Tag: Presidential primaries

The End of the Republican Party as We Know It?

The End of the Republican Party as We Know It?

The Republican Presidential Race is narrowing to the finish line but will it mean the destruction of the party?  Is it the “Trump effect” or is this a split needing to happen? And are conservatives missing a golden opportunity?

Air Dates: Mar. 5 & 6, 2016 | Jayne Carroll & Wayne Allyn Root

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We all know that politics is messy and have seen devious tricks played by many campaigns over the years.  (Does the “leak” of John McCain allegedly having an affair by the Bush campaign bring back memories?)  But now it’s some of the party members who are getting into the fray: from party leaders and elected officials alike attacking and trying to destroy a fellow teammate to individual voters who say they will sit out voting in the general if their candidate doesn’t win the nomination—even eviscerating supporters of other candidates in sometimes vicious and insulting ways.

Except politics is a team sport. It’s not an individual war, it’s a team effort.  A team sport that must beat the Democrats’ team and their quarterback, whether it’s Hillary or Bernie.

Republican Party Insiders’ War

Mitt Romney is the latest prime example of a party leader to step in to try to stop Trump.  He’s not just attacking Trump but he’s also insulting the people who support Trump. Undeniably, Trump is pulling people into the party, many of whom are first-time or rare voters. Donald Trump is no Reagan, not by any means, but Republicans and especially conservatives, are too busy trading insults that we’re hurting our own team.

Presidential politics - Republican party eating itself?
Many good Christian conservatives hating on Trump—a huge missed opportunity?

Tune in to find out how conservatives are missing an incredible, strategic opportunity this election cycle to grow and expand not just the party but the conservative message. And to do so in a way that could expand the party for years to come.

Our guest this week is Jayne Carroll, a Cruz supporter, is one of the few people who takes herself out of the picture and looks at the race objectively.  Listen to hear her take on both Cruz and Trump, and how the team is being effectual or not.

Then we have Wayne Allyn Root, a Trump supporter, who discusses Trump’s campaign and he believes Trump will bring to the Presidency.

What’s your analysis? And what are your thoughts on re-uniting the party to get Trump supporters to support Cruz as the eventual nominee or vice versa? Let us know in the comments section below.


  • Jayne’s show is on KUIK, Monday through Friday 3-6pm, and can be heard in the Portland area on 1360AM or anywhere via kuik.com
  • Wayne Allyn Root’s site is Root for America – links to all of his books, commentary, and much more can be found there
  • Check out Wayne Allyn Root’s proposed dream team for Trump — what do you think? Let us know in the comments section
  • Paddy Power, the UK gambling company, paid off the bets for a Trump nomination. “Since 1988 the candidate to clean up on Super Tuesday has always gone onto win their party’s nomination,” company spokesman Paddy Power said in a press release. “Good news for Paddy Power punters, if you backed The Donald, come and get your cash – we’re paying out. Bad news for the world, this sh*t just got real.”
  • Bringing in new voters: a blue-collar Democrat for Trump explains why (Rush Limbaugh Show, transcript, March 1, 2016)
  • Bill Kristol lays out strategy to give White House to Hillary (via a brokered convention)

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Presidential Primaries – A Primer

Presidential Primaries – A Primer

A President Cruz and a Vice President Clinton?

Air Dates: January 23 & 24, 2016 | Greg Leo

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With so many candidates running in the Republican primary there have been discussions within the media that there won’t be one candidate who wins enough electoral votes for a clear majority, which would trigger a “brokered convention.”  Right away supporters of various candidates, and some candidates themselves, were saying this was a set up and that their candidate would be disenfranchised from a fair selection if the process was turned over to “political insiders” or the “establishment” to make the final choice.  But what’s the reality?

And if you think politics is messy now, you won’t believe how they used to do it.

Caucus vs. Primary: Process and Differences

Also, we’re less than 10 days away from the Iowa Caucus, the true, official launch of the presidential primary. This week, we take a deeper look at the entire process of electing a president, the historical context, how the process has evolved, and we’ll examine the shadier side of political conventions in terms of what has happened and what could happen.

On this Week’s Show, You’ll Learn About:

  • How our Founding Fathers originally conceived presidential election, and the uniqueness of our American system
  • Why parties were created
  • Why and when conventions and primaries began
  • How the primary system works and how it has changed over the years
  • The modern-day elements of a caucus versus a primary vote and whether a “ground game” is as important as pundits claim
  • What exactly is a “brokered convention” and the chances of one happening in 2016

And if you don’t think your vote doesn’t matter just remember the highest turn out in a general election, ever, was just 63% of the voting age population.  Even more alarming the average voter turnout for a primary has recently averaged about 22%.

Find out how to make your vote count — and why it could matter, even if your candidate doesn’t win.