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    02/09/2016 6:10:43 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 132 replies
    WND ^ | 2/9/2016 | CHELSEA SCHILLING
    GOP front-runner Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders have been declared the winners of the first primary of the 2016 election season in New Hampshire Tuesday. It's especially a big night tonight in the Republican race for the nomination, as several GOP candidates had been competing for the coveted second spot behind Trump, who led in New Hampshire polls by double-digit margins for months. Ohio Gov. John Kasich claimed the GOP's second spot Tuesday. After results were posted, the Huffington Post ran with the headline, "A racist, sexist demagogue just won the New Hampshire primary." CNN's Wolf Blitzer declared the...
  • How Ted Cruz Could Deliver the Coup de Grace to Donald Trump

    02/07/2016 1:49:19 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 160 replies
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | February 7, 2015 | Ralph Benko
    Presidential elections are about, above all, just two things: our security and our prosperity. Promises of prosperity have all but faded into the background... except by Donald Trump. In the last debate in which he participated Donald Trump hit the voters' target bull's eye in stating "I want to use that same up here, whatever it may be, to make America rich again." None of the other candidates came close to featuring The Message we voters wish to hear. Prosperity. If the other candidates - most notably #2 Ted Cruz - wished to gain the voters' hearts, or at least...
  • Bush campaign manager warns aides to watch for 'dirty tricks' from Rubio camp

    02/07/2016 3:40:50 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/7/16 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    With the hours counting down until the New Hampshire primary, tensions between the Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush campaigns are intensifying. On Sunday afternoon, Bush campaign manager Danny Diaz convened top aides for an afternoon conference call in which he told them to expect "dirty tricks" from the Rubio campaign in the run-up to voting here, according to one source on the call. The source said Diaz, a hard-charging veteran operative, was not more specific.
  • Why Rand Paul supporters should resist the #FeeltheBern calls

    02/07/2016 3:37:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | TAYLOR MILLARD
    There’s a new push by Bernie Sanders supporters to try to lure Rand Paul supporters into the #FeeltheBern fold. Julie Borowski was the first to notice a meme circulating around the web, and put it up on her Facebook page. First off, it’s doubtful Borowski is even considering Sanders as a potential candidate because of her videos on economic freedom and past criticism of Sanders. But it’s not surprising at all to see Sanders supporters go after Paul ones based on the stances listed in the meme. After all, Paul supporters have targeted Sanders supporters over certain issues before turning...
  • Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore not giving up longshot presidential bid

    02/04/2016 9:14:59 PM PST · by CJ Wolf · 29 replies
    Virginia Pilot ^ | 2-4-16 | Bill Bartel
    It doesn’t matter to Jim Gilmore that only 12 Iowans voted for him during Monday night’s caucuses. “We didn’t expect any vote in Iowa because we didn’t ask for any votes in Iowa,” the former Virginia governor said during a phone interview Thursday. “I’m starting the campaign in New Hampshire where I am right now.” Gilmore, 66, has received little or no support in recent voter polls nationally or in New Hampshire. He acknowledged that some have made light of his long shot bid for the White House. But he stresses he’s dead serious. “I am the right candidate. I...
  • Mike Huckabee Suspends 2016 Presidential Race

    02/01/2016 7:43:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    ABC News ^ | 02/01/2016
    Mike Huckabee announced that he is suspending his campaign for the 2016 presidential race Monday night. Gov. Mike Huckabee @GovMikeHuckabee I am officially suspending my campaign. Thank you for all your loyal support. #ImWithHucK 10:26 PM - 1 Feb 2016 Since announcing his run on May 5, 2015, in his hometown of Hope, Arkansas, Huckabee ran a campaign centered on social conservatism, protecting entitlement programs from cuts and completely revamping the federal tax system.
  • Mike Huckabee ends his 2nd bid for president

    02/01/2016 8:46:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 1, 2016 10:54 PM EST | Vivian Salama
    Mike Huckabee ended his second campaign for the White House on Monday amid a dismal showing in the Iowa caucuses that he won in his first bid eight years ago. As caucus results were still streaming in, Huckabee wrote on Twitter that he was "officially suspending my campaign." He thanked his backers for their loyal support, adding the hashtag #ImWithHuck. Calls to the Huckabee campaign for comment were not immediately returned. ...
  • Poll: Contentious Primary Hurting GOP's Image

    01/18/2016 4:40:12 PM PST · by presidio9 · 30 replies
    NBC ^ | Jan 18th, 2016 | Carrie Dann
    The tumultuous race for the Republican nomination is taking a toll on the GOP's image, with more than four-in-ten voters saying that the primary contest has soured their perceptions of the Republican Party -- more so than impressions of the Democrats, according to the latest NBC News/ Wall Street Journal poll. In the poll, 42 percent of registered voters said the primary race has made them feel less favorable about the GOP, compared to just 19 percent who said they feel more favorable. Thirty-eight percent said the brawl for the Republican nomination hasn't changed their view of the party as...
  • Exclusive–Jeb Bush: Marco Rubio Can’t Beat Ted Cruz, Donald Trump

    01/18/2016 4:46:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Brietbart's Big Government ^ | January 18, 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, told Breitbart News exclusively that he is better suited than Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) to take on GOP frontrunner billionaire Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) --in large part because Rubio has failed to stand firmly behind his open-borders positions, which Bush made clear are more leftist than his own. "Marco's a friend but Americans are looking for a leader," Bush said in an exclusive email interview after the most recent debate in Charleston, South Carolina, when asked why he's better suited than Rubio to take on the two...
  • Why Ted Cruz is the Smartest Wolf in the Pack

    01/18/2016 3:43:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 131 replies
    Patheos ^ | January 18, 2016 | Father Dwight Longenecker
    OK. Right up front in case anyone is getting all nervous about a priest commenting on politics: This is not an endorsement of Ted Cruz. Stop biting your fingernails. I'm not telling you to vote Republican. I'm not saying Ted Cruz is a great guy or would be a great president. However, I am commenting as an American citizen on what is one of the most interesting presidential elections in living history. It interests me because Ted Cruz is one very smart guy. You only have to check his credentials: his history as a college debater, his record as a...
  • Carville Gives Edge To Cruz Over Trump In GOP Primary

    01/18/2016 11:40:00 AM PST · by Biggirl · 45 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 18, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Monday on “CBS This Morning,” long-time Clinton ally James Carville appeared on set to discuss last night’s Democratic presidential debate, giving the edge to Hillary Clinton over Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
  • Strikeout! RNC Won't Play Ball

    01/18/2016 5:05:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2016 | Katie Kieffer
    To win the White House, you must make all four bases in the game of political baseball. The Republican National Committee is trying to win by skipping the bases altogether—a recipe for striking out. Winning the White House in 2016 is so close you can taste it. The problem is, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus and his chummy club of elites have been secretly brooding over what to do if—gasp!—Sen. Ted Cruz or Donald Trump wins the most delegates at this summer’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland. By Priebus' own admission to TIME, as well as insider leaks to the Washington...
  • Campaign Insider: Bush Set To Withdraw From Presidential Race

    01/17/2016 8:18:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Elect Leaders ^ | January 17, 2016
    Jeb Bush based on the best case scenario is floundering like a fish out of water. Trying his best to make it back into the pond with the big fish (Trump, Cruz and Rubio) but unable to even get back near the shore. In fact he is set to hit the grill. According to an upper level campaign insider if Bush fails to place in the top three in both Iowa and New Hampshire, his largest donors have let him know they will be moving on to greener pastures. Current Iowa polls show him having no chance of placing in...
  • Former RNC Chairman: Donald Trump Will Be Republican Nominee

    01/17/2016 11:27:18 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 77 replies
    CBS ^ | January 15, 2016 | Rich Zeoli
    Former Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Michael Steele says, following the last Republican presidential debate in South Carolina, Donald Trump will be the Republican Party's nominee for President. Steele, responding to a question from Rich Zeoli on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about who can defeat Trump for the nomination, said no one can. "I don't think you can. That window has closed and I think Donald Trump effectively closed it over the last couple of months. You tell me who stops him and when do they do it? He's polling anywhere from 33 to 35, 36 percent in...
  • Many 'lost' voters say they have found their candidate in Trump

    01/17/2016 1:26:09 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 50 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 16 Jan 2016 | By James Oliphant, Chris Kahn and Megan Cassella
    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ted Wade hasn't cared about politics enough to cast a vote in a U.S. presidential election for almost a quarter of a century, back when he supported Ross Perot's independent candidacy in 1992. But Republican Donald Trump's 2016 White House bid has motivated Wade to get involved and he plans to support the real estate mogul in Nevada's nominating caucus next month. Trump is a "non-politician" who can fix the "chaos" in Washington, he says. About one in 10 Americans who plan to cast a vote this election will do so for the first time in...
  • It’s Donald Trump’s Race to Lose

    01/15/2016 5:26:10 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 44 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | Matthew Continetti
    The Fox Business debate made clear that the Republican primary is Donald Trump's race to lose. It's not only that Trump continues his months-long polling lead and the debate won't do anything to change that. It's that Trump's considerable political skills were on display Thursday evening. Provocative, gauche, funny, emphatic, and fearless, Trump doesn't back down when the crowd boos him, he holds his own against more polished opponents, and he has identified and exploited the anger of many Republican and independent voters. But Trump has done something more. He's become the focal point of the 2016 campaign in a...
  • Pro-Jeb Bush super PAC shuts down

    01/13/2016 10:36:23 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/13/16 | ANNA PALMER
    The pro-Jeb Bush super PAC Vamos for Jeb 2016 is shuttering its doors. The group, which was formed by political website Elephant News founder Claire Hardwick, sent a letter to the Federal Election Commission Tuesday announcing its decision to disband. "The committee has not raised nor dispersed any funds and would like to accordingly terminate and be discontinued," wrote Andrea Wong, the treasurer for the super PAC. "Up to this point the only activity done were social media pages on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook which have been deactivated." Hardwick said that she launched the group in March with Wong, who...
  • Former Reagan Adviser Art Laffer: GOP Will 'Landslide' in 2016 -- 45, 46, 47 States Out of the 50

    01/11/2016 8:45:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/11/2016 | Trent Baker
    On the Sunday broadcast of "The Cats Roundtable" on New York City's AM 970, host John Catsimatidis spoke about the upcoming 2016 presidential election with economist Arthur Laffer, a former member of President Ronald Reagan's economic policy advisory board. Laffer not only predicted a victory for the GOP, but he would be "surprised" if they did not take as many as 47 of the 50 states. "I would be surprised if the Republicans don't take 45, 46, 47 states out of the 50," he said. "I mean, I think we're going to landslide this election." "I think Donald Trump is...
  • Reagan Adviser Laffer: GOP Will ‘Landslide’ in 2016 — ’45, 46, 47 States Out of the 50′

    01/11/2016 7:47:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 117 replies
    Brietbart Television ^ | January 10, 2016 | Trent Baker
    On the Sunday broadcast of "The Cats Roundtable" on New York City's AM 970, host John Catsimatidis spoke about the upcoming 2016 presidential election with economist Arthur Laffer, a former member of President Ronald Reagan's economic policy advisory board. Laffer not only predicted a victory for the GOP, but he would be "surprised" if they did not take as many as 47 of the 50 states. "I would be surprised if the Republicans don't take 45, 46, 47 states out of the 50," he said. "I mean, I think we're going to landslide this election."[continued]
  • Ted Cruz Will Be The GOP Nominee

    01/11/2016 11:10:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 190 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2016 | Fletcher Armstrong
    Yogi Berra said, "It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future." But here goes. Barring a major political earthquake, Ted Cruz will be the GOP nominee later this year. As the primaries get under way, two or three candidates will quickly emerge. Based on the voting blocks which are apparent in the current polling, and their likely moves as the options narrow, the most likely result is a Cruz win, perhaps by a landslide. With a strong anti-establishment sentiment among GOP voters, 65% are going for one of the opposition candidates, either Donald Trump (35%), Ted Cruz (20%), or...
  • Charles Koch bemoans lack of influence over 2016 race

    01/08/2016 11:01:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | January 8, 2016 | Eliza Collins
    Charles Koch is “disappointed” with the line-up of Republican candidates in the 2016 cycle, and is surprised by the lack of influence he and his brother have wielded so far. In an interview with the Financial Times, the billionaire businessman and philanthropist, said he’ll eventually support a candidate who he agrees with on some things with, but that it’s hard to get excited. He said a list presented to all the candidates about the Kochs' political arm's priorities “doesn’t seem to faze them much. You’d think we could have more influence.”
  • Trump Change: More Voters Than Ever See Trump As Eventual GOP Nominee

    01/08/2016 6:22:38 AM PST · by Amntn · 73 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 1/8/16 | Rasmussen
    Belief among Republicans that Donald Trump will be the next GOP presidential nominee now ties its highest level ever, and among all likely voters, more than ever agree. The first Rasmussen Reports Trump Change national telephone survey of the new year finds that 74% of Likely Republican Voters think the billionaire businessman is likely to be their nominee in 2016, with 31% who say it is Very Likely. Just 23% disagree, and that includes only 11% who say it is Not At All Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.) Among all likely voters, 61% now say Trump is...
  • Huckabee: Evangelical leaders who didn’t endorse me are afraid I’ll hurt their fundraising...

    01/07/2016 10:26:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 7, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Via BuzzFeed, I'm trying to think of another case where a member of a movement as prominent as Huckabee is among politically active evangelicals has turned around and basically accused the rest of the movement of being money-grubbing frauds. Because that's what he's doing here, no? Listen to the clip and tell me I'm wrong. Six weeks ago, this guy was desperately seeking the support of many of the same Christian conservative leaders, most notably Bob Vander Plaats, who endorsed him in 2008. But it hasn't gone his way; a coalition of influential evangelicals decided at a meeting in early...
  • Republican presidential nominee could be the guy who isn’t running

    01/07/2016 12:17:40 PM PST · by detective · 34 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | Jan 6, 2016 | Darrell Delamaide
    In an election year set to break precedents, it is not impossible that the eventual Republican presidential nominee will be someone who is not even running for the office. That someone, of course, is Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin congressman recently installed as speaker of the House after running as the party's vice presidential nominee in 2012.
  • Heilemann Tries and Fails to Lure Christie Into Fight With GOP Voters

    01/04/2016 4:10:56 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Let's you and him fight! That was John Heilemann on today's With All Due Respect, trying to lure Chris Christie into a fight with Republican voters. Heilemann's first foray was to invite Christie to "name an issue where you are out of step with the conservative base of the Republican party." When Christie wouldn't bite, Heilemann tried again, asking Christie to name "an issue where you feel like the conservative base is wrong." Christie called out Heilemann's ploy, saying "you're kind of looking for some Sistah Souljah moment" which Christie described as "manufactured and political." Even those who are not...
  • George Pataki Leaves Presidential Race

    12/29/2015 5:01:17 PM PST · by DaveyB · 99 replies
    First Draft ^ | 12/29/2015 | By Alexander Burns
    George E. Pataki, the former three-term New York governor who launched a long-shot presidential bid that failed to catch fire, told his supporters Tuesday that he is suspending his campaign, two of Mr. Pataki's key backers said. <--snip-->
  • Cruz and Trump Battle for the South

    12/23/2015 11:43:10 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/23/2015 | Katie Glueck
    Rubio wants a piece of the March states too, but his rivals have the momentum. "Amongst a lot of the grassroots, Sen. Cruz is definitely picking up momentum, there's no doubt about it," said Ryan Haynes, the unaligned chairman of the Tennessee GOP. NASHVILLE, Tenn.:The battle for the South has settled into a race between two candidates, and neither is Marco Rubio. In interviews with more than two dozen party officials, political operatives and activists, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump were repeatedly named as front-runners and likely winners in one of the most conservative regions of the country. Both contenders...
  • Trump Predicts Race for Nomination Will ‘Come Down to’ Him ‘Against’ This Candidate

    12/21/2015 6:50:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    the b ^ | December 21, 2015 | Oliver Darcy
    Donald Trump predicted Monday that the race for the 2016 Republican nomination will wither down to him and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Trump and Cruz have, for the most part, avoided directly going after each other. Trump, appearing on the “TODAY Show,” denied the notion he struck a deal with the Tea Party favorite to avoid directly criticizing each other. “We just get along,” Trump said. “He backed me just about everything I’ve said and we get along well.” He then predicted it probably wouldn’t last too much longer because he believes the race will ultimately force them to face...
  • Last Chance: Will Mitt Romney Jump Into the Presidential Race? (Er, no!)

    12/21/2015 5:01:08 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 40 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Rachel Alexander
    The Republican establishment and its power brokers are starting to panic about the likelihood of Donald Trump winning the presidential nomination, and even the respected Club for Growth is now running ads against Trump. It is not so much Trump's over-the-top statements that bother them, but the fact he could lose to Hillary Clinton. In general election polls, Trump is losing by as much as double digits to her, in contrast to a couple of the other Republican candidates who are tied or ahead of her. Many large donors have stayed out of the race, too unsure of the outcome....

    12/21/2015 7:01:31 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | DECEMBER 21, 2015
  • A brokered convention to undo Trump would destroy the GOP

    12/11/2015 12:21:56 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 72 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/11/15 | Robert Laurie
    GOP preparing for war Currently, Donald Trump dominates the Republican field in virtually every single poll. In most, he’s enjoying a double-digit lead over his nearest competitor. If that data holds, one would assume Trump will glide to an easy primary victory. Whether or not he’d win the general is a separate, easily debatable, question - but there’s little doubt that it currently appears that he’s headed for the nomination. ...And the mainstream wing of the GOP is less than pleased. According to the Washington Post, the GOP elite are currently hosting high level meetings to discuss the idea of...
  • Marco Rubio 'Mistress Bomb' About to Detonate - Sources

    12/04/2015 5:51:04 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 128 replies
    legitgov.org ^ | December 4
    U.S. Senator Marco Rubio is about to be rocked by a "mistress bomb," multiple sources familiar with the allegation tell FITS. In fact, we're told this explosive rumor could detonate in wide circulation within the next forty-eight hours. "There is a decent chance you are about to see this picture all over the place," one of our sources said, directing us to the corporate webpage of a female Washington, D.C. lobbyist. Details of the forthcoming scandal are not yet clear, although the allegation involving Rubio and the female lobbyist is reportedly being leaked to "multiple mainstream media outlets" this week.All...
  • Here's How/Why Jeb Bush Will Win the GOP Nomination

    11/19/2015 3:25:43 PM PST · by detective · 36 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11/19/2015 | Andy Ostroy
    A new poll out of New Hampshire shows front runner Donald Trump gaining momentum while Dr. Ben Carson is losing ground. And herein lies the makings of Jeb Bush's path to the Republican presidential nomination.
  • Donald Trump Could Win the Republican Nomination in a Blowout

    11/19/2015 5:37:02 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 68 replies
    Polling shows Trump to be dominant in New Hampshire, the first primary state of the nation. He's led every poll there since September, almost always by double digits and sometimes doubling or even tripling the support of his nearest rival. He edges Ben Carson in Iowa half a percentage point, according to the RealClearPolitics average of polls taken there in the last month--statistically insignificant, but evidence that a Trump victory in the nation's first caucus can't be ruled out--and could likely be followed by a blowout victory in New Hampshire. "Trump's got an organization in place," Tyler DeHaan, the chairman...
  • Jindal is out.

    11/17/2015 3:09:13 PM PST · by Vermont Lt · 50 replies
    Fox News | 11/17/15 | Fox News
    Kind all just announced on Bret Baiers show that suspended his campaign.
  • Time for GOP panic? Establishment worried Carson or Trump might win (Drudge Siren)

    11/12/2015 5:07:52 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 176 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 12, 2015
    Less than three months before the kick-off Iowa caucuses, there is growing anxiety bordering on panic among Republican elites about the dominance and durability of Donald Trump and Ben Carson and widespread bewilderment over how to defeat them. Party leaders and donors fear nominating either man would have negative ramifications for the GOP ticket up and down the ballot, virtually ensuring a Hillary Rodham Clinton presidency and increasing the odds that the Senate falls into Democratic hands.
  • Donald Trump Campaign First To Submit 15,000 Validated Signatures For VA Ballot Qualification…

    11/11/2015 8:11:13 PM PST · by Red Steel · 92 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | November 11, 2015 | sundance
    Great job Trump Team Virginia. Virginia is the second hardest state to qualify for ballot placement (hardest is Illinois). While the Trump team needed 5,000 signatures, plus 200 per congressional district (11), team Trump submitted 15,000 signatures which were verified and validated !! Donald Trump is now the first, and so far only, candidate to reach these challenging VA qualifications. The remaining campaigns have less than a month remaining to qualify. The primary date is scheduled for March 1st. RVA PRESS RELEASE - The Republican Party of Virginia (RPV) is pleased to announce that Donald Trump is the first Republican...
  • Poll: Trump leads Carson by 14 points nationwide!!!

    10/27/2015 9:28:09 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 98 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/27/2015 | Mark Hensch
    Donald Trump is well ahead of the pack heading into Wednesday nights third GOP presidential debate, according to a new poll. Trump has a 14-point lead over his competition before the contest in Boulder, Colo., according to the One America News Network (OAN) survey. Pollsters found support for Trump at 35.6 percent versus 21.7 percent for retired pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson, his closest competition. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) trails the pair with 10.7 percent, OAN said. Its all Trump going into the third debate, OAN CEO Robert Herring, Sr. said in a statement Tuesday morning. Mr. Trumps continued top national...
  • Bush on Trump, what election is about; Trump criticizes Bush campaign

    10/25/2015 8:15:20 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 104 replies
    CBS News ^ | 10/24/2015 | CBS News' Donald Judd and Alan He contributed to this compilation
    <p>Jeb Bush is to drop out Monday according to political insiders and leaked memos from top aids to Jebs campaign team disclosed to the press this evening. Jeb is in huge trouble as he has lost coveted ground to Marco Rubio, and the GOP nomination is all but assured for Donald Trump. Mr. Trumps surge in the polls took many for surprise, and he is still growing more powerful by the day.</p>
  • Rumor: Jeb Bush to drop out of race on Monday

    10/25/2015 8:04:19 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 160 replies
    Fire Andrea Mitchell ^ | 10-25-2015 | admin
    There is a rumor going around that Jeb Bush will drop out of the GOP run for president on Monday, October 26th. Id like to believe this rumor, but so far its only being reported by a few moderate web traffic sites. Its long past due for Jeburrito to drop out of the race. Regardless if you like Trump or not, chances are you dont like Jeb Bush. He has the lowest favorables of any GOP candidate, including Trump.
  • The One Problem Mike Murphy Cant Solve: How to get voters to like Jeb Bush.

    10/21/2015 6:53:30 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 42 replies
    Slate ^ | 10/21/15 | Jim Newell
    Mike Murphy finds it all very funny that people think Jeb Bush is in trouble. The head of Bushs $100 million super PAC, Right to Rise, considers most political punditry this cycle to be stupid. Conceded. But both the stupid and occasional non-stupid pundits all agree on one thing: Things arent going well for Bush, and one cannot assume that the old rules governing Republican presidential nominating contests will inevitably save him. Murphy outlined his thinking in a rare extended interview with Bloomberg Politics. Why? Most practically, to signal Right to Rises thinking to the official Bush campaign and leery...
  • Ben Carson Is Receiving So Many Death Threats the Secret Service Is Stepping In

    10/20/2015 6:52:23 AM PDT · by Tennessean4Bush · 48 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | October 19, 2015 | Katie LaPotin
    According to a report published in Newsmax over the weekend, a source close to the government agency has confirmed that the Secret Service will provide Donald Trump with approximately two dozen agents as early as next week. Additionally, Newsmax reported that the Secret Service will provide government protection to former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Ben Carson. According to the government source, the agencys decision was prompted by an off the charts number of threats, including death threats and terrorist chatter.
  • Bobby Jindal ponders skipping next debate

    10/20/2015 6:16:32 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 21 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 10/19/2015 | David M. Drucker
    Bobby Jindal might withdraw from the undercard debate next week in Colorado. The Louisiana governor is lobbying the Republican National Committee and cable television network host CNBC to alter the eligibility criteria for the prime time debate. Jindal wants early state primary polling to count, versus just an average of national surveys. Jindal barely registers with voters nationally but is in the top 10 and rising in Iowa, and he could forgo the GOP's third televised debate in favor of campaigning there if changes aren't made. In an interview Monday, Jindal campaign officials said they concluded that the RNC and...
  • GOP vet: Trump win looking more and more likely

    10/18/2015 11:47:53 AM PDT · by libstripper · 106 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Oct. 18, 2015 | ByronYork
    "I've resisted the idea that Donald Trump could and would become the Republican nominee," writes GOP strategist Alex Castellanos in an email assessment of the presidential race. "Unhappily, I've changed my mind." Castellanos, who once said flatly that "Trump is not going to be the nominee," writes "the odds of Trump's success have increased and been validated in the past few weeks."
  • Ted Cruz: Trump wont be the nominee and Ill pick up most of his voters [Truce over?]

    10/09/2015 8:28:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/09/2015 | AllahPundit
    Via Politico, skip to 12:00 of the clip below for the key bit. Oh, it’s on. Or is it? Normally, a candidate for president claiming that he’s going to peel away his opponents’ supporters and win the nomination would be so banal that it wouldn’t qualify as news. It’s the ultimate “dog bites man” story. Of course Cruz believes this. If he didn’t, why would he be running? But these aren’t normal circumstances. Cruz is the only Republican in the field who has yet to utter a critical or discouraging syllable about Trump, part of his talk-radio-ish strategy not...
  • Scott Walker's presidential race exit might propel conservative agenda

    10/03/2015 3:09:13 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 10-2-15 | Jason Stein
    Madison The collapse of Gov. Scott Walker's presidential campaign could actually propel conservative legislation in Wisconsin over the next several months. From ending all public money to Planned Parenthood to allowing state retailers to sell goods at cost or at a loss, lawmakers are considering proposals that conservatives have sought to pass in Wisconsin for years. Bills before the Legislature this fall could put new limits on biomedical research and remake the state's ethics and elections agency. The controversial bills could match scientists against activists opposed to abortion and big Wisconsin retailers like Kwik Trip of La Crosse against far...
  • Carly Fiorina Is Basically A Transgendered Version of Jeb

    10/02/2015 11:08:43 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 17 replies
    News Machete ^ | 10/02/2015 | News Machete
    When Carly Fiorina rips into Hillary Clinton, the tendons in her neck snap taut like clotheslines, her eyes turn into human blinking machines, her voice roars like a buzzsaw, and low information Republican primary voters clap like trained seals. The reality is, however, that Carly Fiorina is a moderate Republican. The good people at Conservativereview.com have compiled a rather disturbing dossier of her political views. Immigration: Carly supports keeping birthright citizenships and allowing anchor babies, calling attempts to change the law a mere "distraction". She supports amnesty for so-called "Dreamers", and supported Marco Rubio's gang of 8 amnesty bill. (By...
  • The Dogs That Aren't Barking in the 2016 Campaign

    10/02/2015 11:03:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 2, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Sherlock Holmes famously solved the mystery of the Silver Blaze by noting the dog that didn't bark in the night. It strikes me that in this wild and woolly campaign cycle there have been numerous dogs not barking in the night, or in the daytime either. Start with the race for the Democratic nomination, which has not unrolled as predicted. Every observer knows Hillary Clinton's numbers have been falling and Bernie Sanders' numbers have been rising, leading her in Iowa and New Hampshire. Every observer is waiting to see if Joe Biden will run, perhaps in time for the Democrats'...
  • Billionaire Lifts Marco Rubio, Politically and Personally

    09/30/2015 9:47:35 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 29 replies
    http://www.nytimes.com ^ | May 9, 2015 | MICHAEL BARBARO and STEVE EDER
    MIAMI One day in the State Capitol in Tallahassee, Marco Rubio, the young speaker of the House, strayed from the legislative proceedings to single out a lanky, silver-haired man seated in the balcony: a billionaire auto dealer named Norman Braman. This man, Mr. Rubio said in effusive remarks in 2008, was no ordinary billionaire, hoarding his cash or using it to pursue selfish passions. Hes used it, Mr. Rubio said, to enrich the lives of so many people whose names you will never know. As it turned out, one of the people enriched was Mr. Rubio himself. As Mr....
  • Jeb Bush Calls In Dad, Brother To Help Struggling Campaign

    09/29/2015 11:29:42 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/29/15 | Mike Flynn
    On the campaign trail, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush frequently tries to allay concerns about the dynastic aspects of his candidacy. Im my own man, Jeb said during a speech earlier this year, and my views are shaped by my own thinking and experiences. As a fundraising quarter ends, however, Jeb is relying heavily on his father and brother to boost contributions to his struggling campaign. Former President George W. Bush hosted two fundraisers for Jeb last week. He is scheduled to host three more over the next few weeks. In October, George W. and former President George H. W....