2016 election

Buckeye State may buck Democrats in 2016

Salena Zito, The Hill

People are hungry here for a message of bringing America back as opposed to blame for everything that is wrong with America. Whichever candidate can articulate that without over-promising what they cannot deliver holds the key to winning this state, and likely the presidency.

Sorry Friends, If You Are #NeverTrump Then You Are #4Hillary

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
I still think Ted Cruz is the best candidate conservatives had in the race, but he is unfortunately not the candidate who won a majority of the delegates – that distinction goes to Donald Trump – and it is to Trump that right-of-center voters will have to look if our country and constitutional liberty are to survive. Don't buy that argument? Then look in the mirror and read this list...

The dogs that didn’t bark in 2016

Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

What's unusual about this campaign is not only that unexpected things happened — improbable candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders getting more than 40 percent of their parties' popular votes — but that things everyone has come to expect did not.

Donald Trump proves it’s time for an outsider

Senator David Perdue, Washington Post

While unpredictability shakes those conditioned to protect their own power, anyone who still has doubts about Mr. Trump should stop agonizing for a minute, take a deep breath, and at least contemplate the value of having such a unique asset at the top of our ticket.

Paul Ryan’s Hijra

Like President Obama, Speaker Paul Ryan has made increasing Muslim immigration to America his special project and has steadfastly fought any attempts by conservatives to slow or stop what a large majority of American believe is an existential threat to constitutional liberty.

How the Left Plans to Win Wisconsin in 2016

Brian Sikma, The Resurgent

Wisconsin, a battleground presidential swing state and home to one of the hottest U.S. Senate races of 2016, is in the crosshairs of no less than three national liberal organizations who have already laid out a strategy for how they plan to win in November.

Hillary still can’t explain why she should be president

Rich Lowry, New York Post

Armed with an impeccable resume and pedigree, and an impressive campaign and fundraising apparatus, Hillary has it all — except a rationale for her campaign and the ability to excite voters.

Model That Correctly Predicted Every Election Since 1980 Gives 2016 Verdict

Guy Bentley, Daily Caller

Moody’s Analytics, a subsidiary of credit ratings agency Moody’s, believes President Obama’s strong approval ratings will give the Democratic nominee a significant advantage come November.

Larry Craig: A Case for Donald Trump - Muslim Immigration

CHQ reader and author Larry A. Craig says bringing Muslims into our country could be the single worst mistake in our nation’s history. Our nation will bend to their will, first through polite accommodation, then through demands for equality and fairness, and then frankly you will be afraid not to give them everything they want because, frankly, you will be afraid of what will happen if you don’t. Bad laws can be undone.  Bad taxes and bad trade policies can be undone.  Bad immigration cannot. Donald Trump is the only candidate for president who has talked about stopping, even if only temporarily, Muslim immigration to America.

Larry Craig: A Case for Donald Trump, Part 2

Larry Craig says our elected officials seem to have forgotten the purpose of government in our country.  One thing that it is not for is for the government to do something and then tell the American people to like it.  Our government officials and elected representatives need to have a copy of the beginning of our Constitution printed out and mounted on their desks.  It provides a 6-point checklist for everything they do, and allowing unlimited immigration is contrary to almost every point.

Larry Craig: A Case for Donald Trump, Part 1

Larry Craig says, "For me there are five issues that are the iceberg sinking the ship.  And if the ship sinks, nothing else is going to matter.  In each case, Donald Trump is either the only one who understands the problem, has the right solution to fix the problem, or is the only one I believe will actually do what is needed to fix the problem."

Sen. Ben Sasse: Why are #NeverHillary and #NeverTrump the Only Choices?

Senator Ben Sasse, a principled limited government constitutional conservative if there ever was one, asks why are Americans faced with the choice of #NeverHillary or #NeverTrump. Sasse says there is room – indeed an appetite – for an alternative candidate. What say you?

Has Donald Trump Read The Republican Platform?

On day one of his campaign Donald Trump sounded like a candidate who wanted to reconstitute the Reagan's “three-legged stool” based on “fiscal, social and sovereignty issues.” However, since those first heady weeks almost everything Trump has said has taken him further and further from those early commitments, especially on the social and cultural issues.

Why I support Ted Cruz

Roger Kimball, PJ Media

Ted Cruz is the only candidate, Democrat or Republican, who understands and is prepared to address the twin dangers of executive overreach and the stealth statism of regulatory bloat.

GOP faces hurdles if it runs an anti-Trump third-party candidate

Cate Martel, The Hill

Donald Trump’s rise has sparked rumblings of an anti-Trump Republican candidate running as a third party if he wins the nomination. But to do so would take a concerted effort to get on states’ ballots, convince voters of the candidate’s viability and ultimately, leap over rules to capture enough members of the Electoral College.

Ted Cruz: The Only Conservative for President

The question now before Republican voters is not Trump vs #NeverTrump, it is who can best unite all of the elements of the winning Republican coalition. And as CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie has pointed out on numerous occasions, that candidate is Ted Cruz.

How Obama and the Left are Already Trying to Steal the 2016 Presidential Election

This week constitutional liberty hangs in the balance in an obscure courtroom in Washington, and the only things standing between the Left’s plan to guarantee victory for the Democratic candidate for President by stealing the 2016 election with non-citizen votes are the integrity of District of Columbia federal district court Judge Richard J. Leon and the extraordinary efforts of Kris Kobach, the Secretary of State of Kansas and attorney J. Christian Adams of the Public Interest Legal Foundation.

Don’t sleep on Ted Cruz. The next five weeks look very, very good for him.

Aaron Blake, Washington Post

Moving forward, it's easy to see how the Granite State could one day look like a very minor bump along Cruz's path to the Republican presidential nomination. The next few weeks of the GOP race look a whole lot more like Iowa than New Hampshire. And that is fantastic for Cruz.

Is Donald Trump Samson Or Delilah?

The notion of pulling the enemy’s temple down upon their heads is a seductive idea deeply embedded in our culture through the Biblical story of Samson, told in the Book of Judges. But is Donald Trump Samson or Delilah?

Bozell: It’s time to rally around Ted Cruz

Brent Bozell III, Breitbart

Conservatives nationally are seeing that he’s the one candidate who is going to return this country to her Constitutional foundations and Judeo—Christian values. On every issue of crucial importance to conservatives—defunding Planned Parenthood, ending the Obamacare nightmare, reducing the size of government, opposing amnesty—Cruz is not only with conservatives, he’s led the fight for conservatives.