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Old 03-18-2016, 04:35 AM
 
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Not that there is anything wrong with buying endorsements, right? Kinda like how trump bought politicians in the past...

Carson: I Didn't Really Want To Endorse Trump, But He Offered Me Position
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Old 03-18-2016, 04:59 AM
 
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Not that there is anything wrong with buying endorsements, right? Kinda like how trump bought politicians in the past...

Carson: I Didn't Really Want To Endorse Trump, But He Offered Me Position
Hey, I know - why doesn't Trump just buy votes in key states? Nothing wrong with that, right?
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Old 03-18-2016, 05:12 AM
 
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Trump is a businessman; he makes deals that are advantageous to him. If necessary he will make offers in return for support. How is this a surprise to anyone? Sheesh, I feel like a Geico commercial here.

He is not winning because of Republican Business-as-usual politics.
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Old 03-18-2016, 05:19 AM
 
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Not that there is anything wrong with buying endorsements, right? Kinda like how trump bought politicians in the past...

Carson: I Didn't Really Want To Endorse Trump, But He Offered Me Position
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Trump is a businessman; he makes deals that are advantageous to him. If necessary he will make offers in return for support. How is this a surprise to anyone?

He is not winning because of Republican Business-as-usual politics.
Except that there is a law that forbids this kind of quid pro quo endorsement-for-position.

Law? Pfffft.

Mick
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Old 03-18-2016, 05:23 AM
 
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Not that there is anything wrong with buying endorsements, right? Kinda like how trump bought politicians in the past...

Carson: I Didn't Really Want To Endorse Trump, But He Offered Me Position
You need to go back and read your own link. It did not say what you what you are saying. I have said before that you need to read more than the headlines before posting.

No where in this article does it say that Carson was bought or that he would not have endorsed Trump unless he was offered a position.

Carson actually has the intelligence to weigh in on the best candidate to endorse for the most "punch". Anyone with 1/2 a brain would know that was Trump!

I am surprised there is such envy coming from the anti-Trumps over Carson's endorsement. There was zero chance he would endorse your candidate.
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Old 03-18-2016, 05:29 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Trump is a businessman; he makes deals that are advantageous to him. If necessary he will make offers in return for support. How is this a surprise to anyone? Sheesh, I feel like a Geico commercial here.

He is not winning because of Republican Business-as-usual politics.
sorry, there is a difference between what one does as a businessman and as a presidential candidate. No I guess we shouldn't be surprised and I give Carson credit for admitting this. We haven't seen Christie say he was offered anything. Maybe he wasn't, I doubt that though. I think a little less of Carson for letting himself be bought, yet admire his honesty.
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Old 03-18-2016, 05:31 AM
 
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You need to go back and read your own link. It did not say what you what you are saying. I have said before that you need to read more than the headlines before posting.
So sorry, but I did read the article, and before you suggest that I have no reading comprehension yet again, here is what he said...

from the article:
He continued: “Is there another scenario that I would have preferred? Yes. But that scenario isn’t available.”
Malzberg asked if he was referring to a scenario that involved another candidate, to which Carson answered, “Yeah.”
Later in the interview, Carson implied Trump had promised him a role in his administration.

Actually, the other scenario is available, but it would have meant sticking to his ethics, and supporting a possible losing candidate. Oh, and not getting the implied promise of a job in that person's administration. Carson loses all credibility for his endorsement with that little gem.
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Old 03-18-2016, 05:31 AM
 
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You need to go back and read your own link. It did not say what you what you are saying. I have said before that you need to read more than the headlines before posting.

No where in this article does it say that Carson was bought or that he would not have endorsed Trump unless he was offered a position.

Carson actually has the intelligence to weigh in on the best candidate to endorse for the most "punch". Anyone with 1/2 a brain would know that was Trump!

I am surprised there is such envy coming from the anti-Trumps over Carson's endorsement. There was zero chance he would endorse your candidate.
The article says that Dr. Carson wanted to endorse someone else, but that person had no path. Mr. Trump is thus #2 or less in Carson's book.

Second, he makes it clear that when Mr. Trump and Carson spoke about an endorsement, a position with the administration was expressly discussed and he was offered a position of some sort. If true, it could be illegal.

Mick
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