October 23, 2012

Is this Trump's impending bombshell?

"Operatives close to the Romney campaign were contacted and rejected the information..."
“They didn’t want anything to do with it,” the source said. “They thought it was not anything they wanted to be associated with or anything their candidate would want to be associated with.”...

“The operatives close to the Romney campaign believed the man’s story would be the ultimate October Surprise but they got nowhere. People who would have taken the information to the highest levels of Romney’s campaign just wouldn’t touch it."
That's at Radar, linked in the top of the center column at Drudge with the teaser: "Romney says no to Obama cocaine hit..."

Meanwhile, Trump himself is teasing that he's got a "bombshell" he's releasing on Wednesday. It's "something very, very big... It's going to be very big. I know one thing - you will cover it in a very big fashion." It's "large, bordering on gigantic." So, I get it... huge, immense size.

101 comments:

EMD said...

It may be big, but is it classy?

Sorun said...

Both sides have a bombshell. Rumor has it that Michelle Obama and Ann Romney are having a secret lesbian affair.

Original Mike said...

He's going to declare his candidacy.

Old RPM Daddy said...

"It's 'something very, very big... It's going to be very big. I know one thing - you will cover it in a very big fashion.' It's 'large, bordering on gigantic.'"

Trump's Ego, before or after mating with Trump's Hairpiece?

DADvocate said...

Sounds like they're talking about my ....

Never mind.

Maguro said...

It'll be yuge.

Original Mike said...

Biden already told us that Obama has a big stick, so it can't be that.

Freeman Hunt said...

Pish posh. Trump just wants all of us to subscribe to his Twitter feed. Nothing doing.

Renee said...

It will be lame.

bagoh20 said...

If it's former cocaine use, it's a non-starter, and would go nowhere. I don't like Obama, but unless he's selling secrets to Putin for kilos now, I don't really care what he did in that regard. Many successful, capable people have used drugs, and that is going to become the more and more the case for people of electable age.

A lot of his supporters will just start expecting their share of the Obama stash to include some blow.


bagoh20 said...

Anyone who waits till October to share something "important" is admitting that it can't stand up to scrutiny.

SteveR said...

Wait, he's going to reveal Obama's secret plan to fix the economy.

bagoh20 said...

The October surprise is going to be the polls.

Drago said...

Trump is BIG.

It's the conspiracies that have gotten small......

Chuck66 said...

I my younger days, I worked with a few guys that occassionally dabled in concaine. If you are into that sort of thing, like Obama was, you probably have sold it at some point.

You have a stash of it, and you always have people wanted some on short notice, so you sell them some.

But yes, this will not help Romney. Instead it would make his campaign look desparate.

But if the media did their job, you would think someone out there would try to track down Barry's dealer. Wouldn't that be facinating? To interview a US Presidents drug dealer?

X said...

seems more honest than the Chicago hospital payoff/gig.

Drago said...

bag: "I don't like Obama, but unless he's selling secrets to Putin for kilos now, I don't really care what he did in that regard."

Speaking on behalf of Putin (who has endorsed obama), I am insulted.

Putin is much too powerful and important to get drawn into any such thing.

Thats why he has underlings and other lesser national leaders like Chavez (who has endorsed obama) and Castro (who has endorsed obama).

I will thank you to keep that in mind.

tim in vermont said...

If it is cocaine, it is a nothingburger.

Patrick said...

I thought we already knew Obama did drugs in college.

Shouting Thomas said...

This is nonsense.

Althouse, I've worked for the last 20 years in businesses that were created by venture capitalists.

Years ago, I worked directly for start-ups. That got a little too demanding and difficult, so now I work mostly for firms that are 15 or more years past the start-up stage.

This medium and the technology used to make this medium happen owe a lot to venture capitalists. I don't know how many jobs were created in this business, but I'd wager it's in the hundreds of thousands.

So, venture capitalists are creating one hell of a lot of jobs. Why in the hell isn't this being discussed in this election?

Thinking Badger said...

Divorce papers

Calypso Facto said...

Selling coke?? So do all those phones he's giving out have his number on speed dial?

YoungHegelian said...

Knowing Trump, I think it's more likely to be a "birther" kind of bombshell.

Like, maybe, they found a birth certificate for one Barack Obama in a Kenyan courthouse or somethin'.

bagoh20 said...

It would be sad to know what drugs Obama did in school, but not what grades he got. That seems unfair.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Maybe something from the Hillbuzz guys. Obama is gay and Michelle is his beard. [my personal belief as well]

Whatever it is. The Romney campaign needs to steer completely clear of it.

Kansas City said...

My reaction is that of course Obama bought and sold cocaine in college (and presumably thereafter). He implicitly admitted as much in his book. And the mainstream media, which in 2000 hyped a story that George Bush 25 years ago had been charged with DUI for driving too slow after a night out at a bar with his sister, could not care less. Now, Obama is trying to drag himself to re-election by promising free birth control pills to all women. Interesting country we live in.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

There can be no bombshells.

The left will not allow it, unless its about the right.

Culpability, responsibility, and bayonets are for the little people.

Freeman Hunt said...

Mr. Choom selling drugs in college would not be a bombshell.

But again, Trump just wants us to sign up for his Twitter feed, so the point is to promise a bombshell. Delivering one doesn't matter.

Icepick said...

Oh, who fucking cares? We know Obama did coke in college, and lots of drug users also do a little dealing on the side. Romney's people were right to turn it down because it is an irrelevancy.

Many successful, capable people have used drugs....

Aaaaaannnnnndddddd we're back to Lance Armstrong....

Ann Althouse said...

"And the mainstream media, which in 2000 hyped a story that George Bush 25 years ago had been charged with DUI for driving too slow after a night out at a bar with his sister, could not care less."

Bush was actually arrested. That makes a difference. He should have immunized himself from the surprise by getting the story out himself, choosing a convenient time to dump it gently some Friday evening in midsummer.

Scott M said...

Trump's last "big thing" fell flat, like his hair.

virgil xenophon said...

Srry, bagoh20, you are only half right. The sad truth is that if it IS cocaine use, if a REPUBLICAN were found to have "used"--no matter HOW long ago--it would be enough to torpedo (or at least seriously jeopardize his campaign. The typical hypocrisy of our mainstream culture. (e.g., look at how the "October Surprise" airing of W's DUI arrest almost did in his campaign And Ted Kennedy is poster-child#1 in demonstrating that NO amount of "bad behavior" can sink a Donkey's career--Garry Hart notwithstanding) Such things are only "relevant" in politics if they apply to an Elephant..

Don't Tread 2012 said...

Somehow, my impression is that foreign policy, bombshells, horses, bayonets and the like mean very little to Obamaphone users.

Bill said...

If it's not just using cocaine in college but selling cocaine in college, and if that really produces a collective shrug from the electorate, that will make me very sad.

Lem said...

It's "something very, very big... It's going to be very big. I know one thing - you will cover it in a very big fashion." It's "large, bordering on gigantic." So, I get it... huge, immense size.

Its a big pie.

Icepick said...

Bush was actually arrested. That makes a difference. He should have immunized himself from the surprise by getting the story out himself, choosing a convenient time to dump it gently some Friday evening in midsummer.

No, he should have immunized himself by releasing it years earlier.

bagoh20 said...

"Srry, bagoh20, you are only half right."

Hey, I'm getting better! That probably qualifies me for President.

William said...

A DWI is a big thing for Evangelicals to absorb. Cocaine sale or use is not something that would offend Obama's supporters. If Obama had paid for a girl's abortion, likewise no big deal. If a Republican did such a thing, it would destroy his career...After Ted Kennedy, I can't imagine what Democrats would consider a career ending offense. Young Jackson is testing the boundaries and still has not found them.

virgil xenophon said...

I realize it is a generational thing (I'm 68) but I'm simply amazed at the casual attitude everyone takes about drug usage even in the distant past in terms of qualification for office. Past hard drug use is an automatic disqualifier for those aspiring to be officers in the armed forces. And we expect so much, much less for their commander? 'Tis a puzzlement..

Lem said...

Young Jackson is testing the boundaries and still has not found them.

lol.

Mike said...

Trump is a buffoon. He really would be more at home in Joe Biden's party.

bagoh20 said...

Try to think of something that would disqualify Obama in the eyes of his remaining supporters.

Maybe clubbing a baby seal with a puppy, but they still wouldn't vote for Romney.

You can pretty easily imagine MSNBC hosts explaining how the baby seal's mother should not be burdened with raising it, and the puppy was all Bush left Obama to work with.

Paddy O said...

Romney is right to distance himself. For the same reason he was so amiable at the debate.

He does not need a bombshell. He does not need anything to change the tone of this election. He does not need help from Trump.

Such a bombshell won't really help and it might hurt as it will be seen as an aggressive attack against someone a majority of people still like personally.

Plus, it's really about Trump wanting to matter.

Paddy O said...

"Try to think of something that would disqualify Obama in the eyes of his remaining supporters."

He is a secret Evangelical.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

Virgil

Hear ya loud and clear.

Fact is, we are being conditioned to simply accept whatever the left's behavior du jour is. It really is mental illness, or worse, amorality borne of the creed of ignorance and hypocrisy courtesy of progresives.

Pragmatist said...

Maybe the bombshell is that he and his mirror are in love and will be wed. I hear NY has allowed same person marriage and now the Donald and Trump can be legally wed. I hear they have already consumated the relationship.

jr565 said...

My reaction is that of course Obama bought and sold cocaine in college (and presumably thereafter). He implicitly admitted as much in his book. And the mainstream media, which in 2000 hyped a story that George Bush 25 years ago had been charged with DUI for driving too slow after a night out at a bar with his sister, could not care less

this reminds me of the Dave chapelle joke about shy he wasn't going to vote for Bush. And it wasn't about his policies it was about his character. Chapelle reasoned that it was because bush did coke and you can't have a coke head in office because hell give away stat secrets and stuff for like ten dollars. He then does an impression of bush as a crack addict where he confronts ambassador from another country and he says "sign the treaty. I'll suck your dick!"
Very funny routine, ill admit (and Bush's d*ck sucking does get the ambassador to sign the treat) but I'm wondering if Chapelle decided not to vote for Obama because he too was a coke head. Or any lefty for that matter who insinuated that Bush was a coke fiend.
By the way, I don't think it's ever actually been proven that Bush did use coke. But that was certainly enough for many lefties to use against Bush. Obama is an admitted coke user and possibly seller.
Maybe, to repair the relationship with Israel he should do some d*ck sucking of Netwnyahu. There will be peace in the Middle East at last.
I kid of course. But seriously, if the joke is good enough to use on Bush its good enough to use for Obama. Right, Dave chapelle?

Freeman Hunt said...

"Try to think of something that would disqualify Obama in the eyes of his remaining supporters."

He is a secret Evangelical.


Ha ha ha. Too true, too true.

Drug selling would be a bombshell for Republican voters. For Democrat voters, not so much.

jr565 said...

Bagoh20 wrote:
Try to think of something that would disqualify Obama in the eyes of his remaining supporters.

increasing drone strikes in countries and killing Americans without die process? Keeping Gitmo own?
Not trying al Qaeda members in civilian courts? Continuing rendition programs to places that will most likely torture people? Not ending the Patriot Act? Shredding the war powers Act?
Nah, none of that would stop someone like Ritmo from voting for Obama. But were it Bush doing it, you can be sure it would get a million lefties to start speaking truth to power and calling for impeachment. It would certainly get Hollywood to make movies about the evil policies.
My guess is jake gyllnhalll will vote for Obama. My other guess, there will be no sequel for his Rendition movie, unless of course Romney wins and continues Obama's policy.

virgil xenophon said...

@bagoh20/

Oh youare right about the baby seal bit insofar as it would affect Obama supporters, but what I'm puzzled about is the double-standard applied by the public-at-large. Of course the standard "school-solution" explanation for this is that hardly anyone expects the Donkeys to be virtuous--least of all the Donkeys. So Elephants get tagged by Dems and the MSM with the "hypocrisy" charge when they fail to meet the higher ethical bar they set for themselves. Fair enough, but what does it say for the mind-set/ethics of those "non-rabid" partisan "independents" (i.e., the stereotypical "normal people") who still willingly vote for such people despite such revelations? Yet at the same time nod in approval when Air Force/Naval/WP
Academy cadets--take you're pick--are bounced out of the Academy for the same things while being a member of the "Choom Gang" is viewed as hunky-dory--by these very same people? Call in the psychologists/sociologists..

Lem said...

Selling coke?? So do all those phones he's giving out have his number on speed dial?

The Obama phone is a banned substance at this blog.

Lem said...

Obama phones are ugly ;)

john sager said...

Who cares if he sold coke thirty years ago?

There's twenty things in the last four years I feel are much more shameful.

virgil xenophon said...

@lem

LOL!

Econophile said...

I'm guessing college transcripts.

Though I've been very curious about Obama's transcripts, this would be an unnecessary distraction from how well Romney's doing.

Sloanasaurus said...

I have always speculated that Obama's birther problem is not that he wasn
t born in Hawaii, its that he represented to Columbia, Harvard, and other people that he was in fact born in Africa. If you read Dreams from my Father, Obama's identity issue is all about race. Thus, it would not surprise me if he started representing that he was born in Africa - it looked cool.

But, now how would Obama explain that? Can he just say he was a stupid kid?

Trump said he was investigating the birther issue.
Perhaps Trump got a hold of a document where this representation is made. Maybe an application; or statement or something like that.

Pogo said...

I'm guessing Michelle donated to the Romney campaign.

And voted early. Twice.

rhhardin said...

Imus's Lou Raffino can do the Trump assurance that it's going to be really big really well.

Mitch H. said...

I realize it is a generational thing (I'm 68) but I'm simply amazed at the casual attitude everyone takes about drug usage even in the distant past in terms of qualification for office.

My state senator got elected even though he's on record as having used heroin in his "youth" - he can't be more than five years older than me. This pissed me off to no end back in the Nineties when he first replaced his father in the family seat. Big part of why I ended up registering as a Democrat in the 'Oughts - I was so pissed at the local Republican Party.

Well, I'm back now. And I find myself voting for that one-time smack-addled SOB. Although I yelled like hell when people talked about running him for US Senate. Best the silly sonofabitch be our *local* embarrassment, you know?

Dr Weevil said...

I agree that using, or even selling, coke back in college wouldn't mean much. But what if (hypothetically) he was still using coke, or even just smoking dope, in the Illinois statehouse? In the U.S. Senate? In the White House? And I don't just mean using while he was an elected official, I mean using on state or federal property? Surely something like that would bother at least a few of his supporters?

Kansas City said...

I too think Obama may have represented that he was born in Kenya on some college admission form or other document. And maybe that he also was a Cherokee.

Ann switches the subject: "Bush was actually arrested. That makes a difference. He should have immunized himself from the surprise by getting the story out himself, choosing a convenient time to dump it gently some Friday evening in midsummer."

Sure, as a matter of tactics,Bush should have done that. But we are talking about media reaction. Obama "got the story" out on cocaine" and the media has ignored it. Do you think Bush (or any republican) could have accomplished that?

Kansas City said...

Also, Trump stuff is usually a self promoting yawn. This might be different. And, it might have some effect. There is little time left. Obama is in trouble. For a day or two to be devoted to the latest Trump expose might hurt in terms of just sucking up oxygen.

Romney likely was smart to stay away. Hard to see how it hurts him unless he messes up the response badly.

Baron Zemo said...

The bombshell is that Barack Hussien Obama is really the Crack Emcee.

Baron Zemo said...

That's why he hasn't been around.

He was boning up for the debate.

Darrell said...

If Trump is decapitated by a sheet of glass off a glass truck or impaled by a twenty-five foot lightning rod through the head, I will know what the "surprise" is.

traditionalguy said...

My guess is that Trump found his own birth certificate and found out that he is Chinese. It is somehow always about Trump.

Tom said...

"Cocaine" is already baked into the Obama cake, so to speak.

Lem said...

Draggin The Line.

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Sloanasaurus said...

Maybe Obama is trying to set up Trump. He planted a fake birth certificate so Trump could embarrass him elf and Republicans....

But, I do think its related to the birther issue in some way. Trump did say earlier this year that he had hired investigators. Maybe they came up with something else???

NitneLiun said...

Just cocaine? I thought it might be pictures of Barry hanging out in some Chicago bath houses.

Sloanasaurus said...

Maybe Trump investigated Obama's applications to other law schools. I doubt such applications would be confidential and they probably still exist; law schools probably would make them available for study.

chrisnavin.com said...

This is all about Trump wanting to matter?

The hell, you say.

Jean said...

Is it my imagination? Last night at the end of the debate, Obama's right eye was twitching like crazy, we thought perhaps he was Jonesing..............

furious_a said...

"...something very, very big... It's going to be very big. I know one thing - you will cover it in a very big fashion."

It's YUUUUUGE!

Obama ate a cat, too.

Jane said...

I'll go with the "Obama represented himself to have been born in Kenya" theory myself. It seems like the most likely thing to find some evidence of. Other conspiracy theories -- pure birtherism, Obama's father is not Obama Sr., Ayers wrote Dreams of My Father -- are simply unprovable. (Unless someone was dumpster diving outside Ayers' house and found a box full of draft chapters!)

Shanna said...

Maybe something from the Hillbuzz guys. Obama is gay and Michelle is his beard. [my personal belief as well]

That was my thought as well. Maybe I've been reading too much Hillbuzz, since they keep refering to him as bathhouse barry.

But they're from Chicago. When I first got to DC from Arkansas people always asked me if the stuff about Clinton and women was true (this was pre monica) and I always said yes. The local knows stuff.

It wouldn't help Romney, though. This is all about Trump promoting himself and his shows. Likely to do the republicans more harm than good.

Baron Zemo said...

He is going to announce that Michelle realizes that it is all over and has agree to appear on Celebrity Apprentice-Twin tag editon with Omarosa.

Also appearing Garage Mahal and Louie Anderson, Alpha Liberal and Jason Alexander and Inga the She Wolf and Steven Tyler.

clint said...

IF it's the cocaine thing...

The way to spin it into a campaign issue is to tie it to the Obama administration's crackdown (pun not intended) on medical marijuana.

The charge is the classic: Hypocrite!

If Obama dealt drugs in college AND authorized raids on state licensed medical marijuana clinics, it's the contradiction that hurts.

You can't simultaneously claim that we should be rounding up the staff at a medical marijuana clinic and throwing them all in jail AND that dealing a little coke in college is no big deal.

Frankly, the coke dealing isn't the issue that will hurt Obama -- it's the prominent discussion of medical marijuana that might. Large parts of his base support medical marijuana, and would be less enthusiastic in their support if they were more aware of his record on this issue.

But...

I still wish Trump would butt out. Romney's running an excellent campaign, and the chance of this giving Obama an opportunity to be self-righteous and offended (a role he does really well) for the next two weeks is just too awful to contemplate.

edutcher said...

WRT what DBQ said, I wonder if Corsi found proof (financed by The Donald) Barry was a fixture in the Chi-town bathhouses, as Corsi has alleged.

That would be a bombshell.

Sam L. said...

Ooh! Ooh! Big Deal Ahead! AA-OOGAH!

Joe Schmoe said...

Drudge's last Obama bombshell turned out to be an old video of Barry affecting an urban accent. It slaked my confirmation bias, but otherwise it was a big naught dog (I'm already sick of nothingburgers).

Patrick said...

I agree that using, or even selling, coke back in college wouldn't mean much. But what if (hypothetically) he was still using coke, or even just smoking dope, in the Illinois statehouse? In the U.S. Senate? In the White House? And I don't just mean using while he was an elected official, I mean using on state or federal property? Surely something like that would bother at least a few of his supporters?

No. Not a bit.

AllenS said...

Evidently, Trump found out that Barry owns 3 bayonets, always wanted a horse and wished he served on a submarine ship.

Revenant said...

Past hard drug use is an automatic disqualifier for those aspiring to be officers in the armed forces. And we expect so much, much less for their commander?

If the military considers past drug use a deal-breaker, all that tells us is that the military has some truly idiotic policies in place. This isn't news to anybody, in or out of the military.

Rabel said...

Dealing toot in college?

NYTimes will tout the tootage as evidence that Obama has experience running a business.

Smilin' Jack said...

If Obama did sell drugs it's the only positive contribution he's ever made to the U.S. economy.

Scott M said...

Apparently the Trump camp has put the kibosh on the rumor that his big reveal tomorrow is cocaine use/dealing.

gmama3 said...

Maybe Obama had binders full of women too. Big binders.

MadisonMan said...

Is it as big as the Monster! East Coast! Storm! that might happen on Monday/Tuesday?

Sloanasaurus said...

I saw rumor that it could be divorce papers that were drawn up by Michelle Obama in 2000.

I don't think these would be meaningful at all unless there is an allegation in the papers by Michelle.

If you recall, Obama won his first senate Seat in Illinois (Ryan?) by somehow getting divorce papers for his opponent released even though they were under a court ordered seal. It turned out that the papers revealed that Ryan's wife made allegations of abuse. That sunk Ryan's chances and he dropped out. Obama cruised to an 80% victory launching his career in 2004.

So if they really are divorce papers they should not be released. But if the papers contain allegations of violence, then the public has a right to know.

Baron Zemo said...

I don't know.

If the divorce papers show that Barry wanted to dump Michelle...well that is the first thing he ever did that I could agree with.

It would make me proud to be an American!

garage mahal said...

It's all about the econ.....I mean, it's all about hanging onto the word of a racist buffoon regarding the Obamas not getting divorced.

However, if this makes the National Review Online them I'm a believer.



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David said...

Now supposedly it's that Barack and Michelle considered divorce at one point. So what? Climb back in your hole, Trump.

wildswan said...

What would sink him with his liberal base is evidence that the Rev. Wright really did convert him to Christianity. So that he is a crypto-Christian in close touch with W who Obama realized had done a great job when he (Obama)had to confront the same problems. They pray together and discuss the MidEast a couple of times a week. And Obama's Blackberry speed dials Dick Cheney. And Obama has a part of an American flag that flew in battle sewn into a little piece of duct tape he attaches above his heart every day. And he has doubts about central government; he keeps muttering Greece, Greece at night. So he threw the first debate, hoping to save America from the Democrats without losing his own life. But Axelrod suspects.

phx said...

But if the media did their job, you would think someone out there would try to track down Barry's dealer. Wouldn't that be facinating? To interview a US Presidents drug dealer?

What low standards people have for 'fascinating'.

phx said...

I agree that using, or even selling, coke back in college wouldn't mean much. But what if (hypothetically) he was still using coke, or even just smoking dope, in the Illinois statehouse? In the U.S. Senate? In the White House? And I don't just mean using while he was an elected official, I mean using on state or federal property? Surely something like that would bother at least a few of his supporters?

Yeah right. And what if Romney was whackin' off in movie theaters. Would that bother his supporters?

Clownology.

Nora said...

Obamas' divorce papers according to the Mail


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