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  • The Memo: Five Republicans who could primary Trump in 2020

    12/28/2017 6:36:20 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 93 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12-27-2017 | Niall Stanage
    Will President Trump face a challenge from within his own party in 2020? Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake (R) seems to think so. On Sunday, Flake told ABC’s “This Week” that if the president did not change his approach, he “is going to leave a huge swath of voters looking for someone else.” Flake, a frequent Trump critic, added that the president is “probably inviting a Republican challenge.” Any challenger to Trump would face enormous hurdles. The president remains popular among Republican voters, even as he endures historically low approval numbers at large. In most polls, around 80 percent of GOP...
  • Ted Cruz Says Fight Not Over with GOP Convention Nearing (Wants to CANCEL Open Primaries )

    05/17/2016 4:08:52 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 366 replies
    Christian Post ^ | May 16, 2016 | LIEZL DUNUAN
    Ted Cruz and his allies are preparing for the coming National GOP Convention. According to NBC News, Cruz who recently attended a GOP convention in Texas told his supporters that the days ahead will be "challenging" for the Republican Party. He, however, expressed hope that those who remain loyal to him and the party "will be the remnant, will be the core of pulling this country back from the abyss." Aside from this pronouncement, [he] has remained mum about whether he will throw his support for presumptive nominee Donald Trump. According to the NBC report, the support of Cruz and...
  • Cruz: Hey, if I win the Nebraska primary I might re-start my campaign

    05/10/2016 11:29:03 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 53 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/10/16 | Dan Calabrese
    What? You probably didn’t know there was a Republican primary in Nebraska today. Because the race is all over and Donald Trump is going to be the nominee. So it’s academic, right? What difference does it make, right? Not so fast. Maybe Ted Cruz knows something you and I don’t, but he seems to think there’s at least a chance he could somehow come out on top in Nebraska. And if he does? Er . . .
  • The Trump over-the-top Delegate Countdown Thread

    05/09/2016 3:17:14 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 79 replies
    CNN and FR | My 9, 2016 | Jeff Head
    Right now Trump is listed as having 1080 delegates. This is on CNN's page, which I have found, despite CNN's other difficulties, to have about the most accurate election documentation. http://edition.cnn.com/election/primaries/candidates/donald-trump 1014 bound and 66 unbound delegates who have definitely announced for him. That means: Donlad Trump has 157 delegates to go to get to the 1,237 as of May 9, 2016. Let's use this thread to keep trakc of Donald Trump's attaining the 1,237 now that he is the only candidayte left in the running and already the presumptive nominee.
  • Tripwire Alert – A Desperate Ted Cruz Announces Carly Fiorina as Running Mate

    04/28/2016 2:35:13 AM PDT · by detective · 57 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 27, 2016 | Sundance
    According to numerous national media reports, Senator Ted Cruz is moments away from announcing Carly Fiorina as his running mate.The transparency of intent is brutally obvious. Cruz is desperate; all current indications coming out of Indiana do not look well for his ongoing ‘hail-Mary’ chances. The Kasich/Cruz deal to split up states in a futile effort to block Donald Trump is backfiring. Ted Cruz “authenticity” and “likability” continue to plummet. The more Ted talks, the less people like him. He needs a reset, fast. Enter Carly Fiorina, the consummate DC cocktail class republican. A failed corporate CEO who was jettisoned...
  • Donald Trump Shatters His Ceiling (Trump On Way To Nomination)

    04/26/2016 10:50:12 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 70 replies
    Slate ^ | 04/26/2016 | Jim Newell
    There wasn’t any mystery about how Tuesday night’s five Republican presidential primaries would end up: in Donald Trump’s win column. The only thing to watch were his margins: Could he close out against John Kasich in certain highly educated, suburban congressional districts in Connecticut and Maryland, and could he break a 50 percent statewide winner-take-all threshold in Connecticut? Yes, he could! He could do all of that, and he did. He won every state by double digits and cruised in every congressional district awarding bound delegates. He made a joke of his competition and the #NeverTrump cause, just as he...
  • The campaign speech Trump should make now that Cruz is eliminated

    04/26/2016 9:04:57 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/26/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    After his smashing victory in New York knocked Ted Cruz out of the race, Donald Trump is the only Republican candidate who can still get the 1,237 delegates needed to be nominated on the first ballot by the Republicans. Getting brutally honest, this is what Trump should say at his next big rally. “Thank you, thank you I love all of you people and I’m so grateful for your support. We are a movement – did you see that Time Magazine called us a movement? And our movement is aimed at restoring America to her former greatness – making America...
  • When watching Trump on TV and praying for him isn’t enough try this

    04/17/2016 1:12:28 PM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/17/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    If you want Donald Trump to win the Republican nomination and win in November, merely sitting around hoping and praying is not enough. Nevertheless, Trump is self-funded so he doesn’t need our money. He has no direct ties to any outside PACs so we can’t confidently contribute to any such group either. What to do to help Trump to victory becomes a real question. In 2010 in Staten Island a group of volunteers working to take back a Congressional seat from a Democrat incumbent decided that walking door to door was a waste of time and energy. We found that...
  • Cruz’s Pyrrhic victory in Colorado will be the death knell of his campaign

    04/15/2016 8:45:20 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 33 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/15/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    By definition a, “Pyrrhic victory is a victory that inflicts such a devastating toll on the victor that it is tantamount to defeat. Someone who wins a Pyrrhic victory has been victorious in some way. However, the heavy toll negates any sense of achievement or profit.” Ted Cruz won a Pyrrhic victory in Colorado. The blow back from Cruz’s big victory in Colorado is causing his campaign to meltdown across the whole northeast. The false bravado by those in the media who insist that the Colorado disaster has stopped Donald Trump’s momentum and shifted it to Cruz is embarrassingly silly....
  • Countdown to Cleveland: A guide to the remaining state contests.

    04/10/2016 7:38:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | The April 18, 2016 Issue | John McCormack
    The rap on Ted Cruz has been that his strength is limited to (1) caucus states and (2) states with large proportions of evangelical Christians. But Cruz undid that analysis with his double-digit victory over Donald Trump in Wisconsin last week. Cruz beat Trump 48 percent to 35 percent in a primary election (so much for the caucus argument). And he did so by besting the New York billionaire among virtually all groups, whether defined by income, age, or educational attainment. Trump did manage to win, by 9 points, that quarter of the Wisconsin GOP primary voters who described themselves...
  • There's something weird about GOP Presidential polling in California

    03/20/2016 12:20:34 AM PDT · by NewsMachete.com · 22 replies
    Newsmachete.com ^ | 3/19/16 | Newsmachete
    California could be pivotal in the upcoming GOP Presidential primary. Most of the delegates are awarded on a "winner take all" scheme based on the top vote getter in each congressional district. Still, the statewide popularity of Trump and Cruz will probably determine many of the district results. But it's hard to know the relative strength of Trump and Cruz because recent polling in California has been sparse, and contradictory. There have been only two polls in March, and both give conflicting, and odd results.
  • Doomsday Savior? How Paul Ryan Will Pick the Next President

    03/17/2016 3:38:10 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 41 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 3/16/16 | Adam Phillips
    It’s hidden there in plain sight, even if it hasn’t happened since the election of 1825: The people will not pick the next president, Congress will. We wrote about this last week on Medium, and now the story is beginning to flesh out. Politico reports that leading conservatives will meet on Thursday to plot out a third-party spoiler plan to beat presumed nominee Donald Trump. With Marco Rubio suspending his campaign after losing the Florida primary and it is beginning to appear he will reverse his previous words to support a nominee Trump. Because there will be a third party...
  • GOP Mike's Super Tuesday II Predictions

    03/15/2016 1:40:47 PM PDT · by gopmike.com · 13 replies
    GOP Mike's Blog ^ | 03-15-2016 | GOP Mike
    OK guys.  Tonight can be the election.  Here is how I see it. Lib-Tards - This has been over since they started.  This morally bankrupt, corrupt political-hack party had this election rigged for Cankles since Bernie drooled on his first campaign speech last April.  The fact that Debbie Blabber-Mouth Schultz (head of the DNC) has threatened every super-delegate with death (or worse for democrats, work) if they did not support her lying, despicable, criminal friend Shrillary has meant that Cankles has secured the nomination even if she never utters another lie, panders to another minority or dons another hideous pants-suit at a podium.
  • Presidential Primaries POLL CLOSING TIMES

    03/14/2016 8:33:22 AM PDT · by LibFreeUSA · 5 replies
    In case anyone is interested, here are the .... 2016 Presidential Primary Poll Closing Times
  • March 10, 12 GOP Primary Primer (VI, GU, DC): Closing Times, Polling Data, Delegate Formulas

    Caucus held on March 10, 20169 of 2,472 delegates at stake(6 likely bound)Conventions held on March 12, 201628 of 2,472 delegates at stake(19 likely bound)
  • 2016-0309 Presidential Primary Election Numbers & Analysis

    03/09/2016 9:48:58 AM PST · by Jeff Head · 20 replies
    FR | March 9. 2016 | Jeff Head
    2016-0309 Presidential Primary Election Numbers & Analysis (click on image for full resolution) This week's presidential primary numbers include the primaries from Tuesday's election for the GOP and DNC. On the Republican side, this included Michigan, Mississippi, Idaho, and Hawaii. On the Democrat side, it included Michigan and Mississippi. GOP Results: Doanld Trump won Michigan, Mississippi, and Hawaii, though in all three Ted Cruz took second place, staying within 9-12 points and accumulating delgates. Ted Cruz won Idaho by 17.5%. John Kasich did well in Michigan, ending up in 3rd place but only 1% behind Ted Cruz, and picking...
  • Seeing Trump as vulnerable, GOP elites now eye a contested convention

    03/07/2016 4:58:11 PM PST · by Innovative · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 7, 2016 | By Philip Rucker and Robert Costa
    The presentation is an 11th-hour rebuttal to the fatalism permeating the Republican establishment: Slide by slide, state by state, it calculates how Donald Trump could be denied the nomination. Marco Rubio wins Florida. John Kasich wins Ohio. Ted Cruz notches victories in the Midwest and Mountain West. And the results in California and other states are jumbled enough to leave Trump three dozen delegates short of the 1,237 required — forcing a contested convention in Cleveland in July.
  • Trump doing better in "open" primaries; Cruz sees success in GOP-only contests

    03/07/2016 1:11:56 PM PST · by Innovative · 76 replies
    FoxNews ^ | March 7, 2016 | Judson Berger
    A pattern is starting to emerge that holds both promise and peril for Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump: Trump does better in “open” primary contests where members of either party can vote, while Texas Sen. Ted Cruz tends to do better in "closed" contests limited only to registered Republicans.
  • Quick and simple spreadsheet of the race so far

    03/06/2016 8:57:47 AM PST · by Anitius Severinus Boethius · 20 replies
    RCP data | 03/06/2016 | ASB
    Here is a quick spreadsheet of the last poll numbers and the results of the Republican contests up to this point that I promised on a couple of threads last night. I started with a few parameters. First, no polling data was included unless there were at least two polls of the contest in the month prior to the caucus or primary listed on RCP (I used RCP for all of the data.) Second, I only listed current candidates. Those who have withdrawn have been lumped together under 'Other'. Third, I have not weighted contests. So little Kansas has just...
  • March 5, 6 GOP Primary Primer (KS, KY, LA, ME, PR): Closing Times, Polling Data, Delegate Formulas

    GOP Primaries for March 5 (Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine)154 of 2,472 delegates allocated GOP Primary for March 6 (Puerto Rico)23 of 2,472 delegates allocated