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Sat May 18, 2019, 06:29 PM

June 2015 - Why Trump never stood a chance in the primaries.

I was one of those 59% in June 2015 but I voted for him in both the primary and GE.


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Reply June 2015 - Why Trump never stood a chance in the primaries. (Original post)
foia May 2019 OP
imwithfred May 2019 #1
foia May 2019 #4
rampartb May 2019 #2
CokeMachine1 May 2019 #3
DavesNotHere May 2019 #5
Gunslinger201 May 2019 #7
Gunslinger201 May 2019 #6
Muddling Through May 2019 #8

Response to foia (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2019, 06:46 PM

1. By the way, despite that I was initially dubious about Donald Trump

doesn't mean that as time went on, I didn't get more and more enthusiastic about him.

I was never "against" him, but found others to be more appealing.

My "dream" candidate back in 2016 was former vice-president Richard Chaney regardless of his advancing age and collapsing health. A dead Richard Cheney would still make a better president than any Democrat offered at the time.

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Response to imwithfred (Reply #1)

Sat May 18, 2019, 07:28 PM

4. In June of 2015 I would've laughed if you told me I'd ever vote for him

I, like most others, didn't take him seriously when he jumped in.

However, I knew none of the other R candidates, based on their records, would ever try to do anything tangible about illegal immigration, something that's never impacted me directly but I always thought really hurt American citizens on the low end of the economic spectrum.

When Trump made illegal immigration the number one thing on his platform it got my attention so I started paying more serious attention to him. When he talked about putting America first that got me more behind him because I think that is the top responsibility of any president.

When I voted for him in the primaries it was not only to support his platform but also to stick a finger in the eye of establishment Republicans who just supported the status quo in order to maintain their own political careers.

For obvious reasons I'd never vote for crooked Hillary in the GE but, since he had no political track record, wasn't quite sure what Trump would do once he got into office.

Although he's still a bit rough around the edges in some ways I've been very impressed with how he's tried to apply his common sense platform (as proven by his outstanding results) and buck the system in order to serve the country, not DC or the globalists.

I had some reservations voting for him in 2016 but will not in 2020.

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Response to foia (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2019, 06:59 PM

2. cold dead hands

but i did predict his victory in the primaries, and in the general election.

"don't blame me, i voted for stein in a state that went 58/38 trump" rampart

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Response to foia (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2019, 07:21 PM

3. I voted for him in the Primary but not

 

the general. I wrote in my dog because I live in KKKalifornia and my vote was/is useless. I know of 10 votes my dog received. I also know a few people that didn't bother to vote since KKKalifornia is a forgone conclusion with its electors. Now if KKKalifornia commits it electors to the winner of the popular vote then I'll definitely vote for the most conservative candidate.

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Response to foia (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2019, 10:49 PM

5. I wasn't a "never Trumper" in 2015, but I didn't vote for him in 2016 in either the primary

or the general election (I didn't vote for Clinton either, and wouldn't even consider it). I don't believe I'll vote for him in 2020 either. Of course, I live in a state where our winner is a forgone conclusion, so I have the luxury of getting to "vote my conscience". If my state were actually in play, I may at least consider the possibility of voting for him.

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Response to DavesNotHere (Reply #5)

Sun May 19, 2019, 06:53 AM

7. I live in Deep Blue Maryland....I still Vote

The Popular Vote doesn't Elect Anyone but showing a Straight Republican (or democrat) Ticket tells the Opposing Party you don't agree with ANYTHING they Stand For

its gotten to that point for me with the Democrats

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Response to foia (Original post)

Sun May 19, 2019, 06:51 AM

6. I didn't intend to vote for Trump in the Primary (Scott Walker)



But by the Maryland Primary Scott was already out and I liked what I was hearing from Trump

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Response to foia (Original post)

Sun May 19, 2019, 07:25 AM

8. Like Gunslinger, I supported Scott Walker

but by the time the GA Primary was held, he was out of the picture so I voted Cruz.

Voted Trump in the GE as Hillary was too corrupt to be allowed access to the levers of power.

I was preparted to accept a C- presidency; to date I've been pleasantly surprised as he's generally exceeded my expectations. His willingness to get rid of Bannon was a big positive step.

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