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Trump for New York Governor?

The Republican Party in New York is so desperate to defeat Gov. Andrew Cuomo that they’re trying to convince Donald Trump to run against him in 2014. So far Trump hasn’t said yes or no, but they’re actively courting him according to the New York Post.

Increasingly desperate New York Republicans, seeking the political equivalent of a Hail Mary pass, are trying to get Donald Trump to run against Gov. Cuomo next year, The Post has learned…

They’re also arguing that Trump could launch a 2016 presidential run — which he has clearly been eyeing with his criticisms of President Obama and Washington — by first winning the election for governor.

So far, Trump, who only recently learned of the effort, which is backed by state GOP Chairman Ed Cox and other party leaders, hasn’t said a flat “no.’’…

With Cox’s knowledge, Rochester-area Assemblyman Bill Nojay has begun circulating to other party leaders a three-page memo on how Trump could defeat Cuomo next year.

It contends that Trump’s celebrity status and popularity with disaffected Republican and Democratic voters, along with Cuomo’s unpopularity upstate, could produce a Trump victory.

The memo concedes the state GOP’s desperation.

“There is only one prospective candidate who could run on the GOP line and win against Cuomo in 2014 — Donald Trump,’’ it declares.

When will the world realize that Trump is just a self-aggrandizing buffoon and stop paying attention to him? Maybe we need a constitutional amendment that says no one who has ever been part of a reality TV show is eligible for president.

Comments

  1. noahsarkive says

    Oh, please!!!! Yes, yes!!! The Donald in the rough and tumble of New York politics. He wouldn’t last a day, but for entertainment value, it couldn’t be beat.

  2. colnago80 says

    Is Cuomo planning to run for a third term? One would think he would be better positioned for a run for president in 2016 not being an office holder at the time. Of course, if Hillary runs, it’s academic anyway as neither he or Kirsten Gillibrand would be able to raise sufficient funds to run against another New Yorker.

  3. coffeehound says

    @ #1,

    Oh, please!!!! Yes, yes!!! The Donald in the rough and tumble of New York politics.

    Hee! Anything to see the toupee go askew in the fracas.

  4. bahrfeldt says

    If Cuomo runs for a third term, it will be in 2018. Trumpelstiltskin is busy announcing the opening of a new golf course in a couple of years.

  5. Doug Little says

    They’re also arguing that Trump could launch a 2016 presidential run

    The clown car is gonna exceed critical mass and explode in a shower of over sized shoes and red foam noses.

  6. colnago80 says

    Re bahrfeldt @ #6

    Gee, Cuomo is still in his first term. It seems like he’s been governor for ever.

  7. Reginald Selkirk says

    colnago80 #3: Is Cuomo planning to run for a third term?

    I doubt that he has planned that far ahead. He is still in his first term.

  8. Reginald Selkirk says

    Isn’t it sad that the GOP couldn’t come up with a better candidate than this? Even in a state where the Republicans tend to be less extreme than elsewhere.

  9. bushrat says

    I smell desperation and shame, either its the end of Greek Week somewhere or the GOP is talking about candidates again.

  10. tubi says

    Maybe we need a constitutional amendment that says no one who has ever been part of a reality TV show is eligible for president.

    But certainly we’d all get behind The Situation as Secretary of ABS.

  11. beezlebubby says

    @ Reginald: And yet, in the last campaign, the GOP primary winner was Carl Paladino, a virulent racist, misogynist, homophobe, purveyor of bestiality porn, and downright creepy character. I’m still trying to figure out why he wasn’t charged with distributing horsey porn, which is illegal.

  12. dugglebogey says

    I wonder what it’s like when your party actively pursues clowns to represent them. Does it make reasonable members want to kill themselves? Are there any reasonable members left?

  13. Chiroptera says

    The Republican Party in New York is so desperate to defeat Gov. Andrew Cuomo that they’re trying to convince Donald Trump to run against him in 2014.

    That’s a good plan. If they want to defeat Cuomo, they’ll have to run…wait, what?

  14. Artor says

    Oh, please!!!! Yes, yes!!!

    I’ll do you one better! I hope the GOP runs Trump in ALL THE RACES!!! President, Senate, House, Governor, every state senate & house position, right down to dogcatcher in Podunk, B.F.E. Surely, by saturating the market he’ll win something somewhere. And conveniently hand every other office to the non-Trump candidate, be they Democrat, Green, or anything not GOP. It would be a win for everyone!

  15. noahsarkive says

    I appreciate your expression of confidence in my trenchant political analysis. However, please note that in my original post I used 7 exclamation points but your reply only employed a mere 5. So there!!!!!!!!

  16. exdrone says

    I’m not convinced that Trump is actually a resident of New York. I call on him to produce his proof of residency … the long form documents.

  17. Trebuchet says

    I wanna see the birth certificate for his toupee!

    I’m sure that’s his real hair. Only an idiot would pay money for a toupee that looks that bad.

    Oh…

    Nevermind.

  18. lordshipmayhem says

    Maybe we need a constitutional amendment that says no one who has ever been part of a reality TV show is eligible for president.

    Considering how phony “reality” TV shows are, that would mean that none of Fox News’ talking heads would be allowed to run for President either.

    …not that such an outcome would be a BAD thing, mind you…

  19. davem says

    When will the world realize that Trump is just a self-aggrandizing buffoon

    The World does know this Ed, it’s only Americans that don’t. Or certain Americans, anyway. He’d last 2 minutes in any other Western -style democracy.

  20. says

    Maybe we need a constitutional amendment that says no one who has ever been part of a reality TV show is eligible for president.

    Hey, now, I’ll bet Gordon Ramsay would make a halfway decent governor if he pulled a Schwarzenegger. After him, um, there’s…well…

    Holy shit. Reality TV really is a wasteland of people who suck.

  21. Ichthyic says

    New York voters (to Trump): “You’re fired!

    knowing NY, they might actually vote him in, just so they could do that!

    gotta admit, that would be fucking hilarious.

  22. Ichthyic says

    …in fact, what NY SHOULD do, is put trump on the ballot for mayor, and ON THE SAME BALLOT, have a referendum to impeach him the very day he takes office.

    I wonder if these idiot GoPpers would finally start getting a clue?

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