Frank Fear: Data show he is not doing well with either left-leaning Democrats or Dem-inclined Independents. To win on November 3, Biden needs to sway those voters to his side.
Frank Fear: Overall, though, Exit Interview results from March 3 and 10 raise questions about Biden’s ability to attract the support of political Independents.
Frank Fear: In Draconian fashion, unaffiliated voters in Closed Primary states experience taxation without participation as political parties get a free ride.
Frank Fear: The measuring sticks I use traditionally to evaluate presidential candidates aren’t as relevant this year. Getting Trump out of Washington is all that matters.
Frank Fear: Maddow doesn’t spout religious gospel, of course, but she’s terrific at promulgating the doctrine of center-left Democrats.
Frank Fear: How many of these ‘aging superstars’ are unwilling to step out of the spotlight?
Frank Fear: Wouldn’t it make more sense for us to focus extensively on candidates’ records? Debates are notoriously bad in that regard.
Frank Fear: Let’s face it: the independent option is a personal choice in response to a non-accommodating system. What we need is for the system to change.
Frank Fear: Let’s fill in the gaps and get answers to a fundamental question: Why do Independent voters feel as they do about a variety of issues facing America, including Impeachment?
Frank Fear: By saying what he did, LeBron James turned his back on the tradition of American athletics who have stood for social justice.
Frank Fear: What makes Independents interesting—and relevant—is that nowhere else in America is there such a large mass of voters as politically diverse and party adverse.
Frank Fear: The approach he took Thursday night was probably worth the risk, but the problem was with how he did it.
Frank Fear: Political coverage is all about the parties with hardly a word said about the millions of Americans who are unaffiliated politically.