◼ Sometimes voters do break the rules. - Politico
Every political analyst, every political observer, every politician is absolutely sure that Donald Trump is not going to be the Republican nominee for president in 2016. And we’re all absolutely sure that Donald Trump is not going to be sworn in as president on January 20, 2017. Could we all be wrong?◼ Victory looks increasingly possible... - James Oliphant and Emily Flitter | Reuters
◼ Giuliani: 'We Might Have A Little Reagan Here'... - Real Clear Politics
"First of all, he's not a Roman candle," Giuliani told host Chris Matthews. "This is a very smart guy. This is a person who is media savvy in ways that some of the other candidates aren't. And he's a lot more substantive than you realize. I've know Donald 25 years. Meaning, he understands a lot of the world issues with a lot more depth than you probably realize."◼ TONIGHT: CENTER STAGE... - Washington Post
"So we might have a little of a Ronald Reagan here, a guy they underestimate," Giuliani observed. "And in my particular case, I'm personal friends with five or six of them. And I have a hard time deciding who I'd like to see be president and I'm probably going to take a little while. But I expect Donald Trump is going to do pretty darn well tomorrow night."
◼ GALLUP: Rubio, Walker Viewed Most Positively... - Gallup
◼ Can Jeb stand the heat? - Raf Sanchez, Washington/The Telegraph
The debate is a key test for Jeb Bush, who is trailing Mr Trump in the polls but will still be standing long after the hot air finally comes out of the Donald’s balloon.◼ GOP looks to narrow vast field... - AP
◼ Some Candidates Might Be On TV For Only 5 Minutes During Debate... - CBS Washington
◼ REPUBLICAN CIVIL WAR: BUSH SAYS TRUMP 'BAFFOON' A 'CLOWN' AN 'ASSHOLE' - Politico
How Jeb and the GOP Got Trumped
The establishment wanted a sweet ’16, not a 17-candidate pileup. Here’s what happened.
What do Trump supporters say about him? Bold/Authentic 50% Outsider 19% Policy 14% ... Immigration last at 3% pic.twitter.com/QfMaC2bvs9— Echelon (@EchelonInsights) August 6, 2015