Donald Trump

A Big Win for Trump, and Next Tuesday Will be Worse. Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Despair

Leon H. Wolf, RedState

Here’s why you shouldn’t despair: the month of May is likely to be a bloodbath for Trump. Ted Cruz has done an admirable job of locking down Washington, and Oregon is likely to follow suit. Trump isn’t even meaningfully contesting Nebraska. West Virginia is a wildcard, because no one knows how the South would have voted in a three-man race. The key lynchpin of the entire month will be Indiana.

Trump predicts whether Clinton will be indicted

Anna Giaritelli, Washington Examiner

Donald Trump predicted fellow presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will not be indicted by the FBI for using a personal email server while secretary of state. The New York businessman told Fox News late Wednesday he believes the Democratic Party will protect the front-runner from the federal agency.

The new Donald Trump should scare the GOP establishment

Chris Cillizza, Washington Post

Trump has shown — both on Tuesday night and over the past week or so — an ability to rein himself in that suggests he understands that this new and improved version of himself is the one that can actually win the Republican presidential nomination.  Be scared, anti-Trump forces. Be very scared.

Firestorm brewing over GOP convention rules

Ben Kamisar, The Hill

The Republican National Committee (RNC) Rules Committee meets here on Thursday amid calls for changes to convention rules that could make it easier for a new Republican presidential candidate to emerge to take on Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. Discussion of the rules has created a political firestorm, with Trump, the GOP front-runner, accusing the RNC for rigging the nomination process against him.

The Conservative Pope and the Reformation

Erick Erickson, The Resurgent

It was reassuring when we could put the burden on one man. But all of us are responsible for liberty and all of us committed to conservatism have to commit to each other to keep the fire burning. There are going to be attempts to co-opt conservatism by nationalism. But nationalism is not a universal value and provides no assurance of liberty.

Cruz spokesman: GOP race will go to contested convention

Lisa Hagen, The Hill

A national spokesman for Ted Cruz’s campaign said it's "very likely" the Republican presidential contest will go to a contested GOP convention this summer. “I think it’s very, very likely — if not a certainty at this point, that this will be a contested convention,” Ron Nehring said during an interview with Fox News's Megyn Kelly.

Trump owns GOP media appearances on Fox

Eliza Collins, Politico

According to analysis from the Media Research Center, over the past four weeks, Trump spent a total of 178 minutes being interviewed by Fox. Ted Cruz spent 120 minutes on the network, while John Kasich spent 84 minutes. When candidate surrogates are added into the mix, Trump’s team spent 397 minutes on air for Fox, Cruz’s crew spent 164 minutes in total and Kasich and his allies spent 105 minutes.

Trump Paid Breitbart Editor for Consulting

Steve Berman, The Resurgent

The revelation that Trump paid a Breitbart editor is really no surprise at all. In fact, it’s a relief. I’d hate to think that they support him so fervently and get nothing at all for it.

Ted Cruz Is Right – America Is At A Point Of Choosing

What’s at stake in this election is not just who will occupy the Oval Office, but what governing principles will be operative in America for the next generation. Cruz’s succinct formulation is that our goals as a government and as a conservative movement should be jobs, freedom, and security. This is about as tight a statement of the goals and credo of the winning 21st century conservative coalition that the English language will allow.

Viguerie: Conservative Leaders Warn GOP Against Rigged Convention, Parachute Candidate

On the day of Donald Trump's huge home-state win, and on the eve of the final Republican National Committee meeting before the GOP convention, an influential group of conservative leaders, including CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie, sent a letter RNC Chairman Reince Priebus warning against a rigged convention or the nomination of a "parachute candidate."

New York Provides a Last Chance at Redemption for the Pollsters

Leon H. Wolf, RedState

All but one of them agree about one key fact: that Donald Trump will get over 50% of the vote in New York today. That one poll that disagrees shows Trump getting 49% of the vote. If Trump falls below 50%, it will be nearly mortal to his chances at the nomination – but it will also be mortal to the remaining tatters of the pollsters’ credibility. This is their last chance really to get it right.

How Trump Can Steal New York Against ‘The Will Of The People’

Steve Berman, The Resurgent

Steal? Well, yes. If you use Trump’s definition of stealing, meaning getting delegates that weren’t specifically voted to you by “the will of the people.” In fact, Trump could conceivably take New York with less than 40 percent of identified Republican voters. If any primary in America could be called “rigged,” it’s New York. And you won’t hear a single peep from Trump or his surrogates. Not one single word.

RNC struggles to control fight over Trump, convention rules

Ben Kamisar, The Hill

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is struggling to control an escalating party debate over what rules should govern a contested Republican convention. It’s an unprecedented situation for Republicans, who for the last week have seen a war of words between their party’s chairman and Donald Trump, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination.

5 Reasons Ted Cruz Is The Best Choice For President

Jay Caruso, RedState

Why is Ted Cruz the best choice for President? It’s easy to say, “He’s not Trump!” and that is true. But people want a reason to vote for somebody. There are a number of reasons to vote for Ted Cruz and here are five of them.

Cruz to Trump: Stop ‘whining’ about delegate process

Jessie Hellmann, The Hill

Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz told rival Donald Trump to stop “whining” Sunday, following a weeklong tirade from the GOP front-runner in which he accused GOP party leaders of canceling the vote in convention states. Cruz shut Trump out of delegates in Colorado and Wyoming, where the Republican parties there decided to award delegates via county and state conventions instead of by primary or caucus.

Trump’s ‘Democratic Centralism’ Is Stealing The Nomination

Steve Berman, The Resurgent

The GOP should properly reject an outsider who seeks to hijack the party and make it his personal front group. If Trump wants to win the hearts and minds of America, he needs to start by winning the hearts and minds of the party he chose to run under. If he never intended to do that, he has no business demanding the nomination, or anything else, from the GOP.