FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
Could real estate magnate Donald Trump have his eye on the White House?
Time magazine has quite a scoop: New Hampshire voters were polled on their feelings about Trump and 2012. The mysterious poll's callers asked people about several potential Republican candidates and matchups. It included about 30 questions on Trump.
Voters were reportedly asked if they had heard that Trump had donated to Democrats in the past and if they thought his appearances on TV would help or hurt in a political race. Time doesn't know who paid for the poll.
Trump tells CNN he's never heard of this poll but is "anxious to find out what it says." He says he didn't commission it, nor does he know who did.
Trump goes on to say that he really likes the people of New Hampshire because they're "strong and intelligent people" and they know what's happening in the U.S. is wrong. Sounds kinda like a politician, doesn't he?
Trump insists he's not considering a run, but he adds that "somebody has to do something or this country is not going to be a very great country for long."
Experts point out that the Republican field in 2012 is wide open, with no clear frontrunner. They say if Trump simply made a couple of trips to New Hampshire and ran some ads, he could become a player pretty quickly.
Just last month, Trump was in the CNN Situation Room talking about how President Obama is in trouble. He said he doesn't know if Obama can win re-election, and that he's never seen the current levels of animosity toward our government.
Here’s my question to you: Would you like to see Donald Trump run for president?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Gordon in New Jersey writes:
No. Despite his smug know-it-all entrepreneurial arrogance, Trump started his fortune the old fashioned way... he inherited it. Remember the last president we had who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth but lacked all traces of humility? How did that work out?
Our entire political landscape is slowly being turned into an embarrassing carnival sideshow, so we hardly need to add yet another dysfunctional participant to our Washington-based version of The Jerry Springer Show. However, considering the unqualified tide of human drek that's currently being shoved down our collective throats by Tea Party pandering Republicans, Trump's own sideshow antics could hardly do more damage to us than what appears to be on the horizon.
Absolutely. He's a business man who gets things done. Period! I am a firm believer that he would be perfect for president and everyone knows that he would get in there and make REAL differences for the good of the country. Donald Trump did not get to where he is by sitting back and hoping for a miracle, he took charge and made great choices for his company.
Trump for elected office? Are you nuts? The guy is out-of-touch out on planet zoom-zoom somewhere. The LAST thing we need is Donald Trump making decisions that affect and control the people. Nice guy to have cocktail with on a yacht somewhere, but political control? No way, no how!
Sylvia in California writes:
I will take a business man any day over lawyers to run our country... Yes, he would get my vote!
No, I think Trump is a buffoon with a bad hairpiece who has outlived his usefulness (if he ever had any).
Carol in Massachusetts writes:
Yes, he'd tell everyone in government and lobbyists: "You're fired". Then he'd start over with economies of scale and run the country like a business. Never mind the hair.
Annie in New Hampshire writes:
One word: NO! And I'm one of those strong, intelligent people from New Hampshire.