November 18, 2010

"I would take her on. I like her, but I'd take her on" — says Donald Trump, about Sarah Palin.

What possesses people to make them think they could be President?

IN THE COMMENTS: Irene answers my question: "The fact that we elected The Apprentice?:

Paul Zrimsek observes that "Trump" sounds like a name one of the Palin females would give to a baby boy.

23 comments:

Scott M said...

Narcissism?

Calypso Facto said...

Well Trump does have lots of experience handling bankruptcy...

MadisonMan said...

That would be great. Choose between Trump or Palin.

wv: syria (laugh)

The Crack Emcee said...

What possesses people to make them think they could be President?

In the case of Trump? Good question.

I think Scott nailed it, though:

"Narcissism."

Joe said...

(The Crypto Jew)



Sure he could take her on, heck he could take on Mike Tyson…the question is, “Could he take her on and WIN?” And there the answer is, just like with Mike Tyson, is “No.” I think we’d had enough celebrities confusing competence in one area with ability in another….

As to POTUS why do people seek to become surgeons, Generals, or NFL Quarterbacks…because they have Ego AND Talent. Without that Ego no one would ever run, and if you don’t have the huevos to think you can run and win, you’d stink as POTUS. There’s nothing wrong with owning up to the Ego, the problem with many “leaders” is that their “leadership” becomes nothing more than ego gratification or that their talents are over-matched by their egos…”The Peter Principle.”

traditionalguy said...

One more celebrity personality's hat goes into the GOP ring to muddy the waters, lite weights all. It is becoming the 12 dwarves surrounding the Snow Woman. But who will the GOP turn to to clear up all this confusion?

Dave said...

Scott's right

Paul Zrimsek said...

If Sarah were just a little younger, Track and Trig could well end up with a brother named Trump.

Irene said...

What possesses people to make them think they could be President?

The fact that we elected The Apprentice?

/ducks/

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Trump is an attention whore.

I doubt he seriously thinks that he could be President, or even wants to be President. He does know "good" televisions, if by good you mean a bunch of dopes watch it.

c3 said...

Her business experience is Pal(e)in comparison to his.

but..

Her government experience Trumps the Donald's.

Fen said...

I doubt he seriously thinks that he could be President, or even wants to be President.

Agreed. Trump is very savy. The *perception* that he could thrive in that arena is what he's after.

lyssalovelyredhead said...

Am I the only one who would seriously consider voting for the Donald? Sure, he's an attention whore and narcissist, but he is also a man who Knows How The World Works. Unlike most politicians (even conservatives, see, e.g., GWB), he doesn't have silly notions about being nice to people and having them be nice in return. He undestands incentives.

We need more of that.

Trooper York said...

"lyssalovelyredhead said...
Am I the only one who would seriously consider voting for the Donald"

Yes.

Joe said...

(The Crypto Jew)



Lovelylyssa, I’m sure The Donald DOES know how the world works, he’s been wiped out at least twice, so far…first in real estate and now in casinos, what he does understand is PR, that’s for sure.

Hoosier Daddy said...

IN THE COMMENTS: Irene answers my question: "The fact that we elected The Apprentice?:

Yeah that's a thread win right there.

Hagar said...

Trump should try out on "American Idol" first.

edutcher said...

People, not to mention The Donald, need to remember he's lost as many fortunes as he's made. In some ways, he's not that great a businessman as he is a marketer.

PS Irene, it's not a bad point. You don't have to duck.

Lem said...

Irene for president.

former law student said...

Trump? The real competition is the Gingrich. I hear Newtie clanging in his caverns.

1994 Republicans take Congress seasonal flashback:

http://associalisticpress.com/08-12-2009-gingrichcover-s.jpg

Irene said...

Thank you, Lem. But I do not have the disposition to be President. I am an authoritiarian and a disciplinarian. I sometimes don't play well with others.

I could have been a Tsarina.

PS, Hi edutcher.

Kirk Parker said...

Lyssa,

Yes.

Juba Doobai! said...

Fascinating that he regards Palin, rather than Obama, as the one to be taken on.