Author Archives: Bernard Goldberg

Is Trump a Net Plus or Minus for the GOP?

If I were to write a column or say something on television that is unflattering about Jeb Bush or John Kasich or Carly Fiorina or Chris Christie or any other moderate Republican, I wouldn’t get emails from their supporters calling me a moron and telling me to drop dead. But say something negative about Donald…

Donald Trump — A Messiah the Angry, Frustrated and Fed-Up Wing Has Been Waiting For

Okay, so what happens after Trump? What happens if he fades away or decides he’s had enough and drops out? What do his angry, frustrated and fed-up supporters do?  Do they also drop out? Early warning: This column has more questions than answers – usually not a good thing for someone who’s at least attempting…

How Long Will the Trump-Sanders Thing Last?

If John Steinbeck were still around, the current goings on in politics might inspire him to write another book about unhappiness – this one non-fiction, which he might call, The Summer of Our Discontent. It doesn’t take a political scientist to figure out that that’s what Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have tapped into –…

Conservatives Who Never Really Wanted Fair and Balanced

Let’s pretend that it was MSNBC and not Fox News that hosted the first Republican primetime presidential debate. And let’s pretend that Chris Matthews started the ball rolling with a question about loyalty to the Republican Party – the question Donald Trump answered with a raised hand indicating he might run as an independent, which…

Two Debates — One Winner

So Donald Trump refuses to pledge allegiance to the Republican Party. If he’s not the GOP nominee, he can’t say what he’ll do – and that includes possibly running as a third-party candidate. If he meant any of it, this would make Donald the real RINO in the race. But he doesn’t mean it. The…