The Democrats still have a primary battle going on between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, while Trump seems to have sewn up the GOP nomination. So why are Democrats more upbeat about their contest, while Republicans seem even more nervous about their primary situation?
Pretty much every pundit in the mainstream media got down on their knees and thanked a recent poll which showed Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton neck-and-neck in three key swing states this week, because they truly want this gravy train to continue.
As the official mascot of the GOP, I hereby revoke permission for my image, including photos of my trunk, tusks or either of my ears -- or those of any of my fellow pachyderms -- to be shown on your campaign buttons, posters, T-shirts or coffee mugs.
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.
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What we are now learning from the presidential circus that galloped through town last week is that after this topsy turvy primary season, the two most polarizing figures in America are more than likely going to be our choices in November as the next leader of the free world.
Presidential primaries will be wrapping up in the next couple months. And looking ahead to the summer, the political party conventions will be where candidates are officially nominated. Conventions can be exciting to watch if you know what's going on.
My local congressional district became one of those battlegrounds that we see playing out across the country, as Ted Cruz supporters outflank Donald Trump backers at the little-known, little-attended Republican Party meetings to select delegates to the national convention.
The current Republican presidential campaign has not only been full of surprises, but it has led to a situation with such a maelstrom of unpredictable factors that the range of possible scenarios for the Republican's nominating convention in July is extraordinarily wide. Here's a lay-out of the apparent possibilities.
The Republican Party faces a civil war on its convention floor in Cleveland. Republican Party rules will have played a significant role in this debacle. Two systemic flaws that now threaten to rupture or possibly destroy the Republican Party have been successfully addressed by the Democratic Party over three decades of delegate selection reform.
This is the viable alternative?
Few biblical characters get more scorn than "The Unforgiving Servant," who asks for help from a superior, but denies it to a lower-ranked servant. Donald Trump may be doing the same thing, complaining how Republican leaders are trying to oust him from the election, just as he uses the exact same tactics to remove John Kasich from the race.
"We won't see a presidential candidate like Bernie again in our lifetimes." As I heard these words, spoken by a woman at a Sanders campaign event recently, I felt a chill go through me. Because I knew she was right. We won't.
Irrational exuberance has been gushing from the anti-Trumpites since Donald Trump's loss Tuesday to Ted Cruz in the Wisconsin primary. After months of wishful thinking and unfulfilled predictions of imminent collapse, was this finally the Trump campaign's reversal of fortune?
Donald Trump does not want to be president. In fact, he never wanted to be president. His entire campaign has been a long con and a ruse to strengthen his brand and feed his ego.
Forty eight years ago, the Republican Convention, held in Miami, changed the American political scene, perhaps forever. The forthcoming Republican Convention in Cleveland may well do the same.