2016 GOP Candidates for President

Jindal Takes the Stage

Quin Hillyer, National Review

The Louisiana governor polishes his delivery, answers critics, and welcomes the spotlight. 

Kasich Lies to Fox’s Cavuto About OCare Money

Jason Hart, Red State

Ohio Governor John Kasich, a Repub., repeated what has become his go-to lie about Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion when Fox News host Neil Cavuto brought up the topic during a March 18 interview.

Berkeley Stands With Rand

If Republicans want to win they need to build a new 21st century coalition and Rand Paul’s message that conservatives are leading the fight for the constitutionally protected rights freedom of speech and privacy is a great place to start.

Ted Cruz For President Super PAC Launches

The "Draft Ted Cruz for President" super PAC and its Web site, RunTedRun.com, have launched an effort to get 1 million signatures on a petition in hopes of luring Cruz to run for president.

It’s Time to Draft Ted Cruz for President

Raz Shafer, Red State

When Repubs. run for the White House as conservatives, we win. When they run as moderates, we lose. Yet every four years, the party bosses and political consultants tell us that conservatives are unelectable and that we must support their big-government candidates.

2016: Cruz Moves to RPaul's Right on Social Issues

Tony Lee, Breitbart

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has staked out ground to Sen. Rand Paul's (R-KY) right on foreign policy, and he may be doing the same on social issues in Iowa, home of the nation's first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses.

Rand Paul Is Right About Building GOP

Michael Reagan, NewsMax

Paul he understands that to win, Republicans are going to have to reach out to independents and others who may have previously held negative views of the party.

We Agree With Barbara Bush On A Jeb Run For President

The way we see it is that no matter who else gets in the Republican presidential primaries, Jeb Bush will remain the “great white hope” of the Republican establishment.

Bushie Peter Wehner’s Unconstructive Governing Agenda

Sean Davis, The Federalist

It’s one thing for Former Bush adviser Peter Wehner to disagree with Rick Perry and other conservatives about the proper role of the fed. gov't, but it’s rather stupid and lazy to imply that big gov't skeptics are just like child labor exploiters.

Ted Cruz's Winning Weekend

C. Edmund Wright, American Thinker

Rand Paul may have won the Washington Times CPAC straw poll, but Ted Cruz was the big winner coming out of the conference. Even Sarah Palin prefers Cruz Control.

CPAC to Palin: Run, Sarah, Run!

Eliana Johnson, National Review

The crowd at CPAC gleefully embraces the political figures Dems. and the media love to hate, and it is full of adoration for Sarah Palin. “The age of Obama is almost over,” she announced. “This is the end of an error, he is the lamest of lame ducks.” 

Rick Perry: GOP Dark Horse for 2016?

Aaron Goldstein, American Spectator

So now that Perry has no impending medical procedures as was the case in 2012, look for him to throw his hat into the ring for '16. He has something to prove. Perry will have an uphill battle especially if fellow Texan Ted Cruz should decide to run. But Perry could benefit from low expectations.

Rand’s Stand on Foreign Policy

W. James Antle III, American Conservative

Senator Paul won CPAC again. Is he also winning the GOP's debate over war and peace?

RED ALERT: Romney To Gather Aides In Utah

If political brains were a prerequisite for an invitation to Romney's Utah pow-wow it seems like he could have held the gathering in the broom closet of one of his mansions.

The Biggest Inside Secret From CPAC 2014

Although Indiana's principled limited government constitutional conservative Governor Mike Pence wasn't even at this year's CPAC, and he barely registered on the CPAC straw poll, Pence's name kept coming up as the one potential Republican presidential candidate who has all the tools necessary to rebuild the winning Republican coalition.

Correction: Paul and Cruz Top ConservativeHQ Straw Poll – Establishment GOP Blanked

Conservatives attending this year's Conservative Political Action Conference are rejecting the Republican establishment and its brand of Big Government “me-too-ism” in favor of candidates who are authentic representatives of the grassroots conservative base of the Party, as seen in ConservativeHQ's presidential straw poll.

Is Ted Cruz Trying to Outmaneuver Rand Paul

Matt K. Lewis, Daily Caller

Cruz is making a bet that Paul’s more libertarian positions on issues like non-interventionism aren’t a mainstream opinion.

We Like Where Laura Ingraham Is Coming From

Laura Ingraham is right: there are few people in Washington, and at the top levels of the Republican Party like Alabama's Senator Jeff Session who "actually say it like it is.”

Rand Paul Looking to Hedge Bet in 2016 Election

Ralph Z. Hallow, Washington Times

Sen. Rand Paul may be seeking to hold on to his seat at the same time he is running for president in 2016. The Kentucky Senate majority leader confirmed Monday that he is working on an unambiguous bill that would allow Mr. Paul to do so.