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Ted Cruz was ‘disinvited’ from speaking at an ELEMENTARY SCHOOL in Bronx, NY because 4th graders wrote a letter to their principal. This is on Redstate—the title, “The true meaning of “special little snowflake” and why it should matter to you as a citizen…” (I can’t link on my tablet!). Preview Open

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My 18 year old texted me last night to ask if I would go to a meet and greet with Heidi Cruz and Carly Fiorina this morning. Hmmmm, not much effort needed to decide that!  Bonus, Sen. Mike Lee was on the bus too! This was pretty hastily arranged so the crowd wasn’t large, but it […]

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When the Left dominates music, theater and visual art, its naked attempt to strip away culture can only be answered with events like this one at Lotus Contemporary Art Gallery, 511 Roosevelt, Phoenix, April 22-23:   A conservative band of artists will host a show of “provocative” art, most of it blatantly political.  Marc Stolfi’s […]

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Snapshot from the Utah Caucus

 

shutterstock_233423854I wanted to share this after returning from my local caucus. I won’t belabor the details, so here’s the quick takeaway: Senator Ted Cruz had a good night in my precinct — as he did statewide — fueled largely by the #NeverTrump movement; but, if the nomination’s not in hand by the convention, he might be in trouble. We had one person who spoke on behalf of Donald Trump, two who spoke for Governor John Kasich, and six who spoke for Cruz. But only three three of the pro-Cruz speakers were solidly in Cruz’s camp; the others were actually Kasich people encouraging votes for Cruz to stop the Trump Train.

If what’s happening in my precinct is at all representative of what’s going on elsewhere in the country, Cruz will have an even tougher time winning a contested convention than it might seem at first. Both of the state delegates my precinct elected said they were running because they wanted to be delegates to the National Convention, and they said they would support Senator Marco Rubio and Kasich (respectively) once they were freed to vote their minds after the first ballot.

I put myself forward as an alternative, not because I wanted to be a delegate, but because I thought Cruz supporters should be able to vote for someone who planned to support “their guy” at convention. It didn’t happen.

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So now that we know how the “Ides of March Primaries” (if Trump had lost all five states I doubt that’d be the Ricochet nom de journée) treated all of our candidates let’s get back to the math. To lighten up our usually dry analysis I’ll give you some musical numbers to help you through our think-piece. Of […]

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This was the headline to an article by Maggie Gallagher in NRO on 3/4.  She did not come to a conclusion but she did point out why Trump is not the cause of the troubles we now are in but a symptom.  Now the GOP elite, i.e. the national Chamber of Commerce, the northeastern elites […]

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This evening I’ll be voting in the Michigan primary. I’m torn between Cruz and Rubio. I can see good arguments for either man–ideological, prudential, and tactical reasons on both sides–so I keep changing my mind. (Trump and Kasich are not even temptations.) Whom should I vote for? Preview Open

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Here are, as best I can decipher, the stakes for today’s Republican primaries. The source links have more information on each [plus a whole lot more: it’s a no-frills site chock full of straightforward data]. Hawaii =19 [proportional] Idaho = 32 [WTA if >50%; otherwise proportional among 20%+ candidates] Michigan = 59 [WTA if >50%; […]

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It Ain’t Over Yet: Part Two

 

Yesterday, the Republicans held a primary in Louisiana and caucused in Kansas, Kentucky, and Maine. Ted Cruz stomped Donald Trump in Kansas and defeated him handily in Maine. In Louisiana, he lost to Trump by 3.6 percent, and in Kentucky, Trump beat him by 4.3 percent. Marco Rubio came in a distant third everywhere but Maine, where John Kasich forced him into fourth.

What we have here in states where only Republicans can vote in the primary or caucus is a real horse race, and that, I believe, is what we are going to see down the line. In Rubio’s absence — and I suspect that he will soon be absent — Cruz may well snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Stay tuned!

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For the first time in decades, my vote might make a (minute) difference in a national election. I’m in Idaho, and our Republican primary is Tuesday. I’ve said several times, in comments here and elsewhere, that my touchstone for this election would be ‘Who can I trust to reduce the size and power of government?’ […]

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Mitt Romney’s speech criticizing Donald Trump wasn’t warmly received by everybody. Some pointed out the Romney is an out-of-touch elitist RINO who just doesn’t “get it,” and he was a terrible candidate. I won’t argue the point. But Romney told the truth. Is telling the truth a bad idea? Is it politically unwise? Preview Open

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After Super Tuesday, it’s clear the GOP and the conservative movement are faced with few options: an American Revolution option, a Goldwater option, a French Revolution option, a bar fight, and a miracle. All of them leave the GOP possibly staring into the wilderness after eight years removed from the White House. The first option is […]

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