GOP and 2016: Ben Carson surges in Iowa polls; Donald Trump says he’s still in it to win it

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Responding to Ben Carson’s surge in Iowa polls, Donald Trump says he’ll stick with the presidential race, even if he has to run from behind.

Trump, known for boasting that he’s “a winner,” was unusually retrospective in an interview Tuesday on MSNBC, acknowledging he might lose the Republican nominating contest. Even if he does, Trump says, “I’d still be proud of my effort because I’ve done very well.”

But the billionaire businessman says he still has a big advantage — he’s “willing to spend whatever it takes” to win.

About Carson, who’s been topping polls in Iowa and moving to the forefront nationally, Trump says “a lot of things will come out now and we’ll see how he holds up to the scrutiny.”

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  • Reasonless

    I think the world of Mr. Carson.
    The man truly represents The American Dream.
    And yet, I really feel strongly that he is not qualified to be President of the United States.
    Does that make me a Racist?
    I also feel that electing Trump would be a big mistake as well.
    I would vote for either one before Hillary, but I wish the Republican Party would get their act together and present someone qualified for the position.

  • David John Francis

    Since Obama became President our immigration laws have been violated, our influence in the world has been down graded, by nations who are ‘rattling their sabers’ so to speak. Lets not forget the terrible agreement with IRAN. We have a massive infusion of money from Medicare into Obamacare, that Governor Moonbeam Brown of California is using, extending approval for foreign nationals. We must not have another extreme Democrat or GOP Republican in the White House. Both are committed to shuffling illegal aliens into America as ‘Cheap Labor”, with the Left who are going to use in bloating our Election rolls with non citizens.

    Jerry Brown, who should never have govern, (probably voted in by illegal aliens)has made it possible by issuing drivers licenses to non citizens by using the Motor Voter law, Its intention looks to most Californians a deliberate act to drive non citizens in voting. This is strictly against our Constitution and Bill of rights, as foreign nationals or any non citizens cannot vote. This a privilege of birthright or naturalized citizens. We can only hope that the judiciary can impose constraints over King Obama’a ambition to implode on the American people with another amnesty. Obama should not impose on 24 million citizens and lawful residents who are unemployed, illegal aliens who must be removed or pressed to self deport. It all depends on the new President and the majority of those who are candidates having their own immigration agenda, to keep the borders open and attribute amnesty to the 12 to 30 million foreign nationals who have snubbed our immigration policies.

    Just to keep the record straight no matter what King Obama and his advocates in the Liberal media say, I am not going to call ILLEGAL ALIENS–UNDOCUMENTED FOREIGN NATIONALS. They are illegal aliens and they broke the law.

    Obama’s agenda to assimilate illegal aliens is not going to work for me. Not matter the lies poured out from his mouth or his subordinates, I don’t trust them. Its unspeakable to think I voted for this man as President, who has turned against the American people and I am not sure that he isn’t a communist as his father. who himself a communist sympathizer. I know he is a weakling, who spends millions of dollars of taxpayers money on golf trips and vacations, while millions of Americans are on food stamps (EBT) .

    This religious controversy should be kept out of this candidacy, should not be an involved in this important race. The only decision making should be fighting ISIS and destroying them, so the Syrian refugees can go home. As its going right now millions of foreign nationals are crossing across European countries, that cannot by any means handle the incursion. What could possibly lower Trumps poll numbers in Iowa; evangelical caucus-goers need to think about the America people and the unemployed. Carson is so softly spoken, cannot possibly deal with the issues Trump can succeed with, including renegotiating unfair trade agreements that Donald Trump would have ‘A-‘ grade on?

    I , my family, some of my neighbors and old military colleagues and a few still in the service are voting for Trump. Two were Democrats and one who has never voted in his life, is voting for Trump. The attack adds haven’t began leaking on to the TV and even radio broadcast. The presidential candidate must demonize Trump, because that’s all they have? The lying, propaganda and his words carefully selected out of context by mainstream press. We need a clean slate, no Clinton’s, Bushes or GOP Obama Republicans who would put into force his Extreme Socialist agenda. Trump has his own design for a great, but wilting country; build the wall on our Southern frontier; implement MANDATORY E-VERIFY and audit every business, corporation and manufacturing who has hired illegal aliens.

    Fines and prison for those believe they are above the law. Revisiting birthright citizenship; end the unfair corporate welfare that allows companies, to bring in products from foreign nations without tariffs will end unfair trade. Just handing out to healthy and employer able men and women welfare must be staunched, although we must place our veterans an senior citizens with enough money to live on and not short changed to the families of illegal immigrants. Billions of dollars that is collected from overseas corporation, will start a renewal of our old infrastructure. Build our military way beyond that of China and Russia.

    YOU SHOULD CONSIDER HOW MUCH MORE DONALD TRUMP CAN DO FOR YOUR FAMILY AND THE US PEOPLE? FAR MUCH MORE THAN THE PUPPETS WHO MUST BEAR ALLEGIANCE TO THEIR WEALTHY BENEFACTORS THAT HAND OUT THE MONEY. HE NEEDS NOTHING FROM THEM.THEY HAVE NO CORRUPTIBLE POWER OR INFLUENCE OVER HIM; THEY CANNOT BUY HIM , UNLIKE CARSON, CLINTON, BUSH OR ANY OF THEM, SO THAT WHY THE SO CALLED HIGH AND MIGHTY GOP OR DEMOCRATS ARE PROCLAIMING THEIR BATTLE LINES TO DESTROY HIM. THEY HAVE NO CHOICE, BECAUSE THEY ARE CRIPPLED BY THE MONEY ON LOAN FROM THE SPECIAL INTERESTS AND LATER WANT SOMETHING FROM THE LEGISLATORS IN RETURN?

    TRUMP CAN DO IT!

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