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  • Win Or Lose, A Third Party Run Would Be Mitt Romney’s Greatest Legacy [NeverTrump]

    05/23/2016 10:08:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 23, 2016 | Jamie Weinstein
    Mitt Romney may be the #NeverTrump movement’s last chance for a third party bid. Anti-Trump conservatives have so far been unsuccessful in recruiting a candidate to mount a third party run against Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Gen. James Mattis said no thanks. Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse said he is too busy raising his children to run for president. Former Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn said he is not interested.
  • 'Wrong!': Donald Trump accuses 'Crooked Hillary' of lying in furious tweet after she [tr] [BLM]

    05/22/2016 4:02:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 22, 2016 | James Wilkinson
    The war of words between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton continued early Sunday morning, as he hit back at her claim that he wanted to allow guns in classrooms. Clinton made the remarks Saturday night, at a Florida fund-raiser for Circle of Mothers, an organization that aims to 'empower women to transform communities'. '(Trump says) on his first day in office, he’d mandate that every school in America allow guns in their classrooms,' Clinton claimed, according to the NY Daily News. 'That idea isn’t just way out there. It’s dangerous.'
  • NRA to Endorse Donald Trump for President

    05/20/2016 11:31:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 20, 2016 | John Santucci and Meghan Keneally
    The National Rifle Association plans to endorse Trump at its convention today, sources told ABC News. News of the endorsement comes shortly before Trump addresses group members at their convention in Kentucky.
  • Bill Clinton's 'Energizer mistress' is seen for first time since revelation his foundation [tr]

    05/20/2016 11:28:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 57 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 20, 2016 | Ben Ashford
    The society blonde whose company benefited from a controversial $2million pledge from Bill Clinton's charity emerged from hiding today. Julie Tauber McMahon has spent the past week holed up inside her $3 million mansion amid rampant speculation that she is the woman dubbed the 'Energizer' by Secret Service agents because of her frequent trysts with the former president. The wealthy divorcee, 56, finally stepped outside this morning for the first time, showing off her toned figure in a white t-shirt and blue tennis skirt. McMahon, a neighbor and 'family friend' of the Clintons, stooped to pick up a handful of...
  • David Koch Pledges Millions To Gary Johnson’s Presidential Bid

    05/19/2016 10:20:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 19, 2016 | Drew Johnson
    Billionaire businessman and philanthropist David Koch has pledged “tens of millions of dollars” to help bankroll the campaign of Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson, according to a source within Johnson’s campaign. Koch’s money will be made available should Johnson, a former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico, secure his second consecutive Libertarian Party presidential nomination, the source said. The Libertarians will select their presidential ticket during the party’s national convention later this month in Orlando.
  • Jeb Bush slams Trump’s taco tweet

    05/17/2016 10:25:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 115 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 17, 2016 | John Sexton
    Remember when Trump posted a special message of love for Hispanics (and taco bowls) on Cinco de Mayo? Here it is: Former candidate Jeb Bush was put off by that message. Huffington Post noticed an interview Bush gave to a Dutch newspaper in which he enumerated the problems with Trump’s attempt at outreach:
  • Can Hillary Clinton, Goldwater Girl, Win Over Republicans?

    05/17/2016 6:08:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 17, 2016 | Emma Roller
    “How did a nice Republican girl from Park Ridge go wrong?” That was the question Hillary Clinton posed in March 1992, when she visited her old high school in suburban Park Ridge, Ill., with her husband, who was then running for the Democratic presidential nomination. Mrs. Clinton made her first forays into politics as a teenager in Park Ridge, as an ardent supporter of Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona, the ultraconservative Republican nominee for president in 1964.
  • The Republican Resistance to Trump—and the Rise of Republicans for Clinton

    05/13/2016 4:56:44 PM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | May 12, 2016 | John Avalon
    For Republicans, the primary may be over but this is still a time for choosing. On Thursday, Donald Trump trotted up to Capital Hill to meet with Speaker Paul Ryan and the GOP leadership to try to assure them that he is not an electoral neutron bomb. Mutual hatred toward Hillary seems to be the closest the party can get to unity right now.
  • Mary Matalin: ‘I’m Not Going To Vote Just To Stop Hillary’

    05/10/2016 5:47:05 PM PDT · by C19fan · 118 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 10, 2016 | Pam Key
    Monday on Newsmax TV’s”The Steve Malzberg Show,” Republican political consultant Mary Matalin said she needs some conservative reassurances from presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump before she commits to voting for him, arguing she wasn’t just going to vote for Trump to stop Hillary.
  • Heidi Cruz Likens Husband's Campaign to Efforts to End Slavery

    05/10/2016 11:43:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 140 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | May 10, 2016 | Patrick Svitek
    Drawing a parallel between the long-term efforts of her husband's supporters and the fight to end slavery, Heidi Cruz said Tuesday that it took "a lot longer than four years" for the latter fight to be successful.
  • Hillary: The Conservative Hope [#NeverTrump]

    05/10/2016 11:01:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 9, 2016 | Bret Stephens
    The best hope for what’s left of a serious conservative movement in America is the election in November of a Democratic president, held in check by a Republican Congress. Conservatives can survive liberal administrations, especially those whose predictable failures lead to healthy restorations—think Carter, then Reagan. What isn’t survivable is a Republican president who is part Know Nothing, part Smoot-Hawley and part John Birch. The stain of a Trump administration would cripple the conservative cause for a generation.
  • Trump's empty administration [GOPe Strikes Back]

    05/10/2016 10:43:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    Politico ^ | May 9, 2016 | Darren Samuelsohn and Men White
    Top Republican political leaders aren’t the only ones shunning their party’s presidential nominee — a vast number of highly skilled managers and policy experts, veterans of recent GOP administrations who would normally be expected to fill key positions for a new White House, are also vowing to sit out a Donald Trump presidency. And while the failure of the two Presidents Bush or House Speaker Paul Ryan to endorse the presumptive nominee carries political consequences, the absence of policy veterans in a new administration would have a substantive effect on the running of government.ok
  • ‘There’s nobody left’: Evangelicals feel abandoned by GOP after Trump’s ascent

    05/09/2016 12:09:31 PM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 8, 2016 | Katie Zezima
    Pastor Gary Fuller planned a Sunday service focused on involving Christians in the political process and featuring a speech by the pastor father of Sen. Ted Cruz. But after a week in which Cruz abruptly dropped out of the race, his father scrapped his appearance here and Donald Trump became the Republican Party’s standard-bearer, a dismayed Fuller kept the political portion short.
  • Neither Clinton Nor Trump [#NeverTrump]

    05/06/2016 11:51:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 86 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 16, 2016 | William Kristol
    I have always voted for the Republican presidential candidate. From Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford to Ronald Reagan (twice) and George H. W. Bush (twice) and Bob Dole, from George W. Bush (twice) to John McCain and Mitt Romney—I've checked the box next to those eight names on all 11 occasions I've had the chance. About half the time, I've voted for someone else in the primary. But even in those cases I never hesitated before supporting the Republican nominee in the general election.
  • [Lindsey] Graham: I won't vote for Trump [ed]

    05/06/2016 10:59:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 6, 2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Friday said he would not vote for Donald Trump. Graham, who was slated to appear on CNN at 2 p.m. to discuss his decision, is the highest GOP office holder so far to rule out voting for Trump.
  • 'Dismayed' Romney says he doesn't intend to back Trump, worried about 'demagoguery and populism'

    05/06/2016 6:05:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 106 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 5, 2016 | Philip Klein
    Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, said at a dinner in Washington on Thursday night that he had no intention of supporting presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, and said he was "dismayed" by what he saw as a drift toward "demagoguery and populism" in both parties.
  • Bill Kristol is actively wooing candidates for 3rd party run [#NeverTrump]

    05/05/2016 7:49:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 5, 2016 | Larry O'Connor
    Former Bush (41) Administration official and Editor of The Weekly Standard is working with other establishment Republicans in Washington DC to identify a viable, third party candidate for president. Kristol dropped the bombshell on “Mornings on the Mall,” the morning talk show I co-host with Brian Wilson on WMAL in Washington DC.
  • Trump’s impending nomination means it’s time for a third candidate

    05/04/2016 12:44:10 PM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 3, 2016 | Eliot A. Cohen
    It’s over. Donald Trump, a man utterly unfit for the position by temperament, values and policy preferences, will be the Republican nominee for president. He will run against Hillary Clinton, who is easily the lesser evil but is trailed by clouds of scandal and misconduct and whose party’s left wing poses its own threats to liberties of speech, religion, enterprise and association. It is time for a third candidate, and probably for a third party.
  • Where Should the Line Be Drawn? [#NeverTrump]

    05/04/2016 12:20:32 PM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | May 4, 2016 | Erick Erickson
    In 1990, former KKK leader David Duke ran for the United States Senate in Louisiana as a Republican. The Republican Party officially opposed David Duke and, when it became apparent Duke could be the Republican nominee, the Republican Party abandoned the race to the incumbent Democratic senator, J. Bennett Johnston.
  • Breaking: Kasich to suspend campaign

    05/04/2016 9:03:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 4, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    The first hint that reality had finally caught up with Ohio Governor John Kasich was an announcement that he had canceled his campaign appearances today. Moments afterward came news that Kasich planned an announcement for 5 ET today: ....................................................... NBC's @mitchellreports that Gov. Kasich will announce that he is suspending his campaign today. Donald Trump will be the presumptive nominee
  • Ben Sasse: I said I was #NeverTrump and I meant it [R-NE]

    05/04/2016 8:37:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 88 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 4, 2016 | Allahpundit
    I remember grassroots conservatives celebrating when he was elected two years ago because it meant adding another Republican to the Senate who takes his principles seriously. Now here’s Sasse last night reiterating that he takes his principles seriously enough not to vote for a big-government liberal just because he’s the party’s nominee and he’ll be excoriated for it. Oh well. The principled choice is rarely the popular one.
  • Krauthammer: As of Now, ‘I Don’t Think I’d Be Capable of Voting for Donald Trump’ [tr]

    05/04/2016 6:20:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 172 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 3, 2016 | Ian Hatchett
    Columnist Charles Krauthammer argued that the GOP is “being led by a non-conservative populist” and that from what he’s seen so far, “I don’t think I’d be capable of voting for Donald Trump” on Tuesday’s “O’Reilly Factor” on the Fox News Channel.
  • Glenn Beck Ends His Fast

    05/04/2016 6:16:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 4, 2016 | Rebecca Mansour
    After calling for a fast as Indiana headed to the polls, Glenn Beck has finally weighed in on the news that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has canceled his campaign after losing the Indiana primary to Donald Trump. Beck, an ardent supporter of Cruz, campaigned tirelessly for the Texas senator throughout the primary season, starting first in Iowa and concluding in Indiana yesterday.
  • Eric Cantor: I underestimated Trump

    05/04/2016 6:02:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 69 replies
    Politico ^ | May 3, 2016 | Brianna Gurciullo
    Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor admitted Tuesday that he underestimated Donald Trump as a presidential candidate. “I was predicting way back when that Donald Trump had no chance. I think many of us were,” Cantor said on Tuesday in an interview with CNBC. “I’ve stopped the business of predicting.”
  • Rafael Cruz: “I Implore Every Member of the Body of Christ to Vote According to the Word of God”

    05/02/2016 9:25:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 96 replies
    Gateway Punduit ^ | May 2, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Pastor Rafael Cruz, father of Ted Cruz, asked members of the Body of Christ to vote Cruz: “I implore every member of the Body of Christ to vote according to the word of God. And vote for the candidate that stands for the word of God and the Constitution of the United States of America… The alternative could be the destruction of America.”
  • Drudge Headline: BECK: FAST AND PRAY FOR 24HRS

    05/02/2016 7:25:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 105 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | May 2, 2016 | Drudge
    BECK: FAST AND PRAY FOR 24HRS
  • "We don't need a white man telling us that he's gonna build a wall in our land...we want him out!"

    04/30/2016 4:59:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 106 replies
    Twitter ^ | April 29, 2016 | Staff
    "We don't need a white man telling us that he's gonna build a wall in our land...we want him out!"
  • Jeb Bush breaks his silence, calls for a contested convention

    04/29/2016 9:05:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 125 replies
    CNN ^ | April 28, 2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    A reflective Jeb Bush said he had no regrets Thursday about his failed presidential bid, saying in his first interview since leaving the race that Donald Trump could still lose the nomination fight. "There's a possibility that he won't get 50% on the first ballot," Bush told CNN's Jamie Gangel, giving his first television interview exclusively to CNN after dropping out of the presidential race in February. "And if he doesn't do that, there are a whole lot of people who don't believe he's the proper guy."
  • Cruz to trounce Trump in Virginia delegate election

    04/29/2016 6:04:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    Politico ^ | April 29, 2016 | Kyle Cheney
    Ted Cruz got crushed in Virginia on primary day, but even Donald Trump’s forces believe he’s about to stuff the state’s national convention delegation full of supporters anyway. Virginia GOP insiders with knowledge of the state’s delegate selection process expect Cruz backers to overrun this Saturday’s state convention and use their numbers to guarantee that the 13 statewide delegates to the national convention lean Cruz.
  • Jeb Bush to Trump: The President Shouldn’t Be ‘Unpredictable’

    04/28/2016 1:43:54 PM PDT · by C19fan · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 28, 2016 | Pam Key
    Thursday on CNN’s “Wolf,” while discussing Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s statement that “We have to be unpredictable” to our enemies during his foreign policy speech yesterday, former governor of Florida Jeb Bush said, “The idea that a president should be unpredictable is not really the way history has been written.”
  • Trump: Americans will thank me when Lena Dunham flees to Canada

    04/26/2016 10:57:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 51 replies
    Politico ^ | April 26, 2016 | Nick Gass
    Not only would Donald Trump not mind if certain celebrities were to flee the United States if he is elected president, the Republican front-runner said Tuesday that their opposition to his candidacy only increases his will to win. During a telephone interview with "Fox & Friends," Trump was asked about a tweet from Lena Dunham on Monday in which she vowed to leave the U.S. for Vancouver if he is elected. Trump's response: "Well, she's a B-actor. You know, she has no — you know, no mojo."
  • Charles Koch: 'It's possible' Clinton is preferable to a Republican for president

    04/24/2016 5:11:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 57 replies
    Politico ^ | April 23, 2016 | Kristen East
    Billionaire businessman Charles Koch said in an interview airing Sunday that “it’s possible” another Clinton in the White House could be better than having a Republican president. Koch, the CEO of Koch industries, made the comment to ABC News’ Jonathan Karl for an interview airing on ABC’s This Week.
  • GOP donors not enthusiastic about Trump in Nov. election

    04/20/2016 9:48:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 20, 2016 | Jonathan Swan
    A victorious Donald Trump coming out of the Republican National Convention would have a hard time raising the money he needs to beat the Democratic presidential nominee in November. Interviews with leading GOP fundraisers, donors and outside conservative groups reveal that Trump is so deeply disliked by large parts of the Republican Party’s donor community that he will have trouble winning their favor in a general election. Then, he’d need more than $1 billion to defeat the money machine of the Hillary Clinton campaign, the presumptive Democratic nominee.
  • Cruz's New York value: Zero delegates

    04/20/2016 6:44:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 87 replies
    Politico ^ | April 20, 2016 | Nick Gass
    After weeks of racking up victory after victory in the delegate fight, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was left completely out in the cold Tuesday night in New York. As Donald Trump scored what is likely to be a near-sweep of his home-state's New York delegates with more than 60 percent of the popular vote with 98.5 percent of precincts reporting as of Wednesday morning, Cruz received less than 15 percent overall, and only cracked 20 percent in two congressional districts.
  • [From April 11, 2016] EXCLUSIVE: Paul Ryan to Attend Secret Donor Meeting Next Week in Manhattan (De

    04/18/2016 12:34:07 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 28 replies
    The Observer ^ | April 11, 2016 | Ken Kurson
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) has spent a lot of time denying any interest in the presidency. Out out a 43-second video, the Drudge Report tweeted an all-caps siren reading “Paul Ryan launches first campaign ad?” Despite the video so resembling a campaign ad that even NPR’s Steve Inskeep joked this morning that he got choked up by the swelling music, Mr. Ryan’s people have aggressively swatted down speculation that the Congressman and unsuccessful 2012 vice presidential candidate was indeed waiting in the wings to be drafted should a consensus not be reached on any of the candidates who have...
  • Trump’s favorite Bible teaching: “An eye for an eye,” of course

    04/14/2016 11:16:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 76 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 14, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Via BuzzFeed, I’m going to be bold and pronounce this the single Trumpiest thing he’s said since the campaign began. Really! Trumpier than him goofing on McCain for being taken prisoner in Vietnam, Trumpier than him goofing on his fans by claiming they’d stick with him even if he shot someone in broad daylight. I’m a lapsed Catholic turned nonbeliever so I’ll let the faithful among our readers correct me, but isn’t this … one of the worst possible answers that a Christian could give to this question? An “eye for an eye” does appear in the Bible, true, but...
  • Obama envisions a day when female presidents are common

    04/12/2016 12:36:03 PM PDT · by PROCON · 43 replies
    thehill.com ^ | April 12, 2016 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama said Tuesday that people will someday be amazed a woman had not served as president for so long in comments that came close to publicly backing Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. “I want young girls and boys to come here 10, 20, 100 years from now to know that women fought for equality,” he said at the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum in Washington. Obama designated the Capitol Hill site as a national monument to honor the women's rights movement. “I want them to be astonished there was ever a time when women were vastly outnumbered in the boardroom or...
  • Billionaires fund anti-Trump delegate push

    04/12/2016 11:24:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | April 12, 2016 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    First they spent tens of millions trying to boost their favorite presidential candidates, then they poured cash into ads attacking Donald Trump, and now some of the biggest donors on the right are turning their attention to the delegate fight. Anti-Trump billionaires are funding ground operations in an increasing number of states to try to ensure the selection of national convention delegates who oppose Trump. The strategy is being executed by the anti-Trump Our Principles PAC, which has a stated goal of blocking the bombastic billionaire from clinching the GOP presidential nomination before the party’s convention in July.
  • What Obama Says Is His 'Worst Mistake' as President

    04/10/2016 1:29:20 PM PDT · by PROCON · 46 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | April 10, 2016 | Alexander Mallin
    In his final year in office, President Obama has spent a significant amount of time emphasizing what he sees as his long list of accomplishments since 2008, but in an interview today he also admitted what he considers to be his "worst mistake." "Probably failing to plan for, the day after, what I think was the right thing to do, in intervening in Libya," Obama said an interview with "Fox News Sunday." The 2011 U.S.-backed intervention that helped topple Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi wound up thrusting the country into turmoil that has only spiraled downward since.
  • North American Law Center to Cruz: ‘Two Weeks to Admit You’re a Fraud – or We Will’

    04/08/2016 5:08:31 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 488 replies
    ETFNEWS.COM ^ | 07 APRIL 2016 | ETFNEWS.COM
    “In 2 weeks the North American Law Center will release proof that Ted Cruz is a fraud. They have issued his campaign a warning that if Cruz doesn’t tell the truth and step down they will release their proof – the truth that so many refused to believe or listen to.” – Karen Bracken The North American Law Center issued this stark notice to the Cruz campaign on their latest podcast on April 3 (19:00 mark) – “We’re talking about American citizens (who) think a guy who’s Canadian-born is eligible to be a U.S. president – without any documentation whatsoever....
  • Hillary Clinton broke the rules on the NYC subway. That's not fair [Broke Law]

    04/08/2016 12:46:11 PM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | April 8, 2016 | Ali Gharib
    New Yorkers got a chuckle on Thursday morning when Hillary Clinton rode the subway. On her way into the station, Clinton had a little bit of trouble swiping her MetroCard: it took five goes for her to finally get the green light and pass through the turnstile. This little incident became the cause of much mirth. “Clinton struggles to get through subway entrance,” said Politico. “Former New York Senator Hillary Clinton Struggles to Swipe Her Subway MetroCard,” reported ABC. “Video Shows Hillary Clinton Struggling With MetroCard At Bronx Subway Station,” said the local CBS affiliate’s website.
  • Ted Cruz Is Fuming Because John Kasich Won’t Bow Out

    04/05/2016 7:13:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 56 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 4, 2016 | Matt Flegenheimer and Jonathan Martin
    Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, eyeing a victory here that could reshape the race for the Republican presidential nomination, has appeared most vexed by a rival he views as more of a long-term nuisance than a short-term threat: Gov. John Kasich of Ohio. As Mr. Cruz looks beyond Wisconsin, where he is favored to defeat Donald J. Trump on Tuesday, his frustrations with Mr. Kasich have increasingly been laid bare. With activists and operatives opposed to Mr. Trump fanning out across the electoral map in a scramble to deny him the nomination, Mr. Cruz’s team has argued that it is...
  • Man conducts social experiment to find out if Bernie or Trump fans are more violent [tr]

    04/04/2016 10:39:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 4, 2016 | Jennifer Newton
    Their supporters are at the opposite ends of the political spectrum. And a social experiment on YouTube has seemed to suggest that those behind Bernie Sanders are far more aggressive than those supporting Donald Trump. YouTube prankster Joey Salads decided to conduct the experiment in Los Angeles and went separately went around holding up signs for Trump and Sanders.
  • Karl Rove: Let’s face it, the GOP nominee might need to be someone other than Trump or Cruz

    04/01/2016 8:35:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 51 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 1, 2016 | Allahpundit
    The key bit comes in the last minute or so of the clip. Hugh Hewitt has a transcript: HH: Who is the most electable Republican, obviously, John Kasich could be on the list, but of people who could be available to run? KR: Yeah, look, I don’t know. I mean, I think we’re going to, we are not going to be able to be, and shouldn’t be guided simply by polls on this. I mean, we do need to understand the polls with regard to what the people are thinking about, the people who might be prospective candidates. But in...
  • As Nominee, Donald Trump Would Do Incalculable Damage to the Pro-Life Cause

    03/31/2016 8:31:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | March 30, 2016 | David French
    I agree with Quin Hillyer. Donald Trump’s comments on abortion — first advocating punishing women who abort then backtracking hours later — were indeed a “mess.” They played into the hands of abortion advocates in every way — helping caricature pro-lifers as “anti-woman” and raising the specter of back-alley abortions. So far, Trump’s pro-life conversion has mainly served to make Planned Parenthood look good (he can’t stop praising the nation’s largest abortion provider) and the pro-life movement look bad. He simply has no idea how to talk about arguably the most sensitive issue in politics.
  • #NeverReformConservatism at the Wall Street Journal

    03/30/2016 11:08:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 29, 2016 | Ross Douthat
    I see that the Wall Street Journal editorial page has risen to the defense of House Speaker Paul Ryan’s relatively muted response to Trumpism, and what they’ve come up with is quite … revealing. In my deliberately tart critique of Ryan and the rest of the G.O.P. leadership, I suggested that he and other prominent conservatives were taking a “first, change nothing; second, do nothing” approach to the challenge of Trumpism, and essentially lying still and hoping the danger would pass over. The Journal’s counter-argument is a straightforward endorsement of exactly that approach: Trumpism too shall pass, the editorial avers,...
  • GOP panelists eager to scrap rule that helps Trump

    03/30/2016 8:09:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | March 30, 2016 | Kyle Cheney
    All four early appointees of the rules committee for this year’s Republican convention told POLITICO they’re prepared to weaken or scrap a rule that could limit the convention’s alternatives to Donald Trump. The four took issue with a rule, originally imposed by Mitt Romney forces in 2012 to keep rival Ron Paul off the convention stage, requiring a candidate to win a majority of delegates in eight states to be eligible for the party’s nomination -- a threshold only Trump has exceeded so far. If preserved, the rule could block John Kasich or Ted Cruz from competing with Trump at...
  • No, Trump Isn’t Actually Better than Hillary

    03/30/2016 7:11:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 132 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 29, 2016 | David French
    Those of us who’ve pledged that we will never, ever vote for Donald Trump always get the same response: “You’d put Hillary Clinton in the Oval Office instead?” Clinton’s name is spoken like an epithet, as if it’s unthinkable that any conservative would take any single action that could facilitate her election. I will not, under any circumstances, vote for Clinton, but I also do not believe that Trump would make a better president. Not because Clinton isn’t as bad as you think, but because Trump is worse than you imagine.
  • JUST IN: Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski charged in alleged battery of Breitbart reporter.

    03/29/2016 8:10:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 179 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 29, 2016 | Staff
    JUST IN: Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski charged in alleged battery of Breitbart reporter.
  • Glenn Beck: Ted Cruz ‘Anointed for this Time,’ Walks Back Blast of Christians Supporting Trump

    03/27/2016 12:34:48 PM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Chastened by negative public reaction to his recent comments that “real Christians” don’t support Donald Trump and “all throughout the South the Evangelicals are not listening to their God,” radio talk show host Glenn Beck is walking back his criticism of Christians who support the New York City billionaire and GOP frontrunner. But now he’s claiming that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), whom he has endorsed for President, “was anointed for this time.”