Mark Cuban talks about running for president as an independent

Mar 2012
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Mark Cuban says he still hasnt ruled out a 2020 presidential run as an independent.

Cuban told CNBC’s Scott Wapner that some things would need to happen for him to be motivated to run in 2020, and if he did, it would be as an independent.

“I still think there’s a real opportunity for somebody who is in the middle but has some charisma, has the ability to relate to both sides but is not a politician. The reality is people don’t trust politicians,” Cuban said in the telephone interview on “Halftime Report. ”

When asked who on the Democratic side has the best chance of winning, Cuban said “nobody right now.” “If you look at why people voted for Donald Trump, in my opinion, first and foremost it was because he wasn’t a politician. ” Cuban said most of the Democratic proposals so far are just “headline porn.” “I don’t think they believe what they’re proposing is passable,” he said. He said most of them include trickle-down taxation, which in his opinion “does not work.”

Mark Cuban leaves open possibility of running for president as an independent
 
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Maybe or they have a big ego? I do imagine some might have seen Trump do it and think "damn that could have been me." Which is why Howard Schultz and Jesse Ventura are also considering running.
Ventura has had presidential aspirations before so I'm not certain that lines up.

The fence sitters and 3rd party voters are a voting pool that the Dems and the Reps can influence. They'd be ineffective if they didn't consider that pool.

So if that's true, how does one influence those groups? The only way to do it is to steer votes away from your opponent.

I'm certain Cuban is just holding his tongue until he gets his agenda from his buddies.

If he honestly wanted to win, he run as a Republican. (not saying he would win, but we'd know where his bread is buttered)
He would never go up against Trump. Running as a 3rd party is not exactly against Trump. Especially if Trump wins by Cuban taking 1% (more or less) of opposition votes - which is enough for a win.
 
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Ventura has had presidential aspirations before so I'm not certain that lines up.

The fence sitters and 3rd party voters are a voting pool that the Dems and the Reps can influence. They'd be ineffective if they didn't consider that pool.

So if that's true, how does one influence those groups? The only way to do it is to steer votes away from your opponent.

I'm certain Cuban is just holding his tongue until he gets his agenda from his buddies.
I also think Trump creates a unique issue as there are some right leaners that might not want to vote for him but dont feel comfortable voting for a democrat either. There were quite a few here (think I counted 12) during the 2016 election that voted third party.
 
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I also think Trump creates a unique issue as there are some right leaners that might not want to vote for him but dont feel comfortable voting for a democrat either. There were quite a few here (think I counted 12) during the 2016 election that voted third party.
How many did you count that lambasted those 12 for "throwing their vote away?"

lol, rhetorical question.
 
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