WILL MARCO RUBIO ENDORSE TED CRUZ?
It is being reported that former GOP presidential candidate and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is close to endorsing current Republican presidential candidate and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. One can never get enough endorsements but one also has to wonder whether it will make a difference. If Cruz wants to catch front-runner Donald Trump and minimize establishment candidate John Kasich, an endorsement from Rubio probably could not hurt. Except for his position on illegal immigration, Marco Rubio is a pretty strong conservative. A Rubio endorsement might have meant a little more had Marco gotten out of the race before the Florida primary where he got soundly defeated by Trump We shall see what happens. In the end conservatives do need to stick together.
Marco Rubio is close to endorsing Ted Cruz, but the two proud senators — and recent fierce rivals — have some details to work out first.
Cruz has to ask for the Rubio’s endorsement, and both sides need to decide that it will make a difference, according to sources familiar with the thinking of both senators.
Rubio and Cruz, who are more friendly with each other in the Senate than they are with longer-serving colleagues, occasionally chatted and patched up their sometime-rocky relationship on the campaign trail heading into Florida’s primary Tuesday, when Rubio was blown out by Donald Trump and subsequently quit the presidential race.
The buzz about a Rubio endorsement of Cruz intensified after the St. Paul Pioneer Press on Thursday reported that the Florida senator called his Texas colleague “the only conservative left in the race.”
Rubio, who returned to work Thursday in the Capitol, told reporters “I don’t have any announcement on that today” when asked about a Cruz endorsement. Rubio indicated, though, that he might have something to say soon.
“There’s time to prevent a Trump nomination, which I think would fracture the party and be damaging to the conservative movement,” Rubio said, stressing that he’s not interested in being anyone’s vice-presidential pick or running for Florida governor.
Socialist Bernie Sanders Gains on Clinton Ahead of Tuesday Primary Contests in Ohio, Illinois & Missouri
DON’T LOOK NOW HILLARY, YOU GOT A SOCIALIST ON YOUR TAIL …
Just before today’s Tuesday Democrat primary votes, self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders is leading Hillary Clinton in Missouri and has cut into the Democratic front-runner’s lead in Ohio and Illinois. The three states are considered a toss up. The MSM can make all the claims they want about the dysfunction on the GOP side, it is actually the Democrats that are in complete disarray and face a possible civil war in the party. It is remarkable to think that Sanders is posing any challenge to Clinton. However, it shows just how wounded a candidate she is, just how much the Democrats despise the establishment also, and just how Far Left the Democrat party has become.
The race for the Democratic presidential nomination is tightening, with Bernie Sanders closing in on Hillary Clinton in two important contests.
Sanders is leading Clinton in Missouri and has cut into the Democratic front-runner’s lead in Ohio and Illinois, according to a new survey the left-leaning Public Policy Polling (PPP).
All three states now look like toss-ups, with the PPP poll showing Sanders trailing Clinton by just 5 points, 46 percent to 41 percent, in Ohio.
The change is particularly notable because several polls in Ohio at the beginning of the month showed Clinton with a 20- to 30-point lead over the Vermont senator.
The race has drawn much closer since Sanders’s surprise win in Michigan; he also trailed by double-digits in that state weeks before its primary.
In Illinois, Clinton gets 48 percent in the PPP survey compared to 45 percent for Sanders.
In Missouri, Sanders gets 47 percent to 46 percent for Clinton, according to PPP.
Clinton has larger leads in two other states holding contests on Tuesday: Florida and North Caroli
Ahead of the all important Republican primaries in Florida and Ohio come the following polls. All of them have Donald Trump either leading, tied or a strong second. Marco Rubio is looking at a potential disastrous Tuesday night where he may get shut out of all of the delegates and even finish third in Florida.
MARIST POLL – FLORIDA
Donald Trump appears way out a head in Florida of Marco Rubio in the latest Marist poll. Rubio’s main concern should not be whether he can win his own home Senate state of Florida, but whether Ted Cruz will beat him out for second place.
- Donald Trump 43%
- Marco Rubio 22%
- Ted Cruz 21%
- John Kasich 9%
If Marco Rubio finished third in Florida, how could he ever justify continuing his campaign? The RCP average of polling as Trump way out ahead. It would seem that the Florida primary will be called shortly after all the polls close and the only thing in doubt is whether Rubio will suffer the humiliation of a third place finish in his own state.
- Donald Trump 44%
- Ted Cruz 24%
- Marco Rubio 21%
- John Kasich 9%
NBC-MARIST POLL – OHIO
Kasish hold a 6 point lead over Trump; however, that was before all hell took place on Friday and over the weekend in Chicago and Ohio at Trump rallies where the LEFT tried to shut down Trumps free speech. There is no way to know how that type of bullying will play with the voters.
- John Kasish 39%
- Donald Trump 33%
- Ted Cruz 19%
- Marco Rubio 6%
- Donald Trump 33% (tie)
- John Kasish 33% (tie)
- Ted Cruz 27%
- Marco Rubio 5%
The polls in Illinois, Missouri and North Carolina all have either Trump in first place or a strong second. In Illinois, Donald Trump leads with 38% as Ted Cruz is a close second with 34%. Trump is also way out ahead in the polls in North Carolina and Missouri. In the Show Me state its a two team race between Trump and Cruz. Which begs the question following Super Tuesday, Part Deux … Rubio and Kasich need to drop out and make this a final table pairing of two of GOP political presidential game of Texas Hold Em.
Former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson plans on endorsing Donald Trump. Carson, who just last week suspended his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, plans to endorse Trump on Friday. Hmm … wonder what position Ben Carson would get in a Trump Administration? Last night during the 107th Republican debate on CNN, Trump referenced that Carson would be endorsing him. Talk about your Odd Couples. Could there be two candidates farther apart in style? I have to say that Ben Carson must have the thickest skin ever of anyone running for president or The Donald made him an offer he could not refuse. Remember when Trump likens Carson’s ‘pathology’ to that of a child molester during previous debates? Really Ben, this is who you would endorse?
This is obviously a key endorsement and coming right ahead of the Ohio and Florida primaries. A key endorsement indeed.
Conservative favorite Ben Carson, who last week suspended his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, plans to endorse Donald Trump on Friday morning, according to two people familiar with his thinking.
The endorsement, perhaps the most high-profile nod for Trump since New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie backed him, was finalized Thursday morning when Carson met with Trump at Mar-a-Lago, the luxury club owned by the Republican front-runner, the people said. The sources requested anonymity to discuss private conversations.
Friday’s announcement will also take place at the club in Palm Beach, Fla., where the onetime rivals will appear alongside one another at a news conference.
Univision Debate Moderator Jorge Ramos asks Hillary Clinton if She Will Drop Out of the Campaign, “If You get Indicted, will you Drop Out?” (VIDEO)
WOW, HAVE TO GIVE JORGE RAMOS CREDIT .. HE ASKED THE QUESTION THAT THE REST OF THE GUTLESS MSM HAS BEEN AFRAID TO ASK CLINTON …
Univision Debate Moderator Jorge Ramos went there last night and actually asked the question that the rest of the gutless MSM, including FOX News, has been unwilling and afraid to ask … “If You get Indicted, will you Drop Out?”
It was quite the uncomfortable moment in the Democrat debate for Hillary Clinton as she tried to laugh off the question and then not really answer it. She actually dismissed the question. Really Hillary? There are between 100-150 FBI agents working on your private email scandal and crimes and you are so flipped about it. She responded to Ramos by saying, “That is not going to happen. I’m not even answering that question.”
Univision debate moderator Jorge Ramos confronted Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Wednesday over her email scandal, directly asking her if she would drop out of the race for her party’s nomination if she were indicted.
“If you get indicted, will you drop out?” he asked her.
The former secretary of state refused to answer the question.
“Oh, for goodness,” she started when Ramos pressed her on the issue after she initially danced around it. “It’s not going to happen. I’m not even answering that question.”
And you hear the clapping of the sycophants in the audience when Hillary gave her lie-packed answers that everyone did it. Really? Everyone had a private email server in their bathroom? Imagine how the crowd would be reacting if it were a Republican who had done the same thing. Last time I checked Hillary, 150 FBI agents were not investigating any other past Secretary of States. ONLY YOU!
Let’s see if she’s laughing when the FBI brings down their decision.
Hillary feels the Bern in Michigan …
In a stunning turn, or is the “bern” of events last night, self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sander defeated Hillary Clinton in the Michigan Democrat primary, 50% to 48%.As the Politico opines, the outcome in Michigan is significant for Sanders because it demonstrates an ability to compete in diverse primary states. Could Hillary Clinton really be in a dog fight the rest of the way with Sanders? Most likely Hillary will win, however, the longer this goes, the more contempt Sanders voters will have for the presumptive, establishment nominee and may not show up to vote in November.
This is truly an incredible defeat for Clinton and a motivating victory for Team Sanders as prior to the Michigan primaries, Clinton was leading in the polls by between 20 and 30 points. OUCH!!!
Bernie Sanders scored one of the biggest victories of his underdog campaign Tuesday by beating Hillary Clinton in Michigan, a delegate-rich state where she led by double digits in the closing days before voting.
The 2-point upset came after both candidates invested time and money in the state, and fuels the argument from Sanders’ camp that he should not be written off after Clinton’s earlier wins.
The outcome in Michigan is significant for Sanders because it demonstrates an ability to compete in diverse primary states — counteracting a knock frequently leveled at him by Clinton allies that he has only performed well in largely white states.
“What tonight means is the Bernie Sanders campaign, the people’s revolution that we are talking about, the political revolution we have been talking about, is strong in every part of the country,” Sanders told reporters in Miami before the race was called. He predicted success in upcoming states, including in the West.
How on Earth is Clinton struggling to put a socialist away in the primary? With her loss in Michigan, could Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania be in play as well? Check out the Democratic Primary Exit Poll Analysis:
Bernie Sanders Says to Hillary Clinton: “Excuse me, I’m talking.” at CNN Democratic Debate As He Rips Her on Wall Street Bailout
HILLARY CLINTON FEELS THE BERN AS HE RIPS HER ON THE WALLSTREET BAILOUT …
It’s about time Bernie Sanders stepped up and told Hillary Clinton to close her mouth and let him speak. During the latest Democrat debate on CNN as Sanders was shredding Clinton on her Wall Street bailout, Hillary interrupted, only to have Sanders say, “excuse me, I’m talking”. The debates are actually finally getting contentious, but unfortunately for Bernie its too little and too late. I Sanders actually went after Clinton about her untrustworthiness and the private email server scandal, he would destroy her.
But the tension between the two was palpable. Clinton dropped a fact she’d been waiting to use: Sanders’ opposition to the auto bailout — a stance President Barack Obama used to devastating effect against Republican nominee Mitt Romney in 2012.
Sanders started to respond: “If you are talking about the Wall Street bailout where some of your friends destroyed this economy —“ before Clinton interrupted. “Excuse me, I’m talking,” Sanders snapped.
“If you’re going to talk, tell the whole story, Senator Sanders,” she replied.
“Let me tell my story, you tell yours,” he shot back.
Before long, Sanders pivoted the discussion to Clinton’s proximity to Wall Street, again calling on her to release the transcripts of her paid speeches to banks. She said she would only if all her opponents — Republican and Democrat — did the same.
Donald Trump Fires Back to Romney’s “Fraud” & “Phony” Comments … Trump Says Romney a Failed Candidate and in 2012, “I Could’ve said, ‘Mitt Drop to Your Knees’ and He Would’ve Dropped to his Knees.”
WOW, JUST HOW LOW AND VULGAR HAS THE GOP NOMINATION PROCESS BECOME?
In response to failed 2012 GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s comments that were none too flattering to Donald Trump, the current 2016 Republican presidential front-runner fired back like only the Donald could and would. Earlier in the day Romney . Trump responded by saying that Mittens was a failed, irrelevant candidate from days gone by and that in 2012, Romney would have dropped to his knees, if Trump had asked him. WHAT!!! Just how low has presidential politics sunk with Donald Trump in the race? I mean really, Howard Stern might have run a less vulgar campaign. Trump is correct in that Mittens is a failed candidate who lost the the unlosable presidential race against a disastrous and failed Barack Obama in 2012. Romney was gutless and failed to bring the fight to Obama. Why, because Romney is a part of the GOP mushy middle and represents what is wrong with the Republican party and the elitist, entitled, establishment wing. But some how Romney, who was incapable of taking the mittens off and attack Obama, does so in going after Trump. Hmm, why do I smell a rat? That being said, Donald, did you really have to go there? REALLY?
Did we really need that imagery?
UPDATE: 3:20 p.m. Donald Trump responded Thursday to former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney ripping his campaign in a news conference by saying that Romney had been “begging” for his endorsement in the 2012 election.
Earlier in the day, Romney spoke in Utah of how disastrous Trump would be as commander-in-chief and criticized his approach to foreign policy. Trump responded to Romney at a campaign rally in Portland, Maine, calling the speech “irrelevant” and referencing his endorsement of the former Massachusetts governor in the last election.
“I could’ve said, ‘Mitt drop to your knees’ and he would’ve dropped to his knees,” Trump said. “He was begging. He was begging me.”
Trump added that Romney “did a big choke” in the election against President Barack Obama.
“Mitt is a failed candidate. He failed horribly. He failed badly,” Trump said. “That was a race that should have been won and I don’t know what happened to him. He disappeared.”
Trump continued talking about how he supported Romney in that election, telling the crowd that he raised money for Romney against the advice of others who feared he wouldn’t be able to win the election. Trump said there were so many people at the fundraiser that the carpet was “ruined.”
Failed 2012 Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney Attacks Trump … “Donald Trump is a Phony, a Fraud. His Promises are as Worthless as a Degree from Trump University. He’s Playing the American Public for Suckers”
SORRY, BUT I HARDLY THINK MITTENS ROMNEY HAS THE QUALIFICATIONS TO DECLARE WHO SHOULD AND SHOULD NOT BE PRESIDENT …
Let me first preface this by saying I am far from a Donald Trump supporter and no, I did not vote for him. That being said, who the hell is Mitt Romney to attack Donald Trump and interject himself into the 2016 GOP primaries? Romney represents what is wrong with the Republican party. Romney is a failed GOP presidential candidate who lost the 2012 presidential race and gave us 4 more years of Barack Obama. Sorry Mittens, your attack on Trump is as pathetic as your failed presidential run. In fact, by going after Trump you played right into his hands. As the WAPO reports, Mitt Romney did Donald Trump a BIG favor by attacking him. Yes he did. But this is yet just another perfect example of how the GOP establishment just doesn’t get it or how pissed off the American people are.
In his ripping of Trump, Romney said that if Trump’s economic plans “were ever implemented, the country would sink into prolonged recession.” Hmm really, he had nothing but praise for Trump here in 2012. What I also found rather smarmy and self-serving is that Mittens said he was not going to endorse any of the candidates and during his speech referenced voting for multiple candidates that would ultimately have the GOP primary end with no candidate having enough delegates and thus the nomination being brought to a brokered convention. So is this Romney and the GOP establishment’s end game?
In what may be an unprecedented speech by a major American political figure, former presidential nominee Mitt Romney implored his fellow Republicans on Thursday not to nominate the frontrunner Donald Trump for president.
“If we Republicans choose Donald Trump as our nominee, the prospects for a safe and prosperous future are greatly diminished,” Romney said in a nationally televised speech at the University of Utah.
Romney’s speech comes as the Republican Party grapples with the distinct possibility that Trump will become the party’s nominee. While some Republicans have come around to Trump’s candidacy, a forceful Republican effort to take down Trump has failed to materialize.
Romney last-ditch bid to save his party from Trump started with tweets knocking Trump’s comments on the Ku Klux Klan and calling on him to release his tax returns.
His slashing speech Thursday was remarkable not simply for the unparalled specter of the party’s last nominee savaging its frontrunner but for the dire picture Romney painted of a Trump presidency and what it would do to the country.
Mitt Romney full speech
Daily Commentary – Friday, March 4, 2016 – This Has Been a Crazy Super Tuesday, KKK, Attacking Each Other Candidates Week
- With another GOP debate last night, wondering if Trump showed up after his last boycott of a Fox News conducted debate?
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