Comments on: Trump follows in the footsteps of man he claims to despise http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/15/trump-follows-in-the-footsteps-of-man-he-claims-to-despise/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Sewblon http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/15/trump-follows-in-the-footsteps-of-man-he-claims-to-despise/#comment-1127058 Sun, 17 Jan 2016 22:23:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45681#comment-1127058 @snappycappy That is actually not true. If Republicans don’t like Trump then they can just not nominate him. The only candidates that anyone actually has to deal with after the primaries are over are the ones who actually get nominated.

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By: pbgd http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/15/trump-follows-in-the-footsteps-of-man-he-claims-to-despise/#comment-1127027 Sat, 16 Jan 2016 15:20:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45681#comment-1127027 The difference is that Carter was a Democrat. No Republican can ever win a Presidential elections without a lot of votes from Democratic voters. That is just a mathematical fact. Trump could never get those Democratic votes. But some of his competitors might.

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By: stoneon http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/15/trump-follows-in-the-footsteps-of-man-he-claims-to-despise/#comment-1127025 Sat, 16 Jan 2016 12:13:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45681#comment-1127025 Carter came across as an honest straight talking man which is what the people wanted after Nixon. Trump has that same trait. That’s his appeal…he’s honest..perhaps to a fault…just like Carter

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By: brotherkenny4 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/15/trump-follows-in-the-footsteps-of-man-he-claims-to-despise/#comment-1127018 Fri, 15 Jan 2016 21:28:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45681#comment-1127018 They were/are both outsiders (outside the beltway), and the strategies may be somewhat similar but they are extremely different people. Carter is a good man and was a good president even though vilified by the extremist right. Trump may not even be serious about being president. He may have started this whole thing to raise his brand in the public eye and improve his ability to earn in the entertainment industry (TV and books) much the same as say Sarah Palin or Ben Carson. Which would explain his hugely inappropriate statements on Mexicans and other immigrants. I suspect he is shocked at where he is right now. I feel that he is making these statements so as to tank his own candidacy. Unfortunately for him the base of the republicans is even more repugnant than even he imagined.

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By: From_California http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/15/trump-follows-in-the-footsteps-of-man-he-claims-to-despise/#comment-1127013 Fri, 15 Jan 2016 19:30:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45681#comment-1127013 This must be the strangest piece I’ve ever read in Reuters. Carter was absolutely unknown when he began, with no national support base (financial or otherwise) at all.

By contrast, Trump began his campaign as one of the very best known celebrity brand names and personalities in the world, his persona known to all through a major reality TV show and literally decades of high-profile media attention. He also had all of the personal wealth and depth of media connections and publicity skills to advance his candidacy to the highest level from minute one, with no outside assistance and support.

Don’t understand what the author is talking about.

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By: snappycappy http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/15/trump-follows-in-the-footsteps-of-man-he-claims-to-despise/#comment-1127006 Fri, 15 Jan 2016 16:41:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45681#comment-1127006 Carter may have come out of nowhere early on but there the similarities end. Carter is the antithesis of Trump!! And yes, the Republicans will have to deal with him (Trump) whether or not they like him

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