U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies > Elections
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 05-17-2016, 12:40 PM
 
1,080 posts, read 827,127 times
Reputation: 1201

Advertisements

After resisting for months, Trump hires top pollster - POLITICO

Fabrizio knows how to leverage controversy by playing rough. He was one of the masterminds behind the infamous Willie Horton ad that portrayed Democrat Michael Dukakis as soft on crime in the 1988 presidential election against George H. W. Bush.

“The addition of Tony Fabrizio demonstrates a level of gravitas and political sophistication that should make Democrats lose sleep,” Hughes said. “Tony’s strategic expertise will yield a state by state plan that wins the White House and defends the down ballot races. If you doubt it, go read the archives in Florida from 2010.”
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 05-17-2016, 12:50 PM
 
12,050 posts, read 11,145,566 times
Reputation: 10009
Just what the Trump camp needs. Yet another racially controversial member.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-17-2016, 01:11 PM
Status: "Trump: Inept, Incompetent, Insecure" (set 3 days ago)
 
10,517 posts, read 6,202,512 times
Reputation: 7241
It does seem like a good fit, but hardly a 'game changer'. From the OP's link:


"Over the decades, Fabrizio has worked for presidential candidates Bob Dole, Pat Buchanan, Perry and Paul; for former Sens. Connie Mack of Florida, Alfonse D’Amato of New York and Bob Bennett of Utah; and for former Govs. Bob Riley of Alabama, Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota and Mike Foster of Louisiana. He has also advised the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and numerous political committees."


Oddly enough, I do not recall Bob Dole, Pat Buchanan, Rick Perry or Ron Paul winning their respective presidential elections.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-17-2016, 01:28 PM
 
1,080 posts, read 827,127 times
Reputation: 1201
Quote:
Originally Posted by legalsea View Post
It does seem like a good fit, but hardly a 'game changer'. From the OP's link:


"Over the decades, Fabrizio has worked for presidential candidates Bob Dole, Pat Buchanan, Perry and Paul; for former Sens. Connie Mack of Florida, Alfonse D’Amato of New York and Bob Bennett of Utah; and for former Govs. Bob Riley of Alabama, Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota and Mike Foster of Louisiana. He has also advised the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and numerous political committees."


Oddly enough, I do not recall Bob Dole, Pat Buchanan, Rick Perry or Ron Paul winning their respective presidential elections.
I agree, what worked yesterday for some, may not today and vice versa. However, Trump is not your usual candidate/politician. Fabrizio is a strategist and reportedly very good at his game, we shall see what, if any, impact this will have to his campaign.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-17-2016, 01:36 PM
 
9,715 posts, read 13,317,371 times
Reputation: 3319
Trump doesn't seem to want to listen to experts. He thinks he knows it all. I doubt this guy is going to be any sort of a game changer. He'll end up being like the other experts Trump has hired: Yes Men.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-17-2016, 01:47 PM
 
1,080 posts, read 827,127 times
Reputation: 1201
Quote:
Originally Posted by UB50 View Post
Trump doesn't seem to want to listen to experts. He thinks he knows it all. I doubt this guy is going to be any sort of a game changer. He'll end up being like the other experts Trump has hired: Yes Men.

I don’t know if he does or does not listen to others. However, I don’t believe any one person/expert has all the answers/solutions, the contention here may be to gather intel/expertise from those he feels he can gain the most and ultimately arrive/make informed decisions.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-17-2016, 02:05 PM
 
9,715 posts, read 13,317,371 times
Reputation: 3319
Quote:
Originally Posted by mig1 View Post
I don’t know if he does or does not listen to others. However, I don’t believe any one person/expert has all the answers/solutions, the contention here may be to gather intel/expertise from those he feels he can gain the most and ultimately arrive/make informed decisions.
Well, he obviously didn't listen to Mannafort (spelling?) who said he would change his tone, become more Presidential, etc. Trump changed absolutely nothing.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-17-2016, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
10,577 posts, read 7,274,031 times
Reputation: 37474
Ah, the return of the "Democrats are terrified!" fantasy. Goodness, it's getting harder and harder to keep track of everyone who utterly terrifies us.

Little Marco. We were all so afraid of him. Or so I'm told.
Liberals Fear Marco Rubio | RealClearPolitics

And remember Scott Walker? Apparently we were terrified of him.
Democrats are Terrified of Scott Walker. They Should Be.

And Rick Perry. He had us all wetting our pants in fear. Why? Well... because of a graph.
This 1 Graph Shows Why Liberals Are So Afraid of Rick Perry

Of course this is nothing new. We were afraid of Mitt Romney. Don't believe that? Well, just ask... Mitt Romney.
Romney: Democrats Are 'Afraid Of Facing Me'

And who isn't afraid of Caribou Barbie?
Sarah Palin scared Democrats | Las Vegas Review-Journal

That's it! I definitely need a spreadsheet to keep track of all these losers who have us Democrats quaking in our political boots!

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-17-2016, 02:58 PM
 
15,366 posts, read 5,711,810 times
Reputation: 11512
Quote:
Originally Posted by mig1 View Post
After resisting for months, Trump hires top pollster - POLITICO

Fabrizio knows how to leverage controversy by playing rough. He was one of the masterminds behind the infamous Willie Horton ad that portrayed Democrat Michael Dukakis as soft on crime in the 1988 presidential election against George H. W. Bush.

“The addition of Tony Fabrizio demonstrates a level of gravitas and political sophistication that should make Democrats lose sleep,” Hughes said. “Tony’s strategic expertise will yield a state by state plan that wins the White House and defends the down ballot races. If you doubt it, go read the archives in Florida from 2010.”
The Willie Horton ad was one of the most disgusting, abhorrent, blatantly racist campaign ads ever created. It's fitting that Trump would hire the man who was responsible. He's someone who rises to the level of proud and unrepentant racism that Trump himself espouses. It's a match made in heaven.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-17-2016, 04:37 PM
 
20,328 posts, read 9,864,511 times
Reputation: 4387
"I don't have pollsters. I don't want to waste money on pollsters. I don't want to be unreal. I want to be me. I have to be me. You know, we have enough of that in Washington with pollsters telling everybody what to say and everybody being controlled by the special interests, and the lobbyists, et cetera, and the donors."

Donald Trump, 8/02/15

Meet The Press Transcript - August 2, 2015 - NBC News
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies > Elections
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top