Donald Trump’s controversial comments about Fox News’s Megyn Kelly have been criticized by his Republican opponents. But there’s another, more basic threat to the sustainability of his campaign: the quality of his campaign organization and its consultants. By my calculations, Donald Trump has paid nine consultants for their services. Few are of the type best […]
Since Thursday night’s debate, and for obvious reasons, the name many people have been discussing is Donald Trump. Because of his comments regarding Megyn Kelly (which he won’t apologize for), his invitation to the RedState Gathering in Atlanta was rescinded. I believe this was, without a doubt, the right move by Erick Erickson. Since then, the selective outrage from Trump supporters has gone off the | Read More »
August is the doldrums of political season. The winds stop and one story can stick around and take up attention. August is the season of Monica Lewinsky, Chandra Levy, Cindy Sheehan, the Obamacare protests, the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, etc., etc., etc. The President is on vacation, the congress is out of Washington, and the political press is in search of a story. Politicians | Read More »
(h/t Ace of Spades) There are many who view Trump as an unserious and a fringe candidate whose followers are little more than the 2016 version of Ron Paul’s goofs. National Review nearly has a collective aneurysm at the mention of his name and, contra The Federalist’s David Harsanyi, the debate on Thursday was far from substantive and the questions asked showed very clearly that | Read More »
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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 »
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I am probably the biggest Donald Trump doubter on this website. Among other problems I have with Trump, I have always questioned his alleged conversion to the pro-life cause, announced at CPAC 2012 with little or no explanation or conviction. But for the first time since he announced, I am glad Donald Trump is in this race. Why? Because he has called the bluff of | Read More »
On paper, [mc_name name=’Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’R000595′ ] has been checking all the right boxes lately. He opposed the disastrous Iran Deal. When asked about the Planned Parenthood video, he had an appropriate quip about how silly it is for everyone to focus on Cecil the Lion when this is going on beneath all our noses. There’s no specific area where [mc_name name=’Sen. | Read More »
Whether you like Donald Trump or not is irrelevant. On Thursday, Donald Trump will appear on a Presidential debate stage with nine other Americans out of more than 300 million people. The nine candidates who will be on stage with Trump still have not figured out how to deal with Trump. Maybe by Thursday they will. The way to deal with Trump is to speak | Read More »
A couple of new polls have been released that are significant for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, they both have reputable sample sizes and are actual surveys, not the trash you get from You.gov and Zogby Interactive. Second they show Donald Trump with a substantial lead over any of his rivals. First up, and the juiciest, is one by the Saint Petersburg Times. | Read More »
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[caption id="attachment_234162" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Image Credit: Shutterstock[/caption] A new CNN/ORC Poll released on Sunday, finds that only 30% of registered voters feel their views are well represented by the government in Washington. The new CNN poll confirms new Pew Research Center polling, released last Thursday, finds that only 32% of respondents have a favorable opinion on the Republican Party — the lowest number Pew has | Read More »