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Trump at Wharton

Pretty good article in the Boston Globe about Trump’s time at Wharton.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 13, 2015 at 8:50 am

Posted in Politics

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  1. Lion I think you’ll find this article interesting, about a prominent Democratic blogger who is supporting Trump.

    From the article:
    …”he has emerged as an unlikely man of this political moment: a Democratic intellectual who thinks that Donald Trump is the “most credible” candidate for the presidency. This is based on what Kaus sees as the central issue of our time: immigration (“I am not as worried about immigration and terrorism … as immigration and wages”) — an issue that polling suggests is the original core of Trump’s angry appeal.

    “The hope, maybe even Trump’s hope, is that by going ‘too far’ Trump may push us to go ‘far enough’” in limiting immigration, said Kaus in a recent email.”


    December 13, 2015 at 9:42 am

    • Kaus? Nothing special about that. He’s been a Democrat in name only four years. He’s hardly representative of Democrats.


      December 13, 2015 at 10:52 am

  2. The story was good. It had some surprising information, such as that in military school he was a standout athlete, a pitcher, a tight end and a very good soccer player. That’s a good sign. I never trust a man who didn’t play team sports as a young man. A guy who didn’t play team sports is a weirdo, and doesn’t know how to get along with other straight men. This was good information to know.


    December 13, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    • Jefferson considered team sports anti-American and effeminate. Just saying.


      December 14, 2015 at 3:06 am

      • Jefferson wrote two hundred years ago.

        A guy who didn’t play team sports might be the sort to invent a new software algorithm, but he’s not the sort of bro gothamette likes (I would think).


        December 14, 2015 at 12:01 pm

  3. I love the way it says he didn’t do anything social or academic, just focused on his future plan to get very, very rich, and didn’t make a “mark” on campus.

    To which I say,
    1. The PURPOSE of business school is to prepare to get rich!
    2. His plan to get very, very rich WORKED LIKE A CHARM.

    Kind of unclear to me why he even bothered to go. Doesn’t sound like he really needed it.


    December 13, 2015 at 7:45 pm

  4. definitive analysis of why Trump has no chance in IA (includes info on why the CNN poll was bogus):

    Basically Trump would have to turn out an additional 40k caucus goers beyond those already expected to show up to win. And the same polls that pro Trump people don’t trust because they anticipating the new voters he will bring somehow didn’t miss all of the new voters that Ron Paul (douchebag) was able to bring 4 years ago.

    No chance in IA. He just needs to come in second and then win NH, which itself will be impossible if the establishment consolidates.

    We must take away the right to vote in primaries from stupid Christians! They are ruining America.

    Otis the Sweaty

    December 13, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    • Live-interview polls severely underestimate Trump’s support, and Trump will bring in a lot more new supporters to the caucus based on his highly attended campaign events.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      December 13, 2015 at 9:45 pm

      • Ron Paul (douchebag) had highly attended events.

        You seriously think that Trump is going to bring 40,000 supporters that the polls are missing?

        Otis the Sweaty

        December 13, 2015 at 10:32 pm

      • Otis is probably right. Plus, I think you are under estimating the power of the establishment and their determination to see him lose. Trump will never be the Republican nominee.


        December 14, 2015 at 9:26 am

      • The power of the establishment is that it has money, which Trump doesn’t need, and the media, which Trump sort of owns because he gets massive free media and his supporters only like him more when the media say “Hitler Hitler”.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        December 14, 2015 at 9:31 am

      • Wrong, wrong, wrong. The power that I am referring to is that of the establishment, which controls the rules and which fixes things. The caucuses are a total fix. As far as everything else is concerned the establishment will figure out a way to cheat Trump of the nomination. Watch and learn. Trump will never be the nominee.


        December 14, 2015 at 10:40 am

    • We must take away the right to comment endlessly about stupid Christians from Otis the Repetitive! He is ruining the LOTB comment section.


      December 14, 2015 at 2:24 am

      • Otis the Repetitive! He is ruining the LOTB comment section.

        He’s been inspired by JS and all the “ameriprole” repetition.


        December 14, 2015 at 3:40 am

  5. “Unlike many of the students around him, who hoped to enrich themselves the old-fashioned way — that is, quietly — Trump had an in-your-face attitude about his quest for money from his first day on campus, said his former classmates.”

    “Some of his childhood friends said Trump’s blunt speaking style may be rooted in his years at the military academy, where he was sent at age 13 after some disciplinary issues. (He punched his second-grade music teacher, he wrote in a 1987 book, because he didn’t think the teacher knew enough about music.”

    The article gives some nice background analysis of Trump’s class and style. A great share.


    But I’m afraid that it confirmed my expectations more than anything else.

    Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta

    December 14, 2015 at 1:45 am

  6. Thanks for posting this article, Lion.

    The Globe’s piece on Ted Cruz is also enlightening:

    Not sure what to make of Cruz.


    December 14, 2015 at 2:34 am

  7. Trump and his dad look like nice fellows.


    December 14, 2015 at 3:18 pm

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