For several years now there has been a fight within the Republican Party, pitting establishment Republicans against movement conservatives.
The anti-Trump movement is a well funded, high energy, political machine(a single anti-Trump super pac raised over 16 million dollars) that now has no hope of stopping Trump until the general election.
This week the nation entered terra incognita, as Indiana GOP voters handed Donald Trump a big victory, giving us -- with Ted Cruz and John Kasich dropping out -- the most unqualified, unstable, and dangerous nominee in U.S. history. The events immediately provided a test for Republicans, some of whom rose to the occasion and refused to endorse Trump. Then there was Rick Perry, who once called Trump a "cancer." Now? He says he'd consider being his running mate: "I will be open to any way I can help. I'm not going to say no." What stirring statesmanship. But this is not just a test for the GOP. It's also a test for the media, who, as David Roberts writes, is likely to give a very unusual campaign the usual media treatment: "Trump's obvious unfitness for office -- today widely acknowledged across both parties and in the mainstream media -- will become a partisan observation." So, yes, as the media writes about how various Republicans are handling their character test, we need to remember we're facing one ourselves. The most important mistake the media could make now would be to treat this like a normal election, and Donald Trump like a normal candidate.
It's been a pretty momentous week in the history of American politics, folks. The Republican Party is going to nominate Donald Trump to run for the highest office in the land. Politics and entertainment are now one.
Democrats can't allow Donald Trump to begin his general election campaign attacking Hillary without a strong rebuttal and a unified Party. Hillary is in a difficult situation not wanting to offend Senator Sanders or his supporters by focusing totally on the general election.
Now that Ted Cruz and John Kasich have dropped out of the race and Donald Trump is the "presumptive nominee," it's likely we'll see the GOP Establishment pretend to be rallying behind Trump while in reality helping him very little.
Why did Ted Cruz end his campaign just like that? One second it was insults and epithets thrown in the general direction of The Orange One, the next second he was disappearing like a cartoon character that leaves a cloud version of itself in its wake. It seemed a truly puzzling moment from someone who just a day earlier gave every impression of being a man on a mission from God.
It is now official. Seventeen candidates ran for the Republican presidential nomination, and the sixteenth of these just suspended his campaign. This leaves Donald Trump as the last man standing.
By Laura Woods, Contributor After losing the Indiana primary on Tuesday, ...
In a free country like the US, everyone gets a chance to say who runs things. Voting's how we make that happen. When we see 93 million eligible voters staying home, we know something's broken.
Now that Governor Kasich is suspending his campaign, will the party come together and enthusiastically support its standard-barer?
The presidential nomination race is finally getting closer and closer to being over. But it's not going to end quietly. The race is so close and in such contention, in fact, that presidential hopefuls on both sides are calling for a contested convention.
The State of Indiana, the State of the Campaign It was as if some blindfolded ISIS thugs were towering over a crouched Mike Pence. That's when th...
The dark reality is that Donald Trump has a very good chance of getting the necessary number of delegates before Cleveland, rendering the whole strategy of crawling into Cleveland moot. And down ticket candidates are now starting to decide how to deal with this new reality.
In the first installment of my Search for the Next POTUS, meet James "Jimmy" Bell of Cleveland, Ohio. Though he originally declared his Presidential candidacy as a Democrat, he's now running as an Independent write-in candidate.