Ben Carson is giving Donald Trump a run for his money, according to the latest Fox News national poll. Support for Carson in the race for the Republican nomination has nearly doubled in the last two months, he is seen by voters as being more ethical than others, and he has the largest number of GOP primary voters who say they would definitely vote for him. That makes him well-positioned to overtake Trump.
Donald Trump said something incredibly un-conservative earlier this week. During an interview with Bret Baier of Fox News, Trump spoke in glowing terms of the completely legal tactic the government uses to steal private property. The process, which is called “eminent domain” allows the government (and private companies who lobby the government) to confiscate privately owned land for the use of the community. Sadly, eminent domain is often misused by corrupt bureaucrats and the politicians that they’ve Read more […]
Presidential candidate Donald Trump has weighed in on deserter Bowe Bergdahl and has said he should be executed for his desertion. “We’re tired of Sgt. Bergdahl, who’s a traitor, a no-good traitor, who should have been executed,” Trump said at the casino-hotel Treasure Island. “Thirty years ago,” Trump added, “he would have been shot.” Indeed he would have been. In fact, at least one soldier’s orders were to “kill on contact” as they searched for Bergdahl. The comments came in the wake Read more […]
Conservative hardliners are on a mission to shatter a half century-long tradition in the Republican Party by nominating one of their own for president. After two consecutive establishment nominees flamed out in 2008 and 2012, and as the base’s anger at Republican leaders reaches extraordinary heights, that elusive goal may now be within reach.Donald Trump leads the Republican field in national polls. Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina, two more political outsiders, are not far behind, and de facto tea Read more […]
eb, this isn’t working. You’re a bad candidate, and all you’re going to do now is damage the guy who can beat Trump. Is that what you want? Jeb, this just isn’t going to work. After all that money spent, you’re still sagging nationally and in fourth place in New Hampshire, a state you need to win. You’ve had nearly a year to make your case. It isn’t working. You should pack it in. The conventional wisdom a few months ago was that your brother’s catastrophic presidency would Read more […]
PPP’s newest national Republican poll actually finds the top of the field in a pretty similar place to where it was in late August. Donald Trump leads the field with 27%, similar to the 29% he had on our last survey. Ben Carson is in second place with 17%, also similar to the 15% he had last time around. Marco Rubio at 13%, Jeb Bush at 10%, Ted Cruz at 7%, Carly Fiorina at 6%, and Mike Huckabee and John Kasich each at 4% round out the list of candidates with decent levels of support. Chris Christie, Read more […]
CNN’s Don Lemon asked Donald Trump tonight if he’s a racist or a homophobe, to give him a chance to clear the air about the attacks against him. Trump again defended his handling of a town hall questioner who ranted about President Obama being a Muslim, and, on the question of whether Muslims are a “problem,’ said, “A certain segment are certainly a problem.” Lemon then asked Trump if he thinks he’s homophobic. Trump said he’s a very nice person and––instead of actually Read more […]
The Teamsters union is withholding an endorsement for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, further eroding Clinton’s support from Big Labor. The Teamsters union’s general executive board voted unanimously Tuesday, 26-0, to hold off on endorsing Clinton at its meeting in Charleston, South Carolina. Fox News reportsthat the vote was meant as “an intentional snub” of Clinton for backing away from her previous support for the job-creating Keystone pipeline. Read more […]