Donald Trump: “I’d Be Interested in Vetting John Kasich” for VP (VIDEO)
I mean, of course he would. Just now on CNN, Wolf Blitzer was interviewing Donald Trump, and asked the question we’ve all been thinking about John Kasich – is he in the running for Trump’s VP given that he’s been playing interference for Trump since New Hampshire? Trump seemed to say “yes.” Wolf Blitzer: CNN has just confirmed, John Kasich, the Ohio governor, he’s dropping out | Read More »
Politics Is Still Downstream of Culture
Conservatives need to compete with pop culture figures like Trump.
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As Between Trump and Clinton, Gary Johnson (or Austin Petersen) is the Best Choice for President
I’ve said this a million times and I’ll say it again: I don’t owe Donald Trump, the Republican party, or anyone else my vote. Every election cycle, they have to earn it. I never signed a loyalty oath or a contract to always vote for the Republican, and even if I did, such a contract would be void as a matter of law, as it | Read More »
BREAKING: Is John Kasich Suspending His Campaign?
Earlier today, John Kasich was obnoxiously reminding everyone on Twitter he was still in the race: Our Only Hope#MayThe4thBeWithYou#StarWarsDayhttps://t.co/Bi2qNGw2oM — John Kasich (@JohnKasich) May 4, 2016 But a few hours later, we hear this: Kasich press conference in Virginia has been canceled. Statement in Columbus at 5pm. — Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) May 4, 2016 Looks like Kasich is ready to admit it’s the | Read More »
Trump’s Next Victim: Pollsters
There’s a market for bad polls showing Trump competitive with Hillary Clinton. Guess who is jumping in?
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No Tolerance for Former Candidates Who Support Nominee Trump
Despite what the pro-Trump crowd concludes about last night, the #NeverTrump crowd isn’t going away. Those of us who have always believed never actually means never aren’t suddenly deciding to “unite” around Trump, though RNC chairman Reince Priebus commands that. Too many “principled” conservatives are falling victim to the groupthink which says you must coalesce around the person with (R) next to their name. This letter means nothing when | Read More »
Indiana reminds us: Polling remains dead
So before the results came in from Indiana, I pointed out that Indiana looked winnable for Cruz, and looked at the ways the polls had gotten it badly wrong in neighboring states, ways that grossly underestimated one candidate or another. Turns out they grossly underestimated Donald Trump.
An Open Letter To Reince Priebus On Unity
Last night, after Ted Cruz dropped his bid for the White House and conservatives were left with the inevitable sinking feeling that Donald Trump was going to represent the GOP in the 2016 Presidential election, Reince Priebus took to Twitter and issue the following statement: .@realDonaldTrump will be presumptive @GOP nominee, we all need to unite and focus on defeating @HillaryClinton #NeverClinton — Reince Priebus | Read More »
Republicans Should Confirm Merrick Garland ASAP.
Now that Donald Trump is the presumptive nominee, this is not even a close call.
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Ted Cruz Quits: Battle Fatigue Finally Wins
Well, the Republican disposition finally won out. As a party, we lack the stomach for the intra-party fights the Democrats revel in, and we always have. As I’ve noted before, we never have had a competitive primary that lasted past Super Tuesday, at least since 1976. Settling on front runners is what we do as a party – even when it is obvious that the | Read More »
SUPER DOOMSDAY: Your Complete and Tragic Indiana Primary Result and Delegate Update
Yesterday was the superest and worst Tuesday yet, as Indiana took the stage. Without exaggeration, we can tell you that the whole world ended and you’re reading this from some weird, disappointing afterlife.
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The Mantra of #NeverTrump Shall Be This
After tonight’s stunning (or not so stunning) loss and Ted Cruz dropping out of the race, the question that I and others are being asked is will we unify behind the presumptive GOP nominee now that he is essentially inevitable? The answer is, of course not. #NeverTrump was not a fad. It was not an attempt to change a narrative. It was not a wish | Read More »
GLOVES ARE OFF: Donald Trump Says Hillary Clinton Will Be A “Very Poor” President
Donald Trump gave his victory speech after his big win in Indiana tonight, and it was actually fairly coherent up until the end, where he mentioned the War on Christmas, among other thing. It was actually a very leader-ly speech, in which he gave thanks, hit his high points, acknowledged Ted Cruz’s announcement from earlier tonight, and moved on. That, however, is about as much | Read More »
Tonight we are all William Lloyd Garrison #NeverTrump
With the chairman of the Republican Party, Reince Priebus, swearing eternal loyalty to ZOD (in the words of Jay Cost, I feel about the Republican Party the way Garrison felt about the Constitution. It is lost, and I will no longer have any part of it.
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#NeverTrump Means Never Trump. Never Ever.
So I’m getting a lot of emails from people – some friendly, some hostile – asking “what’s next” for the #NeverTrump movement. Quite frankly, I’m puzzled at the question. I mean, the entire meaning of the phrase was intended to convey that we would never vote for Trump, at any time, for any reason. It’s rather unambiguous, the word “never.” Look, the people who have | Read More »