Donald Trump stood up the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) this weekend because the optics of a hostile reception would have been terrible for him. Instead he went to Wichita, but he still lost Kansas to Ted Cruz.
If a begrudging pledge by Trump's fellow Republicans to support him in the general election renders their criticism of him toothless, then what does that say about a pledge by an Independent senator whose candidacy is ostensibly based on striking terror in the hearts of the establishment?
Want to make a political scientist's head explode? Explain to them how Donald Trump is a winner because he is leading polls and winning crowded primaries. In the back of their mind, the political scientist is thinking "he's 'winning' because the vote is fractured," and resisting the urge to say "the worst way to pick someone for office is to just take the person with the most votes, but not a majority."
Trump is not an accident thrust by fate on an undeserving party. He is a mirror of what the GOP has become. He is, quite simply, a particularly embarrassing manifestation of the party's aversion to fact, appeals to fear, immunity to reason, and nihilistic denunciations of government as the source of all our problems.
Mitt made a long speech full of many detailed reasons why Donald Trump is absolutely unacceptable as a presidential candidate; but if Trump becomes the nominee, then Mitt will put party in front of country and go right ahead and support Trump anyway.
You aim for intimacy and connection, not clinical detachment. "I don't want the Republican nominee to be someone that people have to make excuses why...
No dolls were harmed in the making of this film. One did receive a haircut.
Last night Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders debated for the seventh time, in Flint, Michigan. They showed how different they are from each other--and from the Republicans, too, who have turned their debates into childish namecalling sessions with boasting about dick size. Literally.
As much as they will hate to hear this, what the Republicans need is a Bill Clinton--an enormously talented politician who, through the force of his personality and charisma, and the power of his message, can reorient the party.
In this presidential election year, the ironies should not be lost on anyone that the three top republican presidential nominees include two candidate...
John Kasich must be asking himself why God hates him so much. If he were just losing to Cruz or Rubio, two men he is head and shoulders above in experience and intellect, he might think The Almighty was only mildly miffed at him. But NO!
In addition to flinging poo, the monkey is also depicted as gleefully, ferociously masturbating, which Hammington describes as "a pointed case of political multi-tasking that befits today's Republican Congress."
Today in Florida, the GOP's mismanagement of Florida's water resources is a silent version of Flint, Michigan. Marco Rubio is the Florida elected official most clearly connected with Big Sugar.
Let's put aside Hillary's emails and the fact that some voters question her honesty. Some don't like Trump either. The much bigger problem for her is substantive. She will have enormous difficulty defending herself on three key issues: trade, war and Wall Street.
Paradoxically, Hillary is at once at risk of losing the general election to a rampaging Trumpist populism and in reach of winning a smashing victory.
Just how fragile is Donald Trump's ego? Here's a clip of him desperately trying to convince an audience at his Super Saturday Press Conference in West...