The longer he continues to dominate the polls, the larger that number will grow. As Joshua Green put it, "The GOP is about the become the party of Trump." But will Trump's bile be so toxic that it stains the party's nominee no matter what?
The public's perception of a candidate -- as a flip-flopper or as a Socialist, as a nervous wreck or as a statesman -- matters more in elections than those substantive characteristics and beliefs which define the president that candidate will become.
Disruptive protest isn't nice -- that's the whole point. But sometimes it's necessary. Black Lives Matter will continue actions that occasionally disrupt campaign events of Sanders and others Democrats. But compared to the disruptive effect of Donald Trump on the Republican field, BLM is a picnic for Democrats.
Megyn Kelly is a smart, intelligent, accomplished, successful and beautiful woman. While we may not agree on every political issue, what connects us is our dignity as women.
Call it a visit from Aunt Flo or The Curse or being On the Rag, women have survived their time of the month for thousands of years. They will continue to do so, because they're so tough and powerful. And, they can shine on prime time television during a political debate.
This past week's FOX primetime debate showcased 10 well-fed stuffed suits bloviating about their talents. A defensive Donald Trump insisted that America's angry because of political correctness.
After the kids went to bed, it was Donald Trump's night in the big room. He was exactly where he wanted to be, the center of the stage and the center of attention. And he stole the show. Let's be honest-- can anyone remember much of what anyone else said?
Republican candidates convened last night for the first debates of the 2016 campaign. The presidential hopefuls disagreed on all but one topic: the controversy over the recent release of an undercover video with Planned Parenthood.
Last night the leading candidates for the GOP shared their vision and ideas for the nation in JumpStart's home city of Cleveland. Two days earlier, I was fortunate to be invited to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, where President Barack Obama held the first-ever White House Demo Day.
Today, Republicans' love of crown princes hasn't entirely disappeared: runners-up from two prior primary battles -- Rick Santorum from 2012 and Mike Huckabee from 2008 -- have joined this year's fray. And, of course, the field also includes the next-in-line member of the Bush family and the son of another previous contender, Rand Paul.
What are they going to do if any of them gets the party's nomination and finds his/her way to the White House? We didn't hear it from last night's broadcast. Mark it down to another Fox Failure as an election-year curse we have to bear.
The GOP Debate. It came, we watched, it blew our minds! Donald Trump is like teflon...nothing sticks to that guy. Marco Rubio was a surprise standout. Jeb Bush looked pretty old. Scott Walker was boring.
If the Republican circus of presidential candidates manages to persuade -- by the regular repetition of inadequate and ill-informed talking points -- that the route to future U.S. economic prosperity and national security is through ever more military belligerence abroad, then we are on the way to yet more wars.
Clearly, these moderators were not impartial. They plainly had an agenda that they were not disclosing, although it was quite apparent that part of their agenda included the Republican Party winning the presidency in 2016.
Though some participants fared better than others, not a person on that stage delivered a performance so commanding that it merits promotion into the top tier. In this Trump-less environment, there was ample opportunity to break out. That didn't happen.
First, even calling this format a debate is Orwellian. There is absolutely no debate taking place. There is nothing in the format that even remotely resembles debating on any level.