Donald Trump

Where’s the Conservative Leadership?

It is obvious that American culture and the moral foundation of our society are in free fall, but conservative leaders are all too often spending their time navel gazing or worrying about offending some politician rather than calling their grassroots adherents to stand against the great moral crises facing America, and indeed all of western civilization.

Viguerie: Trump has zero chance of changing GOP pro-life platform

Ben Johnson, Life Site

Donald Trump said he would “absolutely” change the Republican Party's platform to allow abortion for the “three exceptions” of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother. This afternoon, national pro-life and conservative leaders such as Richard Viguerie told LifeSiteNews: No, he won't.

Cruz Attacks Trump On Caving To Political Correctness

Brandon Morse, RedState

That Cruz has now positioned himself as the resistance to this PC push for open bathrooms puts Donald in something of an interesting position, and one he hasn’t found himself on since this election began. Likely, Trump will “clarify” what he meant by completely flip-flopping as usual.

The GOP may rig the convention — in Trump's favor

Timothy P. Carney, Washington Examiner

As much as they dread a Trump nomination, Republican leaders may fear the appearance of a coup even more. And the party leadership probably has the power to tilt the convention so as to secure a Trump win.

Trump is Going to Have Some Big Wins Soon. And He Can Still Be Stopped.

Erick Erickson, The Resurgent

The rest of the GOP should stand strong, even though Trump is about to get some more wins. Trump is going to do very well in New England — a particular bit of the country that he has no shot at winning in November and is least typical of the GOP. Republicans should think long and hard about handing their party over to a man who can win the corrupt infrastructure of the GOP in New York, but cannot win in Wisconsin.

Trump on cabinet: I'd love to have Rubio involved

Mark Hensch, The Hill

Donald Trump on Thursday said on Fox News’s “Hannity” that he would welcome Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) into his presidential cabinet. “Frankly, Marco I'd love to have involved. I can tell you that Ben Carson is a terrific guy,” Trump said, listing other options from the original GOP contenders. "Chris Christie is a fantastic guy. Both of them are tremendous people.”

Has Donald Trump Read The Republican Platform?

On day one of his campaign Donald Trump sounded like a candidate who wanted to reconstitute the Reagan's “three-legged stool” based on “fiscal, social and sovereignty issues.” However, since those first heady weeks almost everything Trump has said has taken him further and further from those early commitments, especially on the social and cultural issues.

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."