Is the Trump surge for real?
Will The Donald emerge as the next President of the United States? Good question. Those Americans who can take Trump in stride and who are not afraid to even discuss where his campaign will ultimately take him certainly will be with him in the winner’s circle when the votes are counted at the end of a hard fought campaign.
Monica Crowley, a popular on line political pundit with The Washington Times, has written, “No one knows if Mr. Trump will be able to maintain his momentum. But love him or hate him, agree with him or not, he is performing a number of critically services from which the other candidates can learn, if they are smart enough to follow his lead, if not his brash style.”
Senator Ted Cruz (R. Texas, himself a contender for the presidency, said on “The Kelly File” that unlike other Republicans, he’s not going to be bashing Mr. Trump. ”You know, I like Donald because he’s brash, he’s bold, and he speaks the truth—he stands up to Washington. An awful lot of 2016 candidates went out of their way to beat him with a stick.” But I salute him for shining a light on the problem of immigration, on the safety issues, on sanctuary cities.”
Attitude Change since 2008 is Strongest Among Blacks
A headline on the front page of the July 24 issue of The New York Times reads: “A BROAD DIVISION OVER RACE IN U.S IS FOUND IN POLL, RELATIONS SEEN AS BAD.
“A New York Times/CBS News poll conducted last week reveals that nearly six in 10 Americans, including heavy majorities of both whites and blacks, think race relations are generally bad and that four in 10 think the situation is getting worse. By comparison, two-thirds of Americans surveyed shortly after President Obama took office said they believed that race relations were generally good.
GOP Debate, Cleveland, Ohio August 6, 2015
Everybody probably has a story about their first time at a carnival where the wheel was spun and they happily walked away with some cheap toy.
But the carnival mentioned here is different. Chance will play a big role in the first G.O.P debate lineup.
Only 10 of the 16 Republican presidential candidates will be allowed into the first debate, on Aug, 6. Some big names—potentially including a sitting senator and current or former governors of Texas, Ohio, Louisiana and New York will be left out.
Fox News and Face Book are co-hosting the event along with the Ohio Republican Party.
At the moment, the top 10 candidates are Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Ben Carson, Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie, and Rick Perry.
Those who did not make it are Rick Santorum, John Kasich, Bobby Jindal, Carly Fiorina, George Pataki, and Lindsey Graham.
How the Top 10 were selected to participate in the GOP debate
“Our simulations account for only one kind of error: that associated with sampling…how a polling firm determines who might vote, or the order and phrasing of the questions, or whether a respondent even understood the question at all – these all introduce more challenging sources of uncertainty than sampling does.” New York Times, Thursday, July 23rd.” Rick Santorum has called the debate rules a miscarriage. He was number 11 in the lineup.