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  • How John Kasich Plans to Win the Nomination

    02/11/2016 8:34:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    PJ media ^ | 02/11/2016 | Bridget Johnson
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich said he "loves being underestimated" as he moves out of New Hampshire with a second-place finish but challenges with funding and campaign infrastructure. In a statement last night that noted Kasich showed an "inclusive conservative message" can win, the campaign hinted at his strategy moving forward: The governor is going to aggressively campaign in South Carolina starting today with the intent of winning early delegates before expecting to take Michigan on March 8. The campaign then expects him to close the deal for the nomination on his home turf of the Midwest, barreling toward the GOP...
  • GOP Shatters it's Turnout Record: Democrats Lag Behind

    02/10/2016 9:25:45 AM PST · by Wpin · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 10, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Republicans set a new turnout record Tuesday in New Hampshire’s primary, attracting more than a quarter of a million voters to the polls and offering evidence that most of the energy in the 2016 presidential race continues to be on the GOP side. Democrats saw a strong turnout, but their two-person race couldn’t recapture the magic of the 2008 battle between Hillary Clinton and then-candidate Barack Obama — a race that presaged Mr. Obama’s eventual cruise to victory in November.
  • Jeb Bush: Temporary Muslim Ban 'Horrific,' Illegal Immigration 'Act of Love'

    02/10/2016 3:20:29 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/10/16 | JOHN NOLTE
    Everything wrong with Jeb Bush can be summed up in his approach to border security and American sovereignty. As we all now know, the former Florida governor considers illegal immigration an "act of love" on the part of the illegal immigrant sneaking into America illegally. Wednesday morning on "Morning Joe," after barely getting out of New Hampshire alive, Bush repeatedly described frontrunner Donald Trump's proposed temporary ban on foreign Muslims as "horrific." You don't have to agree with the idea of Trump's temporary ban to see the benefits of such a thing, or why two-thirds of Republican voters in a...
  • Thoughts on the Meaning of the 2016 New Hampshire Primary

    02/10/2016 3:26:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 10, 2016 | Roger Kimball
    Ted Cruz -- my guy -- confounded the public pollsters with his victory in Iowa, snapping up 35% of the vote in a (much too) crowded field. The comb-over candidate Donald Trump ran away with New Hampshire, as nearly everyone predicted. John Kasich, with almost 16%, came in second with Cruz, at nearly 12%, in third place. BushRubioChristieCarsonFiorinaPaul formed the caboose, and one might be forgiven for observing that while Rand Paul isn't even running anymore, most of the caboose, with the exception of Rubio, should follow suit and take their little trains to the siding.An intelligent and canny friend,...
  • Republican Delegate Allocation Rules by State (2016)

    ... Convention: State will bind delegates to the national convention at a state/territory convention. Other conventions will leave the delegation unbound. Proportional: State will proportionally allocated delegates based either on the statewide primary/caucus vote or on the combination of the statewide and congressional district votes. Proportional with Trigger: State will follow above proportional rules but allows for a winner-take-all allocation if a candidate wins a majority of the vote statewide or at the congressional district level. Hybrid: State will follow some form of winner-take-more plan (i.e.: winner-take-all by congressional district) or directly elects delegates on the primary ballot. Winner-take-all: State...
  • Jeb Bush energized, swinging at Donald Trump in South Carolina

    02/10/2016 11:02:28 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 55 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/10/16 | S.A. Miller
    Jazzed by a fourth-place finish in the New Hampshire primary, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush opened his campaign for the next contest in South Carolina by taking repeated shots at front-runner Donald Trump. Mr. Bush accused the billionaire real estate mogul and reality TV star of being a divisive figure just like President Obama and slammed him for declaring bankruptcy four times for his business ventures. "I'm giving you a reality-based answer not a realty-TV answer," Mr. Bush told the crowd at a town hall in Bluffton, South Carolina, as he touted his record of cutting taxes, reining in spending...
  • The Paris Massacre Sunk Dr. Ben Carson

    02/10/2016 12:32:09 PM PST · by drewh · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 hours ago | by JOEL B. POLLAK
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich seized second place in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday evening, in a race Donald Trump had dominated since the fall. But others had also spent time in the second place slot behind Trump, including former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina after her strong undercard debate performance in September; and Dr. Ben Carson, who was in second for much of the autumn, but finished in last place on Tuesday evening. What happened? A look at the RealClearPolitics averages allows us to pinpoint the exact moment when Carson began to fade, never to recover: Nov. 13, 2015....
  • Obama/Trump Back Russian Invasion of Syria

    02/10/2016 12:33:11 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 47 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | February 9, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    ... There is no other way to describe it: the Obama policy is to let the Russian/Iranian/Hezbollah axis take over Syria. That is what the current battle for Aleppo is all about. Times columnist Roger Cohen argues that "It is too late, as well as pure illusion, to expect significant change in Obama's Syria policy." But he proposes that Obama should at least increase the number of Syrian refugees taken in this year to 65,000, as opposed to his currently proposed 10,000. But letting in more refugees scares Americans who suspect that there will be terrorists among them. Such a...
  • John Kasich: A Theocrat the Left Can Love

    02/10/2016 6:55:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/10/2016 | David French
    If the Left is truly interested in cleansing religion from the public square — in separating church and state — it should positively loathe John Kasich. After all, Kasich is no less religious than Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio, two "anti-intellectual wingnuts" the Left loves to hate. And he's no less ashamed to bring faith into the political arena. In an interview with Morning Joe earlier today, Kasich credited his Saturday debate performance to a walk with God: Want me to tell you what I did? Before I went to the debate -- we didn't do a lot of preparation....
  • Race Goes to South Carolina, With No Clear Republican Threat to Trump

    02/10/2016 3:52:05 AM PST · by RC one · 65 replies
    The New York Times ^ | FEB. 10, 2016 | TRIP GABRIEL
    COLUMBIA, S.C. — With Donald J. Trump’s decisive victory in New Hampshire and no strong runner-up among a pack of also-rans, the Republican race barreled into South Carolina on Wednesday shadowed by a question: whether any alternative candidate can gain enough support to threaten Mr. Trump’s drive to the nomination. Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, the second-place finisher in New Hampshire with less than half the support of Mr. Trump, arrives in this more conservative Southern state where he has little staff or support. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, resuming an effort here to enlist the Christian right, the key...
  • Bill Kristol blows his New Hampshire primary picks — and Twitter won’t let him forget it

    02/09/2016 9:18:46 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 15 replies
    Weekly Standard founder Bill Kristol was once again the butt of the political joke on Tuesday after his latest faulty prediction — in this case, his take on the New Hampshire GOP presidential primary. Last week, Kristol forecast a win for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) not too far behind in second and Donald Trump and Ohio Gov. John Kasich bringing up the rear, tagging his Twitter prediction #NoGutsNoGlory, as seen below:
  • Fox News Refuses to Put Trump on Front Page (vanity)

    02/09/2016 10:13:52 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 40 replies
    VANITY
    They had Kasich up earlier. Now Christie. How about the WINNER from tonight? Trump has exposed the open borders Uniparty has control of the Republican establishment as well as the Democrats. They are all in the same car taking turns driving - and taking us all over a cliff.
  • Ben Carson: I’m Open to Being Donald Trump's Vice President

    02/09/2016 3:24:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 73 replies
    Mediaite via MSN ^ | 2/09/16 | Alex Griswold
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said on the day of the New Hampshire primary that he was open to serving as vice president under another candidate, specifically saying that he would be willing to sit down and discuss it with Donald Trump. "Would you be ever open to a VP spot?" asked Fox Business host Neil Cavuto. "I would have to have major philosophical alignment with whoever it was," Carson responded. "I would have to have guarantees that I could do some substantial things." Cavuto asked whether that applied to Donald Trump as well. "I certainly would sit down and...
  • Is Google hinting at a John Kasich surge in New Hampshire?

    02/09/2016 2:45:05 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/9/16 | Philip Bump
    -snip- John Kasich? Tending in New Hampshire? Is that true? And if so, how does this clarify or cloud the crystal ball? The graph in that tweet is confusing. Another way to look at it is over a longer time period. On Google's proprietary scale of search interest, which runs from 0 to 100, this is how the post-Iowa search traffic in New Hampshire has looked for the five Republicans doing best in the polls. (We're mostly only interested in the candidate who will come in second, since we assume Trump will win easily.) In the past day or so,...
  • Marco Rubio is biggest loser. Trump and the governors all have a good night in NH

    02/06/2016 10:06:24 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 212 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/7/2016 | Douglas E. Schoen
    <p>Saturday night at the GOP debate in New Hampshire belonged to the executives: the governors and the businessman.</p> <p>Indeed, if Saturday is any indication of what kind of debater Donald Trump can be, then it's safe to say that it really was a mistake for him to skip the Fox News debate before the Iowa caucus. He may very have won it if he had shown this kind of strength and adeptness just days before Iowans went out to vote.</p>
  • The Classiest Debate Moment That No-One Noticed – Never Leave A Good Man Down…

    02/07/2016 9:43:49 PM PST · by Jim 0216 · 82 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | February 7, 2016 | sundance
    Few people will talk about this, and fewer will even want to acknowledge it, but what Donald Trump did before the debate even began shows the measure of a real man’s worth. At the beginning of the ABC debate, each of the candidates were being introduced in a specific order. The first name called to the stage was Chris Christie. The applause was loud and lingered through the time when Martha Raddatz called the second candidate Ben Carson. Dr. Carson did not hear his name called (easy to understand why when you listen to the video) and stood in the...
  • GOP's Platoon of Accomplished Governors Falls Flat With Voters

    02/09/2016 5:46:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2016 | Stephen Moore
    The Iowa caucuses may have only muddied the waters in the race for the White House, but they did almost definitively decide one thing: The next president will not be a governor. That's an amazing revelation because, just one year ago, the smart money was betting that the next president would be a Republican governor. The governors were supposed to be the GOP's talent pool. If the nominee wasn't going to be Jeb Bush, the former two-term Florida CEO with a sterling job performance, voters would surely look to Wisconsin's Scott Walker, the conservative warrior for financial sanity and labor...
  • Scott Brown Touts Trump Ground Game, ‘Phone Banks Humming’ in New Hampshire

    02/08/2016 12:24:28 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/8/2016 | Dan Riehl
    Former Massachusetts Republican Senator Scott Brown told Breitbart News Daily host Stephen K. Bannon today he sees Donald Trump winning the New Hampshire primary with John Kasich coming in second and "Rubio right there in third." Brown previously thought Rubio would finish second. That was before New Jersey Governor Chris Christie banged the Florida Senator up pretty good in Saturday's Republican debate. Brown called Rubio "brilliant," adding that he considered him a good friend, but felt the cage match with Christie really hurt him. Asked about Trump's "ground game," Brown said he was confident the businessman has a good one...
  • John Kasich: I'm a good middle ground between Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders

    02/08/2016 12:32:52 PM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    The Week ^ | February 8, 2016 | Jeva Lange
    A possibly very confused voter at a John Kasich town hall in Windham, New Hampshire, wanted to know why she should vote for the Ohio governor in the "Democratic primary" — and Kasich, a Republican, didn't correct her. The question did not seem to be a slip of the tongue, either: The voter said she was having a hard time deciding between Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and John Kasich in the "Democratic primary" and wanted to know why Kasich should have her vote.
  • Marco Rubio Dips Slightly In NH Tracking Poll, Tying With Ted Cruz

    02/08/2016 12:53:06 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 26 replies
    TPM ^ | February 8, 2016 | CAITLIN MACNEAL
    Donald Trump continues to lead the Republican presidential pack in New Hampshire by a wide margin, but Sen. Marco Rubio's surge to second place nearly disappeared in a tracking poll released by the University of Massachusetts Lowell on Monday. Trump leads his competitors by 21 points, earning 34 percent support from likely Republican primary voters. The real estate mogul's support in the tracking poll has dropped 4 percentage points since the beginning of last week. After jumping to second place in the tracking poll with 15 percent support at the end of last week, Rubio has dropped by 2 percentage...
  • The Libertarian Moment Lives With Ted Cruz

    02/08/2016 7:15:40 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 116 replies
    Liberty Conservatives Magazine ^ | February 7, 2016 | Remso W. Martinez
    Rand Paul is out, so what does this mean for the realistic future of 2016? It means what I've been saying for a while, Senator Ted Cruz will take his campaign all the way. There is now pretending that Ted Cruz is a libertarian, he is as conservative as they come, in the traditional sense. The difference between Cruz and Paul though is this; Cruz never pretended to be something he wasn't, he has much adoration for libertarians, and has stated time and time again that when certain challenges come about, there is a need for a coalition. Senator Rand...
  • Quick poll shows decline for Rubio

    02/07/2016 8:33:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Politico ^ | February 7, 2016 | Alex Isenstadt
    MANCHESTER, N.H. - An internal poll conducted on Sunday suggests that Marco Rubio's fumbled debate performance has damaged his prospects heading into the New Hampshire primary. The poll, conducted by the pro-John Kasich New Day for America Super PAC, shows Rubio plummeting to fourth place in the primary here, with 10 percent of the vote. Most of the polling conducted in the immediate days before the debate showed Rubio in second place. The survey, which was based on phone calls to 500 likely voters (margin of error plus or minus 3 percent), was conducted Sunday, the day following the latest...
  • Quinnipiac: Trump And Rubio Up, Cruz Down [Trump 31, Cruz 22, Rubio 19]

    02/05/2016 6:05:45 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 82 replies
    quinnipiac.edu ^ | February 5
    Donald Trump still leads the GOP presidential pack among Republican voters nationwide, with 31 percent, followed by Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas with 22 percent and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida with 19 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released today. Dr. Ben Carson has 6 percent, with 9 percent undecided and no other candidate above 3 percent. In the Democratic race nationwide, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has 44 percent, with Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont at 42 percent, and 11 percent undecided
  • Poll: 4-way GOP fight for second in New Hampshire

    02/07/2016 12:12:24 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 80 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/7/2016 | THEODORIC MEYER
    Donald Trump still has a commanding lead in New Hampshire two days ahead of the primary, according to a new Monmouth University poll released Sunday, but there's a four-way race for second place. Trump commands 30 percent support from likely Republican primary voters in New Hampshire, the poll found. John Kasich, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz were virtually tied for second place, with 14 percent support for Kasich, 13 percent each for Rubio and Bush and 12 percent for Cruz. Other candidates were far behind. Chris Christie had 6 percent support, Carly Fiorina had 5 percent and Ben...
  • Most embarrassing Republican Presidential debate intro, ABC screws up! (Trump, pure class!)

    Trump walks slowly and stands by Carson and doesn't move till Carson is called.
  • New Hampshire Debate Today (Pre-debate commentary)

    02/06/2016 6:58:37 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 22 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 2-6-2016 | sundance
    February 6, 2016 New Hampshire Debate Today by sundance Candidate Donald Trump must have a massive amount of confidence in his New Hampshire operation. Another day passes without any Donald Trump event in/around New Hampshire in the lead-up to the 8pm Saturday ABC Debate at Saint Anslem College.“A third of likely Republican voters in New Hampshire said they could change their minds before Tuesday, according to a Suffolk University-Boston Globe poll released Friday, which had Trump leading at 29 percent followed by Rubio at 19 percent and Kasich at 13 percent.” (link)For the Saturday night debate ABC News is partnered...
  • Tracking poll: Trump, Sanders continue to lead ahead of New Hampshire primary

    02/06/2016 1:58:55 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 20 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 02/06/2016 | Dialynn Dwyer
    Presidential hopefuls Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have held onto significant leads in the final days before the New Hampshire primary, according to the Saturday results of a Umass Lowell/7 News tracking poll. Trump’s biggest challenge comes from Senator Marco Rubio, whose post-Iowa surge seems to have stalled at 14 percent in the tracking poll’s latest results. Senator Ted Cruz follows in third, at 13 percent. He’s ahead of Ohio Gov. John Kasich (10 percent), former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (10 percent), New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (4 percent), Dr. Ben Carson (3 percent), and Carly Fiorina (3 percent).
  • Anti-Trump super-PAC’s secret weapon: John McCain

    02/04/2016 5:29:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 4, 2016 | Jonathon Swan
    The anti-Trump super-PAC that spent more than $2 million slamming the billionaire in Iowa is preparing to launch a new secret weapon in New Hampshire -- John McCain. "Probably the only significant strategy shift is we are going to remind voters in New Hampshire about the disgraceful things that he said about John McCain," said the leader of Our Principles PAC, Katie Packer, who was Mitt Romney's deputy campaign manager in 2012. Trump offended many Republicans when he mocked McCain's Vietnam War service last July, saying "he was a war hero because he was captured. ... I like people who...
  • GOPe Anti-Trump Super Pac Sends Out Smear Flyers Before New Hampshire Primary

    02/06/2016 10:46:09 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 02/06/15 | Jim Hoft
    GOP establishment hacks from TrumpQuestions.com sent out thousands of Anti-Trump flyers this week attacking the Republican frontrunner in New Hampshire. TrumpQuestions.com is an offshoot of Our Principles PAC.Our Principles PAC is an anti-Donald Trump super PAC founded by Katie Packer, a former aide to Mitt Romney‘s 2012 presidential campaign. The super PAC has sent mailers and aired television ads in Iowa criticizing Trump’s policies. The super PAC operates OurPinciples.com and TrumpQuestions.com.The GOP hacks are trying to smear Trump as anti-gun in their most recent flyers.** Donald Trump is a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment. The anti-Trump PAC is hoping...
  • Republican Race Tightens Nationally; Clinton Still Solid (PPP Poll)

    02/04/2016 8:24:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | February 4, 2016 | Staff
    PPP’s newest national poll finds the race on the Republican side tightening considerably in the wake of Donald Trump’s surprise loss in Iowa on Monday night. Trump’s lead has fallen to just 4 points- he’s at 25% to 21% each for Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, 11% for Ben Carson, 5% each for Jeb Bush, John Kasich, and the now departed Rand Paul, 3% each for Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina, and 1% for Jim Gilmore. Rick Santorum had literally zero supporters on our final poll including him.
  • New Hampshire poll: Trump on top, Rubio in second

    02/04/2016 2:29:31 PM PST · by McGruff · 83 replies
    CNN ^ | February 4, 2015 | Jennifer Agiesta
    Donald Trump continues to hold a wide lead among likely Republican primary voters in New Hampshire, according to a new CNN/WMUR tracking poll, with the pack vying for second place is beginning to break up. Behind Trump's field-leading 29% support, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio climbs to second place with 18% following his strong third place finish in Iowa, followed by Ted Cruz (13%) and John Kasich (12%) in a near-tie for third. Jeb Bush holds fifth place at 10%, a hair behind Cruz and Kasich, with Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina well behind at 4% each. The fight for second...
  • Phyllis Schlafly: Disqualify Marco Rubio for Lying About Amnesty in Spanish

    02/04/2016 2:59:01 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 65 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | August 18, 2015 | Katie McHugh
    Phyllis Schlafly, architect of the modern conservative movement and tireless opponent of mass immigration, says GOP hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79% should be disqualified from the race for dishonestly saying one thing about amnesty in English and another in Spanish. "If Jeb's candidacy falters despite the $114 million he raised, the establishment's next choices, Sen. Marco Rubio and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, have basically similar views," she wrote in her Monday World Net Daily column: Kasich said the 12 million illegals should be "legalized once we find out who they are," and Rubio said Obama's executive amnesty "can't be terminated...
  • Presidential candidate John Kasich vows to reunite Pink Floyd

    02/04/2016 2:50:27 PM PST · by wtd · 68 replies
    The Scottish Sun ^ | February 3, 2016 | By RACHEL GUY
    Presidential candidate John Kasich vows to reunite Pink FloydUS PRESIDENTIAL candidate John Kasich has a new campaign pledge up his sleeve - to reunite Pink Floyd if he is elected to the Oval Office. Republican Kasich, who is the governor of Ohio, faces competition for the spot in his party from Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. However, he is hoping that a plan to get Pink Floyd back together might give him the edge. Kasich said that seeing Pink Floyd's The Wall tour in Pittsburgh was his favourite gig of all time and praised Roger Waters as an "incredible...
  • Trump: Politicians are 'full of s---'

    02/04/2016 1:41:04 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2-4-2016 | Bradford Richardson
    February 4, 2016 Trump: Politicians are 'full of s---' by Bradford Richardson Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he doesn't want to be politically incorrect, but he can't stop himself from saying politicians are "full of sh*t." "These people - I'd like to use really foul language," Trump said at a rally in Exeter, N.H. "I won't do it. I was going to say they're really full of sh*t. But I won't say that." "No, it's true. It's true. I won't say it. I won't say it. But they are," he added. "But I won't say that because it's too...
  • Kitchen sink time: NH foes slam Rubio as an unelectable “lightweight” career politician

    02/04/2016 1:38:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/04/2016 | AllahPundit
    Thought you’d want to see what’s flying around New England and online today as Bush, Cruz, Kasich, and Christie (but not Trump, oddly) empty the chamber at Rubio to try to deny him another momentum-boosting showing in New Hampshire on Tuesday. Four clips for you below, in order: A new ad from a pro-Cruz Super PAC comparing the “lightweight” to Peter Pan; a “Rubio = Obama” compilation clip being touted by Kasich advisor John Weaver; a snippet from MSNBC this morning of Christie hinting that Rubio’s no-exceptions position on abortion makes him unelectable; and an interview with Jeb Bush...
  • ARG NH - Trump 34, Rubio 14, Kasich 13

    02/04/2016 12:46:38 PM PST · by usafa92 · 95 replies
    ARG ^ | 2/4/2016 | ARG
    No article just the link.
  • Ted Cruz Will Get Crushed in New Hampshire

    02/04/2016 12:30:40 PM PST · by McGruff · 128 replies
    daily Beast ^ | February 4, 2015 | Tim Mak
    Republican operatives from inside and outside New Hampshire agree: Sen. Ted Cruz is all but doomed to finish below the top tier in the Granite State. The winning coalition Cruz put together in Iowa won't work in New Hampshire, they say, pointing to the fact New Hampshire has the second-lowest rate of church attendance in the country. So the edge that Cruz had among evangelicals isn't particularly applicable there. "I would advise Cruz to skip New Hampshire and go to South Carolina. I believe you shouldn't compete anywhere where it's not a favorable battlefield to win," said Stuart Stevens, a...
  • Chris Christie and Jeb Bush Team Up on a Mutual Target: Marco Rubio

    02/04/2016 9:37:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | 02/04/2016 | By MICHAEL BARBARO and JONATHAN MARTIN
    MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Frustrated and flailing as his candidacy threatens to slip away, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey is embarking on a scalding effort over the next week to discredit Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, the man he blames for undermining his campaign and whose ascendancy he deeply resents. And Mr. Christie has a secret ally: Jeb Bush. Mr. Christie, whose White House hopes hinge on a strong showing in New Hampshire, is unleashing the kind of cutting and personal attacks that brought him renown in New Jersey but that pose a far greater risk in a presidential campaign,...
  • Shock PPP national poll: Trump 25, Cruz 21, Rubio 21

    02/04/2016 9:08:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/04/2016 | AllahPundit
    Cruz’s numbers here aren’t a shock — he’s been in the high teens and low twenties for awhile — but Trump hasn’t dipped as low as 25 percent in a national poll since November and Rubio hasn’t seen a number as high as 21 percent since … ever. That makes some righty poll-watchers nervous since PPP’s credibility has been attacked in the past. Not only are they liberal, they were the subject of a famous critique of their methodology by Nate Cohn in TNR a few years ago. If you’re looking to throw out this result, which no other...
  • Hillary Clinton: I Was Never Friends With Donald Trump

    02/03/2016 1:01:49 PM PST · by drewh · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | 2:49 PM ET, Wed February 3, 2016 | By Gregory Krieg
    Hillary Clinton wants to makes something very clear about her and Donald Trump: "We were not friends." "We knew each other, obviously, in New York," she told People magazine in an interview released on Wednesday. "I knew a lot of people." With daughter Chelsea by her side, the former secretary of state dismissed Trump's recent comments about her husband's infidelity. Trump has said that former President Bill Clinton is "one of the great abusers" of women. Clinton shrugged off Trump's comments as "politics," though not "the brand I approve of."
  • Limbaugh: Rubio Campaign To Blame for Carson Drop-Out Rumors

    02/03/2016 12:34:32 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 74 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | February 3, 2016 | Chris Pandolfo
    On his radio program today, Rush Limbaugh dropped a bombshell report that the rumors of Ben Carson dropping out on Monday were actively encouraged by the Rubio campaign. [Listen] CNN reported that Dr. Carson was on his way back to Florida after the Iowa Caucuses. Staffers working for the Cruz campaign reportedly heard the story and began telling caucus-goers Monday night that Dr. Carson planned on dropping out of the race, allegedly attempting to swing voters for Cruz. According to Limbaugh, however, there are reports that the Rubio campaign is just as much to blame for spreading these rumors, trying...
  • Limbaugh: Trump Calling Fraud On The Iowa Caucuses "Proof" Trump (Shortened)

    02/03/2016 12:27:34 PM PST · by Biggirl · 70 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 3, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday on his radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh offered his take on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s latest contention that his opponent Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) used fraud to win the Iowa caucuses. According to Limbaugh, the unconventional nature of the charge suggests Trump would not be the “typical Republican establishment candidate.”
  • Rush Limbaugh Drops a BOMB About Why Cruz Won Iowa, and Trump Came in Second

    02/03/2016 12:26:22 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 37 replies
    Conservative Read ^ | 2/3/2016 | B. Christpher Agee
    In the aftermath of Monday's Iowa caucus results, political pundits have had plenty to ponder. One of the biggest headlines of the night was Ted Cruz's resounding defeat of Donald Trump, the unconventional front-runner widely expected to win in the state. Some blamed Trump's second-place finish on his decision to skip last week's debate, which not only gave his competitors an extra chance to address voters but gave some Iowans the impression that they had been "snubbed" by the billionaire candidate. Syndicated radio host Rush Limbaugh, however, had a different hypothesis, asserting Tuesday on his program that he does not...
  • Is Marco Rubio Rising In New Hampshire? (+4 in tracking, nipping at Cruz's Heels, Kasich down)

    02/03/2016 1:09:32 PM PST · by drewh · 98 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 3 at 1:56 PM | By Philip Bump
    For months, the state of play in New Hampshire has been less tumultuous. Donald Trump leads by a wide margin there, and has for some time.But A tracking poll from the University of Massachusetts and 7 News in New Hampshire suggests that this trend might be changing. The pollsters are contacting New Hampshire Republicans every day. And on both Tuesday and Wednesday, after his third in Iowa, Rubio's numbers ticked upward.This is in a poll with a margin of error of nearly five points, mind you, so an upward tick — or in the case of John Kasich, a downward...
  • Presidential Candidate John Kasich Wants to Reunite Pink Floyd

    02/03/2016 12:10:51 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 72 replies
    Ultimate Classic Rock ^ | 2/3/16 | Jeff Giles
    Is the power of the White House enough to get Pink Floyd back together for one more concert? The obvious answer to that question is "almost definitely not," but that isn't going to stop Republican presidential hopeful John Kasich from doing his level best to reunite the dormant group if he ends up winning the 2016 election. Kasich made his unexpected campaign pledge during a Feb. 1 interview with CNN... "...if I'm president," he decreed, "I am going to...try to reunite Pink Floyd..." First on Kasich's wish list for the reunion set: "Money," from 1973's Dark Side of the Moon.
  • Jeb: ‘Absolutely Absurd’ to Suggest We Get Out for Rubio—‘I’m In It For The Long-Haul’

    02/03/2016 12:20:41 PM PST · by doldrumsforgop · 26 replies
    breitbart ^ | 2/3/16 | p key
    Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” Republican presidential candidate former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) said after his opponent Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79% came in a close third in the Iowa caucus which was far below where he was poling, the suggestion that other candidates drop put so Rubio has a clear path to the nomination is “absolutely absurd.” Host Martha MacCallum asked, “This morning Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)94% dropped out of this race. There is a lot of talk in Republican circles that there is pressure on you and others to get out and pave the way for Marco...
  • In New Hampshire, GOP governors take aim at a resurgent Marco Rubio

    02/02/2016 6:02:31 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 36 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 02/02/2016 | Philip Rucker
    Marco Rubio’s surprisingly strong showing in the Iowa caucuses reshuffled the already intense competition here in New Hampshire among the Republican establishment candidates, leading some to sharpen their attacks on the freshman senator from Florida ahead of next week’s primary. The sense of urgency was on display here Tuesday as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie belittled Rubio’s toughness, his intelligence and even his manhood.
  • With 2-minute ad, Jeb Bush urges New Hampshire to 'Turn Off Trump'

    02/02/2016 6:00:31 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/2/16 | Ed O'Keefe
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is buying two-minute chunks of air time in New Hampshire to air his sharpest attack ad yet against his GOP rival Donald Trump. Bush has allotted roughly $4.5 million to spend on advertising in the Granite State, with most of that time coming in the next seven days. He's run several 30-second spots in recent weeks that emotionally recount his daughter's history with prescription drug abuse or attack Trump for his comments. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is buying two-minute chunks of air time in New Hampshire to air his sharpest attack ad yet against...
  • New Hampshire poll shows Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders with big leads (Trump +26%, Sanders +31%)

    02/02/2016 5:56:10 AM PST · by Red Steel · 83 replies
    MassLive ^ | February 01, 2016 at 9:15 AM | Shira Schoenberg
    The first in a series of daily tracking polls leading up to the New Hampshire primary finds Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders holding huge leads among Granite State voters. The poll, released Monday by UMass Lowell, found Trump leading the Republican race by 26 percentage points. Sanders leads among Democrats by 31 percentage points. The poll results are consistent with other recent surveys that have found Sanders and Trump in the lead, although the UMass Lowell poll has both Trump and Sanders leading by larger margins than other recent polls. New Hampshire will hold the nation's first primary next Tuesday,...
  • Where Does Bernie Sanders Stand on Israel?

    02/02/2016 7:10:52 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/2/2016 | unknown
    Prodded into discussing Israel’s conduct during the Gaza conflict, and interrupted for a second time by an angry attendee, Sanders told the man: "Shut up. You don’t have the microphone." The question that had preceded the eruption was from a woman who wanted to hear more from her senator about his position. He had recently abstained in a vote on Senate Resolution 498, which expressed support for Israel defending itself against "unprovoked rocket attacks" from Hamas. Sanders was one of the 21 members who didn't sign the unanimously passed resolution. While his eventual response didn't satisfy Israel's most ardent supporters...