This is for Angry Medic,Medblog Addict and anyone else who follows The Apprentice.
I think Trump truly likes all of them, but I think he views either James or Stephanie as the serious candidates.
Nicole is enthusiastic, talented and successful in her personal life but I think that she needs more experience and time to mature. I think it is wonderful that she and Tim have a chemistry going but I think it knocked him off his game and he would have been better off keeping his focus on the task at hand. Trump liked the energy between the two of them and it made for good entertainment, but still I think they both should have agreed to stay focused and to get together after the competition.
Trump likes Frank because he admires the fighter in him and both he and his kids like his work ethic. However, they have already said they didn't think he was polished enough for the position but would like to have him heading one of their construction sites. Trump also identifies with Frank because he is from the Bronx like he was.
James and Stephanie make an excellent team. They have been a dynamic duo.
I believe it will come down to one of them and I am hard pressed to choose which one. If I absolutely have to pick someone then I think it will be Stephanie. So, we will see who it will be, unless he decides to hire them both. He did want to do that in a previous Apprentice but the winning candidate said no. These two do have a mutual respect for each other.
I loathed the commercial Nicole and Frank did because I do not think it was appropriate to make fun of someone who was destitute, regardless of the guy's history. I felt pained when the kid pointed at the man indicated he was the reason for the bad odors. I am someone who believes that ALL people deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. We never know why some people walk the paths they do and we should not judge.
The other commercial was excellent! Loved it!
Time to go watch TiVo! :)
Wow! It was Stephanie after all! I do think it was close. I would have been happy if either one got the position. It was a no brainer that it was not going to be Frank or Nicole. Turns out Trump did not approve of Nicole and Tim's relationship which did not surprise me. if I were in management, while I would've thought it was cute I very much would have questioned whether or not they really wanted to work for me. I think if you are in that competition - you have to wear blinders so as NOT to be distracted by anything so that you can press forward to the goal - which is to win the apprentice position.
I didn't realize that Trump and his kids did not approve of Frank and Nicole's commercial in which they poked fun at a dirty destitute person. I was truly surprised last week when the audience laughed and seemed to approve as did Trump & co. I re-evaluated my opinion after that and I still felt that it was disrespectful. I am glad they brought it up this week.
I didn't warm up to this Apprentice season until the last 4 or 5 episodes. I still prefer the NY locale. Also, that they not focus on the haves and have nots, but prefer when most of the focus is on the assigned tasks. I did enjoy the ocean shots though.
Finally, I did not care for the ending to this season. I was disappointed that they did not have one grand finale of a task where they enlist the help of their former competitors.
This girl hopes that there will be another season, but that it will return to the program's original format. :)