Three Million New Voters And A $58 Billiion Tax Increase; Donald Trump’s Impact On California

Tony Quinn
Editor, California Target Book

Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy has the potential to totally remake California politics by costing a third to a half of all Republican incumbents their seats this fall, thus bringing to an end the two party system in California. Polling data and political trends support this conclusion.  Californians no longer split their tickets to the extent […]

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How California’s Primary Process Will Help Donald Trump and Hurt Ted Cruz

Tony Quinn
Editor, California Target Book

California’s June primary will not really count in the long race for the Republican nomination like it should because the primary here is organized in a way that makes no sense.  Instead of one presidential primary on June 7, we will have 54 contests. One contest will be for the statewide winner, and that winner […]

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Trump Wins

Tony Quinn
Editor, California Target Book

Donald Trump has won the Republican nomination for President and will be the Republican nominee.  Forget anything else; he won across the board on Super Tuesday, adding to his wins in a New England Yankee state (New Hampshire); a southern evangelical state (South Carolina), and a Western suburban state (Nevada).  It is all over. So how […]

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The California Impact of Justice Scalia’s Death

Tony Quinn
Editor, California Target Book

The death of Justice Antonin Scalia ends, at least for now, the 40-year conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court.  That majority began with justices chosen by President Nixon, and his picks ended a liberal majority that also went back four decades to President Roosevelt.  So Scalia’s death has a profound impact on the court, […]

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New Hampshire – Maker Of Presidents

Tony Quinn
Editor, California Target Book

Iowa they say picks corn and New Hampshire picks presidents.  And in fact, that is exactly right.  New Hampshire not only makes presidents, it also rids us of presidents, two in recent history.  And this year it is going to play its traditional mighty role. Hillary Clinton simply has to survive New Hampshire, but if […]

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The Death Of Modern Conservatism

Tony Quinn
Editor, California Target Book

Modern American conservatism dates from the founding of National Review by William F. Buckley in 1955.  And the death of modern conservatism probably dates from last week when the presumptive Republican candidate for president, Donald Trump, called National Review a “failing publication that has lost its way … its circulation is way down with its influence being at an […]

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A Third Party In 2016?

Tony Quinn
Editor, California Target Book

Pollster Scott Rasmussen let the cat out of the bag with his presidential preference poll in late December: the American public believes Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will be the Democratic and Republican nominees, but they don’t really want to elect either of them. Rasmussen asked for preferences for president but gave voters an option […]

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Why Donald Trump Will Be The Republican Nominee

Tony Quinn
Editor, California Target Book

Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee for president. The last gasp in the long and brutal fight to stop Trump will be June’s California Republican primary, but it will fail. Trump will be the nominee because Trump is today’s Republican Party. America has changed greatly in the past 40 years. The middle class, the […]

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The Terrorist Massacre: A Dismal Response by Politicians and the Press

Tony Quinn
Editor, California Target Book

California has been hit by two terrorists who caused multiple deaths and injuries.  So what was the response of our media and political elites when this happened on Wednesday: hysteria over gun laws. From the beginning it was clear San Bernardino was not just another nut case shooting; the terrorists were dressed military style, they had […]

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Ted Cruz Cannot Be President: Take Him Off The Ballot

Tony Quinn
Editor, California Target Book

Secretary of State Alex Padilla should not list Texas Sen. Ted Cruz as a Republican candidate in the presidential primary because Sen. Cruz is not eligible to be President and to place him on the ballot would violate the United States Constitution. The Constitution lists three qualifications for President: you must 35 or older, been […]

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