One of the reasons why I privately worried about Donald Trump winning Iowa is because I’m pretty sure that he’s going to win New Hampshire, and for precisely the reasons that Dan McLaughlin states:
New Hampshire is the best possible state for Trump. It has a primary, not a caucus; a long history of high voter turnout built on a culture of town meetings, scores of tiny state legislative districts, and frequent contested statewide elections (the Governor is up for re-election every two years, the House and Senate seats flip parties with regularity); and way more secular, white independents than any other state. And Trump has had a double-digit lead in the RCP poll average in New Hampshire continually since early August.
Trump winning Iowa and New Hampshire would have… complicated… matters for the GOP. And we’ll leave it at that.
Found here. Short version: dude’s for it, man. It’s pretty clear that Donald Trump supports a public option, because as recently as last September he was describing either that, or something like a federal Medicaid expansion, as being part of his plan. I dunno why this hasn’t been mentioned more.
Found here. Short version: actually, the absence of Trump didn’t have a horrible effect on the debate ratings. Fox News dropping 2.3 million potential viewers a month from FN debate to FN debate is not drastically different than CNN dropping 1.67 million potential viewers a month from CNN debate to CNN debate.
Found here. Turns out that Donald Trump decided to bite the bullet… we think. Smart money is that he ends up trying to get back into the debate anyway, if ‘smart money’ even means anything anymore in this context.
PS: If you follow me on Twitter then you know that I’ve gotten more and more tired of the man’s shtick lately. The Flowchart was never meant to be tested to destruction… well. A resolution of my problems should not be the end-all and be-all of human society, either.
You’re killing me here, Donnie. Killing me. This is not helpful. This does not make it easier for me to help present a consistent, conservative vision and message for America. This is why they say, “Do not flap your gums.” Stop flapping your gums, Donnie. Hire some [expletive deleted] who doesn’t like you, and pay him to double-check it when you want to say things like this.
I mean… Jeez, Donnie. You gotta remember all the [expletive deleted] that you say! You just gotta! All the time!
Permit me to demonstrate, fairly succinctly, why it was not a very good idea for Donald Trump to threaten to sue the Club for Growth for libel over its new attack ad ‘Politician.’ To wit: in order for us to discuss that, you gotta see the ad. Well, I guess that some people don’t feel the need to see the ad, but the rest of us do. That entire ‘informed citizens of the Republic’ bit, you see: