Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by onejayhawk, Jul 19, 2019.
Nein, Nein, Nein
Some other Carson I've forgotten about? (I got literally no sleep last night so it's entirely possible that I'm overlooking something here)
Especially so given the nearly certain pickup in Alabama. The Democrats need to knock off an incumbent just to break even.
This is not very strong on facts.
Jeb had his donors, but so did Rubio, Christie and Kasich. Bill lined up an unprecedented array for Hillary.
It's always a mistake to call Trump a populist. He's far from one.
The NeverTrump candidate was Johnson, except in Utah. Johnson tripled his vote total from 2012. The NeverHillary option was Jill Stein.
The donors never did support either Cruz or Trump. Had they backed off Rubio a few weeks earlier, we would have had a very different primary season, and possibly a different President.
I won't go into comparing Ben Carson to Pete Buttigieg.
Not true, Trump was not “always in the lead”. I distinctly remember him being widely viewed as a joke candidate with no chance until “Mexicans are rapists and drug dealers and criminals but some I assume are good people.”
THAT is when Trump shot up to first place in the Republican primaries and never fell from it.
Ehem, he said that in his campaign launching speech, so you might want to rephrase that sentence.
It is not true that he said that in his campaign launching speech.
See: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...aign-launch-speech-two-years-later-annotated/ ?
That was at the same time he was leading in the polls.
Trump was polling as the front-runner from within about a month of the "Mexicans are rapists" announcement of his candidacy (with 17%, but against a field of 17): June 16-July 14.
Trump did shoot up in the polls after calling Mexicans rapists. And that was his campaign kick-off speech. Both cake and mitsho are correct.
He wasn’t leading at the polls (or anywhere near it) until the Mexican comment was made.
He made the Mexican comment in his speech formally declaring his candidacy.
I'm reading a déjà-vu in these last few posts and just am very confused...
Because he was not running yet. He was not ahead in the polls until after he became an official candidate, which is the same time that statement was made.
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