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Donald Trump Will Still Be the Front Runner After 2nd GOP Debate, But Not For Long

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    History tells us that Trump's front runner status won't last long and I tend to agree that he will not be an exception to this rule. The beginning of every primary season, especially ones that have many candidates, tend to be based more on name recognition than anything else. And if Donald Trump has anything--it's name recognition.

    It has been a lot of fun watching "The Donald" burst onto the scene and hijack the Republican Presidential primary, but I have to come out and say that he stands little to zero chance of actually winning the Republican nomination in 2016. I should probably just come out and say there is zero chance of him winning the nomination, but this is American politics and crazier things have happened before, so I will settle with little to zero.

    Trump may still lead the polls after the 2nd GOP debate, but we should also remind ourselves that we are still months away from the first primary vote being cast and almost a year away from the conventions that officially pick each parties candidate.

    It's easy to forget that Newt Gingrich was leading the polls in September of 2011. It's also easy to forget that Herman Cain had a surge in the polls around that same time. And lest we forget that Rick Santorum came in second to eventual nominee Mitt Romney in the primaries.

    What I'm trying to say is that polling at this point in time is as worthless as a three dollar bill. Donald Trump is fun to watch on the stump and in the debates, but I just don't see any scenario where he becomes the eventual Republican nominee for the 2016 Presidential election.

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    I agree that there is very little chance of Trump securing the GOP nomination, but he is quite fun to watch.

    He will probably stick around for awhile, but I think he will fall by the wayside once Republicans start heading to the polls in January. We may be proven wrong, but I seriously doubt it.

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    You make good points about the history of guys leading early, then falling off. And I hope you are right. Something though tells me that this is different. And it certainly is different for sure in one respect - all the other guys that lead and fell off before him were beholden to donors and ultimately the GOP. Trump uniquely is not, at least not by money. And money is the biggest factor in how long a candidate stays on the trail.

    So folks like Newt and Cain were propped up by the GOP lot early on, but lost steam, and financing. Trump could buck that trend easily. Will he continue to garner 33.8% of polling a little less than a year from now? I have absolutely no idea. But I have a feeling that he could, much more so than those other guys in the past.

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    I'd be shocked if Trump lasted a year. There's a million and one opportunities from him to say some very appalling things between then and now. His foot will enter his mouth soon enough, and it will be bad enough to tank him, that's my guess.
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    Sensationalism kept Trump on top, however his lack of emotional intelligence and detailed problem-solving plans will make him tank.
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    I can't wrap my finger around what kind of person thinks Trump is what this country needs. I am having even more trouble trying to figure out if Trump believes it himself.
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    PentagonWall Wrote: I can't wrap my finger around what kind of person thinks Trump is what this country needs. I am having even more trouble trying to figure out if Trump believes it himself.

    Most egomaniacs are unable to accept that they aren't perfect in every way and Trump is no exception to this rule. I have no doubt that he truly believes that he is the best candidate and that he would be the best President America has ever or will ever have.

    I just hope the rest of the country doesn't reinforce that belief...

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    Trump will be our next President.
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    Trump will NOT be our next president; and I'm a Republican saying this! I can't understand American being blind about who he and "Hillary" really are. America was blinded in the same way the past two elections with the clown we have now, you'd thing people would try to be smarter this go round, but unfortunately it looks as if the American people have dumbed down even further! New Zealand here I come.