Donald Trump

The Media is Playing Mouth of Sauron for Trump

Leon H. Wolf, RedState

The idea that Donald Trump has already won this election is a lie – a lie that is told for the specific purpose of demoralizing the anti-Trump forces. If you live in Indiana, don’t believe the lie tomorrow.

Indiana Trump and Cruz Voters Agree: Marlin Stutzman for Senate

The open Senate seat in Indiana is one where the two leading candidates present a stark choice between Marlin Stutzman, the principled limited government constitutional conservative and Todd Young, the Big Government – Big Business Mitch McConnell yes-man. We urge our friends in Indiana to vote Marlin Stutzman for Senate in tomorrow’s Indiana Republican primary.

Simple Patriotism Trumps Ideology

Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal

I’d been thinking that maybe Mr. Trump’s appeal is simple: What Trump supporters believe, what they perceive as they watch him, is that he is on America’s side. His statements radiate the idea that he’s not at all interested in ideology, only in making America great again—through border security and tough trade policy, etc. He’s saying he’s on America’s side, period.

A Return to the National Interest

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Military intervention for reasons of ideology or nation building is not an Eisenhower or Nixon or Reagan tradition. It is not a Republican tradition. It is a Bush II-neocon deformity, an aberration that proved disastrous for the United States and the Middle East.

Ted Cruz Bigfoots Trump’s Big Day with Fiorina VP Announcement

Leon H. Wolf, RedState

Ted Cruz understood that it was important to give the media something else – anything, really – to talk about. And give them something to talk about he did, by announcing Carly Fiorina as his running mate. Substantively, the pick of Fiorina is relatively inconsequential to the ongoing fight with Donald Trump. From a media standpoint, it was a rousing success.

In state after state, strong GOP support for Trump's Muslim proposal

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Trump has moved the Republican debate on all sorts of subjects — trade, immigration, entitlements and more. In the case of temporarily banning foreign Muslims, Trump created an issue out of whole cloth, stuck to it through an enormous controversy, and, with voter approval, appears to have come out ahead in the Republican race.

The Carly Factor

Ted Cruz's decision to make Carly Fiorina his running mate would seem to preclude a grand populist - conservative alliance to break the Washington Cartel. Now the Republican National Convention will be a three army battle in which Trump’s populists, Cruz’s movement conservatives and the dark forces of the Republican establishment all vie against each other for dominance and the Republican nomination for president, and at this point no one can predict which way the battle will turn.

CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll - Does The Carly Factor Change Your Mind?

Did Ted Cruz's announcement that Carly Fiorina would be his running mate change the dynamics of the remaining Republican primaries? Will it help Cruz get to the magic number of 1,237 delegates? While you may change your mind later, tell us who you'd currently like to see as the GOP nominee.  

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Trump declares race won, but it’s not

Eli Stokols, Politico

The Trump campaign’s $900,000 in spending on television ads in Indiana and its staffers on the ground belie the candidate’s bluster and reveal that GOP nomination fight is hardly settled.

John Kasich flops in friendly territory

David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner

With Kasich having failed to inflict measurable damage on Trump in states that supposedly shaped up well for him, Republican insiders are not only laughing off the governor's claims that he could win a contested nomination floor fight, they're saying his legacy in the race will be that of standing in the way of viable candidates that might have stopped Trump.

Don’t Call The Game Before The Clock Runs Out

What Trump is demanding is that the referees call the game in the middle of the fourth quarter; we disagree and think the teams should play until the delegates vote and the clock runs out at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Trump rejects new adviser’s push to make him ‘presidential’

Kenneth P. Vogel and Eli Stokols, Politico

Donald Trump is bristling at efforts to implement a more conventional presidential campaign strategy, and has expressed misgivings about the political guru behind them, Paul Manafort, for overstepping his bounds, multiple sources close to the campaign tell POLITICO.

Trump: Cruz, Kasich would 'go to jail' for collusion in business

Anna Giaritelli, Washington Examiner

The front-running Republican presidential candidate doubled down on earlier criticisms of the other candidates in a Monday interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity. "It's collusion. In business you go to jail for that, but it's collusion where they're coming together because they are getting beaten badly."

Trump compares Kasich to 'spoiled brat'

Jesse Byrnes, The Hill

Donald Trump on Monday evening likened his Republican presidential rival John Kasich to a "spoiled brat" for staying in the GOP race on the eve of voting in five states. "Here's a guy that just says, 'I'm going to stay.' Like if you have a child who's a spoiled brat, where they go, 'I don't care daddy! Get out of the room, daddy. I don't care.' This is like a spoiled guy," Trump said during a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

SUPER TRUMP DAY: Previewing the April 26 Primaries

Joe Cunningham, RedState

Up for grabs tonight are delegates in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Rhode Island, and Connecticut – a total of 172. A total sweep isn’t likely in any of the states, but a solid showing by Trump will make a lot of people nervous.

This Week's CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll - Have You Voted?

Did Donald Trump's remarks about changing the pro-life plank of the Republican Platform take away his air of inevitability? Do you agree with Trump? While you may change your mind later, tell us who you'd currently like to see as the GOP nominee.  

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