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  • James Pindell - Boston Globe: Pataki will withdraw from the race

    12/29/2015 2:20:09 PM PST · by Perdogg · 65 replies
    Scoop: @GovernorPataki is calling his NH supporters this afternoon telling him he will drop his bid for president #fitn— James Pindell (@JamesPindell) December 29, 2015
  • Bias? What Bias? Only 7% of journalists identify as Republicans

    11/09/2015 10:05:19 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/09/15 | Robert Laurie
    Shocker. ....No. Not really. By all accounts, CNBC’s Republican debate was an unmitigated disaster. Not for the candidates, mind you, but for the moderators, the network, its parent company, and the left in general. What was obviously a planned attack on the GOP field blew up in the faces of its would be perpetrators - and it did so in spectacular fashion. Instead of making the candidates squirm, the network made the angry. Instead of looking weak, they rallied and went on the offense. Instead of goading the field into a circular firing squad, the moderators placed a spotlight on...
  • The real villain is the RNC

    10/31/2015 11:25:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/31/15 | Jeff Crouere
    Finally, the GOP presidential candidates are starting to realize that the RNC has no problem with liberal moderators After the latest debate debacle, Republican presidential candidates have finally had enough. They are meeting this weekend without officials of the Republican National Committee (RNC) to discuss the format of upcoming presidential debates. The final straw was Wednesday night’s CNBC Republican debate. While it was a ratings success, drawing a network record 14 million viewers, it was a political disaster. The three liberal moderators exposed their bias and utter disdain for the candidates. The questions were unfair, trivial and not germane to...
  • CNBC’s Televised Show Trial

    10/30/2015 8:16:54 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/30/15 | Matthew Vadum
    GOP candidates face a firing squad manned by leftist journalists The Republican presidential candidates’ debate on CNBC wasn’t so much a debate as it was a firing squad manned by left-leaning journalists. Over and over journalistic equivalents of, “When did you stop beating your wife?” were asked of the candidates. The reporter-moderators weren’t just asking questions: they were prosecuting the candidates at a televised show trial. Personal attacks were disguised as questions. (Here is a transcript of the at times boisterous 10-way main debate, along with a transcript of the four-way undercard debate that preceded it.)
  • The Big Loser in Tuesday Night’s GOP Debate: The Media

    10/29/2015 7:30:54 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/29/15 | Roger Aronoff
    Instead of cowering in fear of the media, it appears that a number of the GOP candidates are fighting back, and calling them out. It wasn’t the first time, but it felt like a turning point. It’s about time While the media focus on which of the candidates did well, and which didn’t, they overlooked the biggest loser of the night: the media. Whether intended or not, the difference in the questioning of the Democrats in their October 13 CNN debate versus the questioning of the Republicans in their three debates so far proved to be an issue that boiled...
  • Presidential Candidates Comparison

    10/28/2015 5:44:16 AM PDT · by Shery · 1 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | unknown | Conservative Review
    PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES COMPARISON Click on a rating to read more.
  • Cruz isn’t the second choice of Trump voters

    10/15/2015 5:57:40 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 134 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10/14/2015 | Henry Olsen
    The FOX national poll also asked the first/second choice question, but did not provide direct tabs of the share of Trump backers who chose Cruz, et al, as their second choice. It did, however, do the next best thing: it gave the entire GOP race standings if Trump were out. Trump polled 26 percent in the overall standings and Cruz polled 8 percent. Without Trump, Cruz rose to 11 percent, a three point gain. Three divided by 26 is about 11 1/2 percent, nearly identical to the thirteen percent from the other two polls. This might seem to be too...
  • Three Deeply Pro-American Candidates

    09/27/2015 11:32:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 28, 2015 | James Lewis
    We are beginning to understand the GOP field, and to me the most interesting thing is three front-runners who seem to be genuinely pro-American. I don’t mean that the others are not pro-American; I just don't understand them yet. The three I feel pretty sure about are Trump, Cruz, and Carson, each one for a different reason. (As for the American left, it has reverted to its old and failed internationalism, with the secret ambition of being part of the new international ruling class. Adm. James Lyons has spoken the final word on Obama. He is “anti-American, anti-Western, pro-Islamic, pro-Iranian,...
  • Ranking the top 10 GOP candidates for president

    09/27/2015 8:12:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Washington Post's Politics ^ | September 27, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    The last time I ranked the 10 people most likely to wind up as the Republican presidential nominee in 2016, I had Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker as the third-best bet to be the GOP standard bearer. That was Aug. 2. On Sept. 21, Walker dropped out of the race, registering as a literal asterisk in his final poll as a candidate. The rise and fall of Walker — he was an official candidate for only 70 days — is evidence of the massive fluidity in the race; GOP voters are still looking around, jumping on some candidates . . . only to...
  • 2016 GOP Power Index: No news is good news for Cruz

    09/21/2015 3:49:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 21, 2015 | Chris Stirewalt
    2016 GOP POWER INDEX: NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS FOR CRUZ Ask yourself who is likely to be the last anti-Jeb still standing on Super Tuesday. That doesn’t mean whether Sen. Marco Rubio or Gov. John Kasich might knock Jeb Bush off in the early going (they might) or whether Bush could be abandoned by donors and key backers if he doesn’t have an early state win (he could). The question is: Who is the person most likely to be Bush’s chief adversary going into the home stretch, if the establishment frontrunner makes it there? Ted Cruz might have sounded...
  • The GOP Field That Failed

    08/27/2015 9:08:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | August 26, 2015 | Rich Lowry, editor, The National Review
    The rise of Donald Trump is, in part, a function of a vacuum. He is thriving in a Republican field that is large, talented and, so far, underwhelming. There’s 17 candidates and nothing on. Except Donald Trump. Now, this has much to do with the media, and with Trump’s unique qualities as a showman. He has the advantage of not caring, about anything apparently — the facts, his reputation, or, ultimately, winning the presidency. In consequence, he is a free man. The Jorge Ramos incident was Trump in microcosm. He did what no other Republican politician could get away with...

    08/28/2015 2:06:58 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 28,2015 | MIKE FLYNN
    The national beauty contest, which the three have lost at this point, will give way to a state-by-state slugfest. Walker is still betting on a strong showing in Iowa to reignite his campaign. Paul is hoping that caucuses, especially in the Western states, can give his campaign a delegate boost. Rubio seems to be placing a firewall in South Carolina and his home state of Florida. At some point he will have to decide whether he wants to be the establishment alternative to Bush or the second-choice of other more conservative candidates. He’s tried to be both, but that strategy...
  • GOP Consultant Lays Out New Genius Plan to Take Down Trump: ‘How Brutus Killed Caesar (TR)

    08/22/2015 9:10:54 PM PDT · by VinL · 104 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/22/15 | Matt Boyle
    The geniuses in the Washington, D.C.- centered GOP establishment have a new plan to take down 2016 Republican frontrunner Donald Trump: Infiltrate his inner circle posing as an ally, then use their fabricated support of him to secretly plot to take him down. But now they all admit: They were wrong, Trump is real, and he has a serious shot at winning this thing. “Just like Humphrey Bogart said in Casablanca, I was misinformed,” Alex Castellanos, one such consultant, said of Trump in an interview with Bloomberg Politics on Friday. “He’s grown. He started off as the anti-Washington candidate, the...
  • Chris Christie Said To Be “Seriously Considering” Dropping Out Of Race By End Of August…

    Though Rick Perry’s 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 government’s surveillance powers were significantly over-extended while Christie implied the senator’s 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 Paul’s position over Christie’s as the New Jersey governor’s poll numbers continue to be stuck...
  • Ted Cruz's responses at the 1st GOP Debate

    08/08/2015 6:13:14 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 104 replies
    Youtube ^ | August 8, 2015 | Jeff Head
    Ted Cruz responses at the 1st GOP Debate I believe, more and more, that Ted Cruz should be our next President. Although I like a lot of what Trump is saying, and I like the way he is taking on the Media and the establishment (but Cruz does the same). My concern with Trump is his disposition. In essence, it's this: Even if Trump does some things I may believe in, I believe he would not hesitate to violate the constitution to do so. It does not matter what side of the political divide you are on...if you violate...
  • As GOP presidential contenders dogfight, how's Obama doing? [BARF ALERT]

    01/29/2012 5:12:51 PM PST · by thecodont · 6 replies
    Christian Science Monitor / ^ | January 28, 2012 | By Brad Knickerbocker, Staff writer
    It’s way too early in the presidential campaign to make predictions about the 2012 outcome. But at this point, President Obama might confidently say, “I’ve got ‘em right where I want ‘em.” Front-runners Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney are battering each other rhetorically as Rick Santorum and Ron Paul circle around, trying to get a jab in here and there. Obama’s approval ratings are inching back upwards as much of the electorate begins to see glimmers of hope in the economy. And if the election were held today, he would beat any one of them, according to the Real Clear...
  • Principles or Politics in 2012? A Voting Guide for Conservatives

    12/27/2011 4:03:58 PM PST · by amylutz4 · 4 replies ^ | December 27, 2011 | Amy Lutz
    On the cusp of the Iowa Caucus, the debate as to whether winnability should factor into voter decision making rages on. Should I sacrifice principles and values for a candidate’s greater probability at electoral success? Or should I vote for the candidate with whom my values most closely align, regardless of their poll numbers? More often than not it seems that the answer to the former question is “yes.” A candidate’s capability for success is attractive to the voter whose only goal is to see Barack Obama reenter private society in 2013. However, the strong desire to remove our current...
  • A Club of Liars, Demagogues and Ignoramuses

    12/01/2011 10:55:08 AM PST · by Cardhu · 28 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | December 1st 2011 | Marc Pitzke
    The Republicans' Farcical Candidates The US Republican race is dominated by ignorance, lies and scandals. The current crop of candidates have shown such a basic lack of knowledge that they make George W. Bush look like Einstein. The Grand Old Party is ruining the entire country's reputation. Africa is a country. In Libya, the Taliban reigns. Muslims are terrorists; most immigrants are criminal; all Occupy protesters are dirty. And women who feel sexually harassed -- well, they shouldn't make such a big deal about it. Welcome to the wonderful world of the US Republicans. Or rather, to the twisted world...
  • Dennis Miller withdrew his endorsement of Herman Cain

    11/16/2011 6:06:25 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 143 replies · 1+ views
    Wednesday November 16, 2011
    On the O'Reilly Factor tonight...Dennis Miller stated "I'm off the Cain Train." after endorsing him and helping Cain do a few fundraisers a couple of months ago.
  • GOP 2012: The Hold Your Nose Tracker

    10/18/2011 6:36:28 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Michelle ^ | October 17,2011 | Michelle Malkin
    Yes, I’m still struggling. Like many of you, I am still carefully weighing all the costs and benefits of each declared GOP candidate. As the candidates continue highlighting each other’s unsavory left-wing alliances, I thought it might be helpful to compile a Hold Your Nose Tracker of the current top four front-runners. I’m just giving it to you straight. One way or the other, the plugs will come in handy. This is the hand we’ve been dealt, alas. Same as it ever was. (Flashback February 2008: The John McCain Nose Plugs.)