In 1996, conservatives were told to abandon their hopes of having Pat Buchanan as the Republican nominee. They said that the party needed to latch onto the Republican Establishment candidate of the day, Bob Dole, if we had any hope of ejecting Bill Clinton from office. It’s time for them to listen to their own advice. This year, the party must rally around a conservative.
In the digital age, we’re used to having pretty much everything available to us at the click of a button. In fact, many of us don’t even click actual buttons anymore. Our smartphones have screens that mimic buttons just fine. For the President of the United States, there are symbolic buttons that they can push. For voters in the GOP primaries, each candidate represents a different type of button that will determine the fate of the nation.
This has been the craziest GOP Presidential nomination race in history. It’s upside down, inside out, and perplexing to the point of lunacy. My support for Ted Cruz has never wavered, but I’m about to make an appeal I never thought I’d be able to make. Today, he’s the logical choice for President and quite possibly the only choice that actually makes any sense.
For the first time, I actually watched a good chunk of the kiddie table debate. It’s not that I think Mike Huckabee, Lindsey Graham, Rick Santorum, or George Pataki have a chance of winning, but I wanted to see what they would say about some of the frontrunners. The bigger takeaway from it was that I got to hear them all and it made me wish the main debate stage would be less crowded. It’s something that I’ve felt for a while as have many Republicans. Now, I’m demanding it as should all Republicans.
There’s no need to rehash the announcement that Donald Trump wants to ban all Muslims from entering the country until the government “can figure out what is going on.” You already know all the details you need. Let’s talk about America itself within the context of the situation that Trump has framed.
One of the most common arguments made by those who promote obtuse domestic spying and reduced individual privacy for American citizens is that if we have nothing to hide, we have nothing to worry about. There are plenty of people in Washington DC who espouse these concepts, who believe that the NSA and law enforcement should be given free rein on their activities in order to keep us safe.
I’ll admit it. I never liked Chris Christie as a politician. I think he’s too moderate, at least a little scandalous, and lacked the substance to be a great governor let alone President of the United States. I’ve since softened my view of him a bit and I like what he’s said so far during the campaign.
Judging by social media, the talk of GOP debate night was centered more around the moderators at CNBC than the actual debate. This was more of a win for the GOP as a whole than any one candidate, but there should still be some movement as a result.
There will be a million articles about who won and who lost this week’s GOP debate on CNN. We’re going to sum it all up in an article that can be read in under two minutes with just the reality and no spin.