Thursday, 05 May 2016 00:00

A Watershed Moment

This week, Donald Trump, presumptive presidential nominee for the Republican Party, had a watershed moment. This moment occurred Tuesday night, when he won decisively in Indiana against Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, and Cruz responded by bowing out of the race. Based on Trump's appearance, he was surprised by Cruz's announcement.

After hearing of Cruz's decision to suspend his campaign, Trump described him as "one hell of a competitor" and said he "had a great future." In his address, Trump expressed gratitude to his supporters, and appeared magnanimous to his rivals. In short, he acted presidential.

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Thursday, 28 April 2016 00:00

Trump's Triumph

Donald Trump's commanding win this week of all five of the Republican primaries provides him with enormous momentum for the final six weeks of the nomination process. For weeks, Trump detractors have opined that there was a ceiling for Trump support, and that he could not garner a majority (50 percent).

Well, they were wrong -- once again.

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Thursday, 21 April 2016 00:00

A Tale of Two Speeches

Donald Trump gained a commanding win in New York this week, picking up 89 of the 95 New York state Republican delegates. The win brought his total delegate count to 845, or 68 percent of the 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the nomination. It was an important night for Trump, and brought him much closer to becoming the Republican nominee.

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Thursday, 14 April 2016 00:00

Kasich's Why

With Republican frontrunner Donald Trump holding 744 of the 1,237 delegates needed to secure the nomination before the convention, the possibility of a contested convention is becoming more probable. In recent days, various names have been floated as potential white knights who could swoop in and save the Republican party during a contested convention. As names float, power brokers sit and dream of how who they can influence to become the nominee. Hmm.... maybe Mitt Romney could become the nominee, or Speaker Paul Ryan or Jeb Bush.

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Thursday, 07 April 2016 00:00

The Moving Fronts of Presidential Politics

Both the Republican front-runner, Donald Trump, and Democratic front-runner, Hillary Clinton, lost this week's Wisconsin primary to challengers Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders, respectively. While the potential nominees of both parties focused on gathering momentum and delegates to win the nomination, President Barack Obama focused on fending off both Trump and Cruz ... opening a front against both contenders from the opposing party.

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