BREAKING: Romney Suspends Search for Third Party Candidate; Coburn Will Not Run
Well, that’s that. Mitt Romney has apparently suspended his efforts to recruit a third party candidate to run against Trump and Clinton, and has indicated that he will not run himself. Moreover, Tom Coburn has unequivocally stated that he will not run, and Coburn was probably the most likely choice to actually attract a significant following. Actually, I’m not all that dismayed by this news. | Read More »
Todd Akin Probably has some Ideas about Where Vichy Republicans can Shove their Calls for “Unity”
With the notable exceptions of Paul Ryan and Ben Sasse, most Republicans are either lining up behind Trump or staying mum for now. The stated reason is usually “He’s better than Hillary,” a remarkably silly (and false) argument that Erick nicely detonated earlier this morning. Still, even if you grant that Trump is better than Hillary, that’s not exactly a persuasive argument for endorsing him, | Read More »
Ben Sasse: “Core Republican voters are dying.”
Speaking to the American Enterprise Institute today after a tumultuous weekend Nebraska GOP convention, Ben Sasse sounded a lot like a man who was giving up on the GOP. He blasted the party for not having ideas that solved modern problems and noted that conventions like the one that had just condemned him were bickering about issues that average voters did not care about. Via | Read More »
Why do Deb Fischer and the Nebraska GOP Approve of Degrading Remarks about Women and Minorities?
What happened this weekend in Nebraska is just the latest example of how Donald Trump’s hostile takeover of the GOP has poisoned good people – and it won’t be the last. Deb Fischer – through her nephew – was so intent on being a good soldier for Trump that she failed to stop her nephew’s hatchet job resolution against Ben Sasse – even though Sasse | Read More »
Team Trump is Purging Dissidents from the GOP
Here is what happened this weekend at Nebraska’s bizarre GOP state convention, and the message it was clearly intended to convey. During the course of the long and contested GOP primary, almost exactly 60% of Republican voters did not vote for him. If you remove the New York and the Acela primary states (which have no hope of going Republican in a Presidential election, ever), | Read More »
KASICH for President?? Whatchoo Talkin’ Bout, Mitt?
It is no secret that a lot of disaffected GOP voters and party movers and shakers are not only dead set against Trump, but are ready and working toward supporting a third party run from … wherever. A lot of people have been named in the press as being part of the decision-making process for choosing a general election candidate to run against both Trump | Read More »
Why Senator Ben Sasse Misses the Point. And Why John Adams Did Not.
Ben Sasse’s Facebook post laying out a path forward for American is great but misses a key point. Americans had that opportunity this year and rejected it.
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(VIDEO) Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse Talks About Conservatism And It Is Awesome
Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse is on the anti-Trump campaign trail. When Chuck Todd gave him this question, Sasse told us what this election is about.
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Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse Responded To Donald Trump and It Was PERFECT
Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse is one of the best new Senators elected in 2014, and we at RedState were proud to support him in the primaries. After keeping a low profile his first few months in the Senate, the 43 year old freshman has gradually been building a higher profile as a conservative reformer, and has recently started grilling Donald Trump on Twitter. Today, Trump | Read More »
Heads They Win. Tails We Lose.
This is how it is and always will be. It is still funny to point it out. Mitch McConnell and company poured dollars into beating Ben Sasse in Nebraska. K Street turned out with him. Shane Osborn got to parade before Republican Senators. They had him a nice fundraiser at the NRSC. At the end of the race the Establishment Super PACs spend over a | Read More »
Nebraska and the Status Quo
The Nebraska Republican primary draws near and the race is clear test of whether Republicans support the status quo. As Shane Osborn collapses in the Senate polling and Ben Sasse’s lead grows, some Republicans are flirting with Sid Dinsdale. Dinsdale claims to be a “life long” Republican, with a pattern of giving to Democrats. He’s a pretty good example of a crony capitalist, having used | Read More »
Sid Dinsdale, Deceptions, and Lack of Courage on the Campaign Trail
The Tea Party is dead. It’s so dead that even politicians who clearly do not share its ethos…co-opt the message and run with it on the campaign trail. In fact, no viable candidate can be caught running an ad that reflects anything counter to the message of the Tea Party in GOP primaries. The latest example is Sid Dinsdale who is running for the U.S. | Read More »
I Gave $100 to Thom Tillis’s Campaign
Whether he wins his nomination or not, I won’t send even a penny to Tom Cotton in Arkansas unless he fires his campaign manager Justin Brasell. Brasell used Ben Sasse’s children in a television commercial to attack Ben Sasse. Then, after producing and placing the ads, Brasell quit his PAC that placed the ads. What a cowardly thing to do. You’d think a guy like | Read More »