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  • The Cruz Surge Creates GOP Establishment Panic And Paralysis

    11/30/2015 10:36:42 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 7 replies
    Redstate ^ | November 30, 2015 | Steiff
    None of us knows how this election is going to play out, but the one thing that we can say is that this has been the most entertaining presidential primary season ever. By far the most amusing part has been the utter state of panic the GOP establishment has been in since the voters took a look at their “electability” candidate, Jeb Bush, and started laughing. Since then one nightmare has followed another. If I’d had the foresight, I could have financed my children’s college expenses by selling brown trousers to the US Chamber of Commerce and the GOP Senate...
  • Is Ted Cruz The New Favorite? (In Iowa)

    11/24/2015 10:28:07 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 42 replies
    Redstate ^ | November 24, 2015 | Leon H. Wolf
    A new FoxNews poll shows that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% has pulled into a virtual tie with Trump in Iowa, as Carson continues to tumble headlong out of the picture. Trump registers 25% in the poll, followed by 23% for Cruz, 18% for Carson, 13% for Rubio, then the also-rans far behind. It looks an awful lot at this point like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% has to be considered the prohibitive favorite in Iowa – he has a ton of money to spend in a state where spending money can actually do you some good, he is building...
  • What Trump isn't Saying (vanity)

    11/17/2015 6:10:36 PM PST · by BobL · 26 replies
    (none) | Nov. 17, 2015 | BobL (self)
    Many people here, and probably most people in the country cannot, for the life of them, understand why Trump is doing so well in the Republican Primary race, considering some of the things that Trump has said and done, such as his attack on Megan Kelly, his telling Republicans to "get over it" regarding gay marriage (I'm paraphrasing here, since I'm too lazy to look everything up), his crazy idea that Mexico will pay to have a wall built on our border, and many other things. But perhaps people are looking in the wrong places. Perhaps we need to look...
  • RCP Averages are useless. So I did my own.

    11/17/2015 5:35:06 PM PST · by BigEdLB · 47 replies
    BigEdLB - Vanity ^ | 11/17/15 | BigEdLB
    Adjusted Polling Averages
  • These presidential candidates depend on Wall Street the most

    11/17/2015 12:50:58 PM PST · by GilGil · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/17/2015 | Rick Newman
    Hillary Clinton is the obvious Wall Street favorite among the three Democrats in the presidential race, with $6.3 million in financial-industry funding. That amounts to 6.4% of all donations. That might make her an easy target for leftist Democrats Martin O’Malley and Bernie Sanders, who in the latest Democratic debate attacked the close ties Clinton developed with Wall Street while she was a senator from New York. The tactic seems to have worked: Clinton defended herself with a convoluted explanation involving the 9-11 terrorist attacks, which became the most controversial issue spawned by the debate.
  • Current New Hampshire Polling [Cruz Polls Second 12%; Trump leads 29%] Rubio 10, Carson 7

    11/15/2015 10:47:18 AM PST · by County Agent Hank Kimball · 73 replies
    Gravis Marketing ^ | November 14, 2015 | Unknown
    OK, it's one poll. I have no idea how valid, or really who "Gravis Marketing" is - though I've heard of them before. Still fun and a little interesting. And not out of line with national polls...except as Ben Carson is concerned. Trump - 29 Cruz - 12 Rubio - 10 Christie - 8 Jeb! - 8 Carson - 7 Kasich - 5 Paul - 5 Fiorina - 4 Jindal - 1 Huckster - 1 Hank
  • Freepers: A Call to Daily Prayer of Protection for Donald Trump

    11/14/2015 3:05:59 PM PST · by jobim · 135 replies
    Vanity | 11/14/2015 | Jobim
    May I propose that Freepers pledge a daily prayer for Donald Trump for his protection? Think of his enemies: El Chapo and his henchmen and La Raza, ISIS and their legions, Soros and the Globalists, Wall Street, the Democratic Party, etal. So much hinges on this one man, and everybody is increasingly aware of this. May we simply ask Almighty God to protect Donald Trump from harm each day?
  • Party insiders give Clinton early, commanding delegate edge

    11/13/2015 9:07:20 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/13/2015 | AP
    Hillary Rodham Clinton has locked up public support from half of the Democratic insiders who cast ballots at the party's national convention, giving her a commanding advantage over her rivals for the party's presidential nomination. Clinton's margin over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is striking. Not only is it big, but it comes more than two months before primary voters head to the polls -- an early point in the race for so many of the people known as superdelegates to publicly back a candidate. The Associated Press contacted all 712 superdelegates in the past...
  • 2015 Sunshine Summit (Live Thread)

    11/13/2015 7:42:18 AM PST · by Amntn · 3 replies
    C-Span ^ | 11/13/15
    Jeb! Bush, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump and Ben Carson all set to speak, along with Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham, and Mike Huckabee.
  • Karl Rove: The Path to a Wild GOP Convention

    11/06/2015 7:48:21 AM PST · by xzins · 34 replies
    WSJ ^ | Nov. 4, 2015 7:17 | KARL ROVE
    A few factors have increased the chances of a multi-ballot convention.... 17 candidates entered the race and 15 remain. ...five contenders who today appear to have the message, money, organization and poll numbers to play the long game: neurosurgeon Ben Carson, real-estate magnate Donald Trump, Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. What complicates the picture is the GOP’s rule requiring the 28 (states+) that vote before March 15 to award their delegates proportionally. The exception is South Carolina, whose winner-take-all primary was grandfathered in. Add in the eight states voting on or after March...
  • Republican leaders discuss primary challenge for Kelly Ayotte

    11/05/2015 2:57:49 AM PST · by sopwith · 7 replies
    wmur channel 9 ^ | Nov 05, 2015 | Adam Sexton
    CONCORD, N.H. Sen. Kelly Ayotte is up for re-election next year and faces a tough fight, but now she could have to defend herself from members of her own party.
  • Bush: "No way" I will drop out before Iowa

    11/04/2015 2:22:41 PM PST · by Biggirl · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 4, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says there's "no way" he'll drop out of the Republican presidential race before the Iowa caucuses in early February. "We've got the right message, candidate is getting better each and every day, well-financed, cool bus," Bush told ABC's Jonathan Karl in an interview Wednesday aboard his campaign bus. "What else you need?"
  • Top 5 Personal Picks

    11/04/2015 1:50:21 PM PST · by YankeeinOkieville · 51 replies
    Curiosity type question: Of the contenders left in the race for the Republican nomination, who's your top 5? Some of us have a number one already set in stone but if s/he's not the one selected by the country, which other (wo)men would you like to see or be alright with voting for in the general? Feel free to give your reasons or not, as you wish. Please don't bash others for their response, this thread is not meant to be an argument starter.
  • Fiorina: We caught Hillary Clinton red-handed on Benghazi

    11/01/2015 11:01:37 AM PST · by absalom01 · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 0/31/15 4:52 PM | RYAN LOVELACE
    ...Fiorina said anyone who watched the Benghazi hearings knows that Clinton told her daughter that she knew the firefight on Sept. 11, 2012, was a terrorist attack and chose to publicly proclaim blame on a video. The businesswoman turned GOP presidential candidate then sought to distinguish herself from Clinton and portray her candidacy as uniquely capable of combating Clinton's advances. "If Hillary Clinton is forced to run on her track record of accomplishment, or lack thereof, if she is forced by a nominee to confront her lies, on that ground ladies and gentlemen, we will win this election," Fiorina said.
  • Hillary Clinton ALREADY has the votes of 500 Democratic establishment 'superdelegates' locked up

    10/30/2015 2:51:46 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 33 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 10/30/2015 | Nikki Schwab
    Democratic voters haven't even had a say, and Hillary Clinton is already well on her way to becoming the party's nominee. That's because she's racked up well over 500 superdelegate commitments, according to a count by Bloomberg Politics. Superdelegates are party brass – ex-presidents, members of congress, state Democratic officials – who can vote for a candidate on top of pledged delegates, whose commitments are bound to the nominating contests they represent.
  • Pennsylvania Primary Poll: Trump 23 Carson 22 Rubio 13 Cruz 4 Bush 3

    10/29/2015 12:01:00 PM PDT · by I Hired Craig Livingstone · 22 replies
    Franklin & Marshall ^ | 10/29/2015 | Franklin & Marshall / Center for Opinion Research
    Donald Trump 23% Ben Carson 22% Marco Rubio 13% John Kasich 6% Ted Cruz 4% Jeb Bush 3% Chris Christie 3% Carly Fiorina 3% Mike Huckabee 1% Bobby Jindal 1% Rand Paul 1% Rick Santorum 1% Lindsey Graham -- George Pataki -- Don’t know 20%
  • Contact People For An Alternative to MSM-Controlled Candidate-Attacking Debates

    10/29/2015 11:35:34 AM PDT · by CottonBall · 35 replies
    I wanted to create a thread where we can post email and snail mail addresses to flood correspondence demanding a new debate-style: one devoid of liberal MSM questions that attack and vilify the GOP candidates. One solution is having talk-show hosts as moderators, like Rush, Levine, Ingraham, etch Experts in their field asking questions in that field only could be a better path. The debates have been money-makers, more than ever before. So much so that the cable news channels have attempted to increase the debate time by 50% after raising advertising rates to astronomical levels. So these unplanned debates...
  • National Chamber of Commerce to target the GOP right in 2016

    10/24/2015 4:45:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Chamber of Commerce president Thomas Donohue told business leaders that the organization was prepared to spend up to $100 million to help Republicans keep their House and Senate majorities.  But he also indicated that the CoC would oppose Tea Party supporters in the House, like members of the House Freedom Caucus. Donohue made clear that part of the Chamber’s election efforts will be aimed at countering the influence of hard-line legislators like members of the House Freedom Caucus, who have not supported the Chamber’s legislative agenda. That agenda includes immigration reform, reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank, and finding a consistent...
  • Runoff expected

    10/24/2015 12:03:59 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 9 replies
    Reuters via yahoo news ^ | 10/24/2015 | Andy Grimm
    Louisiana voters headed to the polls on Saturday to choose a successor to Governor Bobby Jindal, but experts and surveys suggest the race may go to a runoff after a faltering campaign by early favorite, Republican U.S. Senator David Vitter. The contest, dubbed a "jungle primary"......little interest from the electorate....Light early-voting numbers have led most pollsters to forecast low overall turnout,
  • How To Bag a Rino:Book Review(Ryan Primary-Out Plan?)

    10/23/2015 11:29:24 AM PDT · by Be Careful · 7 replies
    Virginia Right! ^ | 10/6/15 | Staff
    Gray Delany and Zach Werrell are household names to activists in and around Virginias now infamous 7th District. Once again, these two young gunslingers have teamed up to write an account of the campaign that shocked a nation, humbled the Washington Elite, and inspired grassroots activists from Hanover, Virginia, across every county and district within this United States of America.
  • Lincoln Chafee withdraws from Democratic 2016 race

    10/23/2015 6:02:19 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 77 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/23/2015 | Fox News
    Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee withdrew Friday from the Democratic presidential race, further narrowing the already thin field of competitors facing front-runner Hillary Clinton. Chafee, who has struggled to gain traction in the polls, announced his decision at a Women's Leadership Forum conference where other candidates also were speaking. "After much thought I have decided to end my campaign for president today," Chafee said, while reminding the audience of his "prosperity through peace" campaign slogan. Appealing for less U.S. military intervention abroad, he said: "I would like to take this opportunity one last time to advocate for a chance...
  • Massachusetts Primary: Trump 48 Carson 14 Rubio 12 Bush 7

    10/21/2015 2:37:18 PM PDT · by I Hired Craig Livingstone · 116 replies
    Emerson ^ | 10/21/2015 | Emerson
    Ok, it's Massachusetts... but their primary counts like any other.
  • Cold Anger ACTION ALERT RNC/GOPe Changing Delegate Distribution Rules.

    10/12/2015 6:50:43 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 30 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 10-12-2015 | sundance
    This is an ACTION ALERT for those of you following the RNC/GOPe road map and actively engaged in following the maneuvers within the Republican Party. Previously we shared the RNC rule changes which modified all primary elections between March 1st and March 14th 2016 to make delegate distributions Proportional based on a percentage of the vote. All contests held on or after March 15th 2016 were then winner-take-all (or some assembly therein). The construct of the 2014/2015 rule changes were specifically created to make the pathway for Jeb Bush and block any candidate who was able to garner a movement...
  • Cold Anger ACTION ALERT RNC/GOPe Changing Delegate Distribution Rules.

    10/12/2015 5:38:29 PM PDT · by DaveinOK54 · 84 replies
    Consertive Tree House ^ | 10/12/15 | Sundance
    This is an ACTION ALERT for those of you following the RNC/GOPe road map and actively engaged in following the maneuvers within the Republican Party. Previously we shared the RNC rule changes which modified all primary elections between March 1st and March 14th 2016 to make delegate distributions Proportional based on a percentage of the vote. All contests held on or after March 15th 2016 were then winner-take-all (or some assembly therein). GOP primary 2 The construct of the 2014/2015 rule changes were specifically created to make the pathway for Jeb Bush and block any candidate who was able to...
  • Why Bernie Sanders isnt going to be president, in five words

    10/12/2015 1:42:41 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 40 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/12/2015 | Chris Cillizza
    Here's an exchange from Bernie Sanders's appearance on "Meet the Press" on Sunday: CHUCK TODD: Are you a capitalist? @BernieSanders: No. I'm a Democratic Socialist. And, in those five words, Sanders showed why no matter how much energy there is for him on the liberal left he isn't getting elected president. Why? Because Democrat or Republican (or independent), capitalism remains a pretty popular concept especially when compared to socialism. A 2011 Pew Research Center survey showed that 50 percent of people had a favorable view of capitalism, while 40 percent had an unfavorable one. Of socialism, just...
  • Virginia Primary Poll: Trump 23 Carson 17 Rubio 14 Fiorino 13 Bush 9 Cruz 5

    10/12/2015 10:29:55 AM PDT · by I Hired Craig Livingstone · 23 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 10/12/2015 | CNU
    Trump +6 Poll taken 9/29-10/8 MOE +/- 5.1
  • Jeb Bush Should Face Facts: Its Time to Drop Out

    10/06/2015 6:01:18 AM PDT · by libstripper · 24 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Oct. 6, 2015 | Will Rahm
    Jeb, this isnt working. Youre a bad candidate, and all youre going to do now is damage the guy who can beat Trump. Is that what you want?
  • How the election revolution has arrived

    10/04/2015 9:52:43 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10-4-15 | Robert Merry
    Without votes or caucuses, candidates are winnowed out A political revolution is taking place in America. The process of selecting party presidential candidates has been transformed in the last two or three election cycles. Now we have the early debates designed to drive poll numbers and tell us whos ahead and whos behind, whos gaining and whos dropping. Yet not a single vote has been taken, not a single voter has pulled a lever in a voting booth or gone to a single caucus. And yet candidates are being winnowed out. Take, for example, Scott Walker of Wisconsin. Is he...
  • (September) South Carolina Polling Results (Trump 29 Carson 16 Fiorino 11 Cruz 8 Bush 6)

    Trump 29 Carson 16 Fiorino Cruz 8 Rubio 8 Bush 6 Kasich 4
  • Thursday's Polls: Trump ahead in Texas, Florida, Wisconsin...

    10/01/2015 9:52:32 AM PDT · by I Hired Craig Livingstone · 102 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 10/1/2015 | Real Clear Politics
    Florida Republican Presidential Primary FL Chamber Trump 25, Bush 13, Carson 9, Rubio 14, Fiorina 11, Cruz 6, Kasich 4, Huckabee 2, Christie 3, Walker 2, Paul 2, Jindal 0, Santorum 0, Graham 0 Trump +11 Wisconsin Republican Presidential Primary Marquette Trump 20, Carson 16, Rubio 14, Fiorina 11, Bush 7, Cruz 5, Paul 5, Kasich 3, Huckabee 3, Christie 3, Jindal 1, Santorum 1, Graham 0, Walker, Perry Trump +4 Texas Republican Presidential Primary Texas Lyceum Trump 21, Cruz 16, Carson 12, Bush 10, Fiorina 6, Rubio 3, Huckabee 2, Kasich 1, Paul 1, Jindal 1, Santorum 1, Perry...
  • 9/30 USA Today National Poll: Trump 23 Carson 13 Fiorina 13 Rubio 9 Bush 8 Cruz 6

    09/30/2015 9:44:54 AM PDT · by I Hired Craig Livingstone · 90 replies
    USA Today/ Suffolk ^ | 9/30/2015 | USA Today / Suffolk
    Suffolk University/USA TODAY If the Republican Primary for President of the United States were held today, who would be your first choice to win the Republican nomination? {RANDOMIZE LIST} (N= 380 ) n % Jeb Bush -------------------------------- --------------------------- 30 7.89 Ben Carson -------------------------------- ------------------------ 50 13.16 Chris Christie -------------------------------- ------------------------ 2 0.53 Ted Cruz -------------------------------- --------------------------- 21 5.53 Carly Fiorina -------------------------------- ----------------------- 50 13.16 Lindsey Graham -------------------------------- -------------------- 2 0.53 Mike Huckabee -------------------------------- --------------------- 8 2.11 Bobby Jindal -------------------------------- ------------------------- 5 1.32 John Kasich -------------------------------- ------------------------- 9 2.37 George Pataki -------------------------------- ----------------------- 0 0.00 Rand Paul -------------------------------- ---------------------------- 8 2.11...
  • Walker's exit opens door for Rubio

    09/23/2015 5:15:19 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 86 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 23, 2015 | Niall Stanage
    Scott Walkers exit from the White House race is disrupting the GOP contest, and many observers believe Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will be the biggest beneficiary. Rubio and Walker were seen at the outset of the race as the candidates with the best shot at winning over the GOPs conservative grassroots and then running strong in the general election. But with the Wisconsin governor now out of the mix, suddenly a new group of supporters and big-money donors are up for grabs. Rubio had already been showing signs of new strength in the wake of the second GOP...
  • The GOP Candidates Who Support Amnesty

    09/22/2015 9:55:29 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 11 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 9/22/15 | Kelleigh Nelson
    Rick Perry - He's no longer a contender, but here's what he believes. Rick Perry often gives speeches about illegal immigration, but when you look at the facts, he has been incredibly soft on the issue. Eric Holder was soft on immigration and against AZ SB 1070. So was Perry. Eric Holder talked a tough game while loosening enforcement. So did Perry. A little ritual troop marching on the border does not block illegals from jobs and entitlements. Perry worked on watered down laws to please his Latino constituency. He did not plan to secure the border, and he should...
  • Handicapping a Presidential Campaign: What Works, What Doesn't, and What Wins?

    09/20/2015 6:30:24 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 1 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | Sept 19, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Nobody can predict the future. Not Nostradamus, not Karl Rove, not the Oracle at Delphi. But as primary voters, we must try. Not because were going to Las Vegas to bet on the election, but because every primary race is dependent on some judgment about the likely result. In November, voters only need to ask one question: Which of the major party candidates would be better in the office? But in the primaries and caucuses, we have several questions to ask: Which of our choices would be best in the office? Which of our choices has the best shot in...
  • Ted Nugent: Only Donald Trump Can Save Us!

    09/18/2015 8:58:23 PM PDT · by RC one · 65 replies
    rightwingwatch ^ | Thursday, 9/17/2015 1:05 pm | Brian Tashman
    NRA board member Ted Nugent says that GOP leaders have utterly failed to stop Democrats from carrying out their supposed plan to destroy the country, and now Americans must turn to Donald Trump to save the nation from the brink of destruction.Writing today in WorldNetDaily, Nugent says that Trump alone is counterpunching effectively against the life-threatening dynamic of the Democrat communist battle cry and accuses Democratic leaders like President Obama and Hillary Clinton of quoting Marx, Mao, Lenin, Castro and all the other monsters behind tyranny, dictatorships, slavery and the resultant historic ruination of every society this evil scourge has...
  • After CNN Debate, Should You Jump On The Carly Fiorina Bandwagon?

    09/18/2015 6:29:32 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 47 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 9/17/15 | Hal Hawkins
    It appears to be universally agreed upon that last nights debate on CNN was Carly Fiorinas moment to shine in the spotlight, and she did. The fight to get her as number 11 into the debate paid big dividends for her. She was poised, sometimes stern, and made a great connection between Iran and Planned Parenthood. Many have already jumped on to the Carly bandwagon, but there are still many unanswered questions about her that conservatives should demand answers for first before joining the group. Was she that great of a CEO at HP?According to her in the debate, yes...
  • Rand Paul V. Donald Trump: Eminent Domain

    09/14/2015 11:42:47 AM PDT · by SMCC1 · 83 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/14/2015 | John Fund
    "Paul later told me he thinks he has found an approach that will separate Trump from the rest of the GOP field: eminent domain. A hallmark of Republicans is that they respect private property. But Trump runs roughshod over it, he said. He is a serious abuser of taking property for his private benefit.
  • With Rick Perry Out, the Culling of the GOP Herd BeginsHeres Whos Next

    09/14/2015 2:31:22 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 44 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | September 13, 2015 | Liz Peek
    With Rick Perry Out, the Culling of the GOP Herd BeginsHeres Whos Next By Liz Peek September 13, 2015 5:15 AM /snip Those two are easy to dismiss. Others who should withdraw will likely take more convincing. On the basis of todays polling, Lindsay Graham is facing ultra-long odds. (A prominent London bookmaker places his chance of winning the nomination at 66 to 1, only slightly worse than John McCain, who isnt running). A recent survey of GOP primary voters in his home state of South Carolina showed that 78 percent think Graham should drop out of the race ...
  • Why I Will Not Vote for Donald Trump in primary, General Election, or in race for dogcatcher

    09/08/2015 1:33:09 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 117 replies
    Red State ^ | 9/6/15 | Bill S
    It is no secret that I am not a Donald Trump fan. That is an understatement. From the first days that he began his campaign, he has demonstrated that he is not deserving to serve as President or anything else. His demeanor is repulsive, his positions are nonexistent, except for his distaste for Mexico, and his policy positions (oh wait, I should use the singular his ONE policy position immigration) are fantasies. I am not interested in voting for or heaven forbid, electing, a Kardashian with a combover as POTUS. And be not mistaken, this is precisely what...
  • Now it's Jeb Bush who's fallen below the Ben Carson Line in the GOP primary race

    08/31/2015 9:01:02 AM PDT · by Flick Lives · 12 replies
    nj.com ^ | August 30, 2015 | Paul Mulshine
    In an effort to inject a little levity into what is going to be a very long Republican presidential nominating contest, I invented something I call "the Ben Carson Line." It's from what is known as "the Mendoza Line" in baseball, which is the lowest batting average an infielder can have and still stay in the big leagues. In this case the barometer is set to Ben Carson, the African-American surgeon who usually ends up at around 10 percent in the polls even though he has little realistic chance of winning. Until recently, Jeb Bush was well ahead of that...
  • S. Carolina GOP Gives Trump Ultimatum-Pledge Allegiance to Rep. Nominee or You're Off Primary Ballot

    08/26/2015 11:01:33 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 102 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 25, 2015 | Francesca Chambers
    Donald Trump has until the end of next month to formally declare his allegiance to the Republican Party or his name will not appear on the South Carolina presidential primary ballot. South Carolina GOP Chairman Matt Moore confirmed the requirement this afternoon that candidates filing as Republicans must pledge not to turn as a third-party candidate should they lose the nomination. At least two other states - Virginia and North Carolina - are contemplating similar moves as way of keeping the unpredictable billionaire in check.
  • Colorado Republicans Cancel Presidential Poll at Caucuses (GOPe strikes back?)

    08/26/2015 8:33:31 AM PDT · by JediJones · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/25/2015 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI
    The state party's executive committee voted Friday to eliminate the presidential preference poll held during the party's March caucuses. That means there will be no official count of who won that contest. The vote was unanimous and drew little attention until it was reported by The Denver Post on Tuesday. State GOP Chairman Steve House said the change was made in response to a new Republican National Committee rule that would have made the presidential preference poll binding. The executive committee decided that would bring too much formality to the caucuses, which have drawn criticism in the past for being...
  • Donald Trump Blames China for Fact That Much of His Gear is 'Made in China' (2011)

    08/25/2015 9:51:36 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 29 replies
    ABC news ^ | April 28, 2011 | JOEL SIEGEL
    Donald Trump, who has repeatedly accused China of stealing manufacturing jobs from the U.S., acknowledged today that an array of Trump-branded clothes, accessories and other products are made in China. The real estate and casino mogul, who is considering a run for the Republican presidential nomination, blamed China for the fact that Trump ties, Trump cufflinks and even Trump teddy bears come with a "Made in China" label. "The answer is very simple: Because of the fact that China so manipulates their currency it makes it almost impossible for American companies to compete," Trump told ABC News. But visitors to...
  • Breitbart Primary: Surging Donald Trump Takes Lead

    08/21/2015 9:09:01 AM PDT · by TheRightVoivode · 7 replies
    Breitbrat ^ | 8/21/2015 | Tony Lee
    Donald Trump has surged into first place in this months Breitbart Primary, and it is the first time the businessman has taken the top spot since the Breitbart Primary launched two months ago. As of August 19, Trump has 33.7% of the vote, followed by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 96% , who won the Breitbart Primary in June and July, with 31.10%. Dr. Ben Carson, who overtook Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in last months Breitbart Primary for third place, is still in third place with 7.81%. Carly Fiorina, who has gained momentum since winning the so-called happy hour debate, is...
  • OFFICIAL "DELETE HILLARY" POLL: What date will Hillary officially leave the race?

    08/19/2015 8:34:52 PM PDT · by GOP Congress · 67 replies
    I haven't seen a thread on this, but I've decided to start it. Name the date that Hillary Rodham Clinton will officially bow out of the race, literally by hook or by crook. Name a time (Eastern) as well. In case of a tie date, the one closest in time (over or under) will win the prize. In the case that she does not bow out of the race, but someone else is nominated, then the official nomination of the president at the DNC will mark the date/time of her being out. If she's the nominee and is not subsequently...
  • Foxs Luntz blasted Trump at Koch Seminar (Luntz F-Bombs on Trump)

    08/18/2015 9:58:35 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 86 replies
    Politico ^ | 3-18-2015 | Hadas Gold and Kenneth P. Vogel
    Donald Trumps feud with GOP pollster Frank Luntz escalated Monday with Trump calling on Fox News to fire Luntz from overseeing its post-debate focus groups, and Luntz launching a profanity-laden tirade to describe the real estate showman turned renegade presidential candidate. In an interview with POLITICO, Luntz said Trump and Democratic presidential insurgent Bernie Sanders are delivering a big f- you to the elites in America. And that resonates on both sides, Luntz said. But f- you doesnt solve anything. F- you doesnt make life any better. F- you makes you feel good, but it doesnt get...
  • Meghan McCain: 'I am a Carly Fiorina groupie' (video)

    08/17/2015 5:08:13 PM PDT · by JediJones · 77 replies
    FOX News ^ | 8/17/2015 | FOX News
    <p>"she's someone to watch"</p> <p>"she completely eliminates the so-called war on women"</p> <p>"she's just this really amazing candidate, she's speaking the truth"</p> <p>"anti-Washington, anti-establishment, she fits all these boxes that people are really responding to right now"</p> <p>"to say that she's running for V.P. I think is shortsighted and a little bit sexist, I agree"</p>
  • Chris Christie Said To Be Seriously Considering Dropping Out Of Race By End Of August

    Though Rick Perrys lack of campaign dollars received the most attention this week, whispers are now circulating of a possible second GOP candidate giving serious consideration to dropping out of the race by the end of this month New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Paul took the position the governments surveillance powers were significantly over-extended while Christie implied the senators views were dangerously ignorant and little more than hot air. Days after the confrontation between the two men it appears more voters are taking Senator Pauls position over Christies as the New Jersey governors poll numbers continue to be stuck...
  • The 2016 Primary and Various Degrees of Influence

    08/14/2015 11:31:10 AM PDT · by jobim · 48 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8/14/15 | Sundance
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