Tag: Rubio

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America scratch their heads over White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s special briefing to scold the media over coverage of crowd size at the inauguration and the location of the Martin Luther King bust in the Oval Office.    They also shake their heads as the huge “women’s march” is really nothing more than an anti-Trump movement that likely turned off more potential allies than it attracted with all the vulgar speech and costuming.  And they discuss Sen. Marco Rubio’s decision to support Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State just two weeks after blasting him during Tillerson’s confirmation hearings.

After having some fun with reports that science proves conservatives are better looking, Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome mainstream media condemnation of BuzzFeed.  They’re also underwhelmed by Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson, while noting he does have several strong points.  And they lament the San Diego Chargers leaving for Los Angeles after voters rejected paying for a new stadium.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are pleased to see Pat Toomey and Marco Rubio in stronger positions in their key Senate races.  They also shred Pres. Obama’s patently dishonest speech calling Obamacare a great success, proposing more government involvement, and demonizing Republicans.  And they groan as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump can’t even do humor well at the Al Smith dinner.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of National Review enjoy Marco Rubio’s demolition of Patrick Murphy in the Florida U.S. Senate debate.  They also discuss the real threat of voter fraud and the extent we know it’s happening as Donald Trump warns of a rigged election.  And they have fun as Politico’s Glenn Thrush is caught by Wikileaks referring to himself as a hack to John Podesta and asking Podesta not to tell anyone Thrush allowed him to look over his story and make changes.

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In ancient times (before the Florida Republican primary) Rubio supporters tended to characterize their favored candidate in practical, if not cynical terms, explaining that the Florida senator was the GOP’s best shot Republicans had at defeating Hillary. But was this an open and honest assessment of Rubio or did a sizable portion of Rubio supporters see him not just […]

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Marco Rubio has lots of charisma and charm. He is really cute, if you like that sort of football player thing, and many people appreciate his earnest boyishness and sense of humor. Many people here at Ricochet are very disappointed in his showing in the primaries and his withdrawal from the race, having given much of […]

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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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When President Obama defeated Mitt Romney, it marked the fifth time in the previous six national elections in which the Republican nominee lost the popular vote to his Democrat counterpart. Having won only 27% of the Latino vote in 2012, the GOP decided that to become competitive again it needed to “reach out” to Hispanics […]

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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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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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