A new Economist-YouGov Poll finds President Trump with the support of 86% of Republican primary or caucus voters, followed by William Weld at 5%, Mark Sanford at 2% and Joe Walsh at 1%. The poll also found that 85% of Republican respondents viewed Trump favorably while just 12% viewed him unfavorably.
“The saying ‘may the best man win’ is a quintessential value that the Republican Party must honor if we are to command the respect of the American people. Cowards run from fights.”
— Mark Sanford, Joe Walsh, and Bill Weld, writing in the Washington Post that the Republican Party has “taken a wrong turn” in canceling primaries.
“He’s unqualified, he’s unfit, he’s a child, he’s reckless, he’s erratic, he’s a narcissist, he’s mean, he’s cruel, he lies every time he opens his mouth.”
— Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R), in an interview on Morning Joe, on why he’s challenging President Trump in a Republican presidential primary.
Decent people everywhere are still absorbing the shock from the scandal that erupted when a Republican Capitol Hill staffer, Elizabeth Lauten, a former Republican National Committee apparatchik who has served in communications positions under two tea party congressmen, took to Facebook over the Thanksgiving holiday to smear Pres. Obama’s daughters, Sasha, 16, and Malia, 13, as having no class and dressing like sluts: