Tagged: republican primary

Ted calls it quits.

By the time the votes were counted in Wisconsin on April 5, Ted Cruz was a mere 197 delegates behind Donald Trump with the wind at his back. Cruz had taken three out of four primaries since March 22 – including a decisive victory over Trump in Wisconsin. All the...

Piling on to the bandwagon.

Last night, Donald Trump crushed rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich in five northeastern primaries – taking anywhere from 56 to 64 percent of the vote. Trump took 105 of the delegates that could be definitively nailed down in Tuesday’s primaries. John Kasich took five. Ted Cruz picked up just...

Trump has a big night in NY.

After a string of losses in places like Colorado and Wisconsin, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump had a great night last night in his home state of New York, handily beating rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich and exceeding his pre-election polling numbers. With 98 percent of precincts reporting early Wednesday...

They’re called “nominating conventions” for a reason.

It has been a very long time since either of the national conventions of the two major political parties has served any function other than televised pep rally. In most presidential election years, state primaries and caucuses function to elect a sufficient number of delegates such that one candidate arrives...

Events, dear boy. Events.

There is a story, perhaps apocryphal, about former British prime minister Harold Macmillan. As the story goes, shortly after his election he was asked by a journalist what could blow his agenda off the rails. As legend has it Macmillan replied, “Events, dear boy. Events.” So it is with the...

GOP voters are talking. Are party leaders listening?

Since the first of March, Republican voters have sent the party a message that the party apparently does not want to hear. More than two out of three GOP voters in 19 states have chosen someone other than a candidate that would be acceptable to the party elite. Donald Trump...

The GOP at a crossroads.

With Super Tuesday behind us, Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee both find themselves at a crossroads. The unlikely candidate who has defied all conventional wisdom must decide if he’s going to continue sticking his thumb in the eye of the Republican leadership — the so called “establishment.” The...

The picture comes into sharper focus.

Take a good look at the photograph above. More and more it looks like the choice that we’re going to face in November. Just over a month ago, on Jan. 17, former Florida governor Jeb Bush, speaking of Donald Trump, said, “The guy’s entertaining for sure. But he’s not going...

Gettin’ his Nancy Pelosi on.

Donald Trump has so far been unstoppable. Evidence of his unstoppability began shortly after his formal announcement for office. Appearing at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa in July Trump went after Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) saying, “He’s not a war hero. He was a war hero because he...