Donald Trump

Trump, Hillary, and Dishonest Abe

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Trump’s decision to go on offense served him well. Hillary, perhaps fearing that an extended attack on Trump’s lack of fitness owing to his taped remarks could backfire on her and lead to more discussion of her husband, didn’t revisit the issue after the opening moments of the debate. She tried to broaden her attacks but not very effectively. Many of her lines landed with a thud.

Trump stays alive with decent debate performance

Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

My sense is that Trump's performance was good enough to stall what has been this weekend a growing cascade of demands that he withdraw from the race. It doesn't seem likely that he eliminated what seemed to be the growing polling gap between him and Hillary Clinton. But he may have reversed the trend.

Trump Will Win the National Battle for Legitimacy

David P. Goldman, PJ Media

There has never been anything like this in the past century and a half of American history, and it is thankless to predict the outcome. Nonetheless I will: Trump will crush it. Clinton, the major media, the pollsters, and the mainstream Republican Party have badly misread the insurrectionist mood of the electorate.

If you think Donald Trump’s comments are vulgar, check out Hillary’s potty mouth

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, American Thinker

Fact checking Hillary's past proves she's no saint when it comes to language. Note: If you are offended by vulgar language, do not read this.

Trumped-Up Outrage

Heather Mac Donald, City Journal

Either women are the same as men or they’re not. It is particularly galling to see the selective resurrection of Victorian values from the same crowd that has been pushing transgender locker rooms on the world, in an effort to destroy the last shred of girls’ innate sexual modesty.

Gingrich: GOP bedwetters have 'egg on their face' after debate

Ben Kamisar, The Hill

"Tonight, they have a lot of egg on their face because the guy who showed up tonight is the Republican nominee, he clearly has earned the right to be the Republican nominee," Newt Gingrich said early Monday morning on Fox News shortly after the second presidential debate in St. Louis ended.

Here’s Who Won The Debate, According To The Internet

Kaitlan Collins, Daily Caller

Donald Trump won the second presidential debate — or at least that’s what you’d think if you were reading the Internet Sunday night. The pollster Frank Luntz tweeted that 16 members of his focus group determined Trump the winner, while six of them thought Clinton was.

Trump Pushed The Reset Button In Last Night's Debate

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Trump met and exceeded most people's expectations by a mile. For those voters who don't like America's direction they saw a person who was a credible alternative to Obama's 3rd term.

Trump Prevails: Fights Clinton, Media And GOP Establishment

Trump made creditable, if somewhat disjointed, statements of his core policies, but policy details weren’t the most important things he communicated; his most important point was stressing time and again that he is the candidate of change and ending the destructive policies of Clinton, Obama and DC’s self-appointed establishment elite.

Do not allow the Trump audio tape to distract from what is really at stake this year

As Americans, we can object to what Donald Trump said on the now infamous audio tape from 2005 without losing sight of what this year’s election is really all about -- conservative and Republican policies versus liberal Democrat policies.

Of Course Trump Paid Taxes

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, American Thinker

Just with his real estate holdings Trump may have paid more in real estate taxes than what the Clintons have paid in all taxes combined. Add to that the government fees for building permits and such. Trump also pays FICA taxes on the salaries of tens of thousands of employees. He pays an unemployment insurance tax, which is needed under the Obama-Clinton job-killing policies. The jobs created by Trump result in more people paying taxes. Hillary berates this as trickle-down economics. Tell that to the people who got the jobs. They are far better off than the record number of people receiving food stamps under Obama.

How Poll Bias Obscures Trump’s Likely Election

Milton Rosenberg, The American Spectator

It follows that the slight Clinton majorities coming from the “closely contested” and electorally crucial states such as Pennsylvania, Florida, and North Carolina may be illusory. If there is a small silent majority for Trump out there it will show from the privacy of the voting booth rather than in the polls.

Why I Am Having Nightmares About the Coming Election

David Franke, The American Conservative

I know I cannot vote for Clinton, but do I take a chance with Trump? Yes, he is disgusting personally, but at least he offers some chance of preserving some semblance of constitutional governance—we would still have free speech and the Second Amendment in relatively good shape. Yes, increasing civil strife is inevitably on the horizon, as the militarism budget and entitlements increasingly crowd out the welfare goodies now expected by much of the population. But, at least, there is some hope that “our side” could prevail in some tattered form.

Joseph Farah: Only Trump Can Save Us From Hillary

Donald Trump truly represents our only hope in stopping Hillary. He is the only person standing between her and the White House. It’s time for all clear-thinking, patriotic, liberty-loving Americans – Republican, independent or Democrat – to rally around him before it’s too late.

Deroy Murdock: Fake Anti-Semitism Flap Finds Trump Foes in New Low

How low will Donald J. Trump’s foes go to tear him down? Why not concoct a fake anti-Semitism flap? The Washington Post's baseless hatchet job libeling Donald Trump, Steve Bannon and Matthew Tyrmand as anti-Semites proves to be manipulative and truly vile.

Viguerie: Pence evokes memories of Reagan

Greg Corombos, WND.com

“Among other losers [on Tuesday] night were people named Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Paul Ryan,” Viguerie said. “If the ticket were to lose in 2016, and I don’t think they will, I think Mike Pence is going to be the favorite going forward. Win or lose, we’ll see Mike Pence accept the mantle as being the leader of the conservative movement.”

Donald Trump’s secret weapon for Debate No. 2

Monica Crowley, Washington Times

Many are now demanding that he truly go on the attack. Since it’s in the political bloodstream that he did not hit her proactively the last time, he now has a free hand to up the ante without being stigmatized as an unsuitable hothead. If Mrs. Clinton thinks the final two debates are going to resemble the first one, she may face a very unpleasant surprise.

Is Trump Admiral Bull Halsey or Captain Queeg?

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

If Trump fights Hillary with a coherent plan that is the antithesis of the last eight years, rather than harping about his business reputation and obsessing with the trivial, he still might win a conservative Congress, a cadre of loyal conservative cabinet officers, a rare chance to remake the Supreme Court in a fashion not seen since the 1930s — and at 70 years of age make all his prior celebrity achievements of the past seem as nothing in comparison.