Month: March 2016

To survive, the GOP must stop Trump

Many journalists and political commentators have already opined on the problems which would accompany the selection of Donald J. Trump as the Republican Party’s nominee for the highest office in the land. Many conservatives are concerned that Mr. Trump would lose to Hillary Clinton in the general election, given his poor poll numbers against the former secretary of ...

Super Tuesday 2.0: The fallout from the March 15th primaries

On the Republican side Donald Trump marched to victory in four of the five Republican primaries on Tuesday, steamrolling Senator Marco Rubio on his home turf in Florida and holding back an insurgent Senator Ted Cruz in Missouri, Illinois, and North Carolina. His only loss came in Ohio, where John Kasich, the state’s popular governor, ...

Super Tuesday 2.0: What to expect from the March 15th GOP primaries

It’s almost here. Ohio and Florida, the biggest winner-take-all prizes of the Republican primary calendar, vote on Tuesday in what will be a make-or-break moment for all of the candidates in this race. For businessman Donald Trump, the current frontrunner, a decisive finish on Tuesday will dramatically reduce his risk of facing a brokered convention in July. For ...

Marco Rubio sweeps Puerto Rico, showing signs of life

On Sunday afternoon, Florida Senator Marco Rubio swept all 23 of Puerto Rico’s delegates, becoming the first Republican presidential candidate this cycle to win an outright majority of the vote in a primary election. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Sen. Rubio hauled in nearly three-quarters of the vote, easily surpassing the 50 percent winner-take-all threshold. Real estate ...

Ted Cruz just shattered Trump’s inevitability

The trouble began with Kansas. A poll conducted only two days before in the midwestern state had shown Donald Trump with a six-point lead over Ted Cruz, but as the votes trickled in on Thursday afternoon, it became clear that the state of the race had completely transformed. Mr. Cruz galloped ahead of Mr. Trump ...

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