LAST EDITED ON 04-17-07 AT 11:11 PM (EST)
But first, I'd like to point out that Trump used the word "apprentices" as opposed to "apprenti".
Why do I think James will win? Look at who's left:
Frankie - too intense, his do-or-die persona can rub people the wrong way (as in the Trump way). Also, his thick Bronx (or is it Brooklyn), whatever speak, and his overall manner of speaking is not executive material. Can you imagine Frank addressing general employee meetings, board meetings, he'll annoy the executives so fast.
Stephanie - cool, calm, sophisticated and polished. Her legal background is a huge asset, unfortunately, she will be more useful in a supporting role due to her lack of business acumen. Teamed up w/an energetic person like James, she surely will be the woman behind the success story.
Nicole - do I even need to explain ! But if you insist, for starters, her unnecessarily high-strung manner of talking is a big turn-off, not to mention very unprofessional. A manipulator, a user, a tr*mp. Using Tim to help remain on the show by pulling a stupid on-screen romance which could probably have helped the ratings a bit. There's more but I'm sure you could list them down yourselves. Oh, and she's not drop-dead-gorgeous, just exotic-looking in a stinky sort of way.
James - energetic, gung-ho personality, positive thoughts all the time. Even when other team members mess up or canoodle instead of doing their duties, James moves on to get the job done. Quick decision-maker, evidence, the quick decision to let brown-nosed Nicole go over to the now defunct Kinetic Corp. Also acknowledges his mistake (eg, over-directing the Renuzit scenes) but quickly comes up w/corrective actions as evidenced last night. He may not look like the typical executive but his positive attitude and flexible personality would be a great balance for the uptight Trump execs.
Also, James won't spend hours mapping out simple strategies on a whiteboard !