Tagged: republican national convention

Bernie vs. Ted

The Democrats watched the Republican National Convention on TV last week and gleefully rubbed their hands. When Texas senator Ted Cruz conspicuously and pointedly failed to endorse nominee Donald Trump, Democrats began deriding Republicans as a party divided and crowing about the united front that they – the Democrats –...

Thank you, Cleveland.

Little things can often leave a big impression. Arriving at the airport on my way out of Cleveland – laden with four equipment cases in addition to my suitcase – the rent car shuttle dropped us off at the terminal entrance. There waiting were Republican convention host committee volunteers with...

No soaring platitudes in this acceptance speech.

  Warm and fuzzy it was not. Donald Trump spent most of the 5,143 words in his Republican nomination acceptance speech telling us how much trouble we’re in and who got us here. “Our convention occurs at a moment of crisis for our nation. The attacks on our police, and...

Ted Cruz goes small.

If you’re invited to Ken and Shirley’s house for dinner and you know that neither one of them can cook and that they serve bad wine, you have two choices. The first is to politely decline. Any number of reasons can be given and even if Ken and Shirley strongly...

Dick Morris knows Hillary as well as anyone.

Former communications director for Pres. Bill Clinton George Stephanopoulos has said, “Over the course of the first nine months of 1995, no single person had more power over the president.” He was speaking about Dick Morris. Today, Morris is an outspoken critic of Hillary Clinton. He joined us on Radio Row...

Former congressman Rick Lazio knows about running against Hillary.

Rick Lazio served four terms in the U.S. House from New York’s 2nd Congressional District. In 2000, he ran against Hillary Clinton in her first senate election, stepping in late for former NY mayor Rudy Giuliani, who withdrew to undergo treatment for prostate cancer. Lazio started the campaign 20 points...

A most unlikely event.

Last June, the political and pundit class was busy dismissing the just-announced Republican presidential candidacy of Donald Trump. Some said it was a stunt. Some said it was to advance his reality TV career. Few took it seriously. Then all summer and into the fall leading up to primary season,...

Texas Congressman Blake Farenthold on the “Never Trumpers.”

The step-grandson of Texas Democratic icon Sissy Farenthold, Blake Farenthold was swept into office in 2010 in the Republican wave that gave the House back to the GOP. Farenthold won the seat by 799 votes from a long-time Democratic incumbent. He joins us on Radio Row to talk about Donald...

All hands on deck for Donald? Not quite yet.

Yesterday, it became clear on the floor of the convention that the wounds from the hard-fought GOP primaries have not healed. To shouts of “Dump Trump,” a last-gasp, Hail Mary effort to derail Donald Trump’s nomination arose in a procedural vote during the business session that takes place every day...

Texas gets rowdy in Cleveland.

All 50 states, plus the District of Columbia and U.S. territories like American Samoa, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands, are represented at the Republican National Convention. Most of the delegations are hard to tell apart. Mostly, the Quicken Loans Arena concourse is just...