A Trump/Trump Ticket in 2016?

Though I’ve long been skeptical of the idea that Donald Trump is ever going to run for president, one thing has become crystal clear as he’s flirted with campaigning: If he does run, the only possible running mate he could have is his own ego. And they might need a new wing of the White House just to hold it, as his interview with the Des Moines Registers once again demonstrates.

When you’re Iowa testing the waters, how do you gauge whether these big crowds you draw are people wanting to see a reality TV star or wanting to see someone they think could run the country?

I don’t know the answer to that. You say to yourself: “Does it translate?” It may not translate, I don’t know. But I know one thing that translates: The politicians — and I know all of them — they’re never going to make this country great.

You’re doing well enough in polls now to nab a spot in the televised presidential debates. In our latest Iowa Poll, however, 85 percent of likely GOP caucusgoers said they would “never” support you for president.

That’s because they don’t think I’m running. When they think I’m running, they go through the roof. I see it even on Twitter. I have millions of people on Twitter and Facebook, like 6 million people on Twitter and Facebook. They say: “Please run, but if you don’t run, well, just leave me alone.” You know, it’s sort of interesting. But they want me to run.

You’re getting better numbers in some polls than several candida—

I’m the most successful person ever to run for the presidency, by far. Nobody’s ever been more successful than me. I’m the most successful person ever to run. Ross Perot isn’t successful like me. Romney — I have a Gucci store that’s worth more than Romney.

He obviously thinks the one and only measure of one’s success is money. By that measure, we should elect Bill Gates as president, he’s the richest person in America. Or Warren Buffet, who is worth more than 18 times as much Trump. Somehow I’m guessing that Trump would suddenly decide that was not a good reason to vote for anyone if someone richer than him ran. He might well be the richest man ever to run for president, but he may also be the most ridiculous buffoon ever to do so.

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  • D. C. Sessions

    If he does run, the only possible running mate he could have is his own ego.

    What about that thing on his head? It could be the Cheney to his Shrub.

  • John Pieret

    Clarabell!!! … Clarabell is the only fitting running mate for The Donald!

  • marcus

    D.C. @ 1 Beat me to it!

    Trump/Muskrat 2016!

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    He obviously thinks the one and only measure of one’s success is money.

    Wrong. Money isn’t the measure of Trump’s success. If anything, the measure of money’s success is Trump.

  • scienceavenger

    You’re doing well enough in polls now to nab a spot in the televised presidential debates.

    That’s a pretty low bar. Any outsider with name recognition would get at least 2% of the vote. Ted Nugent, Oprah and Dr. Oz would qualify if they announced.

    Trump/Trump isn’t a bad idea however, but it should be literal. He should name his daughter as his running mate. The GOP will love her, she’s got all the qualifications they look for in a female candidate: she’s hot.

  • moarscienceplz

    From Wikipedia:

    As early as 2005, however, New York Times writer Timothy L. O’Brien questioned the accuracy of the Forbes figure: He quoted a Forbes editor stating that the magazine “work[ed] hard to ensure the accuracy of its data but that it also [relied] on information provided by those whom it surveys” and that Trump would “constantly [call] about himself and [say] we’re not only low, but low by a multiple.” While the magazine put Trump’s 2004 net worth at $2.6 billion, O’Brien’s 2005 article references three unnamed business associates of Trump who “thought his net worth was somewhere between $150 million and $250 million.”

    After the publication of the article, Trump unsuccessfully filed a libel lawsuit against O’Brien; it was dismissed in 2009. In the lawsuit it was revealed that, in 2005, Deutsche Bank valued Trump’s net worth at $788 million, to which Trump objected.

  • cptdoom

    I’m the most successful person ever to run for the presidency, by far.

    Yeah, what did Eisenhower do? He only freed Europe from the Nazi occupation. Trump has built some of the gaudiest and least architecturally interesting buildings in the US, all with his name blazoned upon them so we can understand his greatness. You just can’t get more successful than that.

  • chris69

    Trump is so succesful, 4 corporations he owned/ran declared bankrupcy between 1991 and 2009. Of course most of that was to take advantage of corporate bankrupcy rules and pare the debt of those companies.

  • carpenterman

    “…the only possible running mate he could have is his own ego.”

    Oh, thank Dog. When you said Trump/Trump, I thought you meant Donald and his *hair*.

    Don’t scare me like that, man.

  • http://myeckblog.blogspot.com/ myeck waters

    He obviously thinks the one and only measure of one’s success is money.

    He hosted a show on basic cable that went around the country looking at various notable things and then – wait for it – estimating their value in dollars. That was it.