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uncle ebeneezer
05-16-2011, 02:27 PM
Say it ain't so, Donald (http://www.balloon-juice.com/2011/05/16/suckers-4/). You mean, rescuing America from Socialism isn't as important as turning a buck for yourself? Inconceivable. Next they'll be telling us the Koch brothers choose principles that neatly coincide with their own economic interests.

PS- so I guess the old "show-us-the-BC-and-I'll-release-my-financials" offer was subject to change.

Ocean
05-16-2011, 02:38 PM
Say it ain't so, Donald (http://www.balloon-juice.com/2011/05/16/suckers-4/). You mean, rescuing America from Socialism isn't as important as turning a buck for yourself? Inconceivable. Next they'll be telling us the Koch brothers choose principles that neatly coincide with their own economic interests.

PS- so I guess the old "show-us-the-BC-and-I'll-release-my-financials" offer was subject to change.

I don't know what kind of business calculation he made with this brief incursion into politics. He may have gained GOP sympathies and even more media exposure, but he made a hell of a lot of enemies among the Dems.

handle
05-16-2011, 04:25 PM
I don't know what kind of business calculation he made with this brief incursion into politics. He may have gained GOP sympathies and even more media exposure, but he made a hell of a lot of enemies among the Dems.

You forgetting the most important part, his glorious victory in triggering the release of the LFBC. A stirring moment in American politics.

bjkeefe
05-16-2011, 04:32 PM
I don't know what kind of business calculation he made with this brief incursion into politics. He may have gained GOP sympathies and even more media exposure, but he made a hell of a lot of enemies among the Dems.

This bit will only make you hate him more (http://blogs.abcnews.com/thenote/2011/05/trump-not-runninng-for-president.html):

I maintain the strong conviction that if I were to run, I would be able to win the primary and ultimately, the general election.

I think there's some inadvertent admission about how rich he actually isn't farther down:

In the end, however, his decision almost certainly had more to do with his lucrative NBC television contract for his "Apprentice" franchise than anything else. Trump was running out of time to decide whether he would sign on for another season of the "Celebrity Apprentice." Sources close to Trump said negotiations ran to the 11th hour with reports of Trump on hourly calls with NBC executives throughout the weekend who were trying to convince Trump to continue to helm the show.

Some news reports cited NBC offering Trump as much as $60 million to renew his contract, and sources said that NBC had told Trump that the network had lined up three years worth of sponsors for "The Apprentice" -- but only with Trump's participation in the show.

If you're a billionaire, you don't need "as much as" $60 million, much less spread out over the next three years. If you had a billion dollars, you'd only need to earn 2% interest on it to make "as much as" $60 million over three years.

Ocean
05-16-2011, 08:26 PM
You forgetting the most important part, his glorious victory in triggering the release of the LFBC. A stirring moment in American politics.

So do you think he's bought his place in history with the "Where's your LFBC?" and not "You're fired!"?

If that was his trade before the final judgment, I can't blame him. ;)

Ocean
05-16-2011, 08:30 PM
This bit will only make you hate him more (http://blogs.abcnews.com/thenote/2011/05/trump-not-runninng-for-president.html):



I think there's some inadvertent admission about how rich he actually isn't farther down:



If you're a billionaire, you don't need "as much as" $60 million, much less spread out over the next three years. If you had a billion dollars, you'd only need to earn 2% interest on it to make "as much as" $60 million over three years.

It's interesting that in that brief video clip declining his candidacy, he actually sounds normal.

Ocean
05-16-2011, 08:33 PM
Ah, also, his announcement reminded me of this (adapted for this purpose) phrase: All political candidates make us happy, some when they come, some when they go.

handle
05-16-2011, 09:20 PM
So do you think he's bought his place in history with the "Where's your LFBC?" and not "You're fired!"?

If that was his trade before the final judgment, I can't blame him. ;)

Pretty sure this is an episode that will not be forgotten soon enough, for him anyway. His plan to become prez, and fire everybody, pretty much imploded with the LFBC, And the PCD, and the DOBL, all in one week.
I'm sure he will never admit it, but maybe Trump fired himself?