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One big question in the 2016 race for the White House is when -- or if -- Donald Trump’s campaign will run out of gas. Trump’s poll numbers continue to climb even as he stumbles on questions about policy, recants his past liberal leanings, and makes comments that draw the ire of women and Hispanics.
Given the conventional wisdom that Trump has so far defied some law of political gravity, eyebrows went up when ABC News analyst and GOP political consultant Matthew Dowd declared that Trump has the earmarks of a winner.
"I think Donald Trump, as of today, is the Republican nominee for president," Dowd said on ABC’s This Week on Sept. 6, 2015. "He leads nationally in every single poll for more than two months. He leads every single state, including favorite-son states like Florida, where he leads Jeb Bush. Jeb Bush is third. And any Republican that has led for two months and led every state has won the GOP nomination."
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originally posted by: DelMarvel
The Republicans running against him are proving to be a bunch of third rate idiots as campaigners.
The base doesn't care about, for example, Trump making fun of women's looks or menstrual cycles.
They should be hitting him hard by now as an immoral New York city draft dodging trojan horse liberal. Instead they're all pussyfooting around because they're scared of offending their base.
originally posted by: introvert
a reply to: NowWhat
Hate to say this, but both Hillary and Sanders would tear Trump to pieces in a debate. Regardless of whether you like either one, they are both very intelligent and know the ins-and-outs of policy discussion. Trump knows very little when in comes to the issues.
originally posted by: tothetenthpower
a reply to: Profusion
It's no different than when the Tea Party took over the GOP for those two cycles and we had crazy folks like Bachman running etc.
Although in those cases they never got the real attention from the base, Romney had that locked up from the early campaign stops.
In this case? I think you might be right. Although he won't win against either Hillary or Bernie. Once we get to the debates between the nominee's after the primaries, people will quickly see how little vision Donald has in his policy.