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Trump Campaign Fumbles Plea For Washington State Delegates

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posted on Apr, 13 2016 @ 11:54 AM
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This is just too good to pass up.




Donald Trump has been having a fiery meltdown over not winning Colorado for the past few days, but it’s starting to look like other states will be following in the footsteps of the Centennial State. That’s because Trump’s campaign is doing a poor job of courting them, according to Politico.

So, here’s what’s going on: Trump wants delegates from the state of Washington, so the campaign sent out an email soliciting possible delegates on Friday, April 8 to let everyone know that the deadline to submit their Declaration of Candidacy for Delegate form was Wednesday, April 6.


However




it gets worse, though. There is no deadline anyway. Well, there sort of is, but it isn’t April 6 across the board; Washington has a number of conventions that all take place on different days and have different deadlines.. The gaffe would have reflected poorly on the campaign if they’d send a reminder for a legitimate deadline two days after it passed, but they now look doubly bad for sending the email two days after “the deadline” and not even researching to learn:


Any convention or caucus (the counties are hosting them on a rolling basis from March 12 to April 16) has a filing deadline 72 hours before the event in order to appear on the ballot.


And just when you thought it wasnt funny enough!


They sent the email to residents of Washington, D.C., not Washington state.Tim Miller, former communications manager to Jeb Bush, pointed this out on Twitter and couldn’t hide his mirth:


This is exactly what myself and other people have been talking about with Trump and his campaign, his campaign does things like this, but then wants to complain and scream and cry and blame it on Cruz and the GOP.

How this man got as far as he has in business when his attention to detail and management of his campaign people is so lax, is beyond me.


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posted on Apr, 13 2016 @ 12:22 PM
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a reply to: CrazyWater

How this man got as far as he has in business when his attention to detail and management of his campaign people is so lax, is beyond me.


I doubt this. I think you know exactly how he has but are just to polite to mention it.



posted on Apr, 13 2016 @ 12:37 PM
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originally posted by: CrazyWater
How this man got as far as he has in business when his attention to detail and management of his campaign people is so lax, is beyond me.


Business and politics do have some similarities, but there are also important differences that Trump just didn't think about. I think he was of the opinion that he could do this all by himself. It's an ego thing. His whole campaign to be president isn't about wanting to run for office, having the responsibilities of the presidency, or to Make This Country Great Again. He wants to show the world that he's just_that_good.

But he neglected to give proper attention to the differences between business and politics. He had very few, if any, real political advisors. Until now, of course. He's wising up to the fact that the political parties in this country hold the primary elections in their hands. If he had handled this campaign like he handled his best business deals, he would have known about this primary stuff before he even ran (from his advisors and planners) and could have RUN on fixing the corrupt election system, but instead, he appealed to the fear and anger in people and used that to get support.

He may have been a great change for the election system and the country, 'giving the people's voice back', but he ran his campaign like his worst business deal and now, he's going bankrupt.

As a CEO, he is successful. But as a candidate for public office, he fails miserably. Better luck next time.



posted on Apr, 13 2016 @ 01:14 PM
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Well, that embarrassing.

I think it's time to stick a fork in his chances at the White House.



posted on Apr, 13 2016 @ 01:15 PM
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a reply to: CrazyWater




How this man got as far as he has in business when his attention to detail and management of his campaign people is so lax, is beyond me.


Yes, you're completely right. He just bungled his way to being a billionaire. Have you accomplished something comparable that we've overlooked here at ATS? Your unhealthy obsession with Trump along with a few other ATS members is almost as good a side show as this primary has been. Every time someone like the OP spotlights these issues Trump is having it just reaffirms the fact he's an outsider who doesn't know all the intricacies of the primary process. Have at it though, you have three other choices: the socialist, the murderer, and of course the vampire.


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posted on Apr, 13 2016 @ 01:37 PM
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a reply to: introvert

eh hes got a 50-55 point lead in ny, and polling well in a few other states so i dont think we have seen the last of the trumpster



posted on Apr, 13 2016 @ 01:38 PM
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originally posted by: RalagaNarHallas
a reply to: introvert

eh hes got a 50-55 point lead in ny, and polling well in a few other states so i dont think we have seen the last of the trumpster


Even if he gets the nomination, he will never make it past Hillary or Bernie.

He's done.



posted on Apr, 13 2016 @ 02:08 PM
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a reply to: introvert

He is going to win the whole thing.

*Points finger into the air*

I promise you.



posted on Apr, 13 2016 @ 02:51 PM
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originally posted by: BIGPoJo
a reply to: introvert

He is going to win the whole thing.

*Points finger into the air*

I promise you.


Is that promise made out of pure desire? Do you have some sort of information that logically leads you to such a conclusion, or are we talking wishful thinking because Trump is your candidate of choice?



posted on Apr, 13 2016 @ 03:06 PM
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I think this is just showing us how corrupt the system is.
This is showing us that the delegates are not representing the will of the people.
The delegates can be bribed and manipulated and coerced and otherwise cajoled from the good-old-buddy system to get anyone they want into office regardless of who the people choose.

For people to criticize Trump for trusting that the will of the people should be the deciding factor is absurd.
Think about it - you are condemning him for NOT being just another corrupt politician and for not playing the corrupt political game?
You are condemning him for trusting that the will of the people would be represented?
That is the most ridiculous reasoning I have ever heard.

This is the exact reason that we NEED Trump. We need someone who is not going to be just another one of the game-playing crony politicians.



posted on Apr, 13 2016 @ 03:14 PM
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a reply to: BlueAjah

I once heard Trump say, in regards to his donating to politician's campaigns, and I'm paraphrasing, that he knew how the game was played and sometimes he had to play it.

I condemn Trump because he has built-up this image of himself in which he is the ultimate "player" that can get things done and make people love him for it. Yet, as we witnessed in Colorado and in other states, he didn't know how the game was played. He walked in to a situation in a position of ignorance.

For that he deserves the flak he gets. He knew what he was getting himself in to and when he makes a fool of himself, him and his supporters want to cry about how the system is so unfair.



posted on Apr, 13 2016 @ 03:23 PM
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I thought Trump was our only choice, until I heard his stance on surveillance.
He wants to increase it.

No dice here. He is pro fascism.


Looking for other countries to live in feels weird.



posted on Apr, 13 2016 @ 03:29 PM
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originally posted by: BlueAjah
I think this is just showing us how corrupt the system is.
This is showing us that the delegates are not representing the will of the people.
The delegates can be bribed and manipulated and coerced and otherwise cajoled from the good-old-buddy system to get anyone they want into office regardless of who the people choose.

For people to criticize Trump for trusting that the will of the people should be the deciding factor is absurd.
Think about it - you are condemning him for NOT being just another corrupt politician and for not playing the corrupt political game?
You are condemning him for trusting that the will of the people would be represented?
That is the most ridiculous reasoning I have ever heard.

This is the exact reason that we NEED Trump. We need someone who is not going to be just another one of the game-playing crony politicians.


The system is not corrupt. It is the way these political parties chose a candidate. They do not have to let anybody vote and for most of our history that is the way was done. The have a system, they have rules and nobody has broken them. If you as a candidate choose to enter a primary you should find out how they work, as state by state the rules are different and make sure you have the right people and the right plan in place to win. Trump is suppose to be a business man, so he should have the organizational skills to appoint the right people to the right places and have the right advisers in place. This is something he been terrible at in this campaign. If he thinks this is hard wait until he wants to pass a bill through Congress or conduct any foreign affairs. Frankly he seems to be in over his head and seems to have no ability to adapt. You can never lead a country, much less the free world if you can not be bothered to find out how things work. And let us not start with the will of the people nonsense 70% of GOP voters have voted for somebody else. You mean the will of less than half the people of one political party.



posted on Apr, 13 2016 @ 03:30 PM
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What a double deluxe nothingiburger with extra bland sauce.

A photo of a FORWARDED incomplete email with a date it was FORWARDED.



posted on Apr, 13 2016 @ 03:30 PM
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a reply to: introvert

Why would the stoners in liberal Colorado vote for Trump?
I would think Bernie or Clinton, the girl would win.

Trump is a good businessman, and deal maker, but his pro-slavery/surveillance stance is scary.
We need to end the rigged market nonsense, and Trump will not give up those tools, he will grow them.



posted on Apr, 13 2016 @ 03:33 PM
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a reply to: Nucleardoom




Yes, you're completely right. He just bungled his way to being a billionaire. Have you accomplished something comparable that we've overlooked here at ATS?


This isnt about me , and Im not running for POTUS, nice job trying to derail and come at me personally thought




Your unhealthy obsession with Trump along with a few other ATS members is almost as good a side show as this primary has been


again making it personal , the man is running for the highest office in the land, he SHOULD be scrutinized. Funny you Trump supporters had it all out for Obama both election cycles but now youre upset that the shoe is on the other foot?

Are you going to address the actual issues in the OP or are you going to make this about me?




Every time someone like the OP spotlights these issues Trump is having it just reaffirms the fact he's an outsider who doesn't know all the intricacies of the primary process.


And if he doesnt even have the discipline to do his due diligence in RUNNING for the office, he shouldnt be considered in actually filling the roll of POTUS, weve had 8yrs of a man who has no idea what hes doing, we dont need another term of the same.



posted on Apr, 13 2016 @ 03:35 PM
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originally posted by: Deny Arrogance
What a double deluxe nothingiburger with extra bland sauce.

A photo of a FORWARDED incomplete email with a date it was FORWARDED.



Feel free to debunk the claims, a google search will turn up other sources on this.

But yes, lets not let facts get in the way of Trump worship



posted on Apr, 13 2016 @ 03:36 PM
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If this fumbling continues, Americans will continue to get more of the same. Another "insider politician" running the country. Maybe the USA sheep are OK with that?



posted on Apr, 13 2016 @ 03:40 PM
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originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
a reply to: CrazyWater

How this man got as far as he has in business when his attention to detail and management of his campaign people is so lax, is beyond me.


I doubt this. I think you know exactly how he has but are just to polite to mention it.


No. That's not fair.

Trump is running as an outsider. The rules are stacked against outsiders. It took Reagan almost a lifetime to win the nomination as an outsider. The GOP may claim Reagan now, but they are only paying lipservice to him. At the time, they fought him like they're fighting both Trump and Cruz now, and as soon as he left office, they dismantled as much of what he did as they could and ousted as many of his people as they could boot.

Trump came in with the strategy of securing enough delegates by winning the primary votes in states outright. He assumed he would walk away with it, not have to fight. Now, it looks like that might be a fatal oversight. He had no plan B, and he hasn't paid attention to the delegate rules as closely as he should have.

So he's trying to demagogue it hoping they'll give him the nomination if he's close through intimidation. It has worked for Obama.



posted on Apr, 13 2016 @ 03:47 PM
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a reply to: CrazyWater

How about you proving it was NOT sent to people to Washington state?

Even the politco article makes it clear it was recieved by Washinton state residents and the email made it clear that this was a reminder for people who already submitted a declaration by the deadlline.

What part of "if" do you rabid Trump-phobes not understand?

"You can still be elected as a Trump Delegate at your GOP County Convention this Saturday!” If]If you have submitted a Declaration of Candidacy for Delegate form to your GOP County Chairman by the assigned deadline of 10:00am on April 6th."

Show the rest of this redacted email to put ot into context.

Prove that there were not other email reminders sent before this one.
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