Post-debate poll data shows Donald Trump stays on top. Establishment predictions of Trump's demise appear premature, yet again. But how long can this last? And by the way, isn't it actually the fault of the GOP Establishment itself that so many voters find Trump appealing? We offer unsolicited advice to the Trump campaign. Meanwhile, Bill Maher compares Trump to Ronald Reagan. Columnist Mark Steyn ridicules the narrowness of the political consultant class. Notes on Frank Luntz, Charles Krauthammer & George Will, as we describe how Fox News found a clever way to bring Carly Fiorina into the main debate. With music and listener calls.
Donald Trump, Megyn Kelly and the Fox News Debate. Who did well, who did not? A failed attempt to drive a stake in the Trump campaign? Callers react strongly to the debate moderators and to Fox News in general. Who won the Trump v. Megyn exchange? What to make of the "hormonal" aspects of the post-debate discussion? Trump supporters Lynette Hardaway & Rochelle Richardson blast Megyn Kelly in a viral video. Meanwhile, radio host Mark Levin blasts Fox News for hosting a "national enquirer debate." We ask the question: Does the Republican base need a new party? Is the "big tent" no longer big enough for everyone? With music and listener calls.
Why is Jeb Bush running for President? What does Jeb stand for? This week Jeb praises Obama's leadership on race relations, continues to pander to Hispanics, and takes time to court Democratic big donors. MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell compares Trump to Ronald Reagan, while MSNBC's Joan Walsh belittles the opinions of actual Americans relayed in a recent focus group. Mark Steyn notes the Republican voting base "absolutely hates" the Republican Establishment, as Charles Krauthammer "evolves" (i.e. admits he was wrong) about Trump. Meanwhile, Trump lowers expectations for the upcoming debate. Who's gonna pull a "clutch" performance? With music and listener calls.
Interview with Charles Johnson, editor of GotNews.com. How has Trump influenced the race thus far? Does he have staying power? Who will be "clutch" in Thursday's debate? Why has Trump embraced Sarah Palin? A discussion of Professor Angelo Codevilla's contention that Trump is reminding "the ruling class" that they "sit atop a volcano of rejection." Notes on the campaign of Sen. Ted Cruz. Somber houghts on "Cecil the Lion" in Zimbabwe. Plus, the latest staggering crime statistics in Baltimore. With music and listener calls.
GOP Debate Prep. As Republican candidates ready for their first debate, all eyes are on Donald Trump. What will he do? We offer predictions, as we marvel at Trump's expanding lead in the polls. Amazingly, Trump leads the GOP field with Hispanics, and has soared to number one overall in Iowa. We review inspirational excerpts from Trump's 2008 book: "Never Give Up." Meanwhile, the Bipartisan Open Borders Establishment in America is taking it from both sides now, as popular Democrat Bernie Sanders rails against "open borders." Notes on the recent Dwight Yoakam concert in Loveland, plus a musical celebration of Friday's "blue moon" with the Marcels, Bill Monroe, Jo Stafford and Elvis Presley. With listener calls.