GOP convention

Forgotten Americans Find Their Champion

Far from being dark or dystopian, we found in Donald Trump’s acceptance speech the first glimmer of hope for the restoration of our country and the real change for which Mr. Viguerie has long campaigned: My message is that things have to change and they have to change right now. Every day I wake up determined to deliver a better life for the people all across this nation that had been ignored, neglected and abandoned.

Ted Cruz Committed Political Suicide On National TV

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Last night Ted Cruz pleased the 5% of #NeverTrump Republicans and disappointed and angered the vast majority in the conservative movement. In doing so Ted Cruz lost his chance to be the leader of the conservative movement, and effectively handed that mantle over to Mike Pence, in whom conservatives are now likely to invest their time, energy, resources and hopes to advance the conservative agenda.

Mike Pence Just Made Himself De Facto Leader Of The Conservative Movement

How long that leadership lasts, or if it will be contested, remains to be seen, but by joining the Trump ticket, and last night through his remarks to the Republican National Convention, Mike Pence showed he understands the Trump coalition is the future, and he showed real leadership by making himself an essential element of that coalition’s success in the 2016 election; future-focused conservatives now have the leader they’ve been looking for and it's Mike Pence.

What will Cruz say to the GOP convention?

Al Weaver, Washington Examiner

Ted Cruz is now set to make a return to the national spotlight when he takes the stage at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night. With this return comes uncertainty, as supporters of the Texas senator are not entirely sure what he will do in the future or even in his speech.

Poll: Trump's VP is unknown to nearly half of voters

Lisa Hagen, The Hill

A new NBC News/SurveyMonkey online poll found that 48 percent of voters don’t have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R), saying they don't know enough to have an opinion. Twenty-six percent view him favorably, while another 26 percent view him unfavorably. Pence will have a big opportunity to introduce himself to the country during a prime-time speech Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Trump Bounces Back

Shane Goldmacher, Politico

Donald Trump on Tuesday appeared to bring his convention back from the brink of disaster. The focus on Clinton provided a glimpse of unity for a party that, at times, has seemed to be splitting at the seams during the primaries. And it came on the night that Trump formally became the Republican nominee in a roll call vote that went surprisingly smoothly as days of noise and unrest from Never Trump forces fizzled.

The Most Important Speech At The GOP Convention Last Night Was Not Delivered By Chris Christie

In a campaign that is all about communicating brand before policies and ideas Tiffany Trump’s remarks stood out as what may very well be the first speech about love delivered to a national political convention and for that distinction we deem it the most import speech of the evening.

Five things to watch for in GOP platform, rules meetings

Jonathan Easley, The Hill

Scores of GOP party leaders and delegates are descending on Cleveland this week to hammer out the party’s platform a week before Donald Trump is named the Republican presidential nominee. Opponents of the unconventional candidate will also be making a last-ditch effort to deny Trump the crown, or to at least loudly highlight opposition to him within the party.

We Urge Cruz and Trump Delegates to Build an Outsider Alliance for the GOP Convention

We urge the Cruz and Trump delegates in other states to follow the lead of Tennessee's Joe Carr, state Senator Mae Beavers and Steve Gill and work together to make sure that, while they follow their principles and work to nominate their candidate, the Republican political class does not steal the nomination and succeed in forcing another content-free candidate and campaign down the throats of rebellious grassroots conservatives.

FedUp PAC Poll: Conservatives Expect Cruz Or Trump To Be GOP Nominee

Conservatives expect an “outsider” candidate to win the Republican presidential nomination according to a poll by FedUp PAC.  With all GOP establishment candidate trailing outsiders Donald Trump and Ted Cruz in recent polls, 76% say they expect one of the outsiders to get the GOP nomination.

New Poll: Conservatives Demand Honest, Open GOP Convention

The nomination of either Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio would cause 53% of conservatives to consider voting for a third-party candidate.  If Republican power brokers were to take advantage of a deadlocked convention to nominate Mitt Romney, 75% would oppose that move.

If Republicans Broker Their Convention, the GOP Can Go to H--l

Erick Erickson, Erickontheradio.com

The truth is, for the last several years, the GOP Establishment has incrementally changed the rules of the party to ensure that the donors and establishment would get to pick the candidate. But it has blown up in their faces. It has not worked the way they expected. Now they are in freak out mode because of Donald Trump.

GOP preparing for contested convention

Robert Costa and Tom Hamburger, Washington Post

The emerging consensus at the highest levels of the Republican Party about how the 2016 race could unfold comes after a fresh wave of polls showing Trump leading in early-voting states and nationally. It also marks the close of a months-long chapter in the campaign when a brokered convention was considered a fanciful concept rather than a possibility that merited serious review.