2016 election

The great silent majority may surprise Trump, Clinton and us all

Monica Crowley, Washington Times

The Republican Party is now the party of action, symbolized by its frenetic, unconventional nominee, and the Democratic Party is the passive one, embodied by its tired champion of the rejected status quo. In a change election, the choice could not be clearer.

Next President Faces Possible Obamacare Meltdown

Sarah Ferris, The Hill

The incoming administration will take office just as the latest ObamaCare enrollment tally comes in, delivering a potentially crucial verdict about the still-shaky healthcare marketplaces. The fourth ObamaCare signup period begins about one week before Election Day, and it will end about one week before inauguration on Jan. 20. After mounting complaints from big insurers about losing money this year, the results could serve as a kind of judgment day for ObamaCare, experts say.

Planned Parenthood to Register Voters as They Enter Abortion Clinics

Melanie Hunter, CNS News

“When we elect lawmakers, we give them incredible power over issues that matter to us. Like health care and reproductive rights, education and climate change, immigration and the economy, and so much more. Pledge to vote, and we’ll send you a reminder so that election day doesn’t pass you by,” Planned Parenthood’s website stated.

Trump Is Right: Elections Can Be Rigged

Jeffrey Lord, The American Spectator

To think that President Obama — a son of Chicago whose entire political career was based on a Chicago Democratic Party where voter fraud, aka rigging elections, was described by an FBI agent as “an accepted way of life in Chicago” — thinks Trump’s warning is “ridiculous” is not only ridiculous but laughably disingenuous.

Why Demographics Don't Favor the Democrats

Josh Gelernter, National Review

Democrats, and journalists, talk a great deal about how demographic changes are inexorably shifting the American electorate to the left. But they’re wrong. The American melting pot works against special-interest groups.

13 counties to watch in the presidential race

Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

The Washington Examiner has selected 13 key counties to watch in eight target states with 114 electoral votes that have been seriously contested in recent elections. Each county has the potential to indicate who will carry these states.

Will Obama – Trump Voters Decide The Election?

“I’m fed up with the old, fat, white, gray-haired men who run things,” said a New Jersey union electrician. “I’m white, but those guys are about entitlement, and Hillary falls right into that category, even though she’s not a man.”

Trump's Road Still Open

Patrick J. Buchanan, BernardGoldberg.com

What does Trump need to do? In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, “Keep your eyes on the prize” — the presidency. And between Trump and the presidency today stands not Paul Ryan, but Hillary Clinton. The Donald, his campaign, and party need to cease attacking one another to the elation of a hostile media, and redirect all their fire on the sole obstacle between them and a Republican sweep.

Sen. Richard Black, Virginia Co-Chairman of the Ted Cruz for President Campaign Letter to Voters

While anyone can take potshots at political decisions made by the Trump campaign, one thing is clear: Hillary Clinton will destroy every vestige of freedom remaining in America. I am not willing to have that happen. That is why I now support Donald Trump for President of the United States.

Up Close Report: The Donald Trump The Media Won’t Tell You About

In a Facebook post after Trump's Ashburn, VA rally, Loudoun Co. Republican Chairman Will Estrada tells us, "Be very skeptical of what the media is telling you about Donald Trump, because I saw it with my own eyes and it was something very different."

Trump on Offense

William McGurn, Wall Street Journal

The truth is that Mr. Trump’s offense is in good part a creature of the campaigns Democrats have run against Republicans for decades. Sooner or later it was inevitable that voters, tired of both political correctness and playing defense, would opt for a Republican nominee who would give as ugly as he got.

Trump fears election could be 'rigged'

Ben Kamisar, The Hill

Republican nominee Donald Trump on Monday raised the prospect of the presidential election being “rigged” against him. "I'm afraid the election is going to be rigged, I'm going to be honest," Trump told a crowd at an event in Columbus, Ohio.

It's the Supreme Court, Stupid

Hugh Hewitt, Washington Examiner

I know what a very liberal SCOTUS means: conservatism is done. It cannot survive a strong-willed liberal majority on the Supreme Court. Every issue, EVERY issue, will end up there, and the legislatures' judgments will matter not a bit.

GOP confidence in Senate majority builds

Reid Wilson, The Hill

The nature of the Senate map, in which Republicans are defending more than twice as many seats as Democrats, always meant the GOP would be playing defense this year. But the Trump-led disaster that Republicans once feared has yet to develop, which has party strategists in high spirits.

Yes, of course Donald Trump can win

Chris Cillizza, Washington Post

The race is close today and there's plenty of reason to believe it will stay like that all the way until the election. For those who say Trump can't win, you probably said he would have never made it this far. All assumptions need to go out the window in an election like this one. Trump seems to understand that.

Donald Trump will run a great race for president

R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr., The American Spectator

Possibly the Democratic Party is more united, but the Republican Party is different. It is more variegated. Its members stress different issues: social issues, economic issue, issues of foreign policy. Nevertheless one thing everyone I talked to in Cleveland agreed on: beating Crooked Hillary. On that there was no disagreement, and this fall I believe they will beat Hillary.

Ted Cruz Defends Decision Not To Endorse Trump: What Do You Think?

At some point Ted Cruz’s feud with Donald Trump and the insults traded between candidates during the Primary are not our problem. What is our problem, however, is living in an America governed by Hillary Clinton. Click here to take our CHQ poll and tell us what you think: Did Ted Cruz commit political suicide by refusing to endorse Donald Trump?

A Much Needed History Lesson For Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Scott Walker

Republican primary voters tend toward primogeniture and they may make a cause out of a closely fought loss, as Nixon’s supporters did over his 1960 loss to John F. Kennedy and Reagan’s conservative supporters did in 1976 after he was denied the Republican nomination, but it appears that general election voters have a higher standard and they will never forgive or look at a sore loser as worthy of the highest office in the land.

Trump's Best Path to Victory

John Brabender, Wall Street Journal

But there is a path to 270. For Mr. Trump to win, he needs to incite a national movement and a significant shift in voting behavior. He can worry less about specific states to target and spend more time on a national branding and message campaign centered on motivating specific audiences, not states. Mr. Trump did precisely that to win the Republican primaries.

Conservatives, I Urge You to Join Me: Unite Behind Trump and Pence

By: Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Friends, we've had our howl of frustration, but this is now a binary choice: Trump and Pence vs. Hillary Clinton. In this battle there is only the victory or defeat of constitutional liberty and the rule of law. In this battle there is no third option, there is no compromise, there is no sitting out the election. I’m all in for Trump and Pence and I urge you to join me and them in making America great again.