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martin
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12/29/2015  6:20 PM
Ben Carson doesn’t want to win: His campaign is all about cashing in — and that’s the problem

http://www.salon.com/2015/12/29/ben_carson_doesnt_want_to_win_his_campaign_is_all_about_cashing_in_and_thats_the_problem/


Pretty much sums up both Carson and Trump and probably some others on the Republican side.

As an entrepreneur, Carson has succeeded wildly. According to a new AP report, the doctor has been cashing in on the campaign trail, promoting his brand and giving paid speeches wherever he can:

“All of this is part of a well-honed enterprise that promotes Ben Carson – presidential candidate, political commentator, paid speaker, author, neurosurgeon and champion of children, reading, and God. He has folded into Carson Enterprises his presidential campaign, which has excelled at fundraising, brining in almost $32 million through the end of September …That fundraising prowess continues, even as his poll numbers decline. His campaign manager, Barry Bennett, said Thursday they raised about $20 million since the beginning of October…Speaking fees over a nearly two-year period raked in $4.3 million. And his nonprofit continues to raise money.”

It’s important not to see Carson’s private financial gains as tangential to his campaign. It’s not as though he set out to run for president and happened to profit enormously as a result. On the contrary, his campaign was itself an entrepreneurial venture. Since announcing his candidacy, Carson has paraded around the country, selling books and giving paid speeches at charity events, corporate meetings, and various other organizations.

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12/31/2015  8:24 AM    LAST EDITED: 12/31/2015  8:27 AM
Carson, Christie, Carly I can see.

Trump, Rubio, Cruz, Bush? Doubt it. Truml doesn't need to cash in. Campaign money to him is pocket change whereas to the others it is significant money. The other 3 guys were being talked about as likely Presidential Candidates since after Obama defeated Romney. And At the time I was very intrigued by Rubio. Still am if Trump doesn't win. I just hope Rubio has what it takes to be a great leader that everyone fears but respects. Might be asking a lot. That's one of the main reasons why Trump is an easy pick for me

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1/1/2016  6:22 PM    LAST EDITED: 1/1/2016  6:23 PM
Keep in mind it is Ben Carson's business manager trying to cash in but yes diminishing popularity ultimately falls on Carson for allowing his campaign and reputation to be derailed.

Which is something Trump would never have happen to him. No one runs Trump. NO ONE

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1/1/2016  6:36 PM
gunsnewing wrote:Keep in mind it is Ben Carson's business manager trying to cash in but yes diminishing popularity ultimately falls on Carson for allowing his campaign and reputation to be derailed.

Which is something Trump would never have happen to him. No one runs Trump. NO ONE

No, this is Carson cashing in. He doesn't know or care about anything that someone interested in actually holding office would inform themselves on.

Same with Trump. After being a reality TV host, he just upped his game and decided to move the platform from gameshow to politics. Same output: raise brand awareness, nothing more. If Trump were truly running for office, he would have an organized ground game, which he doesn't, which ultimately means he won't win the necessary primaries.

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1/2/2016  6:09 PM
Running for president has been in Trump's mind for quite a while
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1/2/2016  6:19 PM
gunsnewing wrote:Running for president has been in Trump's mind for quite a while

Brand awareness, nothing more. He is a shill, do anything for money

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1/2/2016  8:33 PM    LAST EDITED: 1/2/2016  8:44 PM
Ive got no problem with that. He is certainly a great entrepeneur. One of the greatest of our time. It's the all the factors that lead him to where he is today that makes him the most intriguing candidate and why he will win. Trump isn't anyone's son. He didn't get to this point because he has all the stock answers people want to here in a rolodex. There is no typical political rhetoric when he speaks. No prior angling as a senator or governor for the position. No history of political corruptness etc.

The 2020 Election is going to be one for the ages. Donald Trump vs Cory Booker. Win win scenario. 2 great leaders who go beyond party lines. Booker gets it. I can't wait. Better times are ahead for sure

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1/3/2016  1:42 AM
gunsnewing wrote:Ive got no problem with that. He is certainly a great entrepeneur. One of the greatest of our time. It's the all the factors that lead him to where he is today that makes him the most intriguing candidate and why he will win. Trump isn't anyone's son. He didn't get to this point because he has all the stock answers people want to here in a rolodex. There is no typical political rhetoric when he speaks. No prior angling as a senator or governor for the position. No history of political corruptness etc.

The 2020 Election is going to be one for the ages. Donald Trump vs Cory Booker. Win win scenario. 2 great leaders who go beyond party lines. Booker gets it. I can't wait. Better times are ahead for sure

Not really, S&P did better over the same time period as Trump "investments".

Please tell me why you think Trump is good? What has he done? What is he pledging to our country? What is he pledging to you and me?

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1/3/2016  2:57 PM
martin wrote:Ben Carson doesn’t want to win: His campaign is all about cashing in — and that’s the problem

http://www.salon.com/2015/12/29/ben_carson_doesnt_want_to_win_his_campaign_is_all_about_cashing_in_and_thats_the_problem/


Pretty much sums up both Carson and Trump and probably some others on the Republican side.

As an entrepreneur, Carson has succeeded wildly. According to a new AP report, the doctor has been cashing in on the campaign trail, promoting his brand and giving paid speeches wherever he can:

“All of this is part of a well-honed enterprise that promotes Ben Carson – presidential candidate, political commentator, paid speaker, author, neurosurgeon and champion of children, reading, and God. He has folded into Carson Enterprises his presidential campaign, which has excelled at fundraising, brining in almost $32 million through the end of September …That fundraising prowess continues, even as his poll numbers decline. His campaign manager, Barry Bennett, said Thursday they raised about $20 million since the beginning of October…Speaking fees over a nearly two-year period raked in $4.3 million. And his nonprofit continues to raise money.”

It’s important not to see Carson’s private financial gains as tangential to his campaign. It’s not as though he set out to run for president and happened to profit enormously as a result. On the contrary, his campaign was itself an entrepreneurial venture. Since announcing his candidacy, Carson has paraded around the country, selling books and giving paid speeches at charity events, corporate meetings, and various other organizations.

Yeah, Salon, that great center of even-keeled reporting. Carson's losing badly in the polls, so now he's just a money-grubbing idiot because his stances don't line up with the great liberal mindset, but Hillary"s brand of profiteering and brand consciousness is just a bastion of pure intentions because she's a "lifetime public servant". Nice logic in that argument.

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1/3/2016  4:18 PM
jrodmc wrote:
martin wrote:Ben Carson doesn’t want to win: His campaign is all about cashing in — and that’s the problem

http://www.salon.com/2015/12/29/ben_carson_doesnt_want_to_win_his_campaign_is_all_about_cashing_in_and_thats_the_problem/


Pretty much sums up both Carson and Trump and probably some others on the Republican side.

As an entrepreneur, Carson has succeeded wildly. According to a new AP report, the doctor has been cashing in on the campaign trail, promoting his brand and giving paid speeches wherever he can:

“All of this is part of a well-honed enterprise that promotes Ben Carson – presidential candidate, political commentator, paid speaker, author, neurosurgeon and champion of children, reading, and God. He has folded into Carson Enterprises his presidential campaign, which has excelled at fundraising, brining in almost $32 million through the end of September …That fundraising prowess continues, even as his poll numbers decline. His campaign manager, Barry Bennett, said Thursday they raised about $20 million since the beginning of October…Speaking fees over a nearly two-year period raked in $4.3 million. And his nonprofit continues to raise money.”

It’s important not to see Carson’s private financial gains as tangential to his campaign. It’s not as though he set out to run for president and happened to profit enormously as a result. On the contrary, his campaign was itself an entrepreneurial venture. Since announcing his candidacy, Carson has paraded around the country, selling books and giving paid speeches at charity events, corporate meetings, and various other organizations.

Yeah, Salon, that great center of even-keeled reporting. Carson's losing badly in the polls, so now he's just a money-grubbing idiot because his stances don't line up with the great liberal mindset, but Hillary"s brand of profiteering and brand consciousness is just a bastion of pure intentions because she's a "lifetime public servant". Nice logic in that argument.

you didn't add anything but spittle. You think he is actually running for political office, then state that and back it up. Carson can't even learn simple political landscape details that a 12 grader in advanced politics and gov't would know by hand.

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1/4/2016  8:45 AM
martin wrote:
jrodmc wrote:
martin wrote:Ben Carson doesn’t want to win: His campaign is all about cashing in — and that’s the problem

http://www.salon.com/2015/12/29/ben_carson_doesnt_want_to_win_his_campaign_is_all_about_cashing_in_and_thats_the_problem/


Pretty much sums up both Carson and Trump and probably some others on the Republican side.

As an entrepreneur, Carson has succeeded wildly. According to a new AP report, the doctor has been cashing in on the campaign trail, promoting his brand and giving paid speeches wherever he can:

“All of this is part of a well-honed enterprise that promotes Ben Carson – presidential candidate, political commentator, paid speaker, author, neurosurgeon and champion of children, reading, and God. He has folded into Carson Enterprises his presidential campaign, which has excelled at fundraising, brining in almost $32 million through the end of September …That fundraising prowess continues, even as his poll numbers decline. His campaign manager, Barry Bennett, said Thursday they raised about $20 million since the beginning of October…Speaking fees over a nearly two-year period raked in $4.3 million. And his nonprofit continues to raise money.”

It’s important not to see Carson’s private financial gains as tangential to his campaign. It’s not as though he set out to run for president and happened to profit enormously as a result. On the contrary, his campaign was itself an entrepreneurial venture. Since announcing his candidacy, Carson has paraded around the country, selling books and giving paid speeches at charity events, corporate meetings, and various other organizations.

Yeah, Salon, that great center of even-keeled reporting. Carson's losing badly in the polls, so now he's just a money-grubbing idiot because his stances don't line up with the great liberal mindset, but Hillary"s brand of profiteering and brand consciousness is just a bastion of pure intentions because she's a "lifetime public servant". Nice logic in that argument.

you didn't add anything but spittle. You think he is actually running for political office, then state that and back it up. Carson can't even learn simple political landscape details that a 12 grader in advanced politics and gov't would know by hand.

You posted a **** article that stated nothing, and then backtracked on itself when the writer realized he was spouting inconsistent horsesheet when compared to the fund raising and brand-consciousness The Holy Hillary partakes in. Carson campaigned on the basis that he wasn't part of the current political landscape. That was one of his main appeals, stated ad nauseum. Unfortunately, that doesn't have any staying power when the main players have been reduced to someone campaigning on the strength of her hubby's fabulous track record/her great record of building the world village under one of the worst administrations in recent history, and a TV reality show cartoon who's playing to the lowest common denominator.

By the way, wouldn't your normal 12th grader realize the importance of emails?

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1/20/2016  5:34 PM
Its going to be Trump Palin and no way to stop that train.
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1/21/2016  4:49 PM
BRIGGS wrote:Its going to be Trump Palin and no way to stop that train.

No way. Palin is damaged goods, even for Trump. She takes too much room in his spotlight. Plus she's a "loser". I think he'd sooner kiss and make up with one of his nomination competitors.

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1/30/2016  4:54 PM
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DrAlphaeus wrote:
BRIGGS wrote:Its going to be Trump Palin and no way to stop that train.

No way. Palin is damaged goods, even for Trump. She takes too much room in his spotlight. Plus she's a "loser". I think he'd sooner kiss and make up with one of his nomination competitors.

That would be a dream team for those of us who are democrats. Palin brings nothing to the table. Trump actually looked pained when she was giving her nonsensical rambling endorsement.

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2/9/2016  8:05 PM
And Trump wins the New Hampshire primary! Incredible.
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2/10/2016  2:43 PM
Keep your eye on the eastern sky fellas. The world is ending soon.
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2/20/2016  8:51 PM    LAST EDITED: 2/20/2016  9:03 PM
Down goes Jeb!

Trump wins in South Carolina...

I remain amazed.

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3/1/2016  3:47 PM
Mussolini and David Duke: still not enough to sink this guy? We'll see how Super Tuesday goes!
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3/2/2016  11:43 AM
Knicks suck and now sure looks like America sucks too.
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