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    Trump signs pledge not to run as independent

    -Donald Trump announced Thursday he has signed a GOP pledge not to run as an independent in 2016, after a personal appeal from the Republican Party chairman.

    "I have signed the pledge," Trump said, holding it up.

    The decision by the Republican presidential front-runner helps ease concerns among party leadership that an outside Trump bid -- should he not win the nomination -- could threaten the party's chances in the general election by peeling off votes.

    The party began circulating the pledge to virtually all the Republican campaigns earlier this week. But Trump was the obvious concern. He had been the only one who did not raise his hand when the 10 top-polling candidates were asked at last month's Fox News debate whether they'd commit not to mount an independent White House bid.

    Trump, after meeting Thursday with party boss Reince Priebus, said the chairman has been "extremely fair."

    "I just wanted fairness from the Republican Party," Trump said. After holding up the pledge, he said, "I will be totally pledging my allegiance to the Republican Party, and the conservative principles for which it stands..."

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015...dent-2016-run/

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    Don't Ban me Bro! John's Avatar
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    Now, they can chop him off at the knees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    Now, they can chop him off at the knees.
    Exactly.

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    He must have forgotten or failed to realize that some portion of his support was because he was defiant of their status quo good ole boys club...
    Now some will view him as 'just another one of them'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    Now, they can chop him off at the knees.
    It is already in the works:

    Talk in G.O.P. Turns to a Stop Donald Trump Campaign
    Quiet conversations have begun in recent weeks among some of the Republican Party’s biggest donors and normally competing factions, all aimed at a single question: How can we stop Donald Trump?

    Republican strategists and donors have assembled focus groups to test negative messages about Mr. Trump. They have amassed dossiers on his previous support for universal health care and higher taxes. They have even discussed the creation of a “super PAC” to convince conservatives that Mr. Trump is not one of them. -- http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/05/us...T.nav=top-news


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    The GOP is a rigged game, wait until he sees the results of the early primaries.

    Polling at 25% - garners 2% of the "vote".

    Me thinks he'll change his tune.

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