Tagged: ted cruz

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 –...

Ann Coulter reacts to Ted Cruz’s Weds. night speech at the RNC.

She is outspoken, funny, articulate and either loved or loathed depending on one’s leanings. Ann Coulter is a prolific author, columnist and contributor to the FOX News Channel. When we saw her here on Radio Row, we couldn’t wait to get her take on Ted Cruz’s Wednesday prime-time speech at...

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...

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...

So long, Marco.

So now we say goodbye to Marco Rubio. Early predictions and early hopes about this very talented candidate proved overly optimistic. The coroners who autopsy failed political campaigns will point to multiple pathologies – failure to read the angry mood of the electorate and an over-reliance on personal narrative as...

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 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...