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Evangelicals May Show Unusual Maturity in Voting for Trump

Doug Bandow, American Spectator

Evangelical support for Trump suggests that believers at least are asking the correct question: who would make the best president, not parson or moral model. The role of Christians in civil government should be the same as of their neighbors. Serve one’s community, respect the Constitution, defend the nation, promote a better world. Not deliver the Kingdom of God on earth.

Trump Gets It. The GOP Doesn't.

Sally Zelikovsky, American Thinker

It is the very ineptitude of Republicans articulating our principles and policies and their failure, once elected, to implement the policies promised during campaigns, coupled with all of the politically-correct backtracking they do in an effort not to be criticized by the Democrat-Media Complex, that is responsible for the rise of Donald Trump in the first place.

Ryan under GOP fire for calling Trump's remarks racist

Alexander Bolton and Scott Wong, The Hill

Ryan’s remarks quickly became a Democratic talking point used to batter vulnerable Senate Republican incumbents.

Thank You, Donald Trump For Standing With Israel Today

Steve Berman, The Resurgent

Donald Trump is having a good day, which is a rare thing lately. He deserves praise for standing with Israel in the wake of the horrific and deplorable attacks in Tel Aviv. Trump posted a statement on his Facebook page. By contrast, Hillary Clinton had no such statement (or any statement) on her social media feeds.

My Conservative Dark Horse GOP VP Nominee: Rick Santorum

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Rick Santorum would, as no other candidate except Ted Cruz, help Trump complete the circle necessary to build a winning populist – conservative coalition by bringing culturally conservative pro-lifers into the fold. He knows Washington and Capitol Hill and certainly after his strong run in 2012 and his leadership in the Senate “could be viewed as somebody who could be president."

CHQ 2016 GOP Vice Presidential Straw Poll Top Choices

The choice Donald Trump makes for Vice President will make – or break – the deal he needs to conclude with conservatives to cement a winning populist – conservative coalition.

However, beyond saying he "wants a vice president who knows Washington, is able to deal with the Congress and could be viewed as somebody who could be president" Trump has given little indication who he might select as his running mate. What conservative do you think best fits the job description given for Vice President on a Trump ticket? CHQ readers have narrowed the field, now you decide?

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Viguerie: It's Trump or 'we lose our country'

Greg Corombos, WND.com

“Donald Trump was not my first, second, third, fourth, fifth choice, but’s he’s now the only option that we have,” Viguerie said. “Yes, he’s going to make some wrong decisions. He’s going to appoint some people we’re unhappy with. But he’s not going to be wrong 100 percent of the time.”

Trump's Victory Speech Should Give the Democrats Reason to Worry

John Judis, Talking Points Memo

It was a speech that portrayed the candidate as someone who, above all, wanted to make sure Americans were safe, employed and prosperous. That’s the kind of appeal that could win some votes.

Joe the Plumber: Trump will grab Bernie voters, bury Clinton

Anna Giaritelli, Washington Examiner

"They associate words with Donald Trump like winner, businessmen, successful, speaking his mind ... So I think Trump needs to keep being Trump, talk about how business is going to actually come around and bring jobs back. So I really think he is going to appeal to them."

Huffington Post Editorial Calls For Attacks On Trump Supporters And GOP

streiff, RedState

The writer is a guy name Jesse Bern. Charitably put, guys like Bern are uniquely unsuited to surviving in an environment where random violence it the way of life, but they are extremely adept at encouraging others to do it.

Part 4: Is There A Conservative Dark Horse On Trump’s VP Short List?

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
An examination of the pros and cons, strengths and weaknesses of the most obvious conservative prospects for Vice President left me wondering if there isn’t someone else – a true dark horse – whom Donald Trump ought to consider as part of his short list of prospective nominees for Vice President.

RINO Renee Ellmers is first GOP incumbent knocked off in primary

Elena Schneider, Politico

Ellmers, who was the first congresswoman to endorse Trump, rode the tea party wave into Congress in 2010. But she angered conservatives for a series of votes, including ones in support of the omnibus budget, the farm bill and the Export-Import Bank.

Will Trump's Signal-to-Noise Problem Sink Him and Us?

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

I wrote long ago the presidency was Trump's to lose. I meant it then and I mean it now—only Trump can bring down Trump. Unfortunately, he's doing it. His signal-to-noise problem is getting the better of him. He doesn't know where to pick a fight, so he's doing it everywhere.

Part 3: Is There A Conservative Dark Horse On Trump’s VP Short List?

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
When we review the GOP VP prospects from the middle of the poll field Jim Jordan certainly stands out as a consistent conservative who lends credibility with movement conservatives to the Trump coalition, as one who adds to Trump’s brand in the must win state of Ohio and who has the legislative experience necessary to help Trump sell his program on Capitol Hill.

Part 2: Is There A Conservative Dark Horse On Trump’s VP Short List?

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Last week I asked CHQ readers if there was a conservative dark horse on Donald Trump’s VP short list, and I suggested eleven names of solid conservatives who seemed to fill Trump’s criteria -- so now it’s time to take a look at the list.

Viguerie: Silence of GOP Leaders Fueling Support for Trump

Greg Richter, Newsmax

"What's happening at the grassroots, what's driving a lot of this support for Trump … is the silence of Republican leaders," Viguerie said Monday on "Newsmax Prime." "They just are intimidated by the national media. And when [President Barack] Obama or the Democrats shred the Constitution, they're silent."

Schooling Trump and entrepreneurs in nanny state lessons

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, American Thinker

The nanny state discourages entrepreneurship in so many ways, and while licensing laws are certainly useful for certain professions, the nanny state has taken to requiring licenses for average businesses and imposing other regulatory burdens that interfere with success.  It is no wonder that small business owners fed up with the nanny state are flocking to Trump.