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    More People Are Starting to Believe Trump Could Win

    More People Are Starting to Believe Trump Could Win

    “I am beginning to believe he could be elected president of the United States.”

    Through the spring and summer, many pundits and politicians dismissed Donald Trump’s campaign for president as a flash in the pan. Large crowds at his events were explained away by dissatisfaction with the establishment.

    Now that his lead in the polls has held for so long, people are singing a different tune.

    Howard Kurtz of FOX News:

    The media establishment finally admits Trump could win this thing

    I remember shaking my head, on the day that Donald Trump announced, when NPR’s Mara Liasson declared that this would be the best day of his campaign and it was downhill from there.

    Liasson cheerfully admitted she was wrong on my show, but she had plenty of company. Most of the media establishment seemed to fall into two camps: those who were skeptical that Trump was anything more than a sideshow, and those who attacked him as a clown and a charlatan.

    Fast-forward to this past weekend when Chris Wallace, having just interviewed Trump for “Fox News Sunday,” said: “I know all of us dismissed Trump, early on, all of the so-called experts.” But after their sitdown, Wallace said, “I am beginning to believe he could be elected president of the United States.”

    The so-called experts are starting to face reality. Joe Scarborough said yesterday that anyone who believes Trump can be stopped if he wins Iowa is “dreaming.”

    Here’s the moment with Chris Wallace which Kurtz refers to above:

    It’s not just media types who are starting to think this way. The Republican Party is coming to terms with the possibility as well.

    Byron York of the Washington Examiner:

    Panicked establishment gets ready for war against Trump

    This weekend was an inflection point in the Republican presidential race — a moment in which some significant part of the GOP establishment came out of denial and realized Donald Trump might well become their party’s nominee.

    “The Republican establishment, for the first time, is saying, off the record, this guy can win,” noted Joe Scarborough on MSNBC Monday morning. “I’ve heard that from everybody. I don’t hear anybody saying he can’t win the nomination anymore.”

    That doesn’t mean Republicans have made their peace with a Trump victory. On the contrary — some are preparing to do whatever it takes to bring him down. Which could lead to an extraordinary scenario in which GOP stalwarts go to war to destroy their own party’s likely nominee.

    Trump is still turning out huge crowds, too. Here’s a video from a campaign event in Anderson, South Carolina on Monday. Just look at the sea of iPhones at the beginning, all straining to catch a glimpse of the Donald.

    He certainly has enthusiasm on his side.

    Featured image via YouTube.


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    Gee, who else teamed up that day in Washington DC?

    Well, let’s see… Mark Levin was there too.

      Ragspierre in reply to VotingFemale. | October 21, 2015 at 6:20 pm

      See? No? Confirmation bias working overtime?

        PhillyGuy in reply to Ragspierre. | October 21, 2015 at 6:30 pm

        I don’t really want to break up a good LI poster fight but two things. One, Levin has recently been very complimentary of Trump – even had him on his show. And Two..where the hell did you get a 4 year old article?

          Ragspierre in reply to PhillyGuy. | October 21, 2015 at 6:36 pm

          Who hasn’t been invited to Levin’s show?

          Levin has said some favorable things that a VERY qualified, like his comments on the NOT T-rump tax plan (while endorsing a Flat or Fair Tax plan more).

          I haven’t heard him endorse Duh Donald. You?

          Levin MAY have changed his views on the fraud that is T-rump.

          I haven’t.

          Do you question the validity of the comments Levin made?

            PhillyGuy in reply to Ragspierre. | October 21, 2015 at 7:39 pm

            He was very nice to Trump..loved his immigration plan ..loved his tax plan. Levin wanted to add his own touch to it which is fine. He seemed very positive towards The Donald. People change their minds Rags. There are a lot of gale force winds headed in Trump’s direction but I don’t think Levin is one of them.

            Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | October 21, 2015 at 8:05 pm

            According to the transcripts I’ve read WRT the NOT T-rump tax plan, he prefers mine.

            Did he get into the legality and morality of a “remissions embargo” respecting the T-rump “wall”? I’ll bet he didn’t.

            IF he had, I’d hope that the Mark Levin that I admire would find it reprehensible and impossible.

          PhillyGuy, seems Rags is in the camp that ascribes to:

          ‘Don’t Confuse Me With The Facts; My Mind Is Made Up’

          His assumption-based POV is falling apart day by day.

            PhillyGuy in reply to VotingFemale. | October 21, 2015 at 7:50 pm

            Just be careful getting so happy about what is happening. The big guns have yet to be fired in Trump’s direction and it is not going to be pretty. Millions and millions of dollars are going to be spent against him and that will have an impact. Rags may very well see Cruz get in although I still think it is more likely Rubio or Bush than Cruz.

            I am watching and taking it all in. I see a traditional path to victory here but the money has not been spent yet. How does Trump react when 3 different candidates spend money hammering him?


            All good points, in my view.

            Trump has significent armor & if we are to believe him, he will see their millions and raise them a billion. I think they know he has celiberty status on par with the biggest names in the civilized world.

            I’m not saying what else he has working in his favor but none of his RINO opponents have anything quite like the arrows in his quiver.

          Ragspierre in reply to PhillyGuy. | October 21, 2015 at 7:11 pm

          But, Crazy, that’s simply a set of lies.

          Deal with my questions, or admit you can’t.

        Uh… T-Phobe? A four year old article is all you got?

        “Levin rips Donald Trump to shreds
        Posted by The Right Scoop on Apr 15, 2011 at 6:58 PM in Politics | 148 Comments ”

        Thangs change in four years, silly man.

        How about a recent article from The Right Scoop on Levin’s Assessment of Donald Trump? Say… Sept 14, 2015?

        Mark Levin explains the Donald Trump phenomenon…like nobody else
        Posted by The Right Scoop on Sep 14, 2015 at 6:57 PM in Politics

        Mark Levin opened his show explaining the Donald Trump phenomenon and it was really good. Along the way he also made some great points about the phony conservatives whining about Trump now when they were totally ok with the corrupt Republican Establishment leaders we have in Congress.

        For a radio recording of Levin’s discussion on Trump, go here:

          Ragspierre in reply to VotingFemale. | October 21, 2015 at 6:54 pm

          “Thangs change in four years, silly man.”

          Really? Truth changes with time?

          Which of Levin’s observations was a lie back four years ago, and how has anything changed, Crazy?

            Look… go on making wild statements that can be easily smacked down like I just did. K?

            Or, you could take off your blinders and setting aside your narrow mindedness and really check on what Levin is up to with regards to Trump’s candidacy.

            BTW, did it ever occur to you that Levin likely had a hand in crafting Trump’s Immigration Plan?

            Watch: This Controversial Trump Plan Has Mark Levin Calling Donald’s Critics ‘Dead Wrong’


            On the Fox News show Hannity Wednesday night, radio host, author, lawyer, and constitutional scholar Mark Levin weighed in on the issue that’s now a hot topic in the GOP presidential race.

            Fox New reported Levin “said that those claiming that the 14th Amendment allows birthright citizenship are dead wrong, pointing to Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution, which grants absolute power to Congress to establish a uniform rule of naturalization.”

            “If you want a policy of open borders, that anybody born here should become a United States citizen, you amend the Constitution. We don’t have to amend the Constitution. It says what we say it says,” Levin forcefully argued. “The Supreme Court has never ruled that the children of illegal aliens are American citizens.”

            Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | October 21, 2015 at 7:07 pm

            You failed to answer my questions.

            Though you DID deflect with a totally crazy non-sequitur…

            Poor old T-Phobe… just can’t catch a break today.

            Have a cookie, dear.

            Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | October 21, 2015 at 7:14 pm

            You just surrendered, poor old Crazy Cat Lady (sans cats).

            You go eat some kittie bits.

            OR you could attempt to answer my questions. Which we all see you’re having one helluva time with…

            blah blah blah… goes the T-Phobe without a shred of citation Levin opposes Trump’s 2016 candidacy.

          Thangs change in four years, silly man.

          Okay, four years is just way too far back . Nothing any candidate did or said, and nothing anyone said about a candidate, counts if it happened more than 6 months ago.

          Now, are you going to apply this Year Zero effect to all candidates, or is The Donald the only one who needs to be protected in this way?

            Ragspierre in reply to Amy in FL. | October 21, 2015 at 8:21 pm

            Rubio would come out of the baptismal waters clean as a newborn babe!

            Fiorina would be an applicant for sainthood!

            Hell, even the Jeb! would be acceptable in mixed company!

            You just can’t make this shit up!

    Ragspierre | October 21, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    Lie, lie, lie…goes the Crazy Cat Lady, without an answer to any of the questions posed to her.

    We know that Levin was adamantly opposed to the fraud T-rump.

    We KNOW he has not endorsed him this cycle.

    What did Levin say about the fraud four years ago that was a lie, Crazy?

    You are the one contending Levin opposes Trump’s 2016 candidacy, not me, T-Phobe.

    Put up citations or shut up and stop making an even bigger fool of yourself, dear. ‘Your public’ is cringing.

      Ragspierre in reply to VotingFemale. | October 21, 2015 at 7:51 pm

      No. You lie again. I never made any such assertion.

      I’ve asked a series of questions. You cannot deal with them.

      Everyone can see it.

        You flat out lied saying Levin has not had Trump on his show.

        You were building a case by citing a 4 year old article at The Right Scoop that Levin rejects Trump.

        So now you agree that Levin does not oppose Trump’s 2016 candidacy?

        Jeez T-Phobe… get a grip, dear.

        Oh… and on that assertion Trump has not been on Levin’s Show? That was bullcrap.

        Mark Levin Interviews Donald Trump: “On The Issues… What Does Being Conservative Mean To You?”

          Ragspierre in reply to VotingFemale. | October 21, 2015 at 8:10 pm

          “You flat out lied saying Levin has not had Trump on his show.”

          You’ve gone into a full psychotic break now, Crazy. I never said any such thing.

          Levin has had most…if not all…the GOP candidates on his show, and he’s invited pretty much all of them.

          Either post a link to my comment, or admit you just slipped the surely bonds of sanity.

          Ragspierre in reply to VotingFemale. | October 21, 2015 at 8:14 pm

          “You were building a case by citing a 4 year old article at The Right Scoop that Levin rejects Trump.”

          No. That’s another flat out lie.

          I posted a link that takes you to an actuality of a Levin show where he guts the fraudster T-rump like a trout.

          Anyone can listen, and I invite everyone to do so.

          You have gone full psychotic trying NOT to answer the simple, direct questions I’ve posed.

          Kind of sad. But FUN…!!!!

    platypus | October 21, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    Rags, what will you do IF Trump is the nominee? What will you do if Trump is elected POTUS?

    I’m thinking you should consider having a Plan B. Just saying.

      Ragspierre in reply to platypus. | October 21, 2015 at 11:24 pm

      I’ve long ago said there is no way in hell I’d vote for the fraudster T-rump.

      If he’s elected I’ll be the loyal…and highly exorcised…opposition. And I’ll work to see him impeached if he is worthy of it.

        Barry in reply to Ragspierre. | October 21, 2015 at 11:48 pm

        “And I’ll work to see him impeached if he is worthy of it.”

        Good luck with that. Have you been working to see Obama impeached? How is that effort going?

          Ragspierre in reply to Barry. | October 22, 2015 at 8:46 am

          For years. I worked to get him “unelected”, too.

          How’s it going? Whadda thank, sparky?

          The difficulty of removing a really dangerous POTUS is WHY I oppose T-rump. We cannot stand another.

      Barry in reply to platypus. | October 21, 2015 at 11:49 pm

      Plan B.:

      Reading through this comment thread it may be suicide.

        Ragspierre in reply to Barry. | October 22, 2015 at 8:19 am

        Electing ANOTHER BIG GOVERNMENT narcissist may well prove to be national suicide.

        The nation has never had…and never should have…an oligarch as chief executive, and T-rump is simply that, and a really, truly bad and dangerous one, at that.

        People know enough…or have it available to them…to know to stay well away from this creep. Let him contribute…like Ron Paul or Pat Buchanan…here or there, but NEVER let him near government power. Not any closer than he’s come buying and selling influence as Mr. Establishment.

    Ragspierre | October 22, 2015 at 9:26 am

    Well, that screws up the ol’ narrative, huh?

    “With a big boost from women, Dr. Ben Carson leads Donald Trump 28 – 20 percent among Iowa likely Republican Caucus participants, with 13 percent for Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and 10 percent for Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.”

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