Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review are tentatively encouraged to see that down ballot races may not be as bad as thought.  They also slam Facebook for manipulating the trending stories to hide news good for conservatives and promote liberal news and causes that aren’t getting much traffic.  And they rip Ben Rhodes and the Obama administration for feeding bogus information to a clueless press corps about the Iran deal and setting up “experts” to validate their talking points to those reporters.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review give House Speaker Paul Ryan credit for resisting the GOP rush to back Trump but believe Ryan will eventually do it.  They also shake their heads as Rick Perry, who called Trump toxic and a cancer to conservatism, endorses Trump and even says he’s consider being Trump’s running mate.  And they sigh as Trump not only won’t back away from accusing Rafael Cruz from being linked to Lee Harvey Oswald but defends the National Enquirer as a legitimate news source.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review hope reports showing CNN beating Fox News in the key 25-54 age demographic will spark much better election coverage at Fox. They also shake their heads as Donald Trump’s strong wins last week have some unbound delegates thinking about abandoning Ted Cruz. And they blast ESPN for editing Curt Schilling out of its documentary on the 2004 American League Championship Series just days after firing him for politically incorrect social media posts.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review applaud former CNN and NBC reporter Campbell Brown, who is blasting the news media for making their networks all Trump all the time in a quest for ratings. They also slam the people behind a new film that intends to mock Ronald Reagan’s Alzheimer’s Disease and pretend he had it while president. And they discuss the wild first night of the NFL Draft, where a top prospect watched his prospects plummet after a sudden video of bong hits and admissions he was given money by coaches in college.

Update: Will Farrell has pulled out of the Reagan film project.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review are pleasantly surprised to see Bill Clinton deliver a verbal rebuke to Black Lives Matter.  They also groan as a third of Wisconsin GOP voters say they will not support either Donald Trump or Ted Cruz in as the nominee.  And they laugh as Ben Carson dismisses the misdemeanor assault charge against Corey Lewandowski by suggesting that many people have been charged with things – maybe even his CNN interviewers.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review applaud CNN’s Jake Tapper for calling out Obama’s hypocrisy on media coverage of politics and reminding viewers that Obama has stiff-armed the press more than any president since Nixon.  They also shake their heads as a new Clinton vs. Trump Electoral College projection shows Hillary with an easy win.  And they groan as Fox News and BuzzFeed fail to redact Michelle Fields’ personal information before showing her police report, leading to harassing phone calls to Fields who no longer feels it’s safe to be in her apartment.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review react to all three Republican hopefuls refusing to promise they will back the eventual GOP nominee.  They also discuss Donald Trump’s comments on Michelle Fields after Trump’s campaign manager is indicted for grabbing Fields earlier this month – and notice how Trump’s comments on women seem to be unnerving some of his most ardent supporters.  And they react to the way Ted Cruz handles questions from a hostile press.

A Pundit’s Prerogative

 

I noticed that this article by Mark Steyn has already received 2,000 likes on his Facebook page and hundreds of shares, whereas usually when Steyn links to his articles on Facebook, they only receive a couple hundred likes and dozens of shares, if that.

It’s interesting that readers seek out particular pundits during particular scenarios. After an Islamic attack in Europe, people apparently look to Steyn. If a city declares bankruptcy, perhaps they would look to Kevin Williamson.

Trump’s Foreign Policy

 

Here’s a transcript of Donald Trump’s meeting with The Washington Post editorial board yesterday.

FREDERICK RYAN JR., WASHINGTON POST PUBLISHER: Mr. Trump, welcome to the Washington Post. Thank you for making time to meet with our editorial board.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review enjoy seeing the lawyers for fired Benghazi Committee staffer remove the accusation that partisanship on the committee led to his termination.  They also react to speculation that Pres. Obama’s increased support for Hillary Clinton means she will never be indicted over her private server.  And they unload on Mike Huckabee for saying conservatives opposing Trump are only worried about their paychecks and need to suck it up and get in line behind Trump.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review reveal who they voted for today and describe the atmosphere at their polling places.  Then they like a new video from Adam Carolla telling people not to vote for anyone who promises to fight for you on issues people deal with themselves.  They also shake their heads at the fact that the only way for candidates to get air time anymore is to lob crude insults at their opponents.  And they react to Donald Trump telling Sean Hannity that every immigration plan – except the wall – is negotiable.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review take a mental health holiday from the latest evidence Donald Trump is thoroughly unqualified to be president to offer three pieces of good news.  They welcome the end of Melissa Harris-Perry at MSNBC and remember some of her most insane statements.  They also enjoy watching Rep. Tulsi Gabbard resign as co-chair of the DNC to back Bernie Sanders and slam Hillary Clinton.  And they react to Trump using Chris Christie’s support for about a day before telling him to go home.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review enjoy watching President Obama squirm as he demands Senate consideration for his eventual Supreme Court nominee but tried to filibuster Samuel Alito back in 2006.  They also like a new poll showing Nevada to be  a dead heat between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.  And they discuss the new book from liberal commentator Bill Press that calls President Obama a disappointment and says Obamacare and the stimulus were not successes.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review discuss the exit of Carly Fiorina from the GOP race and how she made the race better.  They also discuss the revelation that a State Department aide to Hillary Clinton told a reporter how he needed to write a story previewing a major Clinton speech – and the reporter dutifully complied.  And they discuss the undemocratic super delegates that dominate the Democrats’ nominating process.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review discuss Hillary’s tanking polls among women and the insulting response from Clinton surrogates Madeleine Albright and Gloria Steinem.

They also slam ABC’s Martha Raddatz for pestering candidates to commit to preemptive strikes against North Korea without full intelligence briefings.  And they’re disgusted at Republicans for suddenly embracing the idea of making women register for Selective Service and be eligible for the military draft if the draft is reinstated.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review are glad to see conservative Mary Katherine Ham added to the panel for Saturday night’s GOP debate.  They also discuss just how bad Rick Santorum is as a surrogate for Marco Rubio.  And they get a good laugh out of Hillary Clinton claiming she can’t be part of the establishment because she’s a woman.  All that plus our Superbowl picks.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review are glad to see Bernie Sanders considering a challenge of the results in Iowa since no one has seen any vote totals.  They’re sorry to see Rand Paul’s libertarian voice leave the campaign trail but they are happy he is now focusing on his effort to win re-election to the Senate.  And they rip Donald Trump for his Twitter rant accusing Ted Cruz of fraud in Iowa and demanding a redo or for all Cruz votes to be nullified.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review enjoy three good martinis.  They applaud voters for vaulting conservative Ted Cruz to victory in Iowa and Marco Rubio to a strong third place finish.  They enjoy the spectacle of a dead heat between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.  And Jim has some strong words for candidates who have no chance yet refuse to end their campaigns.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review welcome new, unimpressive poll numbers for Hillary Clinton.  They staggered as to why evangelicals are flocking to Donald Trump despite his life and political positions being a giant middle finger to traditional values.  They marvel at Trump’s ability to plan an event that may well eclipse the debate he’s skipping and the RNC’s inability to stop other networks from airing it.  And they mark 30 years since the horrific Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review explore the good, bad and crazy dimensions of Donald Trump’s decision to skip Thursday night’s debate.  They look forward to a debate without Trump.  They fear more candidates will follow Trump’s lead in future debates.  And they slam MSNBC’s Chris Matthews for saying Trump’s exit from the debate means people won’t want to watch “two Cubans” debate.