Will Boycotts Effect Trump’s Decision to Run for President

Donald Trump has spent much of his life in the public eye and had his fair share of criticism. However, there is a huge difference in living a Hollywood-like lifestyle and being under the intense scrutiny that political candidates endure.

His recent attempts to discredit President Obama have created intense media attention and a stir among many special interest groups. By some he is being branded a racist. His newfound conservative values and unwillingness to support gay marriage has drawn boycotts from gay rights activists.

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One of the challenges that Trump now faces is that his criticism of Obama is getting branded as racist.
It’s an unwinnable situation. If you attack the character or qualifications of an African American, racial tensions will ensue due to the history of our country. To beat Obama in 2012, Trump is going to have to criticize his actual or perceived failures as a President. Since the media consuming public thrives on controversy, I expect Trump will continue down his current course, despite the negative branding. After all, no publicity is bad publicity, right?

Trump has claimed that he will make his final decision by June 2011 on whether or not he will run for President. He also stated that for him, it is a difficult decision because he is not a career politician and he will give up some privacy he currently enjoys.  The boycotts might effect the ratings of his show and the performance of some of his businesses.  Trump holds his name as his most valuable asset.  To risk his name, must mean that he is serious about running and thinks he has a good chance of winning.

If the media frenzy turns to roasting Donald Trump, I expect it will affect his decision and could ultimately cause him to question the benefits of running. In the end, it will be the polls and whether or not they indicate he has a good chance of winning, which will be THE factor in Trump’s decision. If Trump believes he can win, he’ll run.
With the GOP holding the first 2012 primaries in February, instead of January, we will potentially have another 9 month media circus before the Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada primaries give way to any actual results. If Trump decides to bow out in June, the 2012 election will be less entertaining and these three months will go down as the side show that finally put the birther issue to rest.

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Trump compels Obama to Act

Aside from those that believe Obama’s birth documents were fabricated, the end to the issue of Obama not disclosing his long form birth certificate is over.

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Mission accomplished for Trump. He gets national exposure, rallies the hard core right, and put Obama in a defensive posture. Some may look at the release as a victory for Obama, but in truth it is indicative of how effective Trump can be.

I expect Trump will continue his attempts to discredit Obama. The current attack is related to Obama’s habits as a bad student:

He is continuing the push for Obama to disclose more credentials, his transcripts. These careful thought out tactics of discrediting his opponent will continue to yield dividends towards gaining support in case he decides to run in the Republican primaries. Obama is a tremendously effective campaigner, and Trump may be a potential opponent savvy enough to pose serious contention.

Is Trump Engaged in Self Promotion or Serious Contemplation?

In April of 2011 Donald Trump has been engaged in either a brilliant promotion of his popular television show “The Apprentice” or is seriously contemplating running for President in 2012.  Though a strong argument could be made that Mr. Trump is simply trying to strengthen ratings for his popular television show, the truth is that Donald is interviewing for job of President of the United States.  How could this lowly amateur blogger be fooled by his crafty self promotion you ask?  I am fooled into believing that Donald Trump is so worried about the economic state of the U.S. economy, he may believe that the only way to save it is by taking the position of CEO.  If he believes he can win, he will run.

All signs point to serious contemplation.  Donald Trump is exploring if he has a snow bat chance in hell at getting the Republican nomination.  He knows as an Independent Party candidate he has no chance of winning the popular vote.  To get the Republican nomination you must rally the base supporters as well as get the support of the Tea Party.  What better way to garner support of the base than to bring up the issue of Obama’s birth certificate being fully disclosed.  I think that Donald Trump knows that Obama was born in the United States, but he also recognizes that efforts have been made to keep his actual birth certificate either undisclosed or that the record has been lost.  Some speculate the reason the undisclosed birth certificate may be the fact that his parent’s religion was disclosed as Muslim, his parents were not married, or that he was given a different name that was changed during adult-hood.

If the record had anything that would negatively affect Obama, the document has certainly been “expunged” by now.

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So, what was the result of Donald Trump questioning the lack of disclosure of Obama’s original birth certificate? He is now the leading GOP candidate according to recent polling by the Public Policy Polling

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One thing is for sure. Donald is here to stay. Any until the season finale of “The Apprentice” on May 22 he will continue to make headlines and be talked about

Current Donald Trump News

The news is filled with Donald Trump. He is an entertaining icon in America and with him expressing interest in running for President in 2012, his coverage is enormous.
Move over Sara Palin, a new kind of passion has hit the Washington D.C. scene. Trump loves America and all the media has to offer.

Below are the top 3 Google News Articles regarding Donald Trump

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