Donald Trump

New Poll Has Bad News for Both Trump and Clinton, But Trump Even Moreso

Caleb Howe, RedState

A new poll of likely voters in the important state of New Hampshire shows a pretty startling result. “Unsure” is polling ahead of both Republican “presumptive nominee” Donald Trump and the Democrat we all know will be their nominee, Secretary Hillary Clinton.

Trump must prove that he can do the job

Larry Kudlow, Daily Caller

Trump can win by showing a consistent seriousness of purpose and demeanor, pro-growth economic policies, and a more realistic national-security strategy. He knows, as Reagan did, that success at home leads to success abroad.

McCain: GOP must 'listen to people' who back Trump

Dan Friedman, Washington Examiner

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz, broke Sunday with GOP colleagues including ally Lindsey Graham by suggesting Republicans rally behind Donald Trump.

Trump envisions changes to tax plan

Rebecca Savransky, The Hill

According to the candidate's plan, the tax rate for the wealthiest people in the country would drop from 39.6 percent to 25 percent. But he said that would likely change. "On my plan, they're going down. But by the time it's negotiated, they'll go up," Trump said.

I’m voting Trump, warts and all

Gov. Bobby Jindal, Wall Street Journal

I think electing Donald Trump would be the second-worst thing we could do this November, better only than electing Hillary Clinton to serve as the third term for the Obama administration’s radical policies. I am not pretending that Mr. Trump has suddenly become a conservative champion or even a reliable Republican: He is completely unpredictable. The problem is that Hillary is predictably liberal.

It’s the primaries, stupid! Trump Gets It Wrong In West Virginia

The most important step in the campaign to govern America according to conservative principles is to turnout conservatives in Republican primaries to defeat RINOs and nominate conservatives for every office, especially Congress and state legislator. Which is why Donald Trump's remark that voters should stay home from the West Virginia Republican Primary infuriated Mountain State conservatives and proved he still has a lot to learn about leading an issues-based political party.

Republicans Reject Bush (At Last)

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

The Bushes have many fine qualities. Losing well, however, is not one of them. And they have to know, whether they concede it or not, that Trump’s triumph is a sweeping repudiation of Bush Republicanism by the same party that nominated them four times for the presidency.

Romney won’t back Trump, worried about 'demagoguery and populism'

Philip Klein, Washington Examiner

Mitt Romney said at a dinner in Washington on Thursday night that he had no intention of supporting presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, and said he was "dismayed" by what he saw as a drift toward "demagoguery and populism" in both parties.

Trump's map: Where he needs to win

Niall Stanage, The Hill

Donald Trump faces an unforgiving electoral map as he seeks to win the White House.Yet there is a plausible path to victory for the businessman over likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, if he is able to repair his image among key voting blocs such as Hispanics.

Trump Could Consider a Democrat VP According to Carson

Brandon Morse, RedState

While Trump has stated that there is a 40% chance that he will pick his VP among his 16 defeated opponents, the fact that he’s also considering a Democrat for VP only lends weight to everything those 16 opponents had said about him at one point in time, and only solidifies the claims of the Never Trump movement.

Sen. Ben Sasse: Why are #NeverHillary and #NeverTrump the Only Choices?

Senator Ben Sasse, a principled limited government constitutional conservative if there ever was one, asks why are Americans faced with the choice of #NeverHillary or #NeverTrump. Sasse says there is room – indeed an appetite – for an alternative candidate. What say you?

Viguerie: Trump will have ‘blowout election’ if he does this

Greg Corombos,

Richard Viguerie believes unity is indispensable to winning, but he said another quality is needed that he believes Trump has in abundance. “He must be a fighter, and he must have a vice president who is also a fighter. If you bring the fight to the Democrats, this election is eminently winnable,” said Viguerie, who believes Hillary Clinton is a ripe target given her current strategy.

Politics Is Still Downstream of Culture

Dan McLaughlin, RedState

Culture matters.  Withdrawing from it is no answer.  If you want to change the future of the country, you need to engage the culture and not just expect that the kinds of citizens who vote for your values can be summoned from the hills.

Trump, Clinton negatives may cancel each other out

Sarah Westwood, Washington Examiner

Because Trump and Clinton bring to the 2016 race many similar characteristics that have traditionally been considered negative, the two New Yorkers may struggle to launch conventional attacks on each other.

Grassley: Trump will nominate 'right type of people' to Supreme Court

Nick Gass, Politico

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley no longer seems to be concerned about the possibility of Donald Trump nominating justices to the Supreme Court. “Based upon the type of people he’d be looking for, I think I would expect the right type of people to be nominated by him to the Supreme Court,” the Iowa Republican told The Des Moines Register in an interview published Wednesday evening.

Trump not planning to change tone for general election

Rebecca Savransky, The Hill

Donald Trump, now the presumptive GOP nominee, doesn't seem to be planning to change his tone heading into the general election. "I am who I am," he said on CNN Wednesday. "I don't like to change."

The Left’s Bizarre New Cause: Gender “Fluidity”

The Obama Department of Justice has announced that North Carolina’s new law that protects women and children from potential sexual predators in public rest rooms violates the civil rights of “gender fluid” individuals.