2016 Republican presidential nomination

Why the Tea Party will win the presidency in 2016

Danny de Gracia, Communities Digital News

Over the last two decades, the institutional Republican Party has developed an art for selecting the most detestable presidential candidates available to mankind, and prophesying to voters that “unless you put aside your preferences and all vote for Mr. Big (R), you’ll surrender the election to the Democrats.” Of course, Mr. Big (R) rarely wins against Democrats; the likes of Bob Dole, John McCain, and Mitt Romney were all trounced in spite of the GOP’s flint-faced assurances that their candidate was the winning formula.

"It's Anybody's Ballgame" in GOP Race

Chuck Todd, Mark Murray and Carrie Dawn, NBC News

After a week in which Jeb Bush badly stumbled -- giving four different answers on Iraq in four days -- Kasie Hunt makes an important point: There is NO Republican frontrunner in the 2016 race. It is wide open. "Jeb Bush has fallen from the man to beat to the richest member of the pack. Scott Walker seems to have gone underground. Marco Rubio is exciting but untested. And the Republican establishment is growing increasingly nervous that the party is facing a long, bloody primary fight that could drag into next summer."

The Tea Party at 6: Where do we go from here?

Judson Phillips, The Washington Times

In 2009, there was a consensus among the activists who helped launch the movement that we did not want the movement to become a new political party. No one tried to turn the Tea Party into a new political party. That could change. In 2016, the Republican Party has a stark choice. It can nominate an establishment figure who favors amnesty, big spending and the policies of the Chamber of Commerce or it can nominate someone who stands for the values of real Americans. If the Republican Party establishment wins and Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio or one of the other moderate Republicans wins, the Tea Party will form the nucleus of a new political party.

Scott Walker and the Establishment Republican Consultant Problem

Wednesday morning it was announced that pro-amnesty, pro-homosexual rights consultant Liz Mair is out of the Scott Walker organization, and that's good. As CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie explained in his book TAKEOVERnow his challenge, and the challenge for other aspiring Republican presidential candidates, is to build a winning campaign using ideologically committed conservatives, not the rented strangers that will be pushed at them by the special interests in Washington.