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Question is; is Trump even gonna make it to the starting gate?

His campaign is broke, the RNC is broke, the donors don't want to know because they all wanted other people.

The Trump university scandal is going to bleed all over his campaign.

The VA donation no-show is gonna dog him any time he tries to invoke the military.

The more he holds out on the tax disclosures, the more he invites people to dig into his financial affairs and dig out skeletons even he needs to hide. Such as he's not a billionaire or that he's barely paid any taxes ever.

Frankly, right now, he could be facing a colossal blowout. And he might decide that when it's stopped being fun (soon) and that there's no hint of a profit (sometime in late July, I reckon)  he might just walk away.

The Democrats better hop he stays, he's the best thing they've had happen since Obama.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Jun 2nd, 2016 at 02:51:25 PM EST
I gave up trying to make any sense of the GOP side of things back in late March when it became clear Trump was going to be their nominee.  

I don't see how he or the RNC or the NRSC or the NRCC are going to be able to appeal to the usual Much Bucks to fund their national, state, and local campaigns.  

Not only is his campaign broke, Trump himself is simply not ready for Prime Time:

Manafort [Trump's senior advisor] has previously promised that Trump will stop making such a jackass out of himself and start acting more presidential, but at the same time, it is his carnival barker antics combined with his bigoted rhetoric that is kept the eye of the media on him. If he plans to depend on free media coverage for the next two months the only way he can feasibly do that is by continuing to make an embarrassing spectacle of himself.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Thu Jun 2nd, 2016 at 03:19:13 PM EST
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If Trump doesn't buy paid advertising after CA until the Republican National Convention he will have to stay on the tube every day just to keep from becoming a broken pinnata.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Jun 3rd, 2016 at 12:35:14 AM EST
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Fortunately for him, the MSM are fully cooperating with his publicity campaign.
by rifek on Fri Jun 3rd, 2016 at 07:25:24 PM EST
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I could never understand why relatively poor people might want to donate to an alleged Billionaire like Trump.  Why doesn't he simply self fund - if he really has the dosh and really wants the job?

Some lobbyists and wannabee office holders and companies looking for favours might want to be on his donor list, but why anyone else?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Jun 2nd, 2016 at 04:28:50 PM EST
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Because he will Make America Great again, obviously!
by Zwackus on Thu Jun 2nd, 2016 at 06:38:21 PM EST
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It says so on his hat ... what more proof do you need?   😸

They tried to assimilate me. They failed.
by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Mon Jun 6th, 2016 at 07:17:08 PM EST
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Trump Has a Conflict-of-Interest Problem No Other White House Candidate Ever Had
the presumptive GOP nominee also has a tremendous load of debt that includes five loans each over $50 million. (The disclosure form, which presidential candidates must submit, does not compel candidates to reveal the specific amount of any loans that exceed $50 million, and Trump has chosen not to provide details.) Two of those megaloans are held by Deutsche Bank, which is based in Germany but has US subsidiaries. And this prompts a question that no other major American presidential candidate has had to face: What are the implications of the chief executive of the US government being in hock for $100 million (or more) to a foreign entity that has tried to evade laws aimed at curtailing risky financial shenanigans, that was recently caught manipulating markets around the world, and that attempts to influence the US government?
by das monde on Fri Jun 3rd, 2016 at 12:20:37 AM EST
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