Donald Trump

An Appeal from the New to the Old Liberals

F.H. Buckley, National Review

Yesterday’s liberals were people who stood up for what was right, who did great things, whose errors (e.g. the Great Society) were mistakes of the mind and not the heart. Mostly, I miss their faith in the future, their exhilarating belief in the country’s greatness, so often absent in the Republican party of today — with the singular exception of its candidate for the presidency.

Hillary, Interrupted

Michelle Malkin, Townhall

It's 2016, and the Democrats' feminist heroine running for commander in chief is whinnying about being -- wait for it -- interrupted. Un-stage-managed debates usually involve spontaneous and contentious back and forth. Without the jibes and jeers and repartee and sighs and side-eyes, you're not debating. You're side-by-side monologuing with a Kabuki moderator keeping time and warming a seat.

Did Donald Trump deconstruct Hillary Clinton with marginal voters?

Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

Barone thinks Clinton won the debate, but on reflection and looking over the transcript, he thinks Trump did a fairly good job of discouraging marginal voters from voting for Clinton, more than he appreciated when watching the debate.

Fox News says 2003 clip shows Trump's Iraq War opposition

Nikita Vladimirov, The Hill

Fox News Channel on Tuesday released a 2003 video clip that it says shows Donald Trump doubting the Iraq War effort. Under the headline, "2003 clip backs up Trump on Iraq War opposition," Fox News posted a clip from "Your World With Neil Cavuto," in which Trump criticizes the George W. Bush for not being decisive.

Trump reports $18 million post-debate fundraising haul

Yousef Saba, Politico

Donald Trump's campaign said Tuesday that his campaign has pulled in $18 million in online donations in the 24 hours after Monday night's debate with Hillary Clinton. “As a result of Donald Trump’s huge debate win last night, we had a massive fundraising day bringing in more than $18 million.” the Republican presidential nominee's campaign announced.

How Trump won over a bar full of undecideds and Democrats

Salena Zito, New York Post

One patron said Clinton came across as either smug or as though she was reading her resume, adding there was nothing on her resume that reached his life, “I am a small businessman, a farmer, come from a long line of farmers and coal miners, the policies she talked about tonight ultimately either hurt me or ignore me,” he said.

The argument Trump can actually win

W. James Antle III, Washington Examiner

Trump will never be able to fully defuse the ticking time bombs, even against "likeable enough" Hillary. What he can do is more consistently press the case that his ruthlessness can be made to work for the American people, not just for himself.

The Viguerie Take On The Trump -- Clinton Debate

For those voters who want to change our country's leadership Trump helped them feel that he was an acceptable alternative. Trump did last night what Reagan did in 1980 for those undecided voters --he showed he was an acceptable alternative.

Clinton’s Real Foe in Tonight’s Debate: Fairness

David Catron, The American Spectator

What’s making Hillary's supporters jumpy is that the moderator might actually be fair, and refuse to join Hillary in a tag-team takedown of Trump. They quite literally want Lester Holt to reprise the contemptible role Candy Crowley played in the second 2012 presidential debate.

Before debate, Clinton works refs, asks for special treatment

Byron York, Washington Examiner

For several days, Democrats and their supporters in the press have demanded that presidential debate moderator Lester Holt factcheck Donald Trump in Monday night's showdown at Hofstra University. Those demands turned to pleading Sunday when Hillary Clinton's campaign manager, Robby Mook, appearing on ABC's "This Week," asked for special treatment for Clinton in the event that Trump tells lies from the debate stage.

How Trump Could Win the Debate

Rich Lowry, National Review

Tonight's debate is an event tailor-made for Trump to change one of the main factors holding him back. By roughly 60 percent to 30 percent, people think Clinton is prepared to be president; by roughly 60 percent to 30 percent, people think Trump is not. A credible performance could move that number for Trump, and appreciably increase his odds of winning the presidency.

When ‘deplorables’ took back their country

Thomas C. Steward, Washington Times

Jackson’s policies were controversial at the time, and are still vigorously debated by historians, but Jackson rocked the political establishment and made government more accountable to the people. Could we have a second Jacksonian Revolution? That depends on whether the American people trust Donald Trump to lead one.

Donald Trump Expands Supreme Court Justice List, Includes Mike Lee

Alex Swoyer, Breitbart

Judicial Crisis Network’s Carrie Severino says conservatives should be “very pleased” with the expanded list. “Donald Trump continues to take unprecedented steps to demonstrate that he intends to appoint justices like Scalia, Thomas and Alito,” Severino says. “Conservatives should be very pleased by the steps he has taken, and if he lives up to his promises we will have a Court that truly puts the rule of law ahead of political preferences.”

Gary Bauer: Trump on a Number of Issues is BETTER Than What Passes for Conservatism Today

This November, voters who cherish faith, family and freedom have a very clear choice:  Voting for Donald Trump gives us a chance to restore America.  Not voting or dividing the conservative vote by supporting a third party candidate only empowers the left, and likely means the end of conservatism in America.

How Trump Wins the Debate

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

If she were debating John Kasich or Jeb Bush, neither the viewing audience nor the title-fight excitement of Monday night would be there. Specifically, what does Trump need to do? He needs to show that he can be presidential. He needs to speak with confidence, but not cockiness, and to deal with Clinton’s attacks directly, but with dignity and not disrespect. And humor always helps.

#TrumpTrain reaches 30 million, changes how campaigns use Internet

Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner

In just a year, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his close-knit family and team of social media warriors have shattered Internet records, collecting over 30 million followers and fans and generating billions of views.

Is Trump the Only Republican Who Can Handle the Media Onslaught?

Matt Lewis, Roll Call

If we’re talking solely about 2016, you could argue that Trump might be the only Republican who can handle the media onslaught — and who has the media smarts to manage it. Republicans who voted for The Donald in the primary wanted a street fighter who could fight fire with fire. We will soon know if their wish came true.