Donald Trump

Sorry Friends, If You Are #NeverTrump Then You Are #4Hillary

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
I still think Ted Cruz is the best candidate conservatives had in the race, but he is unfortunately not the candidate who won a majority of the delegates – that distinction goes to Donald Trump – and it is to Trump that right-of-center voters will have to look if our country and constitutional liberty are to survive. Don't buy that argument? Then look in the mirror and read this list...

Even Odds for Trump & Clinton: Is Trump a 'Spoiler' or a 'Game-Changer'?

Clifford Young & Julia Clark, Real Clear Politics

In our strong opinion, this is an atypical election cycle that does not follow the normal “rules” or norms of election prediction, and which undermines models reliant on historical data to make predictions. Such a disruptive election means that many of our base assumptions go out the window, and in this case, we believe it yields a situation in which Trump still has a clear path to victory under certain conditions.

The dogs that didn’t bark in 2016

Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

What's unusual about this campaign is not only that unexpected things happened — improbable candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders getting more than 40 percent of their parties' popular votes — but that things everyone has come to expect did not.

Donald Trump proves it’s time for an outsider

Senator David Perdue, Washington Post

While unpredictability shakes those conditioned to protect their own power, anyone who still has doubts about Mr. Trump should stop agonizing for a minute, take a deep breath, and at least contemplate the value of having such a unique asset at the top of our ticket.

Trump: Obama ‘doesn’t have a clue’

Jesse Byrnes, The Hill

Donald Trump slammed President Obama as clueless late Wednesday, trading barbs with the commander in chief who knocked the presumptive GOP presidential nominee for lacking serious proposals. "This is a president who doesn't have a clue," Trump said during a rally in Sacramento, Calif. before threatening to unleash harsher attacks should Obama become more vocal against him.

Poll: Voters say Trump, Clinton will break promises

Nick Gass, Politico

A majority of voters are not buying that Donald Trump will follow through with any of his pledges, nor do they think Hillary Clinton will attempt to rein in Wall Street, limit the influence of secret money in politics or make in-state and community college tuition debt-free, according to the results of a Quinnipiac University national poll.

Does Trump’s VP Short List Include A Conservative Dark Horse?

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
The choice Donald Trump makes for Vice President will make – or break – the deal he needs to conclude with conservatives to cement a winning populist – conservative coalition. What Trump has said is indicative of his background as a CEO in this new age of creative disruption; he "wants a vice president who knows Washington, is able to deal with the Congress and could be viewed as somebody who could be president." In other words, a working VP who, with a Republican majority in Congress, bridges the full spectrum of right-of-center Washington.

CHQ 2016 GOP Vice Presidential Straw Poll

The choice Donald Trump makes for Vice President will make – or break – the deal he needs to conclude with conservatives to cement a winning populist – conservative coalition.

However, beyond saying he "wants a vice president who knows Washington, is able to deal with the Congress and could be viewed as somebody who could be president" Trump has given little indication who he might select as his running mate. What conservative do you think best fits the job description given for Vice President on a Trump ticket? Is there a conservative dark horse you want to write in?


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The Press Conference Republican Voters Have Wanted to See for Years

Say what you will about Donald Trump -- how many years have people been begging for a Republican to just once take on the media the way Trump did? All the way from the premise, to the details, to the motivation, he took 'em all on.

Trump slams Kristol, who floats National Review writer for president

Hadas Gold, Politico

Donald Trump attacked Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol on Tuesday, the same day a new report suggested Kristol is floating a third-party candidate who is also a National Review staff writer (David French).

Trump adviser Sessions calls for refugee safe zone

Anna Giaritelli, Washington Examiner

Donald Trump's national security adviser said Tuesday he would recommend using U.S. troops to implement a safe zone for refugees in Syria and Turkey to protect Europeans from accepting terrorists embedded as asylum seekers.

Bill Kristol’s Not So Funny Joke on Conservatives and America

Bill Kristol, a veteran of the White House and a variety of political campaigns, must on some level recognize that his gambit to promote David French for President bears a striking resemblance to the Little Rascals series episode where the Gang, dejectedly sitting around their club house suddenly brighten when Spanky says, “Hey everyone, let’s put on a circus!” Soon Alfalfa is the lion tamer, Darla is his beautiful assistant and their faithful dog Pete is dressed up like a lion. The only question here is what role poor Mr. French will play.

Must America Do More To Satisfy Paranoid Members Of NATO?

When NATO was created Western Europe was a wreck. Today the GDP and population of united Europe is greater than those of America and a multiple of those of Russia. Donald Trump wants the Europeans to pay more, but the only way to get them to make a more meaningful military contribution is to turn responsibility for their defense over to them. Washington should stop taking care of them.

Jared Kushner, Trump's Unlikely Wing Man

Rebecca Berg, Real Clear Politics

Kushner’s prominent role in a Republican presidential campaign is an unlikely project for the real estate developer, whose professional focus has been wholly in other spheres and whose personal views previously have been at odds with those being pushed by Trump on the campaign trail.

Bill Kristol’s Third Party Rumors and What Matters Most

Bill Blankschaen, The Resurgent

Now is not the time to pull back in fear and hide in isolation because of our poor choices for Commander-in-Chief. Now is the time to rebuild our families, our faith, and the communities and institutions that truly can make America great again. Such efforts are not made-for-tv events. They take time and plenty of persistence, but the alternative is unthinkable.

Trump slams 'totally biased' judge in Trump U case

Tim Devaney, The Hill

Donald Trump is lashing out against a federal judge who ruled against him and ordered documents unsealed in a lawsuit over Trump University. “An Obama pick. Totally biased-hates Trump,” the presumptive Republican presidential nominee tweeted on Monday evening.

Trump Haters On The Right Versus Reality

Trump haters on the right seem to think that the battle to govern America according to conservative principles is over – and nothing could be further from the truth. If Donald Trump was not your candidate – so be it. But the battle to govern America according to conservative principles is hardly over – it has just begun -- it’s time for people truly interested in the future of this country to stop trashing Trump and to start trying to influence him.