2016 campaign

President Trump’s Arizona Speech Drives Left Nuts

Trump’s Phoenix speech was good mostly because Trump showed he could still be Trump, and that he wasn’t going to be cowed into abandoning his base – and because along the way he delivered an epic put down to the national media’s Charlottesville narrative.

Do Nothing Congress Creating Deadly Enthusiasm Gap For GOP

While President Trump holds a 47 percent approval rating, at 29 percent Speaker Paul Ryan's abysmal approval rating is beginning to drag down the whole GOP, and especially its establishment candidates.

Shattered: The Book That Explains The Real Reasons Why Hillary Lost

Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign the just-out book by respected political reporters Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes tells the truth about how and why sure winner Hillary Clinton went down to a defeat that still has Washington reeling.

Top Democrat Finally Commits The Truth About Trump Surveillance

This is a big deal for a lot of reasons, but the one that no one seems to be talking about is how did someone who was outside of government, and who was advising Hillary Clinton, have access to secret intelligence long after she left her official duties?

Catholic surprise: another way Trump is remaking the GOP

F.H. Buckley, The New York Post

Catholics, on the other hand, were plus-2 for Obama in 2012 and plus-7 for Trump this year. Evangelicals helped Trump in states he was mostly going to win anyway. Catholics? Now we’re talking about Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin. And that was the election.

Reprising Hillary’s choke of 2008

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

Hillary’s very bad, not at all good week has put another cakewalk on hold. The polls are tightening dramatically, the FBI and WikiLeaks keep coming at her, and on the stump Hillary’s looking a hint unhinged. She’s beginning to shriek. She’s still the favorite, but no longer by very much, and her most faithful acolytes, from Wall Street to K Street to Hollywood Boulevard, are wetting their pants.

Was Banning Muslim Immigration Just Another Trump Con?

We’d like to think that Donald Trump will eventually earn our vote by committing to conservative positions and policies and campaigning as a conservative, but now that he's backing off his call for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our representatives can figure out what the hell is going on” what sounded to us like sensible policy is looking like just another political con.

Jeb Bush, RIP (campaign-wise at least)

Erick Erickson, The Resurgent

His campaign is dead, South Carolina will not revive it, and he needs to show grace and walk away. The guy is clearly miserable on the trail. He clearly now recognizes he is going nowhere at all. It is painful to watch. The one and only good samaritan thing Jeb Bush could do now is drop out of the race today, force it to shake up, and force further consolidation against Trump.

Dole Endorses Bush – Big Government GOP Desperate To Save Jeb's Failing Campaign

Bob Dole supported the passage of Obamacare. If you connect the dots, and the Washington Cartel money, there’s a straight line from the Big Government Republicans, like Bob Dole, who also supported the George H.W. Bush tax increase that broke his “read my lips” pledge and led to his defeat, to the content-free campaign of 1996, to the Big Business – Big Government axis of Chamber of Commerce money supporting Jeb Bush, to yesterday's Bob Dole endorsement of Jeb Bush.