Jeb Bush has said Donald Trump "should be treated like the frontrunner" for the Republican nomination. On Tuesday, the Bush campaign continues to do just that with a short web video aimed squarely at the leading GOP contender's past "liberal" views on taxes, health care, and abortion as well as Trump's friendship with Hillary Clinton.
"Liberal things Trump says, liberal things Trump believes," reads the text before several video clips of Trump play. One clip goes back 16 years and shows Trump saying he is "very pro-choice," while another comes from the August 6 debate where the reality-TV star says "as far as single-payer [health care], it works in Canada, it works incredibly well in Scotland."
The Bush ad also feature Trump touting tax increases on "high-income people", praising the stimulus package, and touting Hillary Clinton as a good possible negotiator with Iran. Watch the ad below:
The Bush video follows a Trump online video that sought to link Bush's referring to parents who illegally immigrate to the U.S. as an "act of love" to those illegal immigrants who commit violent crimes while in the U.S. Bush's campaign responded that Trump has supported "soft-on-crime politicians" and has a costly immigration plan that is "not conservative."
A number of presidential candidates this cycle, including Lindsey Graham, Rand Paul, and Rick Perry, have attempted to argue that Trump's positions and affiliations are not conservative. Those criticisms do not appear to have dented Trump's position in the Republican primary.
A new poll of likely Republican caucusgoers in Iowa finds Donald Trump and Ben Carson tied for the lead at 23 percent support. The Monmouth University poll is the first since July to show Trump not in the sole lead position in Iowa.
Behind Trump and Carson in the poll is Carly Fiorina at 10 percent support. All three top candidates are not officeholders and only one, Fiorina, has ever run for public office before.
So proclaimed the famously “low-energy” Jeb Bush at the local Veterans of Foreign Wars hall Friday morning. That rallying cry, Bush said, is how past generations have greeted the challenges America has faced, and it embodies the spirit he says he wants to reignite in the country. “We have to restore America’s greatness by fixing the things that make it hard for people to rise up in this country,” Bush said.
The most frequent words that come to mind when Americans think about Hillary Clinton are "liar" and "dishonest." That's according to a new national poll from Quinnipiac that asked more than 1500 registered voters to say the "first word" that comes to mind when they hear the Democratic presidential frontrunner's name.
Donald Trump's presence in the Republican primary for president has not significantly damaged the other GOP presidential candidates with respect to Hispanic Americans. That's according to a new poll from Gallup that finds the New York businessman with a highly negative net favorability among Hispanics, 51 points.
What’s the matter with Jeb Bush? The establishment favorite and frontrunner in the fundraising primary can’t seem to catch a break. Bush’s performance in the August 6 debate in Cleveland was judged as mediocre at best. He’s dropped to number two in New Hampshire and is tied for sixth place in Iowa.
Next year will be the most consequential presidential election in two generations. Given how difficult it is to hold the White House for three straight terms, and given President Obama's shaky approval numbers, Republicans will have a good chance to win. On the other hand, Democrats had a good chance to win in 1988, taking on an uninspiring successor to a twice-victorious incumbent. Indeed, the Democratic nominee was ahead in the polls into the summer of 1988. But that nominee was Michael Dukakis.
Republican presidential candidate John Kasich told a voter in New Hampshire Wednesday that Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court case that legalized abortion in the United States is the "law of the land."
"I would like to ask whether you can respect the Roe versus Wade decision, and I ask because as a lifelong libertarian, I'm looking for a candidate to support who is both a fiscal conservative and not a threat to a woman's right to control her own body," said a voter at a town hall event in Salem, New Hampshire.
Wisconsin governor Scott Walker is nothing if not a campaign veteran. He’s run and won three statewide races since 2010, including the highly contentious recall election in 2012. In fact, since an unsuccessful bid for the state assembly in 1990 when he was just 22, Walker hasn’t lost an election. That’s a great record to have going into a campaign for president, but just a month into his official candidacy, Walker is suffering from a perception that he’s already losing.
Alabama senator Jeff Sessions, a Republican, released a statement Sunday praising the immigration proposal from presidential candidate Donald Trump. ""This is exactly the plan America needs," said Sessions. "Not only would the plan outlined in this paper work, but more quickly than many realize. Most importantly, this plan reestablishes the principle that American's immigration laws should serve the interests of its own citizens.
Last week, political pundits began likening Donald Trump, running for the Republican presidential nomination, to an earlier and for many, a beloved president. Trump also has been comparing himself—frequently and favorably—with Ronald Reagan.
Reagan's relationships, professional and personal, were without reproach. I don't remember Ronald Reagan ever insulting anyone, foreign or domestic, friend or enemy. He was a consummate gentleman.
Carly Fiorina says she disagrees with her Republican rival for president Donald Trump on the issue of Planned Parenthood. Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Tuesday that "we have to look at the positive also for Planned Parenthood" and said abortions were just a "small part" of what the organization provides.
A new poll of likely GOP caucusgoers in Iowa finds that Marco Rubio and Ben Carson made the most positive impression in the first Republican debate.
The Suffolk University poll, conducted after the Cleveland debate last Thursday, found 63 percent of those surveyed watched at least the main, top-10 debate. Of those who did, 23 percent said Rubio's debate performance impressed them the most while 22 percent said the same of Carsons' performance.