Author - CJ Durrek

Rule 40B cannot be allowed to swing both ways based on the Establishment’s whims

Romney McCain

In 2012, the Establishment had an agenda. They didn’t want Ron Paul and his “crazies” mucking up the Republican convention by trying to draw attention to themselves. They wanted to demonstrate unity by having all of the attention paid to the nominee, Mitt Romney. As a result, RNC Rule 40B was established. Now, the tables have turned and none of their guys has a chance at the nomination, so there has been talks of eliminating the suddenly outdated rule. This would be a betrayal to the base of the Republican party and would represent the reality that the Establishment wants control of the party more than they want a victory in November. Read More

Why couldn’t John Kasich get enough signatures for Pennsylvania?

John Kasich Pennsylvania

Running a Presidential campaign has a lot of moving parts. Most of the focus is given to the hardest parts – raising money, getting endorsements, giving speeches, and winning debates. Less media attention is given to the technical side, the basics, such as getting enough signatures to appear on ballots. John Kasich’s campaign apparently didn’t pay enough attention, either. Read More

Ted Cruz’s wins were stunning, but the media is pretending like it’s no big deal

Ted Cruz vs Mainstream Media

If anyone other than Ted Cruz had gone into Kansas projected to lose big in the polls, only to emerge with more than double the votes of second-place Donald Trump, it would be called a miracle from on high. If anyone had said that Ted Cruz was going to win Maine ahead of two moderates and a liberal, they would have been given a thorough psychological examination and put on a watch list. Read More

I want to support Donald Trump but his supporters sound like fools

Trump Supporters

Unlike the majority of my cohorts, I’m coming in late to the political discussion. It may sound sad, but the next debate will be the first that I watch. It’s not that I’m apolitical. I’ve always been one to start investigating candidates after the storylines are a little more clear. I only need to look at all of the research my sister did on Carly Fiorina to support my contention that it’s a waste of time until shortly after the primary season starts. Read More