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  • This is what is at stake of you refuse to vote for Trump

    05/04/2016 2:04:01 PM PDT · by Snowybear · 126 replies
    Self ^ | 05/04/2016 | Snowybear
    If you refuse to vote for Trump you need to consider the future youre potentially handing yourself and your children because if Clinton wins you can rest assured the following will happen.. We will lose the Supreme Court. Think about that long and hard. We will virtually lose our second amendment rights. Registration then confiscation will happen. Illegal immigration will remain unchecked. Unemployment will get worse, particularly for whites and blacks. The fiscal policy that has stagnated our country will continue. Obamacare will not be overturned and may turn into government run healthcare. If you think it is bad now...
  • The secret movement to draft Gen. James Mattis (USMC-Ret.) for President

    05/04/2016 9:55:41 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 92 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...
  • Heh heh heh. Trump tells Bernie hes being treated badly by Dems, should run as an Independent

    04/27/2016 11:25:15 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 40 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/27/16 | Robert Laurie
    Do it, Bernie, you owe it to the future. Bernie Sanders is being beaten. Hes losing in both the delegate count and the vote, but its not his fault. Hes running as a Democrat and hes being treated horribly by the Democrat party. At every turn, the DNC has done its best to game the system and rig the election against the poor old socialist coot who has dared challenge the coronation of Hillary Clinton. ....And it hasnt gone unnoticed. At least one man has Bernies back. Hes calling out the DNCs behavior, and urging Bernie to make a strong,...
  • Riots, Guns, Bribes: TR's Contested Convention

    04/23/2016 1:07:01 PM PDT · by John W · 6 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | April 23, 2016 | Geoffrey Cowan
    Would a candidate for president of the United States ever officially condone a riot on the floor of a national convention? Would a candidate actually ever seek to provoke one? Should delegates at a convention be permitted to carry guns? Can supporters of a candidate try to buy delegate votes? Could any of these things happen at a contested Republican Convention this year in Cleveland? It seems unlikely, but there would be precedents. Amazingly, in 1912, when Theodore Roosevelt tried to wrest the nomination from William Howard Taft, there were plans for riots, plenty of guns, and more than a...
  • Another Libertarian Moment?

    04/13/2016 8:24:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 13, 2016 | John Stossel
    The Libertarian Party might get more votes this year. Before the primaries, Time Magazine, frequent pusher of trends that do not exist, put Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ken.) on its cover and called him the "most interesting man in politics." Then Paul fizzled, and pundits said the "libertarian moment," if there ever was one, had ended. But Sen. Paul never ran as a libertarian. He ran as a libertarian-ish Republican, and he wasn't particularly convincing when he got to speak in debates. Americans were unimpressed. But now that, according to ElectionBettingOdds.com, the presidential race will be a choice between Donald Trump...
  • GOPe Has Run the Numbers-They Think They Can Do It Even With 3rd Party

    04/11/2016 6:50:39 AM PDT · by Be Careful · 49 replies
    As of late...Ryan's Fake Unity Message with comments galore, Reuter's Poll publishing 33% of Trump supporters will drop GOP, strange and random phone calls to Tea Party-types coming from RNC. All a ruse to data mine what their margins are.......they really are gonna go for it. Surmising the same thing is happening on the Dem side, they will keep their alliance with DEMe, even if it means losing House and Senate. Too much money at stake for the Uni-Party. If we can't succeed, the Middle Class is truly done.
  • There's Still Time for a Serious Third-Party Presidential Run

    04/09/2016 9:08:37 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 55 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 04/06/2016 | Russell Berman
    It's not too lateyetfor Trump or an anti-Trump to make a credible independent bid. How late is too late for an independent or third-party presidential run? That question is becoming paramount as the Republican Party barrels through its primary season bitterly divided and with the chances growing that it will open its July convention without a nominee in hand. Conservatives resolutely opposed to a Donald Trump presidency have been investigating a third-party bid for weeks, hoping that if they cant rally the party behind Ted Cruz then at least theyll be to give the Never Trump movement an alternative not...
  • Tonight's Constitution Party presidential debate: Copeland vs. Hoefling

    04/04/2016 6:11:49 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 43 replies
    Spreecast ^ | 4/4/2016
    This debate will feature two of the candidates for the Constitution Party (www.constitutionparty.com) Presidential nomination: Scott Copeland (www.scottcopelandusa.com) and Tom Hoefling www.tomhoefling.com Co-hosting this debate will be Constitution Party of Texas State Chairman Daniel New and America's Party of Texas State Chairman Andy Prior. Daniel New is also the founder of Independent Conservative Voters (www.http://independentconservativevoters.com/). Andy Prior is the Texas Director for CAN-DO-USA (www.can-do-usa.com). The live debate begins at 7:30 PM Central, and the recording of event will be available after the conclusion at the same link. Sign in a bit early just to make sure everything is working. You...
  • Trump refuses to rule out third-party run if he doesnt land GOP nomination

    04/04/2016 6:48:46 AM PDT · by xzins · 279 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | April 4, 2016 | Adam Edelman
    Donald Trump continued his war with party bosses Sunday, once again saying that he wouldnt rule out a third-party run if he failed to secure the GOP nomination and demanding that rival John Kasich drop out of the race. Were going to have to see how I was treated. Im going to have to see how I was treated. Very simple, Trump said on Fox News Sunday when asked if he would categorically rule out running as a third-party independent candidate if he failed to win his partys nomination. Its not a question of win or lose. Its a question...
  • Bill Kristol: I Hope a Third Party Candidate Comes Forward

    03/25/2016 6:20:09 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 131 replies
    NewsMax ^ | March 25, 2016 | by Bill Hoffman
    Bill Kristol, founder and editor of The Weekly Standard, tells Newsmax TV he hopes a third-party candidate will emerge if Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are anointed the Republican and Democratic presidential nominees. "I just don't think [Trump] has the character or temperament to be president of the United States ... [and] we're certainly not going to vote for Hillary," Kristol said Friday to J.D. Hayworth on "Newsmax Prime." "There are a lot of fine Republicans and conservatives in the country, some of them are retired generals, some of them are businessmen, some of them are civic leaders, some of...
  • Danger in the Third-Party Movement

    03/23/2016 9:56:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    The pages of the political calendar are turning relentlessly. Yesterday, GOP voters went to the polls in Arizona and Utah. If things turn out as expected, Donald Trumps path to the Republican nomination will continue unabated. Yet there are many variables still in play, and theres no guarantee that Trump will reach the 1237 delegates he needs prior to the GOP Convention. According to Real Clear Politics, as of March 22 Donald Trump had 680 of the 1237 delegates needed 55%. Even Trump adviser Roger Stone believes that it will take an inside straight for Trump to enter the...
  • CNN poll: 35% of Republicans and leaners want a third-party GOP candidate if Trump is the nominee

    Notably similar to the exit polls conducted a week ago in Florida, Missouri, Ohio, Illinois, and North Carolina, in which 39 percent said theyd consider a third party if forced to choose between Trump and Hillary. Whats interesting about this result, from CNNs national poll, is that Trump does very well in other metrics. At 47 percent, hes near a majority and leads Cruz by 16 points. When Republican registered voters and leaners are asked whether theyd feel dissatisfied or upset if Trump, Cruz, or Kasich wins the nomination, Trump actually scores lowest on the combined totals for those two...
  • In DC Simulation, Trump and Cruz Bolt GOP, Form New Ticket

    03/21/2016 12:04:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Politics The Blog ^ | March 21, 2016 | Alan Kelly, Founder & Chief Exec., Playmaker Systems
    This week, in a simulation of the coming July GOP convention, the tumultuous 2016 election took a theoretical new twist. At a meeting of the prestigious legal society, Inn of Court, attendees were randomly assigned to play the roles of real estate mogul Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (TX-R), Gov. John Kasich (OH-R) and The Republican National Committee. What emerged was the jarring image of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz forming an independent Trump-Cruz ticket. The match was made when RNC players issued late-hour rulings that favored John Kasich's nomination. True to the gridlock era, no team appeared to win....
  • Report: Tom Coburn tells allies hes open to leading a conservative third-party challenge to Trump

    03/21/2016 9:08:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 156 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/21/2016 | AllahPundit
    The best line from any Trump stump speech this year is “Everyone wants Washington to change, and that means changing everyone in Washington.” No, wait — I’m mixed up. Trump didn’t say that. It was Tom Coburn, announcing his retirement from the Senate, who did. Coburn was raging against a corrupt establishment in D.C. back when Trump was still firing people on “The Apprentice.” Such was his despair at what he encountered in the capital that he spent the last few years calling for a convention of the states to fix Washington. He’s a perfect choice in many ways for...
  • Gingrich: Im Not Sympathetic to Erick Ericksons Third-Party Overtures, Would Be Supporting Clinton

    03/17/2016 9:25:44 AM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Mar 2016 | Pam Key
    Thursday on Fox News Channels Americas Newsroom, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said conservative blogger Erick Erickson, who has recently said the Republicans should prepare for a third-party alternative if Donald Trump wins the partys 2016 presidential nomination, is functionally supporting Hillary Clinton.
  • Top conservatives gather to plot third-party run against Trump

    03/15/2016 2:28:20 PM PDT · by 20yearsofinternet · 169 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/15/2016 | SHANE GOLDMACHER
    Three influential leaders in the conservative movement have summoned other top conservatives for a closed-door meeting this Thursday in Washington D.C. to talk about how to stop Donald Trump and, should he become the Republican nominee, how to run a third-party true conservative challenger in the fall. The organizers of the meeting include Bill Wichterman, who was President George W. Bushs liaison to the conservative movement, Bob Fischer, a South Dakota businessman and longtime conservative convener, and Erick Erickson, the outspoken Trump opponent and conservative activist who founded RedState.com. "Please join other conservative leaders to strategize how to defeat Donald...
  • What will FR do if ?

    03/14/2016 8:26:25 AM PDT · by Auslander154 · 184 replies
    Free Republic is so schizophrenic and rabid over Trump vs Cruz will it eat its own if the ticket out of Cleveland is Trump-Cruz or Cruz-Trump ?
  • Poll: Trump would take much of his GOP base with him as third-party candidate

    03/09/2016 8:46:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/09/2016 | Sierra Rayne
    A new poll by Rasmussen Reports conducted on March 6 and 7 shows that if Donald Trump is denied the GOP nomination for presidential candidate, he could run as a third-party candidate with much of his base intact. Among Republican voters, 36% say they are "likely" to vote for Trump if he runs as a third-party presidential candidate – and 24% of all GOP voters are "very likely" to give Trump their vote if he chooses a third-party route. The survey results add further support to the view that the anti-Trump scorched earth policy underway by the GOP establishment...
  • BLOOMBERG: I won't run for president

    03/07/2016 2:36:53 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 64 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 7, 2016 | Maxwell Tani
    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday that he will not running for president in 2016. In a post on Bloomberg View on Monday, Bloomberg ended months of speculation that he would mount a third-party bid, saying his candidacy could inadvertently help elect Donald Trump or Sen. Ted Cruz, both of whom he said were unpalatable options.
  • Software developer promises to defeat Trump, Clinton

    03/06/2016 6:50:36 AM PST · by kevcol · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 2, 2016 | Rudy Takala
    "When I travel, I'm constantly stopped by people asking for photos. I'm not tooting my own horn, but I have the ability to reach the people. They will listen because I have a checkered background and I may say something interesting," McAfee said. .. . "You might expect someone unexpected. My wife is black, my life is checkered and I am outside the box," McAfee said.
  • Anti-Trump Republicans Call for a Third-Party Option

    03/02/2016 6:32:17 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 171 replies
    NYT ^ | 3/2/16 | By ALEXANDER BURNS
    Spurred by Donald J. Trumps mounting victories, a small but influential and growing group of conservative leaders are calling for a third-party option to spare voters a wrenching general election choice between a Republican they consider completely unacceptable and Hillary Clinton.
  • If Trump wins Super Tuesday, rich GOP donors wont have anyone to give to

    03/01/2016 7:13:26 AM PST · by snarkpup · 53 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 2/29/2016 | Rick Newman
    ... what will top donors such as hedge funders Robert Mercer (a big giver to Ted Cruz), Paul Singer (Rubio) and Ken Griffin (Rubio) do with their money? Here are five possibilities:
  • Is the establishment going to run a third party candidate to spoil Trump in battleground states?

    02/26/2016 5:13:55 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 60 replies
    This is the theory that makes the most sense. I read Mickey Kaus tweet about it. Bloomberg can't win Indiana, North Carolina or any of the states McCain lost. It has to be more liberal than that. Bloomberg spoil in Florida or Nevada or Colorado . They can't win with a third party but they need to hurt trump in battleground states somewhere.
  • Fed up! McCain predicts rise of third political party

    11/08/2011 4:51:01 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 49 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2011-11-08 | Steve Holland & David Alexander
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator John McCain predicted on Tuesday a third political party will emerge in response to Americans' economic frustrations and said it might as well be called "the Fed-Up Party." The Republican Party's presidential nominee in 2008 raised the possibility of a third party about a year ago, but his comments on Tuesday suggest he has hardened his views as polls show Americans increasingly disillusioned with Washington politics. The 75-year-old McCain may now be the most prominent politician forecasting Americans will look to another party to compete with Democrats and Republicans. "Unless both parties change, then I think...
  • McCain says Tea Party concerns worth addressing (through bipartisanship with Obama after elections)

    09/20/2010 8:16:37 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2010-09-20 | Steve Holland
    Republican Senator John McCain warned on Monday that U.S. lawmakers should respond to the concerns of the conservative Tea Party movement or else its supporters could give rise to a third political party. In an interview at the Reuters Washington Summit, McCain also said Republicans need a "positive agenda" in campaigning for the November 2 congressional election rather than simply saying no to Democratic policies. McCain, who earned a reputation as a political maverick for bucking his party, has recently swung to the right on some issues to beat back a conservative challenger in his re-election bid in Arizona. He...
  • Reflecting Nation’s Unrest . . . Precinct Workers Tell McCain It’s Time To Quit

    01/24/2016 9:26:31 AM PST · by GonzoII · 14 replies
    The Wanderer ^ | January 23, 2016 | By DEXTER DUGGAN
    PHOENIX -- There's no earthly chasm disrupting tree-lined Central Avenue here as it placidly heads north of Bethany Home Road, past well-off residences. However, there might as well have been an abyss between U.S. Sen. John McCain's former home on Central and the church auditorium not far away where local Republican precinct committeemen convened for their annual assembly. McCain left that neighborhood once his children were grown, and the regular January meeting of Maricopa County GOP precinct ground troops, resounding with denunciations of their own party's dispiriting record, in effect voted overwhelmingly that McCain should leave the Senate, too, although...
  • How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love McCain

    11/08/2006 9:03:34 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 137 replies · 2,298+ views
    November 8, 2006 | E. Pluribus Unum
    The events of yesterday may be a blessing in disguise for those of us who react with absolute horror to the very thought of a Democrat President in 2008. Most likely the Democrat nominee is going to be Hillary, and like her husband before her, the only way she could win the Presidency is if there were a conservative stalking horse like Ross Perot to split the conservative vote. We all know what an egomaniac John McCain is. If he does not get the nomination in 2008, there is no doubt in my mind that he will strike a secret...
  • Trump again hints at third-party run: 'The RNC is in default'

    02/16/2016 12:06:01 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 97 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 15, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky 3.5K1 1327
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Monday again hinted at a possible third-party run, saying that the Republican National Committee is "in default" of an agreement and is not treating him fairly. "When somebody's in default, that means the other side can do what they have to do," he said. "The RNC is in default." Trump signed a pledge last year to run as a Republican and not as an independent. He first raised the posibility of a third-party run in an exclusive interview with The Hill last summer. "I signed a pledge but it's a double-edge pledge, and as...
  • [From December 26, 2015] McAfee anti-virus creator to run for U.S. president as Libertarian

    02/15/2016 3:24:02 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 20 replies
    UPI news ^ | December 26, 2015
    John McAfee, better known in recent years for his brushes with the law in Belize and Guatemala than for his anti-virus software, filed to run for United States president as a Libertarian candidate. McAfee told USA Today he plans to run on a platform of pardoning all marijuana users in prison and and to "stop the U.S. from being the world's policeman." Doug Craig, a national board member of the Libertarian Party, said,"He fits right in with our political philosophy.: Earlier this year, McAfee vowed to run as a member of the Cyber Party to "disrupt the political status quo"...
  • Trump: RNC breaking pledge, calls Cruz a ‘liar’

    02/15/2016 1:35:26 PM PST · by Typical_Whitey · 172 replies
    The State ^ | 2/16/16 | By Andrew Shain
    MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Monday that the Republican party is breaking its pledge to stay neutral while pouncing on GOP rivals who attacked him at a weekend debate. “I have never met people like politicians. They are the most dishonest people I have ever met,” the New York billionaire said during a stop at Mount Pleasant hotel on Monday. “They lie, lie, lie and then they apologize.” Trump suggested that the Republican National Committee was not honoring a pledge to not hurt his campaign if the businessman promised not to mount a third-party presidential...
  • Donald Trump Floats Idea of a Third-Party Run Again

    02/15/2016 12:48:15 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 219 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 15, 2016 | BRAD MIELKE
    At a town hall today in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, Donald Trump floated the idea -- without explicitly threatening to do so -- that he may run as an independent candidate. Trump attacked the Republican National Committee, saying it "better get its act together" and it "does a terrible job." Trump said he believes the RNC treated him unfairly.Trump also went off on the crowd that booed him during Saturday night's GOP debate in South Carolina: "Look at it, that was a wealthy room.""The whole room was made of special interests and donors, which is a disgrace from the RNC,"...
  • Middle Class Is Ready for Third Party

    01/25/2016 5:40:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2016 | Katie Kieffer
    A blizzard worse than Blizzard 2016—an icy storm of furious American voters—is descending upon Washington as voters prepare a revenge mutiny. "Revenge mutiny" is my term for throwing overboard traitors who threw you overboard first. It's happening within both the Republican and Democratic parties. We've knocked on doors. We spent weekends in drab phone banks making calls for candidates who promised the opposite of what they delivered. We're done. Rome wasn't built in a day. America will not be destroyed in a day. Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, and Bernie Sanders' surging energy—simultaneous with Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, and Chris Christie's...
  • Bloomberg seriously considering White House bid

    01/23/2016 2:57:22 PM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/23/2016 | Kevin Bohn, Jake Tapper and Karl de Vries
    Washington (CNN)Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is seriously considering a possible independent presidential run and is looking at making a decision sometime in March, two sources familiar with Bloomberg's thinking told CNN on Saturday. One source said aides to the three-term mayor are looking at ballot access issues, but the source refused to speak specifically about what Bloomberg, 73, asked to be done. The source added that Bloomberg sees the Republican and Democratic presidential races as becoming increasingly polarized, and neither fits Bloomberg's views. But Bloomberg, who has flirted with Oval Office aspirations in the past, is serious...
  • Michael Bloomberg eyes presidential run

    01/23/2016 7:35:10 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 67 replies
    NY Post ^ | 23 January 2016 | Aaron Short
    Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg is seriously considering a third-party run for the presidency and has alerted advisers to draw up a plan for success, according to a report. Bloomberg, 73, told friends he is prepared to spend as much as $1 billion to win the White House and set a deadline of early March for making a decision, the New York Times reported Saturday.
  • Many 'Lost' Voters Say They Have Found Their Candidate in Trump (New voters Trump 27%, Cruz 3%)

    01/18/2016 4:57:37 PM PST · by usafa92 · 50 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/18/2016 | Reuters
    Ted Wade hasn't cared about politics enough to cast a vote in a U.S. presidential election for almost a quarter of a century, back when he supported Ross Perot's independent candidacy in 1992. But Republican Donald Trump's 2016 White House bid has motivated Wade to get involved and he plans to support the real estate mogul in Nevada's nominating caucus next month. Trump is a "non-politician" who can fix the "chaos" in Washington, he says. About one in 10 Americans who plan to cast a vote this election will do so for the first time in years, if ever, and...
  • Former Libertarian Presidential Nominee Supporting Ted Cruz

    01/13/2016 3:34:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Resurgent ^ | January 12, 2016 | Erick Erickson
    The other day, Steve Hayes had this piece up at the Weekly Standard. In it, he noted that Cruz was running a video positing himself as the heir to the Ron Paul Revolution. You'd never even know Rand was running. Rand Paul, after all, was the fusion candidate who was going to bring libertarians and conservatives together along for a ride against the left. It has not happened. Rand Paul's campaign has imploded. And now, if you scroll down in this article towards the end you will find this blurb: "Former Georgia congressman and Libertarian candidate for president Bob Barr...
  • Gary Johnson, 2012 Libertarian presidential candidate, will run in 2016

    01/06/2016 10:30:46 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/06/2016 | David Weigel
    Gary Johnson, a two-term Republican governor of New Mexico who became the Libertarian Party's 2012 presidential nominee, will officially announce his 2016 campaign on Fox News on Wednesday.
  • Dreaded Indie Presidential Bid Could Come From a Democrat

    01/01/2016 7:13:20 AM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 76 replies
    NY Mag ^ | 12-28-15 | Ed Kilgore
    During the last half of 2015, a specter haunted the Republican "invisible primary" for the 2016 presidential nomination: an independent run for president by Donald Trump that would split the GOP base and send a Democrat gliding into the White House. As he consolidated a position in the polls as the GOP front-runner, Trump was maneuvered into signing a party loyalty pledge (required to get onto the ballot in South Carolina), and then ruled out an indie run at and after a December candidate debate. With a guy like Trump, an abandonment of this doubled-down oath is always possible, especially...
  • Jim Webb Attacks Hillary for Her Foreign-Policy Failures: First Step of His Third-Party Run?

    12/28/2015 7:41:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/28/2015 | by JOHN FUND
    When Jim Webb, the former Virginia senator and Navy secretary, left the Democratic primary race in October, he hinted that he might mount an independent run for president. That looks more likely now that Webb has blasted his party's front-runner for her "inept leadership” as secretary of state. "Hillary Clinton should be called to account for her inept leadership that brought about the chaos in Libya, and the power vacuums that resulted in the rest of the region,” Webb wrote in a Facebook post Saturday. "While she held that office, the U.S. spent about $2 billion backing the Libyan uprising...
  • Will the GOP Mount a Third-Party Challenge to Trump?

    12/22/2015 8:27:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | December 20, 2015 | Jeff Greenfield
    Donald Trump may have eased some Republican fears Tuesday night when he declared his intention to stay inside the party. But if their angst has been temporarily eased at the prospect of what he would do if he loses, they still face a far more troubling, and increasingly plausible, question. What happens to the party if he wins?
  • Bill Kristol: ‘We’ll Have to Start’ New Party If Trump Wins Nomination

    12/21/2015 10:07:19 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 230 replies
    On Monday, Weekly Standard editor-in-chief Bill Kristol tweeted out what the rest of the Republican establishment is thinking: better Hillary than Donald. Here’s the tweet: Crowd-sourcing: Name of the new party we’ll have to start if Trump wins the GOP nomination? Suggestions welcome at editor@weeklystandard.com — Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) December 20, 2015 Kristol isn’t alone. As I wrote at Daily Wire today, Politico’s Jeff Greenfield says, “If the operatives I talked with are right, Trump running as a Republican could well face a third-party run – from the Republicans themselves.” That follows last Thursday’s Politico column from former New Jersey...
  • Trump, Carson have until spring to launch third-party runs

    12/12/2015 6:47:43 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 38 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump and Ben Carson could dangle the possibility of independent runs for president well into the primary season next year, but they can't wait forever. State filing deadlines would give the two Republicans until about March to launch independent or third-party campaigns, experts said. That would give a well-financed campaign enough time to gather sufficient signatures on petitions so the candidate could appear on the ballot in every state. Starting next summer would be too late. "Ross Perot in 1992 didn't start petitioning until March," said Richard Winger, editor of Ballot Access News. "He was on...
  • Trump again won’t rule out a third-party run

    11/22/2015 8:30:24 AM PST · by springwater13 · 201 replies
    <p>Trump was responding to a Wall Street Journal report that Republican operatives are considering banding together donors from the other GOP campaigns in a bid to knock Trump off the top spot.</p> <p>Their efforts are taking on increased urgency as the first-in-the-nation Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses near and Trump leads the crowded GOP field for the fourth consecutive month, according to a new national Washington Post-ABC News poll. Some candidates, including Ohio Gov. John Kasich and former Florida governor Jeb Bush, also are showing more willingness lately to directly attack Trump.</p>
  • Developing - Jim Webb may announce he is running as an independent WMAL

    10/19/2015 2:58:03 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 96 replies
    Developing - Jim Webb may announce he is running as an independent WMAL
  • Webb to drop out of Democratic 2016 race [not yet committed to indep run]

    10/20/2015 7:04:20 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/20/2015 | Fox News
    Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb will announce Tuesday that he is dropping out of the Democratic presidential race, Fox News has learned. Webb is said to be disillusioned with the Democratic Party -- as well as the Republican Party -- and how the political parties are being pulled to allegedly extreme positions by the huge amounts of loosely regulated money fueling the campaigns. Webb has a press conference scheduled for 1 p.m. ET. While Webb is thought to be weighing a possible independent bid, he is not expected to launch an independent campaign for president Tuesday. Rather, he's expected to...
  • Jim Webb to consider independent presidential bid

    10/19/2015 9:41:12 PM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 50 replies
    SeeBS News ^ | October 19, 2015 | Rebecca Kaplan
    With little luck in his quest for the Democratic presidential nomination so far, former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb is considering an independent bid in 2016, his campaign said Monday. A press release entitled, "Jim Webb To Consider Independent Run" said the candidate will hold a press conference Tuesday "to discuss his candidacy, the campaign and his views of the political parties in the current election cycle."
  • Conservative pundit Bill Kristol: If Trump wins, I'd support a third-party choice

    09/14/2015 9:59:12 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 80 replies
    cnn ^ | Sept. 14, 2015 | Tom Kludt
    <p>Bill Kristol, the editor of the Weekly Standard, said he would likely look beyond both of the major parties if Trump, the clear frontrunner in the GOP's crowded presidential field, emerged with the party's nomination.</p> <p>"I doubt I'd support Donald. I doubt I'd support the Democrat," Kristol told CNNMoney in an email. "I think I'd support getting someone good on the ballot as a third party candidate."</p>
  • Donald Trump Says He'll Decide on Third Party Bid Soon

    08/29/2015 11:29:40 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 66 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 29, 2015 | Associated Press
    Trump told reporters following a speech in Nashville Saturday that he's going to make a decision "very soon." He says he thinks the decision will make a lot of people "very happy." Trump has so far refused to pledge to support the eventual Republican nominee. He says it gives him leverage.
  • Trump Reportedly Rules Out Third-Party Run (UPDATED)

    08/26/2015 6:13:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 08/26/2015 | by Matt Wilstein
    In the first moments of Fox News’ GOP debate earlier this month, Donald Trump was the only candidate on the stage would not vow to support the eventual nominee of the Republican Party, leaving the door open for an third-party campaign should he fail to secure the nomination. Now, The Huffington Post is reporting — in their Entertainment section, of course — that Trump has told “several top Republicans” that he has decided to rule out that possibility and commit himself fully to the GOP. Reporters Sam Stein and Ryan Grim cite “several sources” who were privy to the...
  • Trumps One-Man Third Party

    08/24/2015 5:17:16 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 25 replies
    The American Report ^ | August 24, 2015 | Editors
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