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Presidential Horse Race 2016: Turmoil and red meat at the first day of the Republican Convention

The evening program of the first day of the Republican National Convention offered plenty of interest, but the “stars” of the show were not necessarily the ones you would expect. Plus, #NeverTrump wanted convention chaos and in getting it killed necessary reforms of the RNC that conservatives have been working on for years; Ted Cruz will back Trump because everyone will be better off when The Donald wins, and, Beyond Cleveland, Trump is just getting started.

Conservatives, I Urge You to Join Me: Unite Behind Trump and Pence

By: Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Friends, we've had our howl of frustration, but this is now a binary choice: Trump and Pence vs. Hillary Clinton. In this battle there is only the victory or defeat of constitutional liberty and the rule of law. In this battle there is no third option, there is no compromise, there is no sitting out the election. I’m all in for Trump and Pence and I urge you to join me and them in making America great again.

Cruz steps into spotlight for Trump

Jordain Carney, The Hill

Sen. Ted Cruz is stepping back into the national spotlight at the Republican National Convention, where his rival, Donald Trump, will be crowned the presidential nominee. Republicans will be watching to see if Cruz has some nice things to say about Trump, who invited the Texan to a speaking role in a gesture of party unity.

Why Mike Pence is a gutsy choice for Trump

Steve Moore, Fox News

Pence softens Trump’s rough edges. He is a policy wizard who will fill the Trump cupboard with solutions to immigration, college tuition costs, government debt, terrorism, declining incomes, social unrest and the panoply of things that have gone wrong in America in the age of Obama. Trump-Pence. Now that’s a ticket that really can make America great again.

Richard Viguerie on French Attack: 'Radical Islam Has Declared War on the West'

Todd Beamon, Newsmax

The deadly terror attack in France Thursday that killed more than 70 people and injured over 100 others makes clear that radical Islam has declared war on the West," conservative commentator Richard A. Viguerie told Newsmax TV.

Is Indiana Governor Mike Pence The Conservative Choice For Vice President?

It looks like Donald Trump has made his choice for Vice President: Indiana's Governor Mike Pence.

Is the Governor Pence the candidate who can cement the winning populist – conservative coalition for Donald Trump?

In view of his betrayal of conservative principles on Indiana's RFRA and ending Common Core many conservatives, including CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie, have expressed reservations about Governor Pence. Click here to read Mr. Viguerie's column on Governor Pence. 

Please tell us what you think; does Governor Pence satisfy your expectations for a running mate for Donald Trump?

Newt Gingrich (write-in)
43% (17 votes)
Indiana Governor Mike Pence
40% (16 votes)
Saran Palin (write-in)
8% (3 votes)
Rick Santorum (write-in)
8% (3 votes)
Total voters: 40

Stop Pretending the Court Is Impartial

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

How can liberals credibly uphold the pretense that Supreme Court decisions, where the left is the majority, represent judgments based on the Constitution, when Ginsburg, the leading leftist, has revealed herself to be a rabid partisan who can’t wait to use her judicial power to impose her ideology upon the United States?

Trump team scores big win as RNC writes its convention rules

Kyle Cheney, Politico

The pro-Trump victory was the main event of the Republican rules fight that ended at 11:30 p.m. on Thursday when the committee passed a package of rules that will govern the party for the next four years. Despite all the tension surrounding the rules fight, very little actually changed.

Trump on 'horrific' France attack: 'Here we go again'

Mark Hensch, The Hill

Donald Trump on Thursday said an attack in Nice, France that has killed dozens shows the fight against terrorism is getting worse. “This is crazy what’s going on,” the presumptive GOP presidential nominee said. “It’s a horrible thing. It’s bedlam ... We have to get awfully tough and we have to get smart or we’re not going to have a society, we’re not going to have a world anymore.”

Rising Trump Lifts All Republican Boats

Brendan Kirby, Lifezette

Three embattled Republican senators have opened up substantial leads on their Democratic challengers, new polling by Quinnipiac University suggests, discrediting assertions from pundits that Donald Trump will be Kryptonite in down-ballot races.

Liberals are shocked — shocked! — that Ginsburg would act like a hack

Editors, Washington Examiner

Liberals are wringing their hands about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's highly unusual political comments, in which she all but openly called on voters to defeat Donald Trump. While the criticism is appropriate, the vituperation of it is nonetheless amusing. It's as though the New York Times' editors suddenly reached the age where they discovered that their parents don't know everything. The paper doesn't like admitting that its favorite justice is kind of a political hack who has done quite a bit to politicize the court on which she sits.

Trump's 'law-and-order' gamble

Mike Lillis, The Hill

Donald Trump's embrace of “law and order” on the campaign trail is a risk that could pay big dividends, political experts say. Some conservatives think Trump's message will prove effective in an election year when violent crime is churning headlines and voters are anxious about the threat of terrorist attacks.

Can Trump Win Ohio?

Daniel Henninger, Wall Street Journal

From Cleveland on Lake Erie down to Cincinnati on the Kentucky border, Ohio’s voters historically have demanded hands-on attention before they pick the next president. For now, Donald Trump is campaigning for this must-win state with not much more than the Trump brand. There’s a first time for everything.

RNC races to stamp out anti-Trump rebellion

Alex Isenstadt and Shane Goldmacher, Politico

The Republican National Committee and Donald Trump’s campaign are scrambling to quash a small but dangerous insurgency inside the party aimed at wresting the nomination away from the New York billionaire on national television next week. About a dozen of RNC Chairman Reince Priebus’s most loyal allies who hold seats on the 112-member Rules Committee are working to extinguish the anti-Trump efforts.

It’s Not Just Who IS Speaking At The Donald Trump Convention, It’s Who ISN’T

Caleb Howe, RedState

The list of speakers for the Donald Trump Convention is in, and it's significant not just because of who is on it, but who is not. Who is are a lot - a LOT - of not politicians. Who is not is...

The Right VP Keeps Populist – Conservative Coalition Together

CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie has often spoken of the new populist – conservative coalition’s game changing potential. The key is for Donald Trump to weld it together permanently at the Republican National Convention by choosing a running mate who is broadly acceptable to both conservatives and populists.  We invite you to add your name to the list.

The VP hopeful who was Trump before Trump

Burgess Everett, Politico

As his rivals for vice president twist themselves to fit Donald Trump’s ideological profile, Jeff Sessions has stood pat: The Alabama senator was a leader of the Trump brigade before the business mogul even announced his presidential run.