Clear Sign Trump Wants 'Out': Put Up or Shut Up


Clear Sign Trump Wants 'Out': Put Up or Shut Up

Posted: 10/07/2015 

Spending nary a dime, Donald Trump has leapfrogged a large field of presidential wannabees to take a commanding lead in the race for the Republican nomination for president.

Anyone in that position who had unlimited financial resources and who truly wanted to win the nomination would have already unleashed wall-to-wall ads in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada, and would be assembling a massive ground-game in those states.

Why? Because if Trump won those primaries convincingly, it would be all over but the shouting.

Such a candidate would also be fielding ads and building organization in the compressed March 1-15th states where delegates will be handed out proportionally to build an uncatchable lead.

No one else can do this because they are donor-dependent and the donors want to see evidence of feasibility in early states to hedge their bets.

But, the Donald's only donor is himself. And, it does not seem that himself is taking the Donald's candidacy seriously enough to invest.

Two hundred million deployed now could wrap it all up for him.

Think of it. The obligatory fluff piece introducing a "Donald no one knows" would be airing in those states. In Iowa it would show him castrating hogs, patting cows and pitching hay (on his golf courses?), and dutifully attending church with his (current) family in tow. In New Hampshire, where Pat Buchanan scored well against George H.W. Bush, he would show his populist roots. In Nevada he would be talking about how much he loved the Hispanics and in South Carolina he would go back to church and complain about the political correctness forcing the confederate flag off the state capitol, and so forth.

He would also unleash his "bash-o-rama." Some ads would show him in triumphant moments at the debates, others with large crowds in Texas. He would also dump on his rivals as being part of the problem or not up to the job or lacking energy or being a failed CEO.

He could, perhaps rightly, proclaim a growing flock of followers, and demonstrate how much he cares for all of us by showing how much of his own money he is spending.

The bash-o-rama would not be Trump if he did not dump on immigrants while proclaiming his love for them.

And, of course, the polls. He could, perhaps paradoxically, use the ad buys to show that he surged to the top without spending a dime, showing poll after poll after poll. He could also repeat constantly that he takes no money from anyone, that he, unlike all his opponents, is his own man. He need not whisper a single syllable in support of campaign finance reform because he is free from any influence.

As his expenditures demonstrated his commitment to the race, all the best field operatives would take jobs with him. Indeed, he could tout their skills as proof that he attracts only the best, so he would get a double-whammy out of it.

The other candidacies would, as Newt Gingrich wished for medicare and social security respectively, wither on the vine and twist slowly in the breeze. If Trump deployed $200M, how many big donors would support the others?

But, Trump is not doing any of this. Nor will he. He either does not have the money he proclaims or he is too cheap to spend it, or both.

Reporters should ask Trump three questions: i) why, having sat atop the heap now for months, is he not overwhelming the others with cash expenditures to win it all, and quickly? ii) recount all the times he has alluded to "people saying things" and ask him to name the people who have actually said it; and iii) show him a copy of Ted Cruz's birth-certificate and ask if Ted Cruz is disqualified from serving as president.

This publication never has taken the Trump candidacy seriously. Neither have I.

Nor should anyone.

A true winner, as Trump claims himself to be in life, would go all-in. Now. Immediately.

But, Trump is not a true winner. He is an insecure, whining showman. A wimp.

Time for Trump to put-up-or-shut-up.

Entry #546


Avatar JAP69 -
I read he does have ads coming out shortly.
Avatar LiLSpeedy -
I agree with the article. If you are ahead in the polls as reported, why not take out the opposition so that you can focus on 2017. I think he is afraid because he will have to answer to the media all by himself. He is not prepared to answer the tough economic and foreign policy questions.
Avatar Lucky Loser -
True that, Speedy. Donald is not use to answering to anyone and isn't gonna start now. It's his way or no way 'cause he wants to win all the time with no give and take. He cannot deal with our foreign partners with that attitude and sarcasm...belittling those who offer alternative ideas against his. However, last week on Meet the Press, he made it perfectly clear that we're not better off with having ousted both Muammar Gadaffi and Saddam Hussein regarding the current Middle East unrest. Both administrations have contributed to this but, it all began with Saddam and Iraq which has the heaviest influence on this as everyone knows. In his own words he said, "Are you kidding me? It's no contest!!" I actually predicted this well in advance, as always, because common sense always prevails over hatred i.e. that we had a right to invade their country and take their oil...while also losing our soldiers for nothing and bringing them back with PTSD.

Here's the link and my comments(s) on Saddam and the Middle East:

Negative...try again Ghost Rider. Y'alls daddy Bush decided to invade Iraq, and the Middle East in general only to completely DESTABILIZE the region. This man has been doing damage control from day one while trying to reestablish diplomacy and peace as opposed to picking fights with other weak countries. True, Sadaam was doing some bad things over there but, Iraq was stable and didn't have all this current BS going on and that's FACT. Tell ya what, have a good look and and a listen at what intelligent folks know about the Middle East and how Bush/Putin went through the same thing that Obama/Putin are going through...and see what was said about Bush:

In this next link Speedy, I even told 'em I was gonna hurt 'em with the truth follow up:

Yeah, we're gonna discuss this one and it'll be based on tanTrump's interview with Chuck Todd on Meet the Press this morning. I have my notes ready, I CALLED IT IN ADVANCE WITH A LINK TO AN ARTICLE AND A YOUTUBE VIDEO, and I'm about to hand some a$$ back...YET AGAIN. Just gotta wait for the right entry to be posted. Oblige me...please.
# posted by Lucky Loser : 11:01 AM

In response to Drunken1...I mean, Drenick1:


Your comment:
Shameful and pathetic that in the eyes of his loyal supporters Obama can do no wrong.
# posted by Drenick1 : 3:06 PM

Now, Speedy, let's get to work on this whole Kevin McCarthy BOMBSHELL!! Man, have I got a write up for the masses!

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