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  • Caddell: Media Thinks Race Is Over, But ‘Nervous’ Clinton Campaign Knows ‘This Is a Change Election’

    08/29/2016 4:36:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 29, 2016 | John Hayward
    Veteran pollster and political analyst Pat Caddell, a regular on the Fox News Sunday night show “Political Insiders,” joined Breitbart’s Washington Political Editor Matthew Boyle on Monday’s edition of Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM to break down the latest Breitbart News/Gravis national poll, which showed a significant tightening of the presidential race, placing Hillary Clinton ahead of Donald Trump by a statistically insignificant 1 point. “This poll, if anything, is somewhat more Democratic, because of the samples, than it ought to be,” Caddell noted, suggesting the news might be even better for Trump than it appeared. “The race has tightened,”...
  • Trump Plans Major Ad Buy Monday

    08/28/2016 10:59:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 29, 2016 | Jill Colvin, The Associated Press
    Donald Trump's campaign is planning its biggest ad buy to date — upward of $10 million on commercials airing over the next week or so. The campaign is expects the ads to air as soon as Monday in nine swing states: Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Florida, where the campaign has already been on the air, along with New Hampshire, Virginia, Iowa, Colorado and Nevada. 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney lost eight of those nine states. Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, has so far been badly outspent by his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, and groups supporting her....
  • Clinton’s debate strategy: It’s about setting low expectations

    08/28/2016 3:07:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    KCPQ-TV ^ | August 28, 2016 | CNN Wire
    The debate expectations game. A busy October for President Obama. And a curious New Hampshire visit from a former presidential candidate. These stories and more are a part of the “Inside Politics” forecast this week. 1) Team Clinton tries to raise the debate bar Hillary Clinton’s campaign has an eye on the 2000 presidential race as it tries to frame the expectations for her upcoming debates with Donald Trump. Back then, Democrats think they made a mistake by ridiculing George W. Bush and suggesting he wasn’t up to the task of debating Al Gore. When Bush did better than expected,...
  • Trump camp plans sweep through rural Indiana

    08/27/2016 11:22:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Lebanon Reporter ^ | August 27, 2016 | Maureen Hayden CNHI State Reporter
    INDIANAPOLIS — Donald Trump’s campaign picked the richest Republican city in Indiana - Carmel -- to open its only field office in the state. But a big splash from opening a headquarters in the Indianapolis suburbs doesn’t mean the campaign is overlooking rural Indiana. It’s set to get a piece of the Trump treatment, too. In a throwback to old-style political campaigns, leaders of the Trumpian movement plan to travel to small towns to woo supporters and shower them with yard signs and other Trump-for-president paraphernalia. They’re calling it the “Early for Trump Tour.” The rural swing will be led...
  • Why Do"Democrat Strategists"Always Gloat That Hillary Is Way Ahead Of Trump On Live TV?

    08/27/2016 3:58:45 PM PDT · by TrumpTrain_VS_TheClintonToilet · 40 replies
    And this has been going on especially over these last few weeks as the race has been tightening.It seems that when we watch any program on Fox News,the Republican commentator always tells us the truth/real facts on current polling,and when they bring on a Democrat commentator, he/she just can't wait to say that Hillary has a 10/15 point lead nationally.Is that what they are saying on MSNBC/CNN? Well if Hillary has a commanding lead in the polls,then why is she all of a sudden calling Trump a racist?
  • WATCH Video Shows KKK Grand Dragon Will Quigg Endorsing Hillary Clinton For President!

    08/27/2016 10:30:36 AM PDT · by KMG365 · 9 replies
    WATCH Video Shows KKK Grand Dragon Will Quigg Endorsing Hillary Clinton For President!
  • Clinton laughs at upcoming release of new emails

    Clinton laughs at upcoming release of new emails- WHAT DOES THIS MEAN
  • Trump launches America First app, a competitive social network

    08/27/2016 12:09:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Yahoo! Tech ^ | August 26, 2016 | Caitlin Dickson
    The Donald Trump campaign has released a new mobile app on Friday that encourages the Republican presidential nominee’s supporters to both interact with and compete against one another. The America First app serves as sort of a hybrid between social network and game, in which points are earned through actions such as checking in at a Trump-Pence rally, donating money to the campaign, and declaring support for “Team Trump” on social media....
  • Tickets available for Trump’s Washington state visit

    08/26/2016 11:45:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Tri-City Herald ^ | August 26, 2016 | The Associated Press and Staff
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has scheduled a rally Aug. 30 in Everett. Tickets are available now at donaldjtrump.com/schedule. The rally is at 7 p.m. at Xfinity Arena, following a Seattle fundraiser the same day. Doors open at 4 p.m. for the rally. Trump’s campaign added the rally to his official website Friday....
  • Outside Haim Saban fundraiser for Hillary Clinton, Black Lives Matter protests for Palestinians

    08/25/2016 4:49:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Black Lives Matters reportedly was among several groups protesting on behalf of Palestinian rights outside a fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton hosted by the Israeli-American billionaire Haim Saban and his wife, Cheryl. Monday’s event in Southern California at the Beverly Park home of the entertainment mogul brought in $5 million, the Jewish Insider reported, citing CNN. Some 80 people attended the fundraiser, paying $100,000 per couple, according to Variety. Saban has been one of Clinton’s principal backers for several years. The Sabans have already contributed nearly $10 million to super PACs supporting Clinton’s candidacy, according to the Jewish...
  • Meet Trump’s Pennsylvania supporters: Stop caricaturing his fans.

    08/24/2016 6:55:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Everything ^ | August 24, 2016 | Richard Morgan
    They operate heavy machinery. They Uber. They gush over the Olympics. Their friends are Bernie Sanders supporters. They’re on the local baseball team. Yes, they want to make America great again, but Donald Trump’s supporters contain multitudes. They are not, on the whole, the white-devil, frothing Confederate fanatics baffled columnists have made them out to be. So who is Team Trump, really? We met up with locals waiting in line to attend a Trump rally in Altoona, Pa., where the population is 93.8 percent white (as opposed to the national proportion of 77.1 percent), and discussed the colony at Jamestown,...
  • The one place where Hillary Clinton struggles with numbers

    08/24/2016 4:03:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    RT ^ | August 24, 2016
    Big crowds are just not a thing for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, her critics note. Republican Donald Trump’s rallies draw far more people, as did Bernie Sanders’. Yet the polls still show Clinton the favorite to win the White House. “Clinton’s chance of winning is more than 95 percent,” Reuters proclaimed Wednesday, citing a weekly Ipsos poll of 15,000 Americans and giving the Democrat a victory margin of anywhere from 90 to 108 votes in the Electoral College....
  • Watch: Live Stream Of Donald Trump Rally In Jackson, Mississippi

    08/24/2016 4:01:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Patch ^ | August 24, 2016 | Marc Torrence
    It's Trump's second stop of the day on the campaign trail. Donald Trump will host event No. 2 of the day for him in Jackson, Mississippi, on Wednesday night, after talking to a crowd in Tampa, Florida earlier in the day. Trump will be speaking at Mississippi Coliseum at 7 p.m. Eastern time in a state that has voted for a Republican president in the last 10 elections and where Trump holds a healthy lead over Hillary Clinton. The most recent poll taken in the state, conducted by Magellan Strategies, gave Trump a 15-point lead over Clinton head-to-head and a...
  • Trump speaks to African Americans not just in crumbling inner cities but 'wherever you are'

    08/24/2016 1:17:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | August 24, 2016 | Geoff Earle, Deputy U.S. Political Editor In Tampa, Florida
    Republican presidential candidate continued to appeal to minority voters by promising them they won't 'get shot' if he is elected president, as he prepares to meet with minorities at Trump Tower in New York. Speaking to a few thousand people in Tampa Wednesday, Trump called African Americans 'great people' and promised to address their concerns by addressing failing schools and lost jobs. 'To the African American voter – great people. To the Hispanic voter who have been absolutely treated terribly, I say: What do you have to lose? What?' Trump said. 'I will fix it. I’ll be able to make...
  • At the Base of Trump's Support

    08/21/2016 1:32:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 21, 2016 | Salena Zito
    RUFFSDALE -- If you drive anywhere in Pennsylvania, from the turnpike to the old U.S. routes to the dirt roads connecting small towns like Hooversville with “bigger” small towns like Somerset, you might conclude that Donald Trump is ahead in this state by double digits. Large signs, small signs, homemade signs, signs that wrap around barns, signs that go from one end of a fence to another, all dot the landscape with such frequency that, if you were playing the old-fashioned road-trip game of counting cows, you would hit 100 in just one small town like this one. In Ruffsdale,...
  • Donald Trump tours flood-ravaged Louisiana with 18-wheeler of supplies

    08/20/2016 1:03:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 19, 2016 | Matthew Teague in St Amant, Louisiana
    Droves of people turn out to watch Republican nominee hand out water bottles and diapers as locals commend his efforts: ‘This is his stomping grounds’ The post-disaster politicking got under way in earnest on Friday, as Donald Trump appeared in flood-stricken Louisiana to give his image a presidential burnish, and as the White House announced Barack Obama would tour the area next Tuesday. A day earlier Louisiana’s governor, John Bel Edwards, had warned Trump not to show up in Louisiana “for a photo op”. Instead, he said, Trump should volunteer and make donations. Edwards also defended the delayed visit by...
  • John Bel Edwards Eats His Words When Trump Shows Up To LA With No Press And Supplies For Victims

    08/19/2016 11:02:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Louisiana Hayride ^ | August 19, 2016 | John Binder
    Gov. John Bel Edwards was forced to eat his own words when GOP nominee Donald Trump showed up in Baton Rouge today to donate and hand-out supplies for Louisiana flooding victims. Edwards’ spokesperson was silent on President Obama and Hillary Clinton’s failure to visit the state in the wake of the flooding crisis. But, the spokesperson took a swipe at Trump, saying he didn’t want him to show up with cameras and not actually help victims. “Donald Trump hasn’t called the governor to inform him of his visit,” Edwards’ spokesman said. “We welcome him to LA but not for a...
  • Last Night Was the Turning Point in Trump's Campaign

    08/19/2016 9:00:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 19, 2016 | Roger Kimball
    Donald Trump cleared up one thing in his speech in Charlotte, North Carolina, last night: he is running to win. Throughout this very odd election cycle, some pundits have periodically suggested that Trump wasn't serious in his run for the presidency. First, it was said that he got into the race simply to garner publicity, to burnish his "brand." He himself, it was said, was surprised that he did so well in the primaries. When it became clear that he was poised to win the nomination, the story changed slightly. Now, he was said to be playing the buffoon because...
  • Trump predicts he can win 95 percent of the black vote

    08/19/2016 8:59:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 19, 2016 | Louis Nelson
    Donald Trump promised Friday night that if elected president, he will win 95 percent of the African-American vote in his reelection bid. Renewing his effort to reach out to black voters at a rally Friday evening, Trump suggested that Democratic politicians that overwhelmingly govern in America’s inner cities have failed African-Americans. Trump told the Dimondale, Michigan, crowd that “we can never fix our problems by relying on the same politicians who created our problems in the first place. A new future requires brand-new leadership.” . . “You're living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs. Fifty-eight...
  • Trump Drops $4.9 Million on Paid Advertising

    08/18/2016 2:53:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Bloomberg Politics | August 18, 2016 | David Knowles
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-08-18/trump-drops-4-9-million-on-paid-advertising
  • Few Clinton or Trump Supporters Have Close Friends in the Other Camp

    08/03/2016 10:50:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | August 3, 2016
    In an increasingly contentious presidential campaign, just a quarter of voters who support Donald Trump in the general election say they have a lot or some close friends who are supporters of Hillary Clinton. Even fewer Clinton backers (18%) say they have at least some friends who support Trump. Nearly half of Clinton supporters (47%), and 31% of Trump supporters, say they have no close friends who support the opposing candidate. The survey conducted June 7-July 5 among 4,602 adults, including 3,834 registered voters, on Pew Research Center’s nationally representative American Trends Panel finds that large majorities of both Trump...
  • Hillary Clinton's quiet supporters explain why they're with her

    08/03/2016 3:49:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The British Broadcasting Corporation ^ | July 28, 2016 | Ashley Gold in Philadelphia
    Loving Hillary Clinton has rarely been popular - when she was first lady she was widely criticised for being too liberal, for refusing to bake cookies or drop her maiden name. Now, she's under fire for being too establishment, too untrustworthy and not progressive enough - and her hair, clothes, and lack of charisma have always been targets. She's had peaks of high ratings - as secretary of state, her approval rating was at 65%, and she's been voted the most admired woman in the world 20 times. But as soon as she runs for office, those numbers drop. Throughout...
  • The Latest: More Democrats resign after email hack

    08/02/2016 1:38:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    xfinity ^ | August 2, 2016 | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign. (all times EDT): 3:05 p.m. Two more Democratic Party officials have resigned in the wake of an embarrassing email hack. Chief finance officer Brad Marshall and communications director Luis Miranda left their jobs on Tuesday, the Democratic National Committee says. Earlier Tuesday, The Associated Press reported that DNC chief executive Amy Dacey had resigned. Dacey has been hired to work for a Democratic communications firm, AP reported....
  • There’s no writing off Donald Trump in polarised white America

    08/02/2016 12:38:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The South China Morning Post ^ | August 2, 2016 | Niall Ferguson
    Niall Ferguson says the Republican presidential nominee has emerged as a champion of the disgruntled lower classes, who – though poorer and less educated than the nation’s elite – are legion In his brilliant and prophetic 2011 book, Coming Apart, my friend Charles Murray identified the stark social division that is defining this year’s US presidential election. Murray’s book was unabashedly about “the state of white America”. The white population of the US, he argued, is more polarised than at any time in the past half century. On the one hand, there is a “cognitive elite”, who are educated at...
  • LAWS ARE FOR THE LITTLE PEOPLE: Harry Reid admits to violating election law, (truncated)

    08/02/2016 6:30:25 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 16 replies
    Instapundit ^ | 8-1-2016 | Glenn Reynolds
    LAWS ARE FOR THE LITTLE PEOPLE: Harry Reid admits to violating election law, but FEC won’t prosecute. The Federal Election Commission, which considered legal action against former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee for joking about fundraising, won’t punish Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid for admitting to violating an election law. The reason: It’s not worth the effort. The agency voted 4-0 against pursuing action after FEC lawyers wrote a four-page memo that said Reid’s fundraising committee admitted to failing to comply with an election law requirement, but that it wasn’t worth the time or money to prosecute. Boy, people in...
  • Support for Trump is More Diverse Than You Think

    08/01/2016 11:29:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Independent Voter Project ^ | August 1, 2016 | Marisa Gomez
    Donald Trump’s fan base looks different from what you might imagine. Some characterize Trump supporters as caucasian men, likely living on a farm in rural Wyoming. However, Trump support is quite diverse. Despite some of the comments we have heard from Trump and the media’s response, women and minorities do not always shy away from the candidate. Trump has support from individuals of every demographic. Trump does not lead in the polls with any of these groups. Women and minorities are not his strong suit, but many still plan to cast a ballot for him in November. A pre-convention poll...
  • Democrats Admit Trump Is ‘On To Something’

    08/01/2016 10:15:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 1, 2016 | James S. Robbins
    Sorting through the Wikileaked Democratic National Committee emails I ran across an unexpected subject line: “Trump on to something.” Indeed? The May 10, 2016 email was from DNC press secretary Mark Paustenbach to communications director Luis Miranda. Attached were the results of the May 10 Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll of battleground states Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. The excerpted portion of the poll in the email read: From Florida section: “Republicans’ weakness among minority voters is well known. But the reason this race is so close overall is Clinton’s historic weakness among white men. In Florida, she is getting just...
  • In Poll After Poll Trump Leads Clinton Among Independent Voters

    07/31/2016 7:04:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 31, 2016 | Alex Pfeiffer
    General election polls of the nation and battleground states consistently show Republican nominee Donald Trump besting Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton among independent voters. This lead among independent/non-party affiliated voters for Trump is also found in polls where Clinton leads overall. For example, in the most recent poll of national voters from Public Policy Polling, Clinton leads Trump 46 percent to 41 percent. Among independent voters, however, Trump leads 42 percent to 35 percent. In another recent national poll from CNN/ORC, Trump leads Clinton 44 percent to 39 percent. This poll has Trump leading Clinton by 18 percent among independents, 46...
  • Trump supporters rally during Hillary Clinton event in Youngstown

    07/31/2016 1:17:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WFMJ-TV ^ | July 31, 2016 | Janet Rogers
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Donald Trump supporters were just a few blocks away from Clinton's event at East High School on Saturday. Some supporters told 21 News the Clintons are good at saying the right things, but don't do the right things. They also blame the North American Free Trade Agreement for decimating jobs. Former President Bill Clinton signed NAFTA into law in 1993. “We want to make sure we get somebody in who supports our troops, our police officers and our veterans,” one supporter said. Mahoning County Republican Party Chair Mark Munroe said Bill Clinton did not fulfill a promise...
  • Clinton to white, working-class voters: I'll 'fight' for you

    07/30/2016 2:35:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    USA Today | July 30, 2016 | Heidi M. Przybyla
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/07/30/hillary-clinton-bus-tour-kaine-pennsylvania-midwest/87801650/
  • Riots and Massive Protests Occurred Outside the DNC. Funny that the Media Hasn’t Mentioned That

    07/28/2016 10:05:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Red State ^ | July 28, 2016 | Brandon Morse
    Funny how that wasn't brought up. As some know, a four mile long fence was constructed around the DNC - go figure - to keep out unwanted protestors. These "unwanted protestors" being groups like Black Lives Matter - go figure again - and angry former Sanders voters who feel the DNC cheated them out of what they feel is their rightful candidate's nomination. According to UnicornRiot, which has been covering the activities outside of the DNC, these Bernie voters were many, and mad...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Petard

    07/28/2016 9:47:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The New York Sun ^ | July 27, 2016 | Editorial of The New York Sun
    “Why do I have to get involved with Putin? I have nothing to do with Putin. I’ve never spoken to him. I don’t know anything about him other than he will respect me. He doesn’t respect our president. And if it is Russia—which it’s probably not, nobody knows who it is—but if it is Russia, it’s really bad for a different reason, because it shows how little respect they have for our country, when they would hack into a major party and get everything. But it would be interesting to see—I will tell you this—Russia, if you’re listening, I hope...
  • Poll: Trump Inching Up With Battleground-State Latinos

    07/27/2016 2:29:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 27, 2016 | Ethan Epstein
    Donald Trump has said, with characteristic braggadocio, that he will "win the Latino vote." Probably not. But if a new poll from Latino Decisions is to be trusted, the real estate magnate is doing better among Latinos than conventional wisdom would ever have thought possible. The poll of 800 registered Latino voters in 12 battleground states, which was released during a press conference a couple of miles from the site of the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday afternoon, found that Hillary Clinton takes 71 percent of Latino support, versus 24 percent who back Trump, and five percent who are undecided....
  • Damning Emails Show Anti-Trump Protests Were Fueled by DNC

    07/27/2016 10:21:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | July 25, 2016 | Kyle Becker
    It’s not a revelation that the Democratic National Committee seeks to damage its perennial rival the Republican Party any chance it gets. But an email dump courtesy of Wikileaks reveals the DNC interfering in the Republican nomination process by fueling protests at Trump events. At multiple Trump events, the DNC coordinated with outside groups to protest the future Republican presidential nominee. Regarding a protest in San Francisco, DNC officials helped coordinate a Trump protest that resulted in blocked traffic. The Daily Caller reported: On April 29, a DNC press staffer, Rachel Palermo, alerted Eric Walker, deputy communications director, about a...
  • Where the Race Stands -- Post-RNC Edition

    07/26/2016 11:46:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 26, 2016 | Sean Trende
    Back in the summer of 2015, when Donald Trump rode down the escalator in Trump Tower, the debate was not about whether he would win the Republican nomination, much less the presidency. It was about whether he would even file his papers. He did. The debate quickly coalesced around how many weeks he would last. Weeks turned into months, as he quickly took the lead in the polls. The debate then shifted to how soon he would become this cycle’s Herman Cain, who led in the polls briefly in 2011 before collapsing, followed by confident predictions about why his insensitive...
  • Donald Trump's plan to win the week

    07/25/2016 10:51:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | July 25, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond
    Donald Trump isn't giving up the spotlight as Democrats meet in Philadelphia to formally make Hillary Clinton their presidential nominee. Trump will campaign with his vice presidential nominee, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, this week in the crucial battleground states of Virginia, North Carolina, Florida and Pennsylvania, where he'll host a town hall in Scranton on Wednesday. The four-state swing will mark the first time Trump and his vice presidential nominee campaign at each other's side since Trump called on the Indiana governor to join him on the Republican ticket just before the Republican National Convention last week. But while the...
  • Who will win the presidency? (Trump 56.7%, Hillary 43.3% chance)

    07/25/2016 10:12:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | July 25, 2016 | Nate Silver
    (DATA-AND-CHARTS-AT-LINK)
  • Rendell says Clinton needs to 'reconnect' with frustrated voters

    07/25/2016 2:57:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | July 24, 2016 | Salena Zito
    PHILADELPHIA — Hillary Clinton's top two campaign strategists plan to cede no ground to Donald Trump in Pennsylvania. “He is not going to win this state,” Robby Mook, 36, said flatly in Clinton's cheerfully decorated but cramped Philadelphia headquarters on the eve of the Democratic National Convention. “The fundamental reason Donald Trump is going to lose this state is because he doesn't have answers,” Mook said. Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, the chair of the convention host committee, a longtime supporter of the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and a tireless campaigner, concurs: “But this time, it is not going to...
  • RNC 2016: Donald Trump may be all over the map, but that's a good thing | Mulshine

    07/24/2016 6:56:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The South Jersey Times ^ | July 24, 2016 | Paul Mulshine
    At a meeting of the New Jersey delegation to the Republican Convention in Cleveland last week, Gov. Chris Christie said he expects to see Donald Trump make a real effort to win New Jersey this fall. "If he spends time and money he can be in play here because I don't think there is any great love here for Hillary Clinton," Christie said. "Given that he likes to sleep in his own bed at night, it's a quick trip over." Christie went on to say that Trump and campaign manager Paul Manafort have also said that Connecticut will be in...
  • Will Tim Kaine deliver Virginia (and Catholics)? Don’t count on it.

    07/24/2016 2:56:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Washington Post's Monkey Cage ^ | July 22, 2016 | Kyle C. Kopko and Christopher J. Devine
    We finally know who the major-party vice-presidential nominees are – Sen. Timothy M. Kaine of Virginia and Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana. Not surprisingly, much “veepstakes” speculation leading up to these announcements centered on the usual factors considered to be electorally advantageous: geography and demography. But much of what you’ve been told about the importance of those usual factors is wrong. Based upon the available empirical evidence, it’s not at all clear that these candidate characteristics will have a significant effect on voters. It’s true that voters may like a running mate more because he or she comes from the...
  • See Which Moment From Trump's Speech This Focus Group REALLY Liked

    07/23/2016 12:06:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | July 22, 2016 | The Hannity Show
    Frank Luntz said there was one moment from Donald Trump's convention speech that truly stood out, that his focus group rated higher than anything that preceded it in the past four days. That was when Trump talked about Hillary Clinton and corruption, specifically in regard to her emails. "Republicans, Independents and Democrats dialed it through the roof," Luntz said. Said one panelist who entered the RNC "Never Trump": "I'm 39 years old. That was the best speech by a presidential candidate I've heard in my entire life. And I don't say that lightly, 'cause I've heard them all." Another panelist...
  • Fil-Am Republicans ready for a Donald Trump presidency

    07/22/2016 10:45:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Asian Journal ^ | July 22, 2016 | Christina Oriel
    CLEVELAND — The four-day Republican National Convention came to a close on Thursday night, July 21, with Donald J. Trump “humbly and gracefully” accepting the party’s nomination for president. The 70-year-old real estate billionaire and TV personality delivered a speech that clocked in at 1 hour and 16 minutes, laying out his plans on issues like immigration, national security and job creation. “People who work hard but no longer have a voice — I am your voice,” Trump said, promising to repair Americans’ faith in government leadership. Over a year after controversially announcing his candidacy, Trump was formally named the...
  • CNN Analyst: Trump Jr. Gave “One of the Greatest Speeches I’ve Ever Seen,” Could Also Be President

    07/20/2016 11:38:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Slate ^ | July 20, 2016 | Ben Mathis-Lilley
    Donald Trump Jr. gave a speech at the Republican convention last night. Slate's Jordan Weissmann* wrote that it was a bit pandery and over-the-top, but mostly fine—a decent and comptently delivered political speech. One observer who had a significantly more positive take was frequent CNN guest Andy Dean, who is most well-known for praising a Trump supporter who sucker-punched a black protester at a rally and for getting called out on national television for using a booster seat. Here's Dean, a onetime Apprentice contestant who also worked for Trump at the production company that puts on the Miss USA and...
  • RNC protesters are getting vile (BLM, KKK & Westboro throw urine at each other)

    07/19/2016 6:44:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 19, 2016 | Staff
    CLEVELAND — Police broke up skirmishes between groups of demonstrators a few blocks from the Republican National Convention as large crowds formed Tuesday afternoon. There was no immediate word on any arrests or injuries. Members of the KKK, Black Lives Matter, and Westboro Baptist Church reportedly threw urine at each other and police had to step in in an attempt to keep the peace, a police spokesperson told KPLC. A scuffle also broke out when conspiracy theorist and radio show host Alex Jones started speaking in downtown’s Public Square. Police on bicycles pushed back a surging crowd, and Jones was...
  • Something To Hope For. DNC Convention,Lowest Rated Democrat Convention Ever.

    07/16/2016 5:31:17 PM PDT · by TrumpTrain_VS_TheClintonToilet · 23 replies
    This is what needs to happen. After the DNC Convention,the ratings come out and it is revealed that the RNC Convention was the highest rated/most viewed convention in history. Then we find out that "The Hillary Convention" was the least watched convention ever! There is just no way that millions more people will be tuning hear to hear the likes of Elizabeth Warren,Durbin,Reid,Biden, etc.speak.
  • ‘The Way Is Clear’: Kasich Ally Urges Former 2016 Hopeful to Challenge Trump at RNC (Milt, again)

    07/11/2016 3:54:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 11, 2016 | Kate Scanlon
    An ally of former Republican presidential candidate John Kasich has a message for the Ohio governor’s supporters: It’s time to convince Kasich to offer himself as an alternative to Donald Trump at next week’s Republican National Convention. According to Cleveland.com, in an email sent Sunday night, former New Hampshire Sen. Gordon Humphrey (R) told Kasich supporters, “John needs encouragement to make the move. Please email John and offer him your encouragement and continued backing. … The way is clear for John. It’s not going to get better than this, but time is of the essence. Please take a moment to...
  • Dallas Shooting Suspect Wanted To Bring Gun To Trump Protest Rally, Civil Rights Leader Says

    07/10/2016 1:42:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    KERA-TV ^ | July 10, 2016 | Bill Zeeble
    Three weeks before Micah Xavier Johnson opened fire on Dallas police, he offered to work security for protesters outside a Donald Trump appearance in Dallas. Organizers said “no way” – because Johnson wanted to bring a gun.(AUDIO-AT-LINK) Rev. Peter Johnson is a longtime Dallas civil rights activist – and no relation to the suspected shooter. Johnson has led marches for decades, going back to his years with Martin Luther King Jr. He’s lived by King’s ethos of non-violence. Johnson was helping plan the June rally against the presumptive Republican presidential nominee when a man named Micah Xavier Johnson appeared. “Young...
  • Why does Donald Trump resonate with Americans?

    07/10/2016 11:38:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Charleston Gazette-Mail ^ | July 10, 2016 | David A. Latif
    By many accounts Donald Trump is a deeply flawed political candidate. It is difficult to imagine a bigger narcissist, at least by his public persona. Even on the day of the tragic Orlando, Florida slayings by a person probably radicalized by the Islamic State’s warped version of Islam, he managed to self-congratulate himself by tweeting: “Appreciate the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism, I don’t want congrats, I want toughness & vigilance. We must be smart! ”Many have viewed his comments during the past year as misogynist and xenophobic. His disparaging comments targeting those who disagree with him...
  • A view from Trump Tower: how Trump, inner circle are reading the tea leaves

    07/10/2016 10:18:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | July 10, 2016 | By John King, Chief National Correspondent
    A big test for President Barack Obama, a map challenge for Trump and the unconventional wrinkles of the GOP convention: It's all a part of our "Inside Politics" forecast. 1) 120 days out: 2016 looks like 2012 -- but Team Trump thinks positive If the election were held today, most top Trump advisers believe it would look a lot like 2012 -- meaning an overwhelming Democratic victory. Yet they are actually upbeat. Four years ago, President Obama won 332 electoral votes to 206 for Mitt Romney. The inside take at Trump Tower, among the political veterans, is that Trump is...
  • Did the Polls Miss Brexit and Maybe Trump Too?

    07/06/2016 6:33:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Talking Point Memo's Editor's Blog ^ | July 6, 2016 | Josh Marshall, Editor
    After the UK voted to leave the European Union a week ago, there was a lot of talk about how the polls blew the result, predicting a "Remain" win when in fact "Leave" managed a close but clear victory. The rejoinder to this criticism - I think a valid one - was that the balance of polls showed "Remain" in the lead but only barely. A better interpretation of the data was that the race was too close to call. Beyond the statistical margin of error, there were aspects of the contest that made it difficult for pollsters to accurately...