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I’m not banned from the PG but decided to help spruce things up in here…..

 

There has been some back-n-forth chatter in the PG about whether or not Trump should seek the nod or get behind Desantis…..

 

This was in the yahoo daily feed……..


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Former President Trump won a comfortable majority of the vote in the Conservative Political Action Conference’s (CPAC) straw poll, maintaining his position as the favorite for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.

Organizers announced at CPAC’s convention in Texas that Trump won 69 percent of the vote, followed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) with 24 percent. Trump expanded his lead from the last CPAC straw poll in February, when he receivedthe support of 59 percent of voting attendees to DeSantis’ 28 percent.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) came in third place with 2 percent, while other choices received 1 percent support or less.

In a hypothetical poll without Trump in the race, DeSantis held the lead with 65 percent. Donald Trump Jr. came in second place with 8 percent, Cruz came in third with 6 percent and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo came in fourth with 5 percent.

Despite DeSantis gaining attention as a possible alternative to Trump as the 2024 GOP nominee, Trump has consistently dominated CPAC’s informal straw polls since he left office last year.

 

Trump won the straw poll taken at CPAC in February 2021, about a month after his term ended, with 55 percent of the vote, followed by DeSantis with 21 percent. He received 70 percent support in the straw poll taken at a second CPAC convention last July.

DeSantis has meanwhile remained the consistent second-place finisher but has been unable to top 30 percent support.

DeSantis led among potential choices to be the vice-presidential nominee with 43 percent, followed by South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) with 9 percent and Pompeo at 7 percent.

Trump’s approval rating among CPAC attendees ticked up to 99 percent, up two points from February. Nine out of 10 said they strongly approve of Trump’s performance as president.

More than 60 percent of voters listed election integrity as the most important issue, a sign of Trump’s influence on the party as he continues to claim without evidence that voter fraud cost him reelection in the 2020 presidential election.

 

More than half of voters listed building a border wall and immigration as one of the most important issues, while about 30 percent listed energy independence and constitutional rights, respectively.

The results also showed that CPAC attendees largely do not expect President Biden or Vice President Harris to be the Democratic nominee in 2024.

A 37 percent plurality believe California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) will be the Democratic nominee, while 16 percent expect former first lady Michelle Obama. Biden was chosen by 8 percent, along with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Harris was chosen by 4 percent.

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This is interesting in that it shows Trump as the clear favorite. However, if Trump were to be disqualified from running due to the Unselect committee farce…….., or just chooses to not run, Governor Ron is sure to get the nod. 
We are approaching some interesting times. If Trump were to state now that he isn’t going to seek the nomination, his support would surely bring about a winner. If he doesn’t make that statement and is disqualified for Jan. 6th will he still be in the king maker shoes or will his “power” be diminished? 

 

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46 mins ago, RiverRaider said:

I’m starting to think it might be a good thing If Garland indicts him… I’m being serious 

Would merely indicting him make him ineligible? I do not believe it would……….They will more likely go the 14th amendment if he manages to get on a ballot. Indicting him would mean court with actual witnesses. I don’t think they can go there for a win. 
 With the 14th amendment congress can act without the senate. However doing so now will surely be like congress shooting itself in the foot before the mid-terms. After the mid-terms it will be too late.  

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Republicans love Trump.  That is why people snicker and roll their eyes when somebody (ahem, Raider) says the party has moved past Trump.

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13 mins ago, Slacker said:

Republicans love Trump.  That is why people snicker and roll their eyes when somebody (ahem, Raider) says the party has moved past Trump.

This thread is not so much about supporting Trump.……as it is about whether or not Trump should run or support someone else. With the politics of DOJ indictment, 14A, and further impeachment attempts, it may be better for Trump to just confirm he is out and place his support elsewhere. If he got behind Desantis it is a sure fire nomination for the Florida governor.

 

If Trump we’re to win the nomination, then be disqualified with any of the above things I mentioned, it would be very difficult to regroup and get everyone behind a new candidate. It’s a logistics nightmare for the RNC. 
 

It may be better if Donald resigns himself to being a king maker. I know Fly has mentioned this very thing in the PG recently. I’m beginning to agree with it…..

 

I think it’s better to have a strongly supported candidate upfront against this cheat machine. 

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34 mins ago, Slacker said:

Republicans love Trump.  That is why people snicker and roll their eyes when somebody (ahem, Raider) says the party has moved past Trump.

Trump winning another election would be hilarious. The Left would absolutely lose it lol

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45 mins ago, Mokes said:

Trump winning another election would be hilarious. The Left would absolutely lose it lol

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That’s exactly the reason I would support his candidacy. The entertainment value would be huuuuuuge. Could you imagine the meltdown? Popcorn sales would go through the roof. 
 

I imagine he would use his win as a mandate to disassemble the swamp for good. Maybe even military asset use to weed out the traitors……

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41 mins ago, Mokes said:

The Left would absolutely lose it lol

Again? Or still? Have they stopped and I missed it? :squid:

 

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This relates to my other thread. 
 

Let the people choose their nominee. 
 

Not the Party Elite. 

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1 hour ago, aae0130 said:

This thread is not so much about supporting Trump.……as it is about whether or not Trump should run or support someone else. With the politics of DOJ indictment, 14A, and further impeachment attempts, it may be better for Trump to just confirm he is out and place his support elsewhere. If he got behind Desantis it is a sure fire nomination for the Florida governor.

 

If Trump we’re to win the nomination, then be disqualified with any of the above things I mentioned, it would be very difficult to regroup and get everyone behind a new candidate. It’s a logistics nightmare for the RNC. 
 

It may be better if Donald resigns himself to being a king maker. I know Fly has mentioned this very thing in the PG recently. I’m beginning to agree with it…..

 

I think it’s better to have a strongly supported candidate upfront against this cheat machine. 

I think that in Trump's mind the RNC exists to further his interests more than he exists to further the RNCs interests.  If he decides that he wants another four years, then he runs.

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2 hours ago, RiverRaider said:

I’m starting to think it might be a good thing If Garland indicts him… I’m being serious 

Garland is a political hack. 
 

One of the few times I said “thank god for Mitch McConnell “. 

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1 min ago, Slacker said:

I think that in Trump's mind the RNC exists to further his interests more than he exists to further the RNCs interests.  If he decides that he wants another four years, then he runs.

Let the voters decide. 

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2 hours ago, Slacker said:

Republicans love Trump.  That is why people snicker and roll their eyes when somebody (ahem, Raider) says the party has moved past Trump.

Right???

they claim they aren’t a cult while they kowtow to the orange god. 

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37 mins ago, Maine Guide said:

Garland is a political hack. 
 

One of the few times I said “thank god for Mitch McConnell “. 

Republicans love autocracy 

 

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2 hours ago, aae0130 said:

This thread is not so much about supporting Trump.……as it is about whether or not Trump should run or support someone else. With the politics of DOJ indictment, 14A, and further impeachment attempts, it may be better for Trump to just confirm he is out and place his support elsewhere. If he got behind Desantis it is a sure fire nomination for the Florida governor.

 

If Trump we’re to win the nomination, then be disqualified with any of the above things I mentioned, it would be very difficult to regroup and get everyone behind a new candidate. It’s a logistics nightmare for the RNC. 
 

It may be better if Donald resigns himself to being a king maker. I know Fly has mentioned this very thing in the PG recently. I’m beginning to agree with it…..

 

I think it’s better to have a strongly supported candidate upfront against this cheat machine. 

Can anyone say - with a straight face - that DONALD TRUMP would or even COULD support anyone other than himself for POTUS? The draw is too strong for him to just walk away and get behind anyone. That’s just not how he’s wired.

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