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Open Convention or Brokered Convention?

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It has been exactly half a century since Alan Drury’s novel, Capable of Honor, described a national convention in which the delegates upset expectations by defying the orders of party bosses and the pressure of the news media. In Drury’s best-selling story, with each delegate choosing to vote according to his own conscience, they rejected the liberal whose victory had seemed increasingly certain and instead handed the nomination to the more conservative, firmly anti-communist candidate for president.

“Romney Rule” Coming Back to Haunt GOP Establishment

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The scene four years ago at the Republican convention in Tampa, Florida, was just about everything a Washington Republican insider could hope for. Establishment darling Mitt Romney came to Tampa having wrapped up the GOP presidential nomination well before the convention. As GOP elites swooned over Romney’s choice of establishment superstar Paul Ryan to complete the Republican ticket, the convention was quickly turning into a drama-free coronation of the establishment’s dream team. That is, until libertarian Congressman Ron Paul tried to crash the party.

Mr. Trump, What Made America Great in the First Place?

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Richard A. Viguerie and Mark J. Fitzgibbons

An Open Letter to Donald Trump (and His Supporters) about His Commitment to Following and Enforcing the Constitution

Dear Mr. Trump,

Your campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again,” has populist appeal to those of us who are fed up with how the Washington establishment has turned its back on the American people and our ideals.

Your slogan, though, begs the question: What is it that made America great in the first place?

CNN Throws Cold Water on GOP Establishment’s Wishful Thinking

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As outsider candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz surged to first and second place, respectively, in the 2016 Republican presidential nomination race, GOP elites looked on in horror. They quickly agreed that neither Trump nor Cruz was acceptable to the establishment. What they could not agree on was the best way to slow them down.

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Trump and Carson’s war on political correctness pays off

All the candidates hoped next week’s fourth Republican debate would be different – and it looks like some of them got their wish.

Presidential Horse Race 2016: Seeing the personal side of Carly Fiorina

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By Jeffrey A. Rendall,

The more things change the more they stay the same as Donald Trump and Ben Carson remain comfortably in the lead in the first post-third debate survey from NBC News/Survey Monkey.

Presidential Horse Race 2016: George W. Bush doesn’t like Ted Cruz

By Jeffrey A. Rendall,

Has the group of “outsiders” gone from four to three?

A new CNN/ORC poll shows Carly Fiorina dropping to just four percent. The NBC poll released the other day had her at seven percent.

Both numbers have fallen considerably since her post-debate high in mid-September. Carly’s gone down by 11 points in the CNN poll alone.


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