Trump Cancels California Trip; Retreats to New York
Signs are mounting that the Trump campaign realizes that they may be in serious trouble in New York. It’s almost inevitable that Trump will win New York, and it may well be the first state that he actually reaches a majority in (although that is far from certain). However, whereas the campaign had previously assumed that they would sweep all of New York’s 95 delegates, | Read More »
Ted Cruz is Only Doing Half his Job Right Now
In an ideal world for Ted Cruz, he would have won Super Tuesday and catapulted himself to a delegate lead that everyone else would have been unable to make up. No doubt, that was Plan A for Cruz. However, being an excellent contingency planner, Cruz has clearly always had in mind the Plan B of being the last candidate standing against Donald Trump and beating | Read More »
New National Poll: Everyone Hates Donald Trump
Boy, I bet you thought it was bad when we were contemplating nominating a guy who had a 60% disapproval rating before the general election even began. But in fairness to your month-ago self, that was before you even learned it would be possible to nominate a person with a 70% disapproval rating: (WASHINGTON) — For Americans of nearly every race, gender, political persuasion and location, | Read More »
What do Ted Cruz and the Average Russian Have in Common?
There’s a great line in the classic movie Hunt for Red October where Fred Thompson’s character asks the protagonist, Jack Ryan: “What’s his plan?” “His,” in this case, referred to Marko Ramius, the fictional Russian submarine captain who had stolen a secret, undetectable sub from the Russians and who was, at that time, on the run from both the Russians and the Americans. Ryan had been brought | Read More »
Donald Trump Blows off Priests for Life with No Explanation
I am starting to get the feeling that Donald Trump may have already made the decision to run third party. Presumably, since he is advised by morons and incompetents, no one has told him that he won’t be able to get on the ballot in most states at this point, but let’s leave that to the side for the moment: thinking rationally has never been | Read More »
New National Poll Shows a Statistical Tie Between Trump and Cruz
Hot off the presses, a new national poll from McClatchy/Marist shows a statistical tie between Trump and Cruz, with Trump registering at 40% and Cruz at 35% nationally. Also John Kasich exists. The margin of error is +/- 4.7 points. As always, it’s not entirely clear how relevant national polls are at this point in the game. The majority of the country has already voted, including | Read More »
Trump Should be Glad that Cruz is not Like Him
The worst thing in the world for Donald Trump would be if Ted Cruz was anything at all like him, as a human being. Trump, as we know, likes to sue anyone and anything for even the slightest insult to his personal honor, and the vast majority of his lawsuits (whether filed or threatened) are completely frivolous. This is especially true in the political context, | Read More »
Joe Scarborough Has Hit the “Denial” Phase of Mourning Trump’s Chances at the Nomination
If there is a cable television host who is more of a Trump stooge than Sean Hannity (and/or Eric Bolling) it is without a doubt Joe Scarborough. We have catalogued the uncomfortably close relationship (completely with blurred ethical lines) between Scarborough and Trump before here at RedState. Last night, Ted Cruz dealt a nearly-mortal blow to Trump’s chances of reaching 1,237, and thus of getting | Read More »
Ted Cruz is Not Watching the Wisconsin Returns on Fox News (For Some Reason)
I mean, that’s weird, right? I can think of no reason why a conservative like Cruz would be getting his news from some source other than Sean Hannity, but wow, it sure looks like… yep, there it is: Congrats @tedcruz for huge win in Wisconsin! #CruzCrew pic.twitter.com/2VgEUkru6T — Alice Stewart (@alicetweet) April 6, 2016 Weird, huh?
Are the Democrats Going to Have their Own Contested Convention?
The Bernie Sanders campaign sure thinks so. It’s starting to look increasingly likely that Hillary Clinton will not get the number of pledged delegates that she needs to win the nomination outright. Probably she will when superdelegates are counted in, but the Sanders campaign says, “not so fast!” Bernie Sanders will surpass Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton in pledged delegates and emerge as the nominee at | Read More »
Trump Advisor: We’ll Pay Off the Debt by Selling Off Every Asset the United States Owns
I have some background in doing communications work for politicians, so I know it can sometimes be a thankless task, defending the things someone who is not you has said and/or done. In the case of Trump, that has to be an even worse task than normal, since the average Trump speech contains at least two dozen insane statements, 71 lies/falsehoods, and probably at least | Read More »
New California Poll Shows Dead Heat Between Cruz, Trump
A brand new California poll by highly respected pollster SurveyUSA shows that California is an absolute toss up, almost exactly two months prior to the primary that will likely decide whether Donald Trump reaches 1,237 delegates or not. The top line result of this poll is Trump 40, Cruz 32, Kasich 17. However, consistent with other polls in other locations, Trump has clearly already hit | Read More »
Is Trump About to Lose His Fourth State in a Row?
What you are experiencing right now is called Trumpmentum: it’s a lot like popularity, only with less people.* If you walk backwards in time, Trump has now won a total of zero delegates (maybe one) from the last three states – Utah (where he was swept by Cruz), Colorado (which is still ongoing but looking like a Cruz delegate sweep) and North Dakota (where Trump | Read More »
Trump Supporters Making Death Threats Against Michelle Fields (AUDIO)
The Blaze is reporting that former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields has turned over to the D.C. police several death threats she has received from Trump supporters who have threatened to kill her if she does not drop charges against Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. The audio, again courtesy of the Blaze, is very disturbing. This is a direct result of the poisonous atmosphere that Donald | Read More »
The Amazing Hannity/Trump Romance (VIDEO)
Our good friends at the Washington Free Beacon have put together another awesome video. This one highlights the thrill Sean Hannity gets running up his leg every time he thinks about or talks to Donald Trump. There’s no way I can possibly improve on this video or add to it, other than to say, watch it for yourself.