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  • The Day Paul Manafort Put The Fear Of God Into The Hearts & Minds Of The GOP Establishment

    05/05/2016 12:40:51 PM PDT · by ObozoMustGo2012 · 45 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | 5/5/2016 | DC Whispers
    Some are still stunned with the speed at which Donald Trump suddenly elevated himself from front-runner to presumptive nominee following Mr. Trump’s landslide victory in Indiana on Tuesday. Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s campaign supervisor, a man who has navigated the often turbulent waters of national politics for several decades, is likely not a bit surprised, for it was Manafort who just a few short weeks ago put the fear of God into a collection of anti-Trump GOP Establishment figures during a posh resort retreat in Florida – a meeting which it can now be said altered the trajectory of the...
  • Mike Huckabee: The Voters Have Spoken

    05/05/2016 12:37:56 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 55 replies
    Huckabee: "Donald Trump broke the code, owned the media, and inspired the masses. I will be all in to help him defeat Hillary Clinton and I call upon all fellow Republicans to unite in defeating Hillary and abandoning and repudiating the hapless “Never Trump” nonsense. The dirty little secret is that the Never Trump movement was more about providing high dollar work for the political consultants than stopping the disaster of an Obama third term which is the result of electing Hillary Clinton."
  • #NeverTrump effort fails from the start to sway GOP voters insistent on change

    05/05/2016 12:30:56 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | May 4, 2016 | Alex Leary
    Absolute and simple, the message blasted across social media this year, a shield worn by Republicans horrified by Donald Trump. Anyone not on board was a sellout. On Wednesday, the movement was in shambles. John Kasich followed Ted Cruz in getting out of the way of the #TrumpTrain. Some vowed to continue to oppose the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, but the failure was, in retrospect, evident from the start. The effort began too late, lacked organization, misread voters' appetite for change and Trump's unscripted style and overestimated the ability of social media and TV ads to change minds. "It was...
  • Cruz, ending GOP bid, says 'we left it all on the field'

    05/04/2016 5:45:38 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 206 replies
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, abruptly suspending his Republican presidential campaign Tuesday night after another crushing primary defeat to Donald Trump, assured emotional supporters in Indiana that they helped grow an “extraordinary” movement – declaring his team “left it all on the field” in their final push. ADVERTISEMENT "It appears that path [to victory] has been foreclosed," Cruz told supporters in Indianapolis. "Together, we left it all on the field of Indiana. We gave it everything we've got, but the voters chose another path, and so with a heavy heart but with boundless optimism for the long-term future of our nation,...
  • Trumped! Why It Happened And What Comes Next, Part 1

    05/05/2016 12:22:05 PM PDT · by Syncro · 5 replies
    zerohedge ^ | 5-5-2016 | Tyler Durden/David Stockman
    Trumped! Why It Happened And What Comes Next, Part 1   Submitted by David Stockman via Contra Corner blogFirst there were seventeen. At length, there was one.Donald Trump’s wildly improbable capture of the GOP nomination, therefore, is the most significant upheaval in American politics since Ronald Reagan. And the proximate cause is essentially the same. Like back then, an era of drastic bipartisan mis-governance has finally generated an electoral impulse to sweep out the stables.Accordingly, the Donald’s patented phrase that “we aren’t winning anymore” is striking a deep nerve on main street. But that is not on account of giant trade deficits or a faltering foreign policy and failed military adventures per se.Indeed, it...
  • GOP senator [Sasse] calls for 'adult' third-party candidate

    05/05/2016 5:13:47 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 90 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/05/2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) is calling for a third-party presidential candidate to emerge, saying there is no reason to believe that either of the two national front-runners "believe in limiting anything about DC's power." The conservative senator late Wednesday issued the call in a letter on Facebook to "the majority of Americans" who wonder why the U.S. "can't find a healthy leader who can take us forward together." "With Clinton and Trump, the fix is in. Heads, they win; tails, you lose. Why are we confined to these two terrible options? This is America. If both choices stink, we reject...
  • Cruz's long White House run could mean newfound GOP clout

    05/05/2016 6:34:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    KWES-TV ^ | May 5, 2016 | Will Weissert and Scott Bauer, The Associated Press
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - In finishing the Republican presidential race well ahead of Donald Trump's other rivals, Ted Cruz is likely to be a leading GOP voice for the foreseeable future. Less clear is whether Cruz harnesses that clout to help Trump win the White House or whether he simply solidifies his place as a champion of conservative causes, Senate troublemaker and star of Texas politics. Cruz is being talked about as a leader of the national conservative movement, and he has an unmatched organization in Texas....
  • My Theory on Kasich

    05/04/2016 8:48:08 PM PDT · by fred4prez · 60 replies
    Vanity | Vanity
    Anyone else think Kasich must have had a gentlemen's agreement with Trump? Why else would he stay in the race for weeks/months after it was obvious his polls weren't going much higher? Though he didn't have much hope of winning, his staying in divided the "not Trump" vote, siphoning valuable votes and momentum away from Cruz. Just my two cents. I wouldn't be surprised at all to see Kasich as the VP nominee, especially since he could deliver Ohio in November.
  • Anti-Trump forces ponder options, including a Sasse bid

    05/05/2016 11:45:17 AM PDT · by Innovative · 108 replies
    CNN ^ | May 5, 2016 | Tom LoBianco
    With Donald Trump now the presumptive Republican nominee, the various #NeverTrump forces are pondering everything Thursday from enlisting first-term Sen. Ben Sasse to avoiding the White House battle altogether. Sasse, a Nebraska Republican, has emerged as a central figure in the movement. He wrote a Facebook post early Thursday arguing for an alternative candidate to Trump and Clinton, which had garnered more than 6,400 likes by late morning. "Why shouldn't America draft an honest leader who will focus on 70% solutions for the next four years? You know ... an adult?" Sasse wrote.
  • John McCain on the 2016 Campaign: 'I've Never Seen Anything Like This'

    05/05/2016 11:36:13 AM PDT · by yoe · 80 replies
    News Max ^ | May 5, 2016 | Video
    The GOP's 2008 presidential nominee, Sen. John McCain, says the 2016 campaign is like none other because candidates in both parties are tapping into the "frustration and anger" of voters.[snip] "You see a frustration and anger which then rejects the establishment," he added. "[Sen. Ted] Cruz has tapped into it, [Vermont Sen. Bernie] Sanders has tapped into it, [Donald] Trump…" "Anybody that says he can shoot somebody and still get elected, that's beyond any framework of politics that I've ever seen," the Arizona lawmaker said, USA Today reports.
  • The Nuclear Option — 2016: The Year The Experts Got Everything Wrong

    05/05/2016 8:10:09 AM PDT · by detective · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 May 2016 | Charles Hurt
    If in the Land of the Blind, the one-eyed man is king, then columnist David Brooks of the New York Times is blind, deaf and dumb inside the Beltway. In an election year where all the experts have been exactly wrong about absolutely everything, it really is something of a feat to be as spectacularly and enthusiastically wrong as Mr. Brooks. This probably should not come as much of a surprise, given how highly revered the pundit-scribe is inside the Beltway. He serves as some kind of “Republican voice” for the New York Times and offers up nerdy commentary for...
  • How Trump Broke the Rules of Modern Politics, and Won Anyway

    05/05/2016 8:05:18 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 16 replies
    RCP ^ | 5 May 2016 | Nancy Benac
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Polling? Who needs to do that? Fundraising? Can't be bothered. Parse your words? Fuhgetabout it. Donald Trump took the rules of modern politics, trashed them and became the last man standing for the Republican nomination anyway. 12 ways Trump did it his way: SAY ANYTHING It's what Trump's supporters love about him: He blurts out whatever pops into his head. He rejects "political correctness." He insults rivals and critics. He has fun. After one particularly salty salvo, Trump explained, "That's what I mean about being politically correct, every once in a while you can have a little...
  • RNC Chairman: Trump 'Probably Good for Our Party'

    05/05/2016 7:39:05 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 4, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus said this morning that even though no one could have "predicted what happened" in the GOP primary, "I don't think that's necessarily bad." "You know what? I think something different and something new is probably good for our party," he told CNN. (snip) Priebus added this morning on CNN that "obviously, you still have to get to 1,237 delegates." The chairman said he "was surprised" that Cruz dropped out, "and that's a hard thing to do." "I mean, he ran a very, very serious operation. Just an incredible ground game. His delegate operation was...
  • FLASHBACK: On June 19, 2015 Ann Coulter Predicted Trump Would Win – And the Liberal Audience

    05/05/2016 6:56:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/5/16 | Jim Hoft
    On June 19, 2015 Ann Coulter predicted Donald Trump would be the best candidate to win the general election. The liberal audience roared with delight. They thought it was the funniest thing they ever heard. coulter trump maher Bill Maher: Ann, which Republican candidate has the best chance of winning the general election? Ann Coulter: Of the declared ones, right now, Donald Trump. (liberal audience roars). Ann then added Democrats would have a better candidate in Bernie Sanders than Hillary Clinton: Ann Coulter: If you ran Bernie Sanders it would be much tougher… It would much tougher to beat him...
  • Primary results and predictions (Trump wins remaining states with 70% of popular vote)

    05/04/2016 2:58:10 PM PDT · by GilGil · 15 replies
    Bing ^ | 5/4/2016 | Staff
    Bing is now projecting that Trump will win the remaining states in which he has primaries by garnering at least 70% of the popular vote. The only exception is Oregon where he is projected to get 65% of the vote. Up until yesterday Trump was projected to lose Nebraska but now he is projected to get 75% of the popular vote.
  • How Donald Trump Becomes the GOP Nominee: The Path to 1,237 Delegates

    05/04/2016 6:42:30 PM PDT · by Innovative · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 4, 2016 | By Lauren Pearle and RYAN STRUYK ˇ
    While the Republican field has now been cleared for Donald Trump, the road ahead is still messy for the front-runner to become the official nominee at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, in July. Currently, Trump has 1,012 bound delegates, plus an additional 43 unbound delegates who are free agents -- though they have told ABC News they support Trump. Most likely, Trump will hit and far surpass the needed 1,237 in total delegates on June 7, when delegate-rich states like New Jersey and California cast their ballots. He is predicted to take most of the 228 delegates up for...
  • ‘What a difference a day makes’ Carly Fiorina spotted by herself at Indy airport

    05/04/2016 6:06:26 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 138 replies
    Fox 59 ^ | May 4, 2016 | Kylee Weirks
    <p>INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – For the past week, Carly Fiorina was one of the most talked about people in politics. Ted Cruz formally named Fiorina as his vice presidential running mate last Wednesday, and she spent the week campaigning with the Texas senator all across Indiana.</p>
  • Sure looks like Kasich’s goal was to stop Cruz

    05/04/2016 2:38:04 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 98 replies
    HotAir.com ^ | 05/04/2016 | LARRY O'CONNOR
    With the news that Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) will suspend his fruitless campaign for president Wednesday at 5PM it’s worth asking the obvious question: Why now? Kasich lost every single caucus and primary over the past several months except for his home state of Ohio. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has more delegates for the nomination than Kasich and he’s been out of the race for weeks. So why stay in as long as he did just to drop out when the race finally comes down to just two candidates? Let’s focus on a few key moments of the past several...
  • LIVE THREAD: John Kasich Speech - Suspension of Campaign - (5PM ET)

    05/04/2016 1:57:31 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 159 replies
    Coming up in a few minutes. Looks like he's going to be speaking in front of a barn door.
  • Alex Castellanos: "Forget Never Trump. This Is About Never Hillary"

    05/04/2016 11:50:54 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 17 replies
    News About ^ | 5/4/2016
    JIM SCIUTTO (HOST): So, Alex, you tried to start an anti-Trump movement early in this race. Will you also unhappily vote for Donald Trump like Governor Jindal or you going to follow other Republicans who say they'll go against the party and might even vote for Hillary Clinton? ALEX CASTELLANOS: I might even get happier and support Donald Trump. No, I think Governor Jindal was right on the money. Look there's a reason there is a Donald Trump. And that's because Americans are looking for an alternative to the way the country is going now. If you're a working person...
  • What Went Wrong for Ted Cruz

    05/04/2016 4:56:00 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 156 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 04, 2016 | Fred Barnes
    What happened to Ted Cruz? A month ago, he won the Wisconsin primary in a landslide and was poised to combat Donald Trump with a fresh burst of enthusiasm. Now he's out of the race and Trump is the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. Things happened in two cycles, some in recent weeks and others that plagued his campaign from the beginning. As Trump said last night, Cruz is tough and smart. But he made big mistakes as a presidential candidate.
  • John Kasich Expected to Suspend Campaign Later Today

    05/04/2016 9:51:19 AM PDT · by RayofHope · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | 05/04/2016 | By Ben Gittleson VERONICA STRACQUALURSI
    John Kasich will announce he’s suspending his presidential campaign later today at an event in Columbus, Ohio, according to a senior campaign official. Earlier today, the Ohio governor canceled his scheduled news conference in Virginia and announced an evening event at 5 p.m. ET. in his home state.
  • Ed Rollins Remerges as Trump Backer, Strategist

    05/04/2016 10:24:37 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 47 replies
    Seasoned Republican operative Ed Rollins is making his debut in Donald Trump's presidential bid. Rollins, who was Ronald Reagan's 1984 campaign manager, spoke on a conference call Wednesday with supporters of Great America, a super PAC that backs Trump. Rollins has signed on as a strategist for the group. Rollins says the super PAC aims to help offset what he sees as a huge financial advantage for likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. "They're licking their chops," Rollins says of Clinton's team. "They think they're going to win this thing." Great America will likely conduct polls, collect opposition research and run...
  • He’s a jerk, but now he’s our jerk. And yes, he can win.

    05/04/2016 10:13:49 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 93 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-04-16 | DrJohn
    Donald Trump has won the Indiana primary in landslide. With Ted Cruz dropping out and barring a coup d'etat at the convention he is the nominee. Trump's negatives are very high (but then, so are Hillary's) but it is undeniable that there is a hunger out there for what he represents. And that is, being out of the yoke of the establishment. Statements such as this"The media has created the perception that the voters choose the nomination. That's the conflict here," really piss people off. The GOP overlords make clear that your vote doesn't matter. It's an Outer Limits kind...
  • The secret movement to draft Gen. James Mattis (USMC-Ret.) for President

    05/04/2016 9:55:41 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 93 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 6, 2016 | Daily Beast
    An anonymous group of conservative billionaires is ready to place their bets on a man dubbed “Mad Dog,” hoping to draft him into the presidential race to confront Donald Trump. Think of it as a Plan B should Trump be nominated by the Republican Party in Cleveland: swing behind retired U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis and press him into service yet again as a third-party candidate. Mattis is the former commander of Central Command, which includes the strife-afflicted conflict zones of the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia, and has developed a reputation among troops as a general...
  • LET IT GO! BOTH OF YOU!

    05/04/2016 9:34:03 AM PDT · by OneVike · 95 replies
    5/4/16 | OV
    I for one do not like the result of this primary race, but who would after they put their heart and soul into wanting to win. It was a classic battle, but Trump won. Just like military academies teach the logistics of histories greatest battles of war, so too will this epic battle be taught for generations to come by Political Science instructors. The lessons learned will effect the way politicians run their campaigns for decades. Both sides got down and dirty, as they obliterated the detente that made everyone speculate about why the they refused to attack each other...
  • Was Ted Cruz's Speech Last Night Shakespearean?

    05/04/2016 9:36:16 AM PDT · by Captain Peter Blood · 67 replies
    05-05-2016 | Captain Peter Blood
    Last night and then again this morning I was watching clips of Ted Cruz's speech where he announced he was leaving the Republican Campaign. Upon reflection listening to this thing I was struck by how Cruz seemed to have lifted parts of Shakespeare's Henry the Fifth's St. Crispin's Day Speech and made it about him. It was kind of funny when I thought about it.
  • The Primary is Over It's Time to Back Trump

    05/04/2016 9:11:00 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 101 replies
    Other than the possibility of GOP convention shenanigans the primary is over. Trump is the nominee. Yet today on talk radio and in the punditry and elsewhere I see people still saying they won't support him. The most common objections- "Trump is not conservative." Perhaps, but (look them up) his stances on the issues have a big overlap with conservatism. More than Romney or McCain ever had. "He doesn't mean it" When the media went after him for his positions he still stood by them steadfast. Most republicans would have caved under such pressure. Trump did not. "His past is...
  • Trump: Something New under the Political Sun

    05/03/2016 3:31:54 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 39 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ^ | May 3,2016 | by VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
    To get a clearer idea of the feelings of Trump supporters, read the comments section following any mainstream news story that deals with race, class, and gender in politically correct fashion. A stream-of-consciousness litany of his supporters’ peeves, for good or ill, would run like this: The wrong people are in the news. Instead of generals, and small-business owners, and muscular workers, we instead see smarmy smart-asses, the pajama boys and mattress girls of the world of TV, who roll their eyes, wink about a joke only the anointed get, and smirk that what they say could have three different...
  • The Rush Limbaugh Show, M-F, 12noon-3PM, WOR-AM, Wednesday, May 4th, 2016.

    05/04/2016 8:57:11 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 580 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW... amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke... it is time for... that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-The-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and he's not retiring until every American agrees with him - do NOT doubt him - with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name (that's Rush, for those in Rio...
  • Breaking: Kasich to suspend campaign

    05/04/2016 9:03:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 4, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    The first hint that reality had finally caught up with Ohio Governor John Kasich was an announcement that he had canceled his campaign appearances today. Moments afterward came news that Kasich planned an announcement for 5 ET today: ....................................................... NBC's @mitchellreports that Gov. Kasich will announce that he is suspending his campaign today. Donald Trump will be the presumptive nominee
  • Kasich Suspends Campaign!

    05/04/2016 9:04:10 AM PDT · by digger48 · 39 replies
    5-4-16 | me
    Just heard on WOWO radio
  • Erick Erickson Vows To De-Register As GOPer If Trump Is Party's Nominee

    05/04/2016 8:15:26 AM PDT · by detective · 96 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | May 4, 2016 | Katherine Krueger
    Prominent conservative talk radio host Erick Erickson said Tuesday night he will de-register as a member of the Republican Party if Donald Trump secures the presidential nomination. “If Trump is the Republican Party nominee, I won’t be a Republican,” Erickson, who founded RedState, told the Daily Beast. “I’m not down with white supremacists.”
  • INDIANA PRIMARY RESULTS [Trump Wins All 57 Delegates - 98% In - Trump 53% Cruz 37% Kasich 8%]

    05/04/2016 1:36:07 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 51 replies
    NBC ^ | MAY 4 2016, 4:25 AM ET
    May 03: Indiana Republican Primary Donald Trump 53% (Projected Winner: 57 del.)
  • Trump’s Indiana Win Sends Crazy Elizabeth Warren Into TOTAL PANIC MODE (TWEETS)

    05/04/2016 8:43:16 AM PDT · by GilGil · 45 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/4/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Now that Donald Trump won Indiana and has pretty much clinched the Republican nomination, the left’s favorite fake Native American senator is having a total meltdown.
  • Here's how much was spent to stop Trump from winning the nomination

    05/04/2016 8:40:16 AM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    Msn Money ^ | May 4, 2016 | Jacob Pramuk
    Donald Trump will likely become the Republican presidential nominee after a decisive victory in the Indiana primary and the departure of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Tuesday night.
  • Reince being Reince: Still defiant of Trump

    Reince being Reince: Still defiant of Trump.
  • Trump is the GOP nominee

    05/04/2016 8:44:43 AM PDT · by Innovative · 70 replies
    Politico ^ | May 4, 2016 | Ben White |
    As predicted in this space yesterday, Donald Trump rolled to a big win in Indiana and Ted Cruz dropped out of the GOP presidential race. Trump is now on track to hit the 1,237 delegates he needs to win the nomination on the first ballot in Cleveland in July. The focus now shifts to how Republicans will deal with the fact that Trump — who is neither a fiscal nor a social conservative — is their standard bearer. Some began on Tuesday to line up behind the Manhattan-based brand manager. The RNC officially acknowledged Trump as the victor. But there...
  • Glenn Beck Ends His Fast

    05/04/2016 6:16:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 4, 2016 | Rebecca Mansour
    After calling for a fast as Indiana headed to the polls, Glenn Beck has finally weighed in on the news that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has canceled his campaign after losing the Indiana primary to Donald Trump. Beck, an ardent supporter of Cruz, campaigned tirelessly for the Texas senator throughout the primary season, starting first in Iowa and concluding in Indiana yesterday.
  • With Donald Trump in Charge, Republicans Have a Day of Reckoning

    05/04/2016 6:57:11 AM PDT · by King of Florida · 128 replies
    NYT ^ | May 4, 2016 | Michael Barbaro
    Now that Donald J. Trump is the presumptive presidential nominee, a parade of prominent Republican leaders is breaking with the traditions and rituals of party unity and offering him a blunt message: Nope. Never. I can’t. I won’t. In a flurry of social media posts and interviews over the last 24 hours, these Republicans raced to distance themselves from Mr. Trump, delivering a remarkable rebuke to him at precisely the moment when parties usually coalesce around a candidacy. Mark Salter, a longtime strategist for Senator John McCain of Arizona, sounded resigned and disgusted as he said the unthinkable: He was...
  • Tonight’s 2 big losers, and no, one is not Ted Cruz! (Vanity)

    05/03/2016 9:16:33 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 141 replies
    3 Friends driking Scotch tonight
    There are two huge losers tonight and neither of them is Ted Cruz. The Cruz campaign was dead in the water after the New York primary, and in his heart, Cruz knew it. One of the realities of politics is that money is the grease that enables the political engine to go forward. Due to the stunning degree of Cruz’s loss in New York, and especially considering how much better than the poll expectations Trump did, Cruz fundraising was on pause after the New York primary two weeks ago. As the election embarrassments continued for Cruz during the ACELA primaries,...
  • Donald Trump Begins to Plot His Post-Nomination Future

    05/04/2016 6:59:40 AM PDT · by Milhous · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | 9:24 am ET | Maggie Haberman
    Donald J. Trump will decide in the next week whether to accept support from “super PACs.” He is leaning toward a conventional political figure as a vice presidential pick. He has not yet spoken with Senator Ted Cruz. And those haters who’ve been the most critical of him? He doesn’t necessarily want their support. Those were a handful of comments Mr. Trump made in four phone-in interviews on morning TV shows the day after he became the Republican party’s presumptive nominee. Mr. Trump told the hosts of “Morning Joe” on MSNBC, in his first appearance of the day, that he...
  • Eric Cantor: I underestimated Trump

    05/04/2016 6:02:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 69 replies
    Politico ^ | May 3, 2016 | Brianna Gurciullo
    Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor admitted Tuesday that he underestimated Donald Trump as a presidential candidate. “I was predicting way back when that Donald Trump had no chance. I think many of us were,” Cantor said on Tuesday in an interview with CNBC. “I’ve stopped the business of predicting.”
  • KASICH: I'm staying in the race until Trump hits the magic number

    05/03/2016 6:18:35 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 74 replies
    AOL News ^ | May 3, 2016 | Business Insider
    John Kasich is staying in the Republican presidential race, his campaign said Tuesday. After finishing a distant third in Tuesday's Indiana primary, the Kasich campaign's chief strategist, John Weaver, sent out a memo announcing the Ohio governor will remain in the race until Trump secures the GOP nomination. "Tonight's results are not going to alter Gov. Kasich's campaign plans," Weaver wrote in the memo. "Our strategy has been and continues to be one that involves winning the nomination at an open convention."
  • Reince Priebus Just Tweeted, Trump is the Nominee

    05/03/2016 6:01:47 PM PDT · by Trump-a-licious · 105 replies
    .@realDonaldTrump will be presumtive @GOP nominee, we all need to unite and focus on defeating @HillaryClinton #NeverClinton
  • Cruz Ending Campaign After Indiana Loss to Trump

    05/03/2016 5:39:31 PM PDT · by Rufus Shinra · 210 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | 5/3/16 | Patrick Svitek
    INDIANAPOLIS — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is ending his campaign after suffering a devastating loss to frontrunner Donald Trump in the Indiana primary, campaign manager Jeff Roe told the Texas Tribune. With about 43 percent of the vote in, Trump was projected to beat Cruz by about 2o points, 54 percent to 35 percent. Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who had struck a deal with Cruz to effectively concede the Hoosier State, was winning less than 10 percent of the vote. Trump was on track to win most — if not all — of Indiana's 57 delegates, significantly easing his...
  • Time to focus on beating Hillary

    05/03/2016 4:42:45 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 263 replies
    Congratulations Donald Trump and supporters!! And now it's time for all patriots to forget about the Cruz v Trump flamewars and unite behind our nominee to focus on defeating the godless America-hating traitor, Hillary Clinton. Thank you all very much for your cooperation and continued support. We have much work to do. God bless.
  • Trump sees a decisive Indiana victory at hand, gears up to take on Clinton

    05/02/2016 5:54:26 PM PDT · by Innovative · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 2, 2016 | Philip Rucker,, David Weigel and Sean Sullivan
    This was supposed to be the pragmatic Midwestern state that would deny Donald Trump the delegates he needs to secure the Republican presidential nomination. Yet on the eve of Tuesday’s critical primary, Indiana appeared poised to help the front-runner get closer to locking it up. Trump campaigned Monday across the Hoosier State with characteristic gusto, boasting about his polling lead and endorsements from local celebrities and relishing a fight with likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Certain that victory was at hand, Trump predicted Tuesday’s balloting would bring the demise of top rival Ted Cruz. From here, he said, it is...
  • 2 Live Trump rallies 5/2/2016 Carmel, IN @ 4pm & South Bend 7pm EDT

    05/02/2016 2:51:09 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 949 replies
    Trump Rally will be in Carmel, IN @ The Palladium at The Center for the Performing Arts 4pm May 2, 2016 EDT Carmel, IN Carmel /ˈkɑːrməl/ is a suburban city in Hamilton County, Indiana, United States located immediately north of Indianapolis. It has been one of the fastest-growing communities in the country. In 2012, Carmel was selected the Best Place to Live in United States by CNN Money magazine.The population was 85,927 at the 2013 census making it the fifth-largest city in Indiana. Mitchell’s Fish Market Carmel, IN Carmel Farmers Market Founded in 1998, the Carmel Farmers Market is one...
  • Trump Change: 89% of GOP Voters Now Say Trump Is Likely Nominee

    05/01/2016 8:55:26 AM PDT · by RayofHope · 21 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Friday, April 29, 2016 | Rasmussen Reports
    Belief that Donald Trump is the likely Republican presidential nominee has soared to its highest level ever and matches perceptions that Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic standard-bearer in the fall.