It’s Time to Start the Dead Pool on Trump’s Lead
Thus far, Trump’s stay at the top of the polls for the GOP nomination has defied political conventions and expectations. Mistakes and gaffes that would have doomed any other candidate on planet earth have instead bolstered Trump’s standing in the polls. Most traditional pundits have been at a loss to predict when or if Trump’s polling numbers might come back to Earth, because Trump’s support | Read More »
Your Move, Mike Huckabee
Scott Walker bowed out of the race last night because he knew he could not win, and he wanted someone with a positive vision for America to have a chance. To the end, Scott Walker was thinking about the causes he believes in rather than his own personal success – which, sadly, is probably one of the reasons that he was the second candidate to | Read More »
It Is Not Just Scott Walker
There are lots and lots of analyses about Scott Walker dropping out. Yes, he put the people closest to him in a Super PAC that could not talk to him, then surrounded himself with people who do not know him. Yes, there were gaffes and flip-flops galore. There were lots of fundamental problems with Scott Walker. He was the guy who had lots of rich | Read More »
Donald Trump Claims His First Victim
Right now, Scott Walker is putting the final nail in his own coffin in a live press conference, if the undisputed reports from the New York Times and Twitter are to be believed. On the day that Donald Trump announced, Jeb Bush was at 14% and Scott Walker was at 13% in the RCP average, as the two men were first and second in the polls. | Read More »
I Would Vote for Donald Trump over John Kasich
I think it will not be a surprise for most regular RedState readers to learn that I would place Donald Trump pretty near the bottom of my presidential preference list. However, he isn’t the absolute bottom of the list, because that honor belongs solidly to Ohio governor John Kasich. Let me explain. I get that Trump is not a conservative in any meaningful sense of the | Read More »
Ben Carson is Right: Religion is Relevant
Everyone in the media (and some on the right) are in full freakout mode over Ben Carson’s comments about whether we should elect a Muslim to be President of the United States. I’m not sure that I am in 100% agreement with Carson’s sentiments, but I find the caterwauling over the very idea that a person’s religion is a relevant consideration to be patently ridiculous. | Read More »
Trump and Walker down in new CNN Poll. Fiorina and Rubio up.
If the new ORC International poll for CNN is to be believed, Carly Fiorina’s thumping of Donald Trump was noticed. Trump is down 8 points from the previous CNN poll, losing a quarter of his prior 32% support, while Fiorina gained 12 points from a barely-registering 3%. Have we, at long last, reached Peak Trump™?
, Ben Carson
, Carly Fiorina
, Chris Christie
, Donald Trump
, Jeb Bush
, John Kasich
, Marco Rubio
, Mike Huckabee
, ORC International
, Rick Santorum
, Ron Paul
, Scott Walker
, Ted Cruz
25 million to ZERO
It is at minimum 25 million to ZERO and it could be as high as 45 million to ZERO. That is the number of people who have watched a Republican Presidential debate to the number of people who have watched a Democrat Presidential debate. It’s not like the Democrats are without a primary process. There’s Martin O’Malley, Bernie Sanders, Jim Webb, and some old lady | Read More »
Carly Fiorina: The Right Outsider
It’s early in the primary process, but Republican primary voters at this point seem determined to nominate an outsider for President, in the sense of someone who has literally never held elected office. I think this impulse is a mistake, as I explained about a month ago, because it ignores the obvious fact that the most important test is how one survives becoming an insider: Basically | Read More »
Stop It. Donald Trump is Nothing Like Ronald Reagan.
The Donald Trump fans have hit on a new talking point to try to convince skeptical conservatives to overlook Trump’s glaring lack of experience, questionable grasp of the issues, and electability problems and pull the lever for him on election day. The talking point is: Look, Trump is just like Reagan, and Reagan both won the election and turned out to be a pretty darn | Read More »
Did your House member vote for Boehner? If so, who’s primarying him?
The 2015 House election for Speaker was historic. It was the first since 1925* in which more than one declared candidate from the same party received votes. Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A% received 216 votes, other Republicans (including declared candidates Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL) 77%, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) 95%, and [mc_name name=’Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL)’ | Read More »
They Will Fall One By One, An Unpitied Sacrifice In A Contemptible Struggle
“When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.” -Burke This primary season, while still in its infancy, has already shown this to be truth. Take notice not only at the lack of the good associating, but also those on our side who chose to combine with bad men. Running for President, | Read More »
Jeb Bush’s Tax Plan and Apple’s Latest Gadgets
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Jeb Bush’s proposed tax plan, then Xavier Harding talks about Apple’s new iPhone, the iPad Pro, and how the updated Apple TV stacks up against its competitors.
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Among Republicans, CNN poll shows a tight race between Trump and Carson
ORC International conducted a poll for CNN asking about the 2016 Republican race. The headline number says Donald Trump 32, Ben Carson 19, and the rest in single digits. Page 29 of the PDF though says that among Republicans, it’s a much tighter race than that.