Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $17,477
Woo hoo!! And the first 19% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Articles Posted by jimbo123

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • In Utah, Trump’s brash style doesn’t sit well with a certain sliver of the GOP base

    03/19/2016 3:54:59 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/19/16 | Katie Zezima
    When Donald Trump entered the presidential race, Laurie Towers liked how he was able to channel many Americans’ anger and frustration. But as the primary season ramped up, Towers, who is Mormon, increasingly found herself turned off by Trump. “We have values and standards that he doesn’t hold dear,” Towers said of herself and other members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As Trump continues to gain support from nearly every demographic that makes up the Republican primary voting base, primary results show that he is lagging behind with a small group: Mormon voters. -snip- Meanwhile, the...
  • Cruz in Utah: Best friend Mike Lee ‘would look good’ on the Supreme Court

    03/19/2016 3:18:12 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 152 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 3/19/16 | LEE DAVIDSON
    Cruz in Utah: Glenn Beck says he’s fulfillment of Mormon prophecy, Gayle Ruzicka predicts he’ll be better than Reagan. Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz told Utahns on Saturday that the biggest danger America faces is career politicians who no longer listen — and he relishes battling them for the people. -snip- Beck, a Mormon and conservative radio talk show host, said he always vows to be the worst enemy of politicians who do not keep promises. "I don't have any friends in Washington except these two," he said about Cruz and Lee. He added they are the first politicians he...
  • First on CNN: Ted Cruz summons top fundraisers to Vegas

    03/19/2016 2:33:39 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/18/16 | Theodore Schleifer
    Ted Cruz is summoning his top fundraisers to an exclusive retreat in Las Vegas next month. The Texas senator's aides on Friday called their top bundlers to gather between April 8 and 10, according to an invitation obtained by CNN. The candidate and his wife, Heidi, will be on hand. The retreat for national finance committee members comes at a time when Cruz's fundraising team is taking on more moneymen in order to wage a long, expensive national campaign, in order to prevent Republican front-runner Donald Trump from locking up the delegates needed to win the nomination. Current fundraisers must...
  • Mitt Romney: Vote for Ted Cruz over 'Trumpism'

    03/19/2016 11:57:37 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 51 replies
    BBC ^ | 3/18/16 | Anthony Zurcher
    Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney will vote for Texas Senator Ted Cruz, saying he is "repulsed" by Republican front-runner Donald Trump. Mr Romney said in a Facebook post that the only way to nominate a Republican is to have an open convention, in which party officials choose the nominee. He campaigned with Governor John Kasich in Ohio but said voting for Mr Cruz is the only way to stop "Trumpism". -snip- "Mitt Romney is a mixed up man who doesn't have a clue. No wonder he lost!" Mr Trump said on Twitter. -snip- "Today, there is a contest between Trumpism...
  • Ted Cruz fires back at Mitt Romney: You got 'clobbered' by Obama for a reason (July 2015 Flashback)

    03/19/2016 11:39:28 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/30/2015 | Colin Campbell
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) isn't backing off the tough rhetoric he's used to describe the Iran nuclear deal, despite criticism leveled by 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Thursday. -snip- Cruz, 2016 presidential candidate, fired back at Romney in a Thursday radio interview with KFYO's Chad Hasty. "So Mitt Romney's tweet today said, 'Gosh, this rhetoric is not helpful,'" Cruz said. "John Adams famously said, 'Facts are stubborn things.' Describing the actual facts is not using rhetoric; it is called speaking the truth." The senator recalled what he described as a critical moment during the 2012 presidential race: A...
  • Mitt Romney slams Ted Cruz on Iran rhetoric (July 2015 Flashback)

    03/19/2016 11:19:03 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/30/15 | Jeremy Diamond
    Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Thursday that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's rhetoric on Iran "hurts the cause." "I am opposed to the Iran deal, but @SenTedCruz is way over the line on the Obama terrorism charge. Hurts the cause," Romney, acting in his emerging role as party elder, tweeted Thursday. -snip- Cruz fired back at Romney on Thursday afternoon during an interview on the Chad Hasty radio show, in a clip flagged by Democratic rapid response group American Bridge 21st century. "When you send billions of dollars to Jihadists trying to kill Americans, you bear responsibility for the...
  • Ted Cruz Trashes Mitt Romney In Secret Audio Recording From Private Event (July 2015 Flashback)

    03/19/2016 11:10:43 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    TPM ^ | 7/31/15 | CAITLIN CRUZ
    residential candidate and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) hasn't abandoned his take-no-prisoners approach to politics after all. Cruz — who called former presidential candidate Mitt Romney "honorable" and "experienced" in his New York Times-best selling book — privately described Romney as the worst possible candidate during an event earlier this year, according to the National Journal on Friday. While giving a speech in May for the Council for National Policy, a secretive group of top conservative donors and activists, Cruz said Romney was the worst candidate the GOP could have nominated in 2012 because of his record on healthcare reform. -snip-...
  • Cruz: Mitt 'French-kissed' Obama (2012 Flashback)

    03/19/2016 11:01:53 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/16/12 | KEVIN ROBILLARD
    Sen.-elect Ted Cruz believes Mitt Romney got a little too close to Barack Obama in the third presidential debate. “I’m pretty certain Mitt Romney actually French-kissed Barack Obama,” Cruz said in a speech at the Federalist Society’s annual conference Friday.
  • Trump hits Cruz with late attack ad in Utah

    03/19/2016 10:51:25 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/19/16 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    Donald Trump has launched a late TV ad blitz in Utah that targets Ted Cruz just days before state Republicans caucus Tuesday. The commercial recycles a now familiar Trump attack against the Texas senator, dubbing him "Lying Ted Cruz." The spot casts Cruz as inconsistent on immigration, an issue that both Trump and the senator have made central to their campaigns. It spotlights an interview Cruz gave on Fox News in December, when he was shown past statements in which he appeared to back a pathway to citizenship for those living in the United States illegally. In the interview, Cruz...
  • Glenn Beck: Failure to Elect Ted Cruz Will Leave Us With Blood on Our Hands

    03/19/2016 9:02:55 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 85 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/18/17 | Pam Key
    Thursday on The Blaze TV, host Glenn Beck told his listeners why he is campaigning for Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and he urged them to do the same because if America goes away, the blood will be on their hands. Beck said, “I’m going to be in Arizona and Utah for the campaign and I’m doing it because that’s what I can do. Others can do whatever it is you do. But even if it’s one person, you be bold. We are on the Titanic, it’s going down. Knock on every single door. They don’t want to...
  • Cruz calls Kasich ‘the spoiler’ at Arizona rally

    03/19/2016 8:42:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 84 replies
    WGRZ ^ | 3/18/16 | WGRZ
    Ted Cruz, the high-octane conservative U.S. senator from Texas, made the case Friday night in Phoenix that he provides the only viable alternative to GOP front-runner Donald Trump. -snip- "There's no good reason (for Kasich to stay in the race)," Cruz said during a question-and-answer session with conservative TV and radio commentator Sean Hannity that was carried live on the Fox News Channel. "He is essentially the spoiler. A vote for John Kasich is a vote for Donald Trump." Cruz's dig at Kasich, made just a few days before Tuesday's winner-take-all Arizona presidential preference election, prompted a Twitter response from...
  • Cruz Feeling 'Pretty Darn Good' About Romney's Backing

    03/19/2016 8:23:55 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 99 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/19/16 | NBC News
    Ted Cruz openly welcomed the backing of Mitt Romney on Friday afternoon, telling reporters at a press conference on the Arizona-Mexico border that Romney's decision is "pretty darn good." "Listen, in my book, when someone says I'm voting for you and I encourage everyone else to vote for you, that's pretty darn good," Cruz said, also responding to the absence of an official endorsement by the GOP's 2012 nominee. "And I'll take that - and take that happily."
  • Kasich ad: Before Romney supported Cruz, he was campaigning for me

    03/19/2016 8:17:06 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/19/16 | Jessie Hellmann
    Republican presidential candidate John Kasich is reminding voters that before Mitt Romney was voting for Ted Cruz, he was campaigning for Kasich. Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, announced Friday that he will be voting for Cruz in Utah’s caucuses this week. But a new ad by Kasich shows Romney supporting the Ohio governor at campaign events last week. “Unlike the other people running, he has a real track record. If you want to see that balanced budget, if you want to get rid of ObamaCare, we’ve got to turn out and make sure we send a signal loud and...
  • Trump: Cruz now has the Lindsey Graham 'jinx'

    03/18/2016 11:42:57 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 99 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/18/16 | Jesse Byrnes
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is brushing off news that Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is apparently backing his main rival for the nomination, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). Trump suggested Friday that Cruz was on the receiving end of a "jinx" after Graham, who endorsed Jeb Bush after ending his own campaign, signaled support for Cruz. "Lyin' Ted Cruz lost all five races on Tuesday-and he was just given the jinx - a Lindsey Graham endorsement. Also backed Jeb. Lindsey got 0!" Trump tweeted. The businessman's remarks come a day after news emerged that Graham, a vocal opponent of Trump, would...
  • Donald J. Trump in Tucson, AZ (Sat 3/19)

    03/18/2016 11:33:56 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    Event Brite ^ | 3/18/16 | Donald J. Trump for President
    Donald J. Trump in Tucson, AZ (Sat 3/19) Doors open at 11:00 AM WHEN Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 2:00 PM (MST) WHERE Tucson Convention Center - 260 South Church Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701
  • After tough talk on security and immigration, Ted Cruz will visit the border Friday

    03/18/2016 11:20:23 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 3/17/16 | Christine Ayala
    Sen. Ted Cruz will visit the U.S.-Mexico border Friday, marking only his second trip as a presidential candidate – although he has made border security central to his campaign. Related Lindsey Graham to campaign for Cruz but falls short of endorsing him Rubio calls Cruz the 'only conservative left in the race' Cruz takes the debate to Trump, following front-runner to pro-Israel conference The Republican will make stops in Phoenix and Douglas, Ariz., which hugs the border, sitting across from Agua Prieta, Mexico. Since the start of his Senate term in 2013, Cruz has made only five visits to Texas...
  • Why Ted Cruz Should Reach Out To Mitch McConnell

    03/18/2016 11:10:34 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 76 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/17/16 | Matt K Lewis
    Even for high achievers (especially for high achievers?) ego can be a career-limiting liability. Let’s take the case of Ted Cruz, for example. As the Weekly Standard notes, “Ted Cruz said that he won’t humble himself before Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to smooth over the rough relationship he has developed with colleagues.” (Specifically, he said he won’t go “on bended knee, with my hat in hand” to McConnell.) I can understand the Cruz’s desire to preserve his outsider status, and we all have fallen victim to the temptation to gloat over our successes. But I still suspect this is...

    03/18/2016 10:50:04 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 3/18/16 | TAYLOR WOFFORD
    In a sign of how truly dire things have become for the GOP this presidential election cycle, an increasing number of big-name Republicans are turning to Ted Cruz—arguably the party's least-liked member—in an effort to prevent the current front-runner, Donald Trump, from hijacking the party's nomination. -snip- On Thursday, Cruz won the grudging support of South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, who until December was one of Cruz's rivals for the Republican nomination. Graham's antipathy for his fellow senator is well known -snip- And on March 8, Jeb Bush's younger brother, Neil, joined Cruz's campaign finance team.
  • Ted Cruz to tour Arizona border (with Carly Fiorina)

    03/18/2016 8:38:08 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 70 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 3/17/16 | Arizona Daily Star
    Presidential candidate Ted Cruz is set to tour the border Friday, officials say. House Speaker David Gowan will lead the tour, which will also include Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO who dropped her run for the White House.
  • Watch Lindsey Graham go from hating to endorsing Ted Cruz

    03/18/2016 7:25:29 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/17/16 | Chris Moody
    It's that strange time again in American politics when politicians endorse candidates they have repeatedly said they can't stand. For months, South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has been warning the nation about Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. But on Thursday, Graham told CNN that not only is he supporting Cruz, he's fundraising for him. Graham pointed to Donald Trump's rise as the reason, explaining that Cruz might be the only one to stop him. "I think he's the best alternative to beat Donald Trump," Graham told CNN. "I'm going to help Ted in any way I can." It's a strange...
  • Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Glenn Beck and Carly Fiorina coming to Provo for rally

    03/18/2016 7:16:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 3/18/16 | Scott Tittrington
    GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz will headline a lineup full of heavy Republican hitters Saturday in Provo. "An American Rally with Ted Cruz" is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Provo High School. According to a Facebook post by the group Keep The Promise, and a link to the event featured on the group's Facebook page, other guests expected to attend alongside the Texas senator are Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, former GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina and well-known conservative commentator Glenn Beck.
  • Graham begrudgingly backs Cruz to stop Trump: 'He's certainly not my preference'

    03/18/2016 7:08:06 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 57 replies
    KRNV ^ | 3/17/16 | LINDSEY LEAKE
    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is supporting Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's bid for the White House, CNN Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash first reported Thursday afternoon. According to CNN, Graham will host a fundraiser in support of the Republican candidate on Monday during the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington, D.C. This election season Graham has been far from shy about his dislike for both Cruz and billionaire businessman Donald Trump, whom he called a "nut job." Last month, Graham said the Republican Party had "gone batsh** crazy."He added that Cruz was so despised among his...
  • Rubio nears Cruz endorsement

    03/18/2016 7:01:29 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/17/16 | MARC CAPUTO
    Marco Rubio is close to endorsing Ted Cruz, but the two proud senators — and recent fierce rivals — have some details to work out first. Cruz has to ask for the Rubio’s endorsement, and both sides need to decide that it will make a difference, according to sources familiar with the thinking of both senators. Rubio and Cruz, who are more friendly with each other in the Senate than they are with longer-serving colleagues, occasionally chatted and patched up their sometime-rocky relationship on the campaign trail heading into Florida’s primary Tuesday, when Rubio was blown out by Donald Trump...
  • Donald Trump will campaign in Tucson Saturday

    03/18/2016 6:51:30 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 3/18/16 | Joe Ferguson
    Donald Trump will hold a rally Saturday at the Tucson Convention Center, city officials said late Thursday. Ticket information isn't yet available for the 2 p.m. event. Trump also plans a Saturday morning rally in Fountain Hills in the Phoenix area.
  • Donald J. Trump Town Hall in Salt Lake City, UT (Tonight Fri 3/18)

    03/18/2016 6:46:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Event Brite ^ | 3/18/16 | Donald J. Trump for President
    Donald J. Trump Town Hall in Salt Lake City, UT (Tonight Fri 3/18) Doors open at 5:00 PM WHEN Friday, March 18, 2016 at 7:00 PM (MDT) WHERE Infinity Event Center - 26 E 600 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
  • An American Rally with Special Guest Ted Cruz (with Glenn Beck; Provo UT 3/19)

    03/18/2016 6:32:30 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Event Brite ^ | 3/18/16 | Keep The Promise PAC
    An American Rally with Special Guest Ted Cruz (with Glenn Beck; Provo UT 3/19) Please plan on joining your fellow citizens on Saturday, March 19 at 2PM for "An American Rally with Ted Cruz," current list of speakers and special guests is below: Senator Ted Cruz Former 2016 Presidential Candidate and Conservative Business Leader Carly Fiorina United States Senator Mike Lee American television personality and radio host and conservative political commentator Glenn Beck Doors open at 1:00pm and the event starts at 2:00pm. Must have a ticket to enter. Tickets are very limited. Please RSVP today! PAID FOR BY KEEP...
  • Poll: Cruz, Sanders Tops Among Utah Voters (Feb 10-15 Poll)

    03/17/2016 6:42:43 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    Utah Policy ^ | 2/22/16 | Bryan Schott
    The fight for Utah's 40 Republican delegates looks like a three-man race between Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Donald Trump. -snip- Among Utah Republicans, Rubio is tops with 24%, Cruz has 22%, and Trump is at 18%. 11% say they are undecided. The survey was taken after the New Hampshire primary, which Trump won decisively, but before Saturday's South Carolina primary, which Trump also won. The contest in Utah gains added importance after the Republican National Committee announced on Saturday they would hold a presidential debate in Utah on March 21, the day before Utah's caucus. Arizona hosts their presidential...
  • Source: Donald Trump to visit Utah Friday

    03/17/2016 6:30:46 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Donald Trump will make an appearance in Utah Friday, a source close to his campaign told FOX 13. -snip- This is a developing story. Watch FOX 13 News and for details as we get them.
  • An American Rally with Special Guest Ted Cruz (and Glenn Beck; Phoenix Fri 3/18)

    03/17/2016 4:07:47 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Event Brite ^ | 3/17/16 | Keep The Promise PAC
    An American Rally with Special Guest Ted Cruz By: Keep The Promise PAC Please plan on joining us on Friday, March 18 at 7:00PM for "An American Rally with Special Guest Ted Cruz," with: Senator Ted Cruz Former 2016 Presidential Candidate and Conservative Business Leader Carly Fiorina Former Texas Governor Rick Perry American television personality and radio host and conservative political commentator Glenn Beck Doors open at 6:00pm and the event starts at 7:00 pm. Must have a ticket to enter. Tickets are very limited. Please RSVP today! PAID FOR BY KEEP THE PROMISE PAC. NOT AUTHORIZED BY ANY CANDIDATE...
  • Donald J. Trump in Phoenix, AZ (Sat 3/19)

    03/17/2016 4:00:22 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Event Brite ^ | 3/17/16 | Donald J. Trump for President
    Donald J. Trump in Phoenix, AZ (Sat 3/19) Doors open at 8:00 AM WHEN Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 11:00 AM (MST) WHERE Fountain Park - 12925 N Saguaro Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
  • Donald Trump to hold Arizona event in Fountain Hills (Sat 3/19)

    03/17/2016 3:57:19 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    KTAR ^ | 3/17/16 | KTAR NEWSROOM
    Republican front-runner Donald Trump will hold an event outside Phoenix on Saturday morning. The event will take place at Fountain Park in Fountain Hills. Tickets to the event are free and they can be reserved on Eventbrite. The event was originally scheduled for the Fountain Hills Community Center but a larger venue became necessary. This will be Trump’s third campaign stop in the Phoenix area prior to Arizona’s March 22 presidential preference election. The human rights organization Puente is planning to protest the event, according to a recent Facebook post.
  • 10 times Lindsey Graham criticized Ted Cruz

    03/17/2016 3:50:45 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/17/16 | ELIZA COLLINS
    Lindsey Graham may have thrown his support behind Ted Cruz Thursday, but he hasn't always had such kind words about the Texas senator. Graham — who is well known for his colorful statements — once said that Cruz was so hated in Congress that if someone murdered him, they’d get away with it. Here are 10 times the South Carolina senator — and former presidential candidate — bashed the same guy he’ll be fundraising for Monday: 1. "If you killed Ted Cruz on the floor of the Senate, and the trial was in the Senate, nobody could convict you," Graham...
  • Lindsey Graham will raise money for Ted Cruz — a man he has said some amazingly bad things about

    03/17/2016 3:12:25 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/17/16 | Aaron Blake
    Sen. Lindsey Graham will soon raise money for Ted Cruz's presidential campaign, as CNN's Dana Bash just reported. Which is an amazing turn of events, given the things Graham previously said about Cruz. He has said on multiple occasions that Cruz is would be the death of the Republican Party and is no better than Donald Trump. He has even joked about killing Cruz. To wit (in reverse chronological order): Feb. 26: “I was asked the hardest question in my political life: Do you agree with Donald Trump that Ted Cruz is the biggest liar in politics?” he said. “Too...
  • Ted Cruz coming to Phoenix for rally with Glenn Beck, Rick Perry

    03/17/2016 10:54:32 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 75 replies
    Phoenix Business Journal ^ | 3/16/16 | Mike Sunnucks
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz will be in Phoenix Friday evening for a rally with conservative talk show host Glenn Beck. The rally will be held Friday at Arizona Christian University in north Phoenix.
  • Todd Palin's Injuries Required Six Hours of Surgery: Source

    03/16/2016 7:45:02 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 62 replies
    People Magazine ^ | 3/15/16 | People Magazine
    Sarah Palin called her husband Todd "tough" after he was seriously injured in a snowmobile accident. She wasn't kidding: a source tells PEOPLE that Todd's injuries were so extensive they required six hours of surgery overnight after the crash.
  • Oh the Irony: GOP Leaders Ask Cruz to Apologize Before Receiving Their Support

    03/16/2016 7:30:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 147 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3/16/16 | Ken Meyer
    It’s funny how the tables turn over time. Ted Cruz is the only one left who can pose any real challenge to Donald Trump‘s Republican nomination, and now, figures from the political establishment are asking him to make nice with them before they agree to coalesce around his campaign. While his uncompromising stances distinguished Cruz as the junior U.S. Senator from Texas, years of stunts like shutting down the government and calling Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a liar have caused many of his colleagues to dislike him. According to CNN, Sen. John Cornyn and others have called on Cruz, after...
  • Jeb Bush joins the Ford Edsel and New Coke as historic marketing flops

    03/16/2016 7:02:48 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 3/16/16 | PAUL FRIEDERICHSEN
    There is an old axiom in marketing: Good advertising makes a bad product fail faster. If you doubt that, may I submit Exhibit A: The 2016 campaign for the Republican nomination for President of Jeb Bush. It now joins the likes of the Ford Edsel and Coca-Cola's "New Coke" as a bona-fide marketing flop of an enormous magnitude. In each case, be it Edsel, New Coke or Jeb!, logic dictated a winner. Research for all three concluded a marketplace that was theirs for the taking. All three were rooted in strong family brand equity and even carried the brand name...

    03/16/2016 3:12:55 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Powerline ^ | 3/16/16 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    Yesterday, Donald Trump won his biggest victory yet, a decisive triumph in Florida’s winner-take-all primary. With the win, the tycoon’s hostile takeover of the Republican Party becomes overwhelmingly likely. Where was Jeb Bush during the battle for his home state’s primary? He was pouting. Spinning Bush’s failure to endorse his one-time protege Marco Rubio (whom he once touted for the vice presidency), or another non-Trump candidate, the former governor’s confidante Al Cardenas said: [Bush] put his heart and soul in this race, and the outcome was disappointing to him. You get emotionally drained, and you just want to stay off...
  • Ted Cruz faces slim chances at nomination after a rough Tuesday night

    03/16/2016 8:54:10 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 68 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 3/16/16 | Dylan Baddour
    The Houston-based presidential campaign of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz suffered a major setback Tuesday night, as Donald Trump more than doubled his lead for the Republican nomination. After failing to win any states outright in a big round of primary votes, Cruz now faces dismal chances of winning an outright majority of delegates, and experts said he'll have to posture carefully for the future of this race and his political career. "The only credible path Cruz has now to the nomination is through a contested convention," said Mark Jones, a political scientist at Rice University's Baker Institute. That could happen...
  • Report: Donald Trump May Skip Utah Debate for Pro-Israel AIPAC Conference

    03/16/2016 5:11:28 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 112 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/15/16 | Breitbart News
    From The Hill: Donald Trump will miss the final Republican presidential debate to address a major pro-Israel lobbying organization instead, according to an insider.
  • Ted Cruz urged to apologize for attacks against Mitch McConnell (by John Cornyn)

    03/16/2016 4:59:50 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/15/16 | Manu Raju,
    Senior Senate Republicans are calling on Sen. Ted Cruz to rebuild his strained relationships with his colleagues and apologize to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell before the party establishment considers consolidating behind his presidential bid. Cruz has increasingly called for Republicans to unify behind his candidacy in order to take down front-runner Donald Trump. But in interviews Tuesday with CNN, it's clear Cruz's fellow GOP senators are not willing to do that, at least not yet. Republican senators said that Cruz must return to Capitol Hill and make the case directly to his colleagues to help ease long-festering tensions. And a...
  • Cruz starts his shift to the middle

    03/16/2016 4:55:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 87 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/16/16 | KATIE GLUECK
    Ted Cruz fought his way to second place in the Republican primary as the conservative who never compromises. But already, he’s learning to stretch. Behind closed doors, Cruz’s aides are talking about how to draw more centrist supporters as Republican rivals drop out. They have given former Jeb Bush donors access to the entire campaign leadership team. And Cruz has made overtures to Senate colleagues who despise him, praising Mitch McConnell and Marco Rubio and talking by phone with Lindsey Graham.
  • Insider: Trump to skip GOP debate for pro-Israel conference

    03/15/2016 6:07:42 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 110 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/15/16 | Mark Hensch
    Donald Trump will miss the final Republican presidential debate to address a major pro-Israel lobbying organization instead, according to an insider. “Hearing that Trump secured a Monday night speaking slot at AIPAC conf. in D.C,” tweeted Noah Pollak, executive director of the Emergency Committee for Israel, referencing the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. “Also happening that night: [the] Republican debate in Salt Lake City,” he added, alluding to the 13th GOP presidential contest on March 21. Fox News announced on Monday that it is hosting next week’s contest in Salt Lake City -- its fourth event this presidential election. Trump...
  • How Many Votes will Jeb Bush Win in Florida?

    03/15/2016 3:52:24 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 55 replies
    Fox 40 ^ | 3/14/16 | CNN
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush may have dropped out of the presidential race weeks ago — but his name is on the ballot in Florida on Tuesday anyway. And he may get a good chunk of votes in the primary — perhaps the final insult for Marco Rubio, who trails front-runner Donald Trump by 17 points in the latest poll out Monday. The votes could come on two fronts: absentee voting started weeks before Bush left the race, and the fact his name remains on the ballot Tuesday despite suspending his campaign.
  • Romney Campaigns For Kasich In Ohio

    03/15/2016 12:16:16 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/14/16 | Kerry Picket
    Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney campaigned with Ohio Gov. John Kasich at two stops in the Buckeye State. “This is the guy that Ohio needs to vote for. America is counting on you,” Romney said at a town-hall forum in North Canton. Romney did not officially endorse Kasich, but it is the first time he campaigned for a candidate during the GOP primary. The former Massachusetts governor also recorded robocalls for Kasich, something Florida Sen. Marco Rubio received as well.
  • John Kasich plans to address his "deep concerns" with Donald Trump

    03/15/2016 12:08:07 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    CBS News ^ | 3/15/16 | REBECCA SHABAD
    John Kasich on Tuesday said he will soon weigh in on the "deep concerns" he has with his rival campaigns, especially Donald Trump's. "I will be, however, forced going forward to talk about some of the deep concerns I have about the way this campaign has been run by some others -- by one other, in particular," Kasich told reporters. "But today is not the day to do that." The Ohio governor had just cast his ballot for himself at a polling place in Westerville, Ohio.
  • Letter from Clinton comes back to haunt Kasich (1994 Assault Weapons Ban)

    03/15/2016 9:41:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    WND ^ | 3/14/16 | LEO HOHMANN
    Shows willingness to compromise on gun rights. It could be the most damaging “Dear John” letter of the 2016 presidential primary race. A letter from former President Bill Clinton disclosed just days before the Ohio primary is causing Ohio Gov. John Kasich problems on the campaign trail. Kasich tells GOP voters he can “get things done” by working with Democrats but also stresses he is a “defender of the 2nd Amendment.” The letter from Clinton shows Kasich made a deal to restrict the Second Amendment rights of American “on one of the most critical votes on guns ever,” according to...
  • Cage Match: Ohio Not ‘Signed, Sealed and Delivered for John Kasich’

    03/15/2016 9:24:12 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/15/16 | ALEX SWOYER
    Ohio State Representative Wes Retherford, who is currently seeking his third term, told Breitbart News that Ohio certainly isn’t “signed, sealed and delivered for Kasich.” “I think it’s going to be real close,” the Republican predicted about the Buckeye state primary today between Ohio Gov. John Kasich and GOP frontrunner Donald Trump. “I don’t think it’s signed, sealed and delivered for Kasich.” -snip- “It’s coming across as Kasich is desperate,” he added, referencing both Boehner and 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney campaigning for Kasich in Ohio, adding that Kasich is “pulling in people nobody wants to help him out.”
  • Grieving Mom Responds To Kasich’s Amnesty-In-100-Days Pledge: Visit Grave Of My Murdered Child

    03/15/2016 7:02:49 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/15/16 | Julie Hahn
    “It’s all so senseless,” Maureen Maloney said of the death of countless Americans at the hands of illegal aliens. Maloney’s 23 year-old son Matthew was hit by a repeat-offending illegal alien drunk driver. Although Matthew survived the initial crash, he died as he was subsequently dragged a quarter of a mile—caught in the wheel well of the illegal alien’s pick up truck— as the alien sought to flee the crime scene. “Witnesses who saw [Matthew] pinned screaming under the truck ran out and pounded on the vehicle, crying out to the driver who kept going…'[Matthew] was alive for a good...
  • John Kasich: 'We Have to Win' Ohio

    03/15/2016 6:46:31 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich said he has to win and expects to do well in his home state of Ohio among the Republican primaries today, adding he'll also do well in other states. "You'll see tonight. We're going to win Ohio," Kasich said in an interview on “Good Morning America.” “We have to win.” He added: "We're going to do better in Illinois that anybody thinks."