Failure Theater: Chuck Schumer edition
So Chuck Schumer has taken a lesson from Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 54% and has started playing Failure Theater with his constituents. The decision by Senator Chuck Schumer of New York to oppose the Iran nuclear deal has rattled the Democratic bulwark around the accord, emboldened the deal’s opponents in both parties, and set off a wave of condemnation from liberals for | Read More »
Texas Governor Greg Abbott Speaks at #RSG15
Greg Abbott is the man who has to fill the massive shoes left by Rick Perry as Governor of Texas. Fortunately for Texans, it appears he is more than up to the task. He is also a great friend to us here at RedState, so it was great that we were able to have him speak at this year’s Gathering. Here’s what he had to | Read More »
Fox News did its job well Thursday night
There’s been a lot of talk over the past couple of days about the record-breaking Thursday night debate, the first debate of Republican presidential candidates for the 2016 election. Performances of the candidates aside, there is a conversation that I think is much, much more damaging to the fight we have before us in the race to the White House. The criticisms of Fox News | Read More »
Marco Rubio Speaks at #RSG15
The story of Marco Rubio is one that is tied closely to the success of the RedState Gathering. Back at the first Gathering in 2009, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 92% was a former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives drawing about 1% of the vote in a Republican primary opinion poll versus Governor Charlie Crist. He won the primary election against | Read More »
Welcome to the second day of the RedState Gathering! #rsg15
We have a pretty good lineup today: Bush, Cruz, Huckabee, Walker. Congressmen DeSantis and Bridenstine, and Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran. Live feed is, of course, here. Check it out.
I Have Disinvited Donald Trump to the RedState Gathering
I have tried to give a great deal of latitude to Donald Trump in his run for the Presidency. He is not a professional politician and is known for being a blunt talker. He connects with so much of the anger in the Republican base and is not afraid to be outspoken on a lot of issues. But there are even lines blunt talkers and | Read More »
Q&A with Bobby Jindal at #RSG15
Bobby Jindal’s long been a friend of us here at RedState, so it should come as little surprise that he came to speak at this year’s Gathering. What you can view here is part of the question and answer session we had with him earlier this year. It’s a short video, but since he’s running for President in 2016, I think it’s nevertheless important to | Read More »
Carly Fiorina Speaks at #RSG15
Based on the responses to the debates last night, it appears that Carly Florida truly made her presence known in the 2016 race despite only being at the supposed “under-card” debate. Her speech to this year’s RedState Gathering did not disappoint. Check it out: As you might expect, she discusses who she has responded to the standard kind of questions any woman running for the | Read More »
Gov. Rick Perry Tells Bloggers About A Family Reunited With A Fallen Warrior’s Best Friend At #RSG15
At the RedState Gathering, Gov. Rick Perry took time out to meet with a small group of bloggers and RedState front page contributors, where he talked casually with the group about a variety of topics both political and normal. I had the chance to speak with him, and we talked about various military topics. The Governor then told us a story that is both sad | Read More »
How did #RSG15 attendees respond to the debate?
Last night’s debates were undoubtedly a huge success for Fox News. For a multitude of reasons. It is unheard of to see 16% of the American prime time audience tune into one non-sporting event, much less a political debate. It was also a huge success in showing just how fair Fox News can be. There were questions poking and prodding at every one of the | Read More »
The Cleveland Debate Questions: Insightful? Or Crass Douchebaggery?
Megyn Kelly: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100%, start from you. Any word from God? Below are the questions the moderators addressed to the candidates. I’ve edited the long-winded self-aggrandizing questions down to one sentence where possible. There are a very few questions that have any place in a presidential debate. The moderators tried to get Governor Christie and [mc_name name=’Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)’ | Read More »