is going to be his running mate? Nt
Wed Jun 15, 2016, 01:37 PM
Jun 2016

Has anybody else noticed that Palin has kept her worthless mouth shut through all of this?

flamingdem

(39,367 posts)
42. Rick Scott just tried to speak Spanish at the Orlando presser
Wed Jun 15, 2016, 02:12 PM
Jun 2016

.. don't think he'll be getting the Latino vote anytime soon.

How could anyone be creepier than Scott. I hope Trump picks him!

Doctor Jack

(3,072 posts)
46. My confidence that he will be the nominee has plummeted in the last few weeks
Wed Jun 15, 2016, 04:48 PM
Jun 2016

I would still say he is the most likely person to get the nomination but I would say there is maybe a 30% chance they finally put their foot down and pick someone else. His approval ratings are historically low, he is down by near double digits in the polls, solid red states like Kansas and Utah are now in play, he refuses to raise any money for the party, and now he is attacking the republicans as weak and demands that they bow down to him, without question. One or two more weeks of behavior like this and the RNC may decide that enough is enough and perform a coup at the convention.

 

laserhaas

(7,805 posts)
47. Romney or someone he has control over
Wed Jun 15, 2016, 04:55 PM
Jun 2016

I've been sayin....Mitt's coming..since January 2015.

Just learned that "if" they can stop Hillary from getting enough electorals...

Congress gets to pick POTUS

pampango

(24,692 posts)
48. Any political party that overrules their primary voters is telling them they are stupid.
Wed Jun 15, 2016, 05:31 PM
Jun 2016

They may well be stupid (in this case republican primary voters certainly are) but you can't run a political party long term making it very obvious that you have absolutely no respect for your parties base.

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