“If they don’t handle the situation [of the migrants] competently and firmly, yes, it’s the end of Europe,” Trump told Valeurs actuelles.
You can curse onstage, fail to be a conservative, never really put together a ground game, or do retail politics, and win enough voters in New Hampshire to win the Republican primary.
Maybe the biggest question in New Hampshire is if Donald Trump’s less committed supporters will actually come out to vote on Tuesday. People at the final Trump rally seemed to have heard the most from Jeb Bush’s campaign.
“Shout it out because I don’t want to — OK, you’re not allowed to say, and I never expect to hear that from you again. She said — I never expect to hear that from you again! — she said he’s a pussy. That’s terrible.”
The campaign’s working on endorsements and outreach to libertarians who backed Rand Paul — and now have no candidate.
Trump was polished and emerged almost unscathed — but also hasn’t been the main event in several days, which may prove risky for New Hampshire primary day.
A more somber than Cruz usual spoke at an addiction forum in New Hampshire — to a warm response. “He didn’t say the word Donald Trump once.”
In 2014, Rand was the “most interesting man in politics.” Two years later, he ended a presidential bid — dominated by paltry fundraising and internal strife — after the Iowa caucuses.
He used to talk about it being a two-man race between him and Trump. Now, the day after Rubio performed surprisingly well in Iowa, he said it’s a question for the voters to decide.
Cruz said on the radio Tuesday: “What the team didn’t do is, subsequently, the Carson campaign put out a statement clarifying that he was not suspending his campaign, and the team did not forward that statement to the supporters as well. That was a mistake.”
No, really. Adviser Armstrong Williams tells BuzzFeed News that the rumors of Carson’s campaign demise are being fueled by Cruz and Paul supporters.
It turns out the Trump supporters “weren’t real,” spokesman Rick Tyler said.
“Donald Trump has remade the electorate in the image he needs to be successful.” Cruz courted evangelicals, he stayed on message, he ran a data-driven, retail-heavy omnipresent campaign. He still might lose.
An interesting potential signal from the sought-after donors. h/t Jon Ralston
“I believe it is not in keeping in the spirit of the Iowa Caucuses.” Harsh words for Cruz from a statewide Iowa Republican official. Cruz says he will “apologize to nobody.”
Top Cruz endorser Steve Deace goes off-message on controversial mailers campaign confirmed were real.
“I think that when you start attacking somebody’s faith, especially when you don’t know, that is a cardinal sin.” Huckabee allies have committed more than a million dollars to an ad campaign that raises questions about Cruz’s faith.
Skipping the debate didn’t seem to be much of a mistake for Trump on Thursday night. Hardly anyone attacked him, and at the very least, he missed out on one of Megyn Kelly’s stinging past statement montages.
Sen. Bob Casey said he was “appalled” to read of the censorship, first reported by BuzzFeed News.
The former Texas governor endorsed Cruz and is stumping for him in Iowa, where he expounded on weed, the Bible, and Donald Trump. Cruz is “best listener I have ever been around in my life,” Perry said.