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 »
So, Donald Trump is doing a foreign policy speech tonight.
Scheduled to start at 8:30 PM Eastern time: C-SPAN is live-streaming the Donald Trump foreign policy speech here. I will be watching it, and I’ll let you know what I thought of it after it’s done. I imagine that it won’t be dull, at least. Updates after the fold.
Donald Trump’s Significant Problem is Ben Carson
Donald Trump’s significant problem is that he’s going to bounce from Iowa, past New Hampshire, into South Carolina and Southern states should he last that long. And Trump speaks Christianity like a third language. Gallup polling suggests evangelical voters are most likely to be opposed to Trump. There’s actually a pretty significant difference between Trump and Carson supporters. Carson supporters are not as angry online | Read More »
Because He Fights!
Ask Donald Trump supporters why they support him and the answer typically is reduced to “He fights!” It’s become both a rallying cry for Trump supporters and a source of derision for those who oppose him. But the fact is, Republican leaders don’t fight. They won’t fight. They are too committed to not losing that they lose. They will not take risks. They are too | 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 »
Trump’s victory is assured: Team Romney opposes him.
I’m having trouble wrapping my head around this headline New mission for Team Romney: Stop Trump. The only conclusion I can draw from this is that either someone is pumping industrial strength hallucinogens into Boston’s water supply (always possible) or someone in the Boston Globe is getting an early start on April Fools Day. Some of them go back to 2002, the win. Others slogged | Read More »
New Quinnipiac Iowa Poll: Trump vs Carson race tightens; Scott Walker is pining for the fjords
Another day, another poll. This one is of likely Iowa caucus goers from Quinnipiac. Take aways. The race between Trump and Carson is tightening. Trump continues to pull a large chunk of the self-identified Tea Party folks. Carson gets his support for Evangelical Christians (Carson is a Seventh Day Adventist so this group would seem to be responding more to Carson’s faith message than his | Read More »
Bobby Jindal declares war on Donald Trump
Bobby Jindal launched a full on attack on Donald Trump today at the National Press Club. It wasn’t a mean spirited attack. In my mind, as the RedState “Trumpette”, I really can’t disagree with anything he said. The full speech is here, I encourage you to read it. The full speech plus the Q&A session is below. Today I’m going to put my own political | Read More »
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.
Carly Fiorina’s Face
It was Rolling Stone. Donald Trump’s campaign could have attacked the integrity of Rolling Stone. After all, look at the story the magazine made up about the University of Virginia. According to Rolling Stone, Donald Trump said about Carly Fiorina: “Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?” Trump reportedly bellowed while watching his | Read More »
CNN/ORC Poll: Trump at 30%; Carson at 19%; and then there are the other guys
Via CNN: Donald Trump has become the first Republican presidential candidate to top 30% support in the race for the Republican nomination, according to a new CNN/ORC Poll, which finds the businessman pulling well away from the rest of the GOP field. Trump gained 8 points since August to land at 32% support, and has nearly tripled his support since just after he launched his | Read More »
Why Donald Trump Is Seemingly Bulletproof
So let’s say a big passel of trouble comes a-rolling in your direction. It flattens the barn, trashes the crops, eats your loyal pet dog the way a fat SEC football fan would down a tray of nachos. It seems there’s just no stopping it and the hits keep a-coming. So how do you maneuver yourself off the hook? You probably can’t. You get some | Read More »
Millennials + Election 2016: They’ll Be Voting
There are approximately fourteen months left before the presidential election, and for that, we are all thankful. Between now and November 2016, much more can and will happen. While pinpointing the apparent loyalty a certain group has for a candidate in September 2015 might be premature, an early and obvious build-up says something. If there’s one generation that receives generally negative attention, it is the | Read More »
I expect Donald Trump to do better in Caucuses than in Primaries
Remember Ron Paul? He never had a chance to win the GOP nomination. He was so far outside of the party mainstream, on so many issues, that he was never going to go anywhere. He did however have a strong third place showing in the Iowa caucuses in 2012. The key to understanding how that could be, is to understand the layers of support every | Read More »
Candidates Will Be Questioned. They Should Have Serious Answers.
Attention all current and future presidential (and vice-presidential) candidates: You will be questioned. Running for president is a long and intense job interview, and it takes place in front of an entire nation. It is an absolute requirement that you be extensively questioned. Voters must have enough information to determine whether you deserve their vote or not, and if you’re capable of being on the | Read More »