Donald Trump

The Fundamental Rules of Politics Still Apply

Erick Erickson, The Resurgent

The rules themselves still matter. Donald Trump’s campaign looks like it is defying the rules because it is defying campaign orthodoxy and what consultants recommend. Trump’s campaign is certainly blowing up campaign strategies in some cases, but the rules are still there and I believe they still matter.

Republican Race Very Much In Flux In Iowa On Caucus Day

Jamie Weinstein, Daily Caller

Nearly half of likely caucus-goers — 45 percent, according to the Des Moines Register poll — say they could still be persuaded to support a different candidate. Almost all the voters The Daily Caller talked to at Rubio and Cruz rallies over the last two days said they hadn’t definitively chosen a candidate, with most still deciding between some combination of Trump, Cruz and Rubio.

Vote Cruz in Iowa as if the Republic Depends on It

Ted Cruz represents the conservative movement within the GOP, and if he wins, he brings a new class of conservative activists to Washington, who would displace the present feckless Republican establishment.  And this is what the Republican establishment fears more than anything; when Ted Cruz wins he brings more than a new Republican administration to power – he brings us – the limited government constitutional conservative movement to power.

What Donald Trump voters really care about and why he can’t help them

For Donald Trump’s backers, it all boils down to one thing – Trump is a smart, blunt-talking businessman who has succeeded his whole life and will fix things. He’s from outside the system and that’s enough. He’ll make great deals whereas all the previous government leaders have been too stupid to know a good deal if it smacked them across the face. But the Trump candidacy is a ruse. There’s only one candidate who can truly deliver on what they want.

iVoterGuide Has The Lowdown On Trump, Cruz And Rubio

Who is the real Ted Cruz?  Who is the real Donald Trump?  Who is the real Marco Rubio? To find critical facts necessary to answer questions about a candidate, many conservatives turn to www.iVoterGuide.com.   iVoterGuide has gathered all the facts about ALL of the candidates into one easy-to-use voter guide.

Donald Trump vs. The Constitution

Editors, Washington Examiner

At a time of high anxiety over the economy, jobs, and terrorism, Trump's authoritarian politics may reassure some voters who, with some justification, have lost faith in the federal government's political will do do its job. But however justified their concerns, Trump should not be the answer for anyone who wants constitutional government.

Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum End Their Campaigns and Kneel Before Zod

Erick Erickson, The Resurgent

At the Trump event, with a sign on the podium that “TRUMP” and “Make America Great Again,” Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum entered to play second fiddle to Trump’s well-tuned music. They met their Zod and kneeled. Like conquered kings paraded in a Triumph through the streets of Rome, Santorum and Huckabee were paraded through Drake University, now the vassals of Donald Trump.

Could THIS be the real reason Donald Trump chickened out on the Iowa debate?

Bill S, RedState

Trump may claim that some of his liberal positions have changed with time, but this would have to be one really quick change.  Now that the truth about his positions on immigration are bubbling to the surface, Trump is undoubtedly not excited about facing questions about what he truly thinks about the topic that seems most dear to his most rabid supporters.

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Establishment’s last shot fails to bag Ted Cruz

Thursday's debate proved there's plenty of life without Donald Trump. Plus, Crazy conspiracy theory: Trump is looking for an exit strategy; Death March of the undercard former Iowa winners; Candidates enjoy a seven-on-none power play against Trump, don’t even shoot the puck; With Trump gone, it was kick Ted Cruz night; Establishment vs. establishment, everyone loses, and, Summing it up – let’s get it started already.

Ted Cruz Super PACs Offer Big $$ for Vets if Trump Will Debate Him One-on-One In Iowa

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

The press release made clear the parameters of the pro-Cruz Super PACs’ offer: The debate must be between just Trump and Cruz, must take place on or before Sunday Jan. 31 in Iowa, must be one-hour long, and the candidates can pick a jointly-agreed-to moderator themselves. Cruz announced he has a venue and time and place already set for it.

Hey Evangelicals! Heard the Latest Bible Knowledge From Trump?

Erick Erickson, The Resurgent

Appearing on Bill O'Reilly's Fox News program, Trump misquoted the Sermon on the Mount, claiming Jesus’s words help justify his skipping tonight’s debate -- that it’s "an eye for an eye." Yes, Donald Trump, the Bible does say that. And Jesus specifically says not to engage in retaliation like that.

Paul: 'The IQ of the Debate Went Up a Couple Dozen Points'

Susan Jones, CNS News

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says the Republican Party is better off having Donald Trump off the debate stage Thursday night: "You know, I think Donald Trump taking his ball and going home -- there's absolutely no risk. It's an improvement to the debate. The IQ of the debate went up a couple dozen points," Paul told Fox News on Wednesday.

Hide the Women and Children: What A Vote For Donald Trump Really Means

Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
As the Iowa Caucuses approach it is important that cultural conservatives and faith-first voters recognize what a vote for Donald Trump actually means.

FedUp PAC Poll: Conservatives Want to See Trump Rejoin Debate

A FedUp PAC online poll found 59% of conservatives said that Trump should not carry out his plan to boycott the debate compared to 34% who support the boycott.  Only 46% agree with Trump that Fox anchorwoman Megyn Kelly, one of the debate moderators, has a conflict of interest that should rule out her participation.

Cruz Challenges Trump to a 'One-on-One Debate...Mano a Mano'

Susan Jones, CNS News

Appearing on Mark Levin's radio show Tuesday night, Cruz said, "If Donald is afraid of Megyn Kelly, I would like to invite him, on your show, to participate in a one-on-one debate, between me and Donald, mano a mano.” Cruz, now on a bus tour across Iowa, said Iowa is a close, two-man race. He said every presidential candidate "owes it to the voters" to answer their hard questions.

Will Donald Duck Debate With Cruz?

We here at CHQ might be the only media outlet that says “We don’t blame Trump” for skipping the Fox debate. But that doesn’t mean Donald Trump shouldn’t debate the other Republican candidates for President. That is why we strongly urge Trump to accept the challenge Senator Ted Cruz issued to him the minute it became known that Trump was skipping the Fox News Iowa debate.