We heard today from an experienced campaign hand whose judgment we at TWS have come very much to respect:
People I've talked to since the debate can't imagine Kasich, Walker, Huckabee, Carson or Paul getting the nomination. Kasich and Walker in particular were hurt badly if not fatally in the last 24 hours. And the same folks think neither Cruz nor Trump could win unless it were a year any Republican could win.
I'd expect Christie and Rubio to get a fresh look after last night, and Carly to vault in primary polls--maybe even to the lead.
While their fireworks have earned Carly Fiorina and Donald Trump the most attention after Wednesday night’s Republican debate in California, the winner for the most detailed and substantive performance may go to Marco Rubio.
As Jeb Bush and Donald Trump were arguing, Scott Walker interjected:
"[T[his is what is wrong with the debate. We're not talking about real issues. Mr. Trump, we don't need an apprentice in the White House, we have one right now. He told us all the things we wanted to hear back in 2008. We don't know who you are, where you're going—we need someone that can actually get the job done and you've talked about business."
Trump then said, "In Wisconsin you're losing $2.2 billion right now. I would do so much better than that."
With their attacks on his ideology, misogyny, and hair failing to wound him, Donald Trump’s opponents have decided to really cut to the quick: They’re now attacking the boastful billionaire’s business record.
The super PAC supporting Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina has a new 60-second ad that's a not-so-subtle response to her GOP rival Donald Trump. The ad, titled "Faces," features the former Hewlett-Packard CEO speaking about the important role of women in the Republican party.
New polls of likely Republican voters in two early primary states show Donald Trump maintaining a solid lead for the presidential nomination. The CBS News/YouGov tracking polls in both Iowa and New Hampshire show the real-estate magnate and reality TV star with big leads in those states.