Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Trump Is Frugal With His Cash in Republican Presidential Race

Donald Trump never skips a chance to remind audiences of his wealth, but he is proving reluctant to spend his own money on campaign essentials typical of a major presidential candidate, reports WSJ.

Trump, according to WSJ, has rejected paid television advertising as unnecessary, and he has resisted investing in efforts to secure ballot access, which can be expensive in some states, according to people familiar with his campaign. He also is rejecting appeals from his staff to appear at more in-person events, the people said, building his campaign instead on his ubiquitous cable-TV appearances.

- RW  

1 comment:

  1. Ignoring the primary elections is an interesting but perhaps savvy choice from a business perspective. Almost no primary elections have any effect on delegate assignment. They're beauty pageants. I doubt Donald Trump could be pushed around Ron Paul was as his supporters began racking up delegate victories.

    I don't know if he's that clever though. It could also mean that he's simply not a serious Republican candidate. Either he's not planning to run at all, or he plans to run a third-party campaign, and enjoying his role as spoiler.