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Presidential Horse Race 2016: Ted’s southern campaign on Cruz control

The Iowa caucuses are almost six months away and already there’s speculation on which Republicans won’t make it there. Plus, Donald Trump, former Democrat, never at a loss for words; Fiorina and the Republican glass ceiling; Ted Cruz tours the south and Ben Carson: Planned Parenthood founded to control black population.

How about a little compassion for We the People?

Lloyd Marcus, American Thinker

“Not only have We the People had to endure mainstream media, Democrat, and GOP establishment attacks, some on our side are attacking us for not being ‘smart enough’ to reject Donald Trump. I say, have a little compassion for us.”

Why Is Dr. Ben Carson Being Shut Out?

Dr. Carson deserves better treatment than he is getting from the Republican political establishment because let’s face it – Ben Carson can learn about policy, but there’s nothing that can make Donald Trump and Jeb Bush more likeable.

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Is Trump coming back down to earth?

A recent Rasmussen poll shows Donald Trump losing one-third of his support, though he still leads. Meanwhile, Carly Fiorina warns GOP congressional leaders; what to make of Trump’s candidacy and finally, Republicans wobble but they don’t fall down.

Why Trump Is Still Leading And Ted Cruz Rose After The Fox Debate

What the establishment media doesn’t seem to get and the Republican establishment fears beyond anything else, including the election of Hillary Clinton as President, is that those voters who support Donald Trump and Ted Cruz understand that the Republican establishment is the problem.

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Treat the Donald with care

Donald Trump makes peace with Fox, but still won’t apologize to Megyn Kelly; what candidates are in trouble this week; are we heading for a Goldwater situation?; Ben Carson, voice of reason, and, why there won’t be a third Bush presidency.

Taking down the Donald

Pat Buchanan, CNS News

“If there is one lesson to be taken from this run-up year to the presidential campaign of 2016, it is that a huge and growing segment of the nation does not want what the establishment of either party has on offer.”

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Where’s the truth, candidates?

With all the material being slung between the Republican candidates these days, the world just might run out of mud. Plus, Cruz and Fiorina gain in a new, post-debate poll; a warning sign on Carly (?) and an advisor to Ben Carson says Erick Erickson lied about the reasons why Ben wasn’t invited to the RedState gathering.

Mr. Trump, You Should Have Taken Roger Stone’s Advice

Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
What Roger Stone told Donald Trump upon leaving the campaign is exactly what I’ve been saying; Trump’s rise in the polls isn’t about his celebrity, it’s about his message. And it's about “sending THEM a message.” And THEM is the Republican establishment and the Washington political class in general. But the media strategies that worked for Donald Trump the celebrity won’t work for Donald Trump the “message carrier” for America’s country class voters.

Media Blackout: Cruz Surges To #2 In NBC Post-Debate Poll

According to the NBC post-debate poll, Donald Trump remains the frontrunner with 23 percent of Republican voters giving him their support. Cruz was second with 13 percent – rising from the crowded GOP field with the Republican National Convention 11 months away. Ben Carson was third with 11 percent, followed by Carly Fiorina and Marco Rubio with 8 percent each.

Rand Paul: Trump is ignorant of Tea Party

Todd Beamon, Newsmax

Two days after sparring with Donald Trump at the start of the Republican presidential debate, Rand Paul continued lashing out at the billionaire businessman, telling conservatives in South Carolina that they were "kidding themselves" if they bought Trump's outside-the-Beltway platform.

August doldrums and Donald Trump

Erick Erickson, RedState

Fresh off another successful RedState gathering in Georgia, Erick Erickson reflects on Donald Trump’s inability to stay off the front page. Publicity to a presidential candidate is usually a good thing, though not the type of coverage Trump is receiving.

Presidential Horse Race 2016: The unrepentant Donald

A mere few days after the stimulating first Republican debate in Cleveland, the buzz continues regarding several of the candidates – particularly Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina, but for different reasons. And, Jeb Bush takes the gloves off at the RedState gathering.

Trump: Megyn Kelly 'behaved very badly'

Ian Swanson, The Hill

“But the questions to me were not nice. I didn’t think they were appropriate, and I think Megyn behaved very badly personally.” Trump said his questions were far tougher than the others and meant to drive down his poll numbers.

Conservatives split on field at RedState gathering

Ryan Lovelace, Washington Examiner

Several attendees of RedState's watch party for Fox News' debate of GOP presidential candidates told the Washington Examiner they think executive experience matters most as a trait the next GOP presidential nominee must possess. But the candidate who received the most frequent and sustained applause during the debate appeared to be Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

Rand Paul vs. the others

Manu Raju, Politico

The 52-year-old tea party Republican clearly calculated that he needed to amp it up in the debate. That was clear from the start. Paul first challenged Donald Trump about his failure to pledge to support the eventual Republican nominee and kept up the pressure throughout the debate.

Who got the most airtime at the debate?

Jason Russell, Washington Examiner

Donald Trump spoke for more than twice as long as Rand Paul did. Trump spoke for almost 11 minutes in the two-hour debate. Paul spoke for a little more than five minutes. The average was about seven minutes per candidate.

The Bush News Network Tries To Take Out Trump

The problem for the Republican establishment and the DC political class is that Trump’s rapid rise in the polls is not about Trump – it’s about his message – and no one came away from last night’s debate saying, “well Trump was his usual bombastic self, so I guess I’ll abandon him and vote for Jeb Bush.”

First Republican Debate: Would YOU pledge to vote for Jeb?

For weeks we’ve been wondering how the Republican field would handle the presence of Donald Trump on stage with the rest of the “conventional” candidates. On Thursday night in Cleveland, we got the answer. Trump delivered perhaps the most unconventional “performance” in a debate that we’ve ever witnessed – and his presence literally forced all the other candidates to get serious about staking out and defending their positions.

Fox News “Happy Hour” debate: Fiorina wins convincingly on the undercard

The arena was empty, the candidates were verbose and the substance was light. Carly Fiorina appeared to be the only candidate who will clearly benefit from Fox’s “Happy Hour” lower-tier debate.