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Indecision 2024

Post by dyqik » Wed Nov 16, 2022 2:15 am

Well, Trump is running.

Or as NPR put it:
Donald Trump, who tried to overthrow the results of the 2020 presidential election and inspired a deadly riot at the Capitol in a desperate attempt to keep himself in power, has filed to run for president again in 2024.

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Re: Indecision 2024

Post by Martin_B » Wed Nov 16, 2022 7:08 am

dyqik wrote:
Wed Nov 16, 2022 2:15 am
Well, Trump is running.

Or as NPR put it:
Donald Trump, who tried to overthrow the results of the 2020 presidential election and inspired a deadly riot at the Capitol in a desperate attempt to keep himself in power, has filed to run for president again in 2024.
Isn't there a rule in America where if you have won two presidential elections, you can't stand for a third? :lol:
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Re: Indecision 2024

Post by bjn » Wed Nov 16, 2022 7:29 am

Yea. Brought in for Roosevelt who just kept winning.

Murdoch has said he won’t back Trump. So here’s hoping that some other arse wins the nomination, the combover man baby runs anyway, the right vote gets split and they both get hammered due to the stupidity of the Electoral College.

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Re: Indecision 2024

Post by Chris Preston » Wed Nov 16, 2022 9:39 am

I don't think it will matter that much if Trump wins the nomination. He will only get elected if the Democrats get completely complacent and stay away from the polls.

The independents won't be voting for Trump. I suspect there will be even more defections from the Republicans who can now see what a danger Trump is.

Trump will not run as an independent - well there is a small probability he will form a Truth Party and run as their candidate. The most likely scenario if he loses the Republican nomination is that he will enact Jan 6 again, but this time with the target the Republican Convention.

Announcing his candidacy now is a high risk strategy for Trump. He will now have to report on the donations and spending of his PACs, which means less opportunity for grift. Perhaps he is afraid Pence or DeSantis might get ahead of him, so he wants to push them out. Or he may just be finding not enough attention is being paid to him. Even without announcing his candidacy, he could still hold rallies, although fewer people were going to them.
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Re: Indecision 2024

Post by lpm » Wed Nov 16, 2022 11:11 am

His motives aren't the usual political ones.

1. Make money
2. Vengeance
3. Claim political persecution when indicted
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Re: Indecision 2024

Post by dyqik » Wed Nov 16, 2022 12:09 pm

bjn wrote:
Wed Nov 16, 2022 7:29 am
Yea. Brought in for Roosevelt who just kept winning.

Murdoch has said he won’t back Trump. So here’s hoping that some other arse wins the nomination, the combover man baby runs anyway, the right vote gets split and they both get hammered due to the stupidity of the Electoral College.
And Trump supporters don't vote R down ticket as well.

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Re: Indecision 2024

Post by dyqik » Wed Nov 16, 2022 12:13 pm

Chris Preston wrote:
Wed Nov 16, 2022 9:39 am
Trump will not run as an independent - well there is a small probability he will form a Truth Party and run as their candidate. The most likely scenario if he loses the Republican nomination is that he will enact Jan 6 again, but this time with the target the Republican Convention.
Even without doing the work to appear on ballots as an independent, he could run a cheaper and easier write-in campaign. That wouldn't work nearly so well, but it might siphon off enough R voters to flip a few states, making places like Arizona or Pennsylvania easier for D's.

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Re: Indecision 2024

Post by dyqik » Wed Nov 16, 2022 12:41 pm

Here's how the Murdoch owned NY Post covered it (spoilered for violence against children on the rest of the front page)

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Re: Indecision 2024

Post by dyqik » Wed Nov 16, 2022 2:38 pm

dyqik wrote:
Wed Nov 16, 2022 12:41 pm
Here's how the Murdoch owned NY Post covered it (spoilered for violence against children on the rest of the front page)

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The actual story.
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