is Donald Trump a conservative?

20 REASONS WHY IT SHOULD BE DONALD TRUMP IN 2016

A.J. Delgado, Breitbart

Shifting America back on course requires Donald Trump as the Republican nominee. Not only is he the only Republican candidate who could win the general election, but he is the only choice Republican voters should consider (and should consider themselves lucky to have on their side). In no particular order, here are the top 20 reasons why.

Trump takedown: Panicked establishment readies for war against GOP front-runner

Byron York, The Washington Examiner

This weekend was an inflection point in the Republican presidential race — a moment in which some significant part of the GOP establishment came out of denial and realized Donald Trump might well become their party's nominee.

Cruz moves to escape Trump’s shadow

Seth McLaughlin, The Washington Times

After spending several months drafting behind Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz appears to be making his move to escape the billionaire businessman’s wake and try to capture his loyal supporters in the GOP presidential nomination contest, putting the first chinks in the unusual alliance that had developed between the two candidates.

Establishment GOP Harshly Attacks Trump But Wants His Voters

Rich Lowry & Ramesh Ponnuru, National Review

It is important to understand Trump’s draw. If he is wholly unsuited to be the Republican nominee for a myriad of reasons, including that he isn’t a conservative, there are nonetheless lessons to be gleaned from his meteoric, madcap rise, ones that can make the other candidates better and the GOP more appealing.

Trump’s slide in the polls is beginning to look real

Philip Bump, The Washington Post

Donald Trump still leads the field — but his position has softened significantly. This is the biggest polling average drop he's seen since he first emerged as the Republican front-runner.

Trump Gets It Right On Claims About Obama Being A Muslim

The way we see it, speculation about Obama’s religious allegiance is impossible to confirm or deny. But whether or not Obama is a Muslim, his policies and agenda have certainly been sympathetic to the goals of political Islam, which is likely why almost 1/3 of Americans think Obama IS a Muslim.

The Social Issues Make A Comeback & Carly Stands Out

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

From a marketing perspective the candidate who clearly improved their brand recognition and standing was Carly Fiorina. It remains to be seen out of whose market share Carly Fiorina’s inevitable rise in the polls will come, and while she may be a late adherent to the conservative agenda, Fiorina showed herself to be a fierce competitor with a knack for homing in on the discontents grassroots conservatives have with those they perceive as “politicians” and turning that discontent to her advantage.

MATT BOYLE EXCLUSIVE: FREE MARKET ‘DONALDCARE’ WILL REPLACE OBAMACARE

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

When asked if his plan is the cure for Obamacare, Trump said he doesn’t want to fix Obamacare. “We’re going to get rid of Obamacare,” Trump told Breitbart News as he was walking off the stage after a raucous speech to Veterans for a Strong America—which just endorsed his candidacy for the White House—as a couple hundred protesters screamed “Dump The Trump.” “We’re going to [do] something really spectacular with that [healthcare], with immigration, with the armed forces,” Trump said.

Human Events’ Revealing Talk with Donald Trump

Human Events Staff

Back in 2011, when Donald Trump was seriously thinking of running for president, Human Events’ then editor, Jason Mattera, interviewed the real estate mogul at his Fifth Avenue office in Manhattan. Does the four-year old interview have any relevance today?

Grassroots Conservatives Take Heart From Stop Iran Nuke Rally

Given Obama’s lawless propensities and the weakness of the Republican congressional leadership we don’t expect the rally and the change in plans in the House to stop Obama from lifting sanctions against Iran and setting the Islamist state on the fast track to a nuclear weapon. But maybe, just maybe, the crowd on the West Lawn of the Capitol was the front rank of the grassroots conservative army that will take Cruz and Trump up on their offer to make Americans winners again.

Trump: The Candidate the GOP Deserves

Ben Domenech, The Daily Beast

Trump's supporters want to destroy the GOP’s ruling class – and, really, who could blame them? Since the dawn of the Tea Party, Republican leadership in Washington has been playing a game of sorts - a game that Donald Trump threatens directly, in ways Capitol Hill Republicans do not yet understand.

Trump signs pledge to back GOP’s 2016 presidential nominee

Seth McLaughlin and David Sherfinski, The Washington Times

Donald Trump pledged support Thursday for the GOP’s eventual presidential nominee and agreed to forgo an independent bid for the White House should he not be Republicans’ pick, calming party leaders’ fears the maverick businessman could play spoiler next year.

Donald Trump Just Signed His Political Death Warrant

Joshua Green, Bloomberg

Green says now tthat Trump has signed the GOP loyalty pledge he can’t run as an independent. And because he signed the Republican pledge, he’ll be expected to act like a good Republican and get behind the nominee. He can throw a tantrum, if he likes. But all that will do is cost him a speaking slot at the convention. Which, if you’re Reince Priebus, was part of the plan all along.

New Iowa poll shows preference for non-politicians in 2016 race

CBS News

The latest poll of Iowa Republicans shows a tightening race and a preference for non-politicians. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson is surging and ties Donald Trump for the top spot at 23 percent. Carly Fiorina is next with 10 percent, followed by Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. Scott Walker. 

Donald Trump is ‘bold, provocative’

Roger Stone, USA Today

Voters are as sour as I have seen in my 35 years in politics. They are fed up with big government, big media, career politicians and the status quo. They see Trump as tough enough to shake up the system. He doesn’t need special interest money and can’t be bought or bullied.  He’s bold, provocative and interesting. Voters are loving it.

Trump At Odds With Tea Party, Still Gets Their Votes

Kyle Becker, IJ Review

Donald Trump recently courted the “tea party” vote ahead of a Nashville straw poll. IJ Review's Kyle Becker reports seven documented positions on the issues where Tea Partiers and Trump seem to be at odds, yet Trump won the straw poll.

Among the Trumpies

Fred Barnes, The Weekly Standard

Barnes attended a Frank Luntz focus group of Trump supporters and concluded one thing stood out: Trump has a solid base of support that won’t soon fade away. Those who think otherwise are kidding themselves.

Liberal Hollywood Sides With Megyn Kelly Against Cruz And Trump

Alyssa Montemurro, Hollywood Life

Poor Megan Kelly —she just can’t seem to get through an interview these days without being being chewed out by her subjects!  The latest drama unfolded when the Fox News host pressed Sen. Cruz on a question that Donald Trump was asked on the network one day prior: If a husband and a wife were undocumented immigrants and had two children who were born in the United States and citizens, would you deport the citizen children? 

Is Ted Cruz the new frontrunner for the GOP nomination?

AllahPundit, Hot Air

If you’re in the “Not Trump” camp, who’s left realistically except Ted Cruz? His right-wing competition, i.e. Rick Perry and Bobby Jindal, seems to be going nowhere. He’s raised far more money than anyone expected he would, so he’s likely to be competitive deep into next spring at least. He’s well positioned in Iowa, South Carolina, and the “SEC primary” thanks to his evangelical cred. And as the staunchest conservative in the top tier, he’s a natural draw for righties who dislike Trump because they believe (correctly) that he’s a phony conservative.

Ann Coulter Introduces Trump In Iowa

Steve Berman, Biz Pac Review

Ann Coulter got the crowd fired-up for her candidate, calling the media “speech Nazis” when she introduced Donald Trump in Iowa on Tuesday. “Maybe Mitt Romney had to lose,” she mused.  “And maybe Mitch McConnell and John Boehner had to betray us once again to pave the way for President Donald Trump.”