Cleveland

Trump vs Cruz Battle Must Not Break the Conservative Movement

The natural beneficiaries of the current bloodletting between the conservative and populist wings of the anti-establishment coalition are the Republican establishment, Hillary Clinton and the Far-Left who seek to maintain and expand their power by undermining constitutional liberty and continuing the crony economic policies that have devastated America’s country class for two decades. #NeverHillary #NeverRyan

GOP Elites’ Delusional Plan for Cleveland

Patrick J. Buchanan, WND.com

While the GOP appears headed for a train wreck in Cleveland, the principal ingredients of a Republican victory and a Republican future will all be present there: Cruz conservatives and tea party types, Trumpite nationalists and populists, Rubio-Kasich-Bush centrists and moderates. Political statesmanship could yet bring about unity, and victory. Unfortunately, the smart money is on ego getting in the way.

Morton Blackwell for Virginia Republican National Committeeman

At what could be a contentious open Republican National Convention, where no candidate has a majority of the delegates when the convention opens, Morton Blackwell’s expertise on the Rules of the Republican Party, his record of working to empower the grassroots and his commitment to fairness and civility will be a much needed anchor to assure that Republicans leave their National Convention united and ready to defeat Hillary Clinton and the Democrats.

We Urge Cruz and Trump Delegates to Build an Outsider Alliance for the GOP Convention

We urge the Cruz and Trump delegates in other states to follow the lead of Tennessee's Joe Carr, state Senator Mae Beavers and Steve Gill and work together to make sure that, while they follow their principles and work to nominate their candidate, the Republican political class does not steal the nomination and succeed in forcing another content-free candidate and campaign down the throats of rebellious grassroots conservatives.

Good News From Iowa, Bad News From The Republican National Convention

Despite the fact that outsiders Ted Cruz and Donald Trump are blowing away the competition in Iowa, the Republican establishment of lobbyists, elected officials and big donors has served notice it isn't going to let a little thing like losing elections get in the way of making sure one of its own is the 2016 Republican presidential nominee.

New Poll: Conservatives Demand Honest, Open GOP Convention

The nomination of either Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio would cause 53% of conservatives to consider voting for a third-party candidate.  If Republican power brokers were to take advantage of a deadlocked convention to nominate Mitt Romney, 75% would oppose that move.

The Bush News Network Tries To Take Out Trump

The problem for the Republican establishment and the DC political class is that Trump’s rapid rise in the polls is not about Trump – it’s about his message – and no one came away from last night’s debate saying, “well Trump was his usual bombastic self, so I guess I’ll abandon him and vote for Jeb Bush.”

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Rock n’ roll in Cleveland tonight

Even with the field set for tonight’s long anticipated first “official” Republican presidential debate, a cloud of distrust still hovers over the event. Plus, will you tune-in for the “Happy Hour” debate, and, what if Trump wins the nomination?

How Fox chose debate participants

FoxNews.com

Fox uses very formal language to explain how it determined the top ten qualifiers for Thursday night’s debate. The bottom seven candidates will likely still be upset.

GOP Will Hold Convention Early in 2016

Tim Alberta, National Journal

Republicans will gather in Cleveland in July, allowing their presidential pick to dip into a bigger pot of campaign funds.

Cleveland Chosen As 2016 RNC Site

Andrew J. Tobias, Cleveland.com

Capping off a months-long lobbying effort, Cleveland has been selected to host of the 2016 Republican National Convention.