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  • “All doors are open”: Are you ready for Senator Mitt Romney?

    02/07/2017 11:16:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/07/2017 | AllahPundit
    Any news story involving Romney running for any office is postworthy by definition for a veteran Romney trollblogger like me. But let’s be real: A freshman senator at age … 71, which is what he’d be on election day 2018? As good as he looks and as healthy as he seems, it’s rare — maybe even unprecedented — for a senator to be popularly elected to a first full term in his 70s. This list notes 12 who were 75 or older when they were first seated, but nine were appointed to fill vacancies and two more were chosen...
  • Coup? Reince Priebus reportedly calling state delegations, asking how many want to dump Trump

    06/18/2016 9:23:27 AM PDT · by The people have spoken · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | Allahpundit
    Man, between this and the fact that an anti-Trumper was just put in charge of the Rules Committee, if you thought the relationship between Team Trump and the RNC was strained before, you ain’t seen nothing yet. There’s no claim here, please note, that Priebus is encouraging the dump-Trumpers. If he thinks a coup against Trump would shatter the party and sink any replacement nominee, he might actually be trying to head off the effort.
  • Video: Yes, Ted Cruz just put out what looks like a presidential campaign ad

    03/28/2014 1:32:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/28/2014 | AllahPundit
    Via the Examiner, you can thank Ben Howe for producing this. Is it a presidential campaign teaser? The last line, borrowing Obama’s campaign slogan from 2008, seems freighted with extra significance. I’d never seen something like this from Cruz before either. At first blush, I thought maybe it was his way of stealing a little thunder from Rand Paul’s overt presidential maneuvering lately. Here’s Cruz reminding conservatives that Rand won’t be the only game in town next year.But after looking through his campaign YouTube account, I realize I’m wrong. Cruz has released at least two ads similar to this one...
  • Rush: The leftist attack on Trump fans in San Jose is anti-American — and it’ll backfire

    06/03/2016 4:50:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 3, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Via the Daily Rushbo, right on both counts. It wasn’t so much an anti-Trump riot, Limbaugh notes, as an anti-Trump-supporter riot “since they are really violently protesting … American citizens exercising their constitutional right to express their political opinion.” Indeed. Anti-American, straight up. And the more violence there is aimed at Trump and his fans, especially by people waving Mexican flags, the more swing voters will conclude that an authoritarian whose centerpiece proposal involves a border wall might be just what the doctor ordered after all. He’s also right that some well-known lefties were quick to denounce the riot last...
  • Trump: I’ll reduce the national debt by getting creditors to accept less

    05/06/2016 1:00:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/06/2016 | AllahPundit
    <p>Reminds me of something Mike Murphy said about Trump in the aftermath of Jeb’s collapse. The logic in favor of nominating another Bush was always, er, complicated, but the logic against nominating a loose cannon is straightforward.</p> <p>I’ll bet even Murphy didn’t think Trump would advertise the possibility that America’s creditors might not receive payment in full in a Trump administration. Choose your own preferred term for what he’s recommending here — renegotiation, bankruptcy, default.</p>
  • Should Cruz pick his VP this week? (Get Blown Out Tomorrow; ICarly Fiorina For VP)

    04/25/2016 11:33:19 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 120 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2:01 pm on April 25, 2016 | Allahpundit
    The idea was floated over the weekend by Jon Karl on ABC, as you’ll see below, and started some conservative tweeters chattering. I think there’s more upside to it than downside, but there are downsides. Cruz needs media oxygen in the next week, a way to have the story not just be Trump's NE sweep. Not a lot of ways to get that.— Ross Douthat (@DouthatNYT) April 25, 2016 Picking a running mate now could limit his dealmaking options at the convention. But first you gotta get to the convention.— Ross Douthat (@DouthatNYT) April 25, 2016 Cruz is going to...
  • Trump revisits North Carolina bathroom law for transgenders: Let the states decide

    04/22/2016 1:10:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 131 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/22/2016 | AllahPundit
    Since the debate over what he said yesterday is still raging, it’s only fair that you get to hear his latest comment about it. Skip to 8:35 of the clip below from last night’s interview on Trump TV.His response to Hannity’s question about North Carolina is a dodge but it’s a dodge with a conservative pedigree. If you’re a Republican who’s been put on the spot about a hot-button social issue, you can’t go wrong saying, “Leave it to the states.” Even righties who disagree with you on the merits will tip their caps at your nod to federalism....
  • Hmmm: Trump under 50% in poll of New York for first time this month

    04/15/2016 10:42:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 132 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 15, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Via Red State, not a huge deal but worth flagging in case there’s another poll this weekend showing his numbers dipping a bit in New York on the eve of the primary. That would suggest a trend, and that would be a big deal given what’s at stake. To be clear: Trump’s going to romp in NY on Tuesday night, winning by 25 points or better, and will pick up something like 75 delegates even in a worst-case scenario. But since his path to 1,237 is so difficult, it matters a lot whether he ends up with 75 in New...
  • Pat Buchanan: Let’s face it, a Trump/Cruz ticket would set the country on fire

    04/08/2016 7:17:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 112 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/08/2016 | AllahPundit
    Via Breitbart, the key bit below starts at 6:30. When he says “set the country on fire,” does he mean people literally setting things on fire in rage over how much they hate a Trump/Cruz ticket? Because I can sort of see that. Trump’s numbers are flaming garbage, as you know, but check out Cruz’s numbers from the same poll:What should we call that? Smoldering garbage? I’m a Cruz backer but I’m also under no illusion about how popular he is and isn’t among the general electorate. (Although the AP data here is from a poll of adults, not...
  • Glenn Beck: I’ll drop Ted Cruz like a hot potato if these affair allegations are true

    03/28/2016 1:39:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 28, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Via RCP. My headline’s misleading, as I’ll explain in a sec, but it does capture the newsiest soundbite from this clip. Standard operating procedure when a politician’s caught in a sex scandal is for his close allies to rally around him. It was a regrettable lapse, he has much to atone for, but we all make mistakes and in the end it’s a private matter — you know how the script goes. Beck’s having none of that. If Cruz is guilty of what the National Enquirer’s accused him of, he says, I’m done. I heard that sentiment repeatedly from Cruz...
  • Ted Cruz: Let's Face it, Neocons Like Marco Rubio Share Some of the Blame for Benghazi

    12/01/2015 3:16:41 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 39 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12/1/2015 | Allahpundit
     Rubio wanted a fight with Cruz over national security. Well, he's got one. Boy, that escalated quickly. I mean, that really got out of hand fast. "Senator Rubio emphatically supported Hillary Clinton in toppling [Muammar] Qaddafi in Libya. I think that made no sense," Cruz told Bloomberg Politics in a wide-ranging and exclusive interview during a campaign swing through Iowa. He argued that the 2011 bombings that toppled the Libyan leader didn’t help the fight against terrorists. "Qaddafi was a bad man, he had a horrible human rights record. And yet, he had become a significant ally in fighting...
  • Report: Tom Coburn tells allies he’s open to leading a conservative third-party challenge to Trump

    03/21/2016 9:08:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 156 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/21/2016 | AllahPundit
    The best line from any Trump stump speech this year is “Everyone wants Washington to change, and that means changing everyone in Washington.” No, wait — I’m mixed up. Trump didn’t say that. It was Tom Coburn, announcing his retirement from the Senate, who did. Coburn was raging against a corrupt establishment in D.C. back when Trump was still firing people on “The Apprentice.” Such was his despair at what he encountered in the capital that he spent the last few years calling for a convention of the states to fix Washington. He’s a perfect choice in many ways for...
  • RNC spokesman: The party will rally around Trump if he’s the nominee “100 percent”

    03/18/2016 9:29:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/18/2016 | AllahPundit
    Yeah, as much as we’re all enjoying these fantasy scenarios in which the RNC wrests the nomination from Trump through some procedural chicanery and banishes him to the island of third-party losers, I think in the end they’ll convince themselves that they can ride the tiger. Crown Trump as the duly elected nominee once he has a majority of delegates, be good soldiers for him in the general election, and if he loses as badly as the smart set thinks he will, cross your fingers and hope that some of your new nationalist voters will stick around for the...
  • Oh my: Mitt Romney to deliver “major speech” on 2016 race tomorrow (Allahpundit Gearing up)

    03/02/2016 11:05:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 58 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 2, 2016 | Allahpundit
    You guys thought my previous 8,000 posts speculating about a “Romney 2016” campaign were just an elaborate goof, huh? As Bruce Campbell said to his severed hand in “Evil Dead II,” who’s laughing now?
  • Exclusive: Rep. Scott Rigell tells VA Republicans, #NeverTrump

    03/01/2016 11:30:12 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 1, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    An Open Letter to Virginia Republicans: Trump Victory Catastrophic for our Republican Party Never before have I grabbed a word like catastrophic to make a political point. It's like pulling a fire alarm; if you do it, there had better be a fire. There is a fire and it's raging within our Republican party. I am convinced that if Donald Trump becomes our nominee, the harm done to our party would be nothing short of catastrophic. I reject Trump as our nominee based on his judgment, temperament and character, all of which point to a reckless, embarrassing and ultimately dangerous...
  • Ben Sasse on not voting for Trump: “This is in some ways an 1860 moment”

    03/01/2016 10:31:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 1, 2016 | Allahpundit
    I'm starting to think this guy might not vote for Trump. Skip to 8:50 of the clip below for the interview. You already know where he stands on Trump if you read his Facebook post this morning, but the video's worth watching for a few reasons. One: Although Sasse acknowledges that Super Tuesday and March 15th will be "significant" in deciding the nominee, the unmistakable sense here is that it's going to be Trump and conservatives need to begin preparing for that reality. Is that a fair conclusion to draw? Given this AP report of early voting in Florida, I'm...
  • Gingrich scolds anti-Trumpers:

    03/01/2016 5:12:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | March 1, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Said this before, but given his role in the 1994 conservative revival in Congress, the eventual Gingrich endorsement of Trump will cause the right much, much more grief than tough-guy opportunist Chris Christie’s has. He blamed Marco Rubio for some of that mudslinging, saying the Florida senator’s personal attacks on Trump after last Thursday’s debate may have backfired. “I suspect it hurt Rubio,” Gingrich says. “Rubio’s not an attack dog. Chris Christie’s an attack dog. Christie knows how to do that, Rubio doesn’t. And Rubio ends up, I think, looking silly.”Gingrich also chided Republicans suggesting they won’t get behind Trump...
  • Here we go: Huckabee’s daughter to join Trump’s campaign as a senior advisor

    02/25/2016 6:27:25 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 59 replies
    Hotair ^ | February 25,2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I wonder if any surprise guests will show up to endorse him. I have great respect for Governor Mike Huckabee and we have a mutual admiration for our wonderful families. It is great to have his daughter, Sarah, join the campaign, Trump said in a statement. What makes Mr. Trump my choice for president is he will break the grip of the donor class on our government and make it accountable to working families again, said [Sarah Huckabee] Sanders, who is joining Trumps team as a senior advisor. Huckabee endorsing Trump now makes sense. He was probably torn between Trump,...
  • Video: Rubio mocks Trump’s stupid tweets, wonders if he wet his pants last night

    02/26/2016 10:51:13 AM PST · by JRochelle · 121 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 02/26/2016 | Allahpundit
    So here’s Rubio ditching Cruz’s approach and trying a new one-two punch: Trump is a con artist who exploits the little guy, whatever he may say on the stump, and also he’s a giant douche. Anti-Trumpers are in raptures on Twitter over this clip, watching Rubio take it to the bully with pure gleeful scorn, and I’m not immune to it. It’s pure catharsis after a month of setbacks, a surprise rout by an army that’s been in what feels like perpetual retreat. (It’s surprisingly funny in parts too. “How do you bankrupt a casino?” made me laugh.) And Rubio’s...
  • Rubio: It’s not true that Mitt Romney is set to endorse me

    02/21/2016 12:10:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/21/2016 | Allahpundit
    Nevada, a state with a large Mormon minority, caucuses in a little more than 48 hours. If not now, when? In a major development in the Republican presidential race, 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney will endorse Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) for president, The Huffington Post has learned from two Republican sources.Details of Romney’s endorsement were still being worked out as of Sunday morning. The sources said that the former Massachusetts governor had been eager to provide his backing to Rubio for days but had hesitated, due to his respect for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), who suspended his...