Death of a Titan: Scalia’s Death and the Republican Race
It seems now to be confirmed that Antonin Scalia, one of the most influential figures in the history of American jurisprudence, has died after serving 30 years on the Supreme Court. Scalia’s influence went well beyond being one of the nine votes who decided the most important cases in the land. Scalia’s quick-witted and acerbic pen, used most often while writing in dissent, breathed life | Read More »
Two New South Carolina Polls have a Surprising Result for Ben Carson
Well, we have been waiting for post-New Hampshire polling to come out for South Carolina, and now all of a sudden we have two. The first was conducted by the SC House GOP and the second by the Augusta Chronicle. They both show a pretty consistent picture of the race as it stands in South Carolina. There are relatively few surprises at the top. Both | Read More »
Dear Cruz and Rubio: Don’t Make Me Turn This Car Around
You know what I have really gotten sick of? The ridiculous petty bickering between Cruz and Rubio as the two of them jockey to be the last guy standing to take on Trump. They are both operating from the unproven (and likely erroneous) assumption that they can duke it out forever without taking on Trump in the process, and that whenever the voters have sorted | Read More »
John Kasich’s Campaign Strategy is Insane
The John Weaver-led campaign strategy of John Kasich has at no point ever had any plan other than “win New Hampshire.” Kasich did not accomplish that, or even come particularly close. In fact, Kasich got almost exactly the amount of support that the John Weaver-led Jon Huntsman campaign did in 2012, and Huntsman dropped out immediately following New Hampshire. However, with a more muddled (and crowded) | Read More »
Ben Carson Will Help Donald Trump at LEAST Through South Carolina
After finishing 4th in Iowa and 8th in New Hampshire (behind Carly Fiorina, who completely missed the last two debates), Ben Carson is currently polling 5th (out of 6 remaining candidates) in South Carolina. He further appears to be doing less campaigning in South Carolina than his rivals and has purchased less media. In short, there is not at all an obvious path for him | Read More »
The #BATF: New Hampshire Recapapalooza
Welcome back to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends! Tonight, North Carolina radio host Pete Kaliner joins RedState’s own Jay Caruso, F. Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon, Jeff Blehar of the Ace of Spades Decision Desk, and myself to recap the New Hampshire results, plus look forward to South Carolina. To join the group, watch live below. Enjoy the show!
Fake Nice Guy John Kasich Thinks Money Grows on Trees
Nothing has been more disingenuous this entire campaign season – including Donald Trump’s entire schtick – than John Kasich pretending to be a nice guy for like a week in New Hampshire. Kasich got away with it because New Hampshire voters are apparently more addicted to heroin than previously believed, and also because everyone was busy watching Trump, Cruz, Rubio, and Christie. People who have | Read More »
More Terrible News for Ben Carson
Ben Carson has been asked about a dozen times in the last couple days whether he plans to drop out of the race, and when. The reasons are pretty obvious: He’s been hemorrhaging staff, running out of money, he finished fourth in Iowa and dead last in New Hampshire, and there’s no indication that he will do any better in South Carolina. Carson’s own answer | Read More »
Which of These Excuses for Hillary’s Struggles is Stupider?
There’s a very simple and obvious reason for Hillary’s struggles on the campaign trail this year: she’s a terrible candidate. She’s an uninspiring and boring public speaker, she’s prickly with the public and the press, and she’s trying to win a Democratic primary with a message that’s centered in realism. Additionally, she has a lengthy and very public history of dishonesty, self-dealing, and duplicity, and | Read More »
The Worst Family Feud Contestant of All Time?
Sometimes we have to have some non-political posts otherwise we will all go crazy. This video was simply too good not to share with all of you. I am a huge fan of Family Feud, and there have been a lot of terrible contestants, but this one might very well be the worst ever. The video is long, but worth it. Keep watching, it gets | Read More »
Donald Trump Lives in Fantasyland
I know this is not really news to anyone, but Donald Trump is more clueless about the limitations of government power than Bernie Sanders is. His strategy for dealing with the challenges posed by the world at large sounds at all times like a not-very-informed seventh grade Model UN contestant. Here he is, on CBS, explaining how easy it is, in what passes for his | Read More »
Participate in Our Change Politics Presidential Forum!
We are excited to have the opportunity, together with our sister sites at Salem media, to participate in the Change Politics Presidential forum! This will give you, RedState readers, to submit questions for all the Republican candidates and then to see their answers. You can go to our Change Politics page here and either submit a question, or upvote questions that have already been asked. | Read More »
Marco Rubio Just Gave the Best Answer for Why he Lost the Debate (VIDEO)
There are many legitimate criticisms of Marco Rubio, but the idea that he is wooden or robotic is kind of an insane one. He had a brain fart on national TV at the absolute worst time. That is definitely true. But no candidate in the field – or in recent Republican memory – is more authentic on television than Rubio, and the seven full debates | Read More »
Marco Rubio Will be Fine
Marco Rubio took it on the chin last night, and there’s no real way to spin that. There’s a lot of despair in Rubio-land from people who expected him to finish second or maybe challenge Trump for the win in New Hampshire. Obviously, that did not happen, and a fifth place finish is a real setback. No one is here to deny that. On the | Read More »
New Hampshire Doesn’t Pick Presidents. New Hampshire Picks Losers.
The people of New Hampshire have a quaint self-delusion that they pick Presidents. In fact, they like to denigrate Iowa specifically by saying “Iowa picks corn, New Hampshire picks Presidents.” The actual truth is that New Hampshire has been on an unrelenting losing streak that goes back over three decades, for both parties. In every contested primary – Republican or Democrat – since 1992, New Hampshire has | Read More »