Mark Rudd: Whenever you go public with an event such as a demo or rally or in the case of unions, a card campaign, the results in numbers show how strong your organization is. You always want those numbers to go up. Down is very bad.
Frank Fear: The approach he took Thursday night was probably worth the risk, but the problem was with how he did it.
WJ Astore: Not so incredibly, the Democratic establishment would rather lose to Trump with a candidate like Biden than win with a candidate like Bernie.
Norman Solomon: Refusals to examine the patterns of the past render many party leaders unable to recognize or acknowledge what a disaster a Biden campaign against Trump would so likely be.
Norman Solomon: Activists may flatter themselves into believing that they have the most influence by seeking warm personal relationships with a Democratic lawmaker. But a credible primary campaign is likely to change an elected official’s behavior far more quickly and extensively.
Michael T. Hertz: The DNC’s methodology for revenging itself on her has been one that lacks integrity and seems to fall within the “scam” methods the DNC used against Bernie in 2016.
or plutocrats, this summer has gotten a bit scary. Two feared candidates are rising. Trusted candidates are underperforming. The 2020 presidential election could turn out to be a real-life horror movie: A Nightmare on Wall Street. “Wall Street executives who want Trump out,” Politico reported in January, “list a consistent roster of appealing nominees that includes former […]
Glen Ford: If the Democratic contest were really about determining which candidate was best-suited to defeat Donald Trump and send a Democratic majority to the Senate, Sanders would be the nominee by acclamation.
If Trump’s numbers don’t improve by the spring of 2020, the electoral calculations of Republican politicians across the country, especially in competitive districts, will change. Not challenging Trump could mean defeat.
Peter Laarman: Given that he has such a very long record in public life (a history that includes his association with segregationist legislators, attacks on school busing, and his shameless treatment of Anita Hill), Joe Biden is just about the last person who should be talking about fighting for the soul of the nation.
Berry Craig: Since it opened early this month, a KDP webstore has sold $500,00 worth of “Moscow Mitch” themed merchandise including bright red buttons, stickers, tee-shirts, brown fake-fur Russian-style hats, shot glasses, Moscow Mule mugs and foam can covers.
Jessica Davison: Even voters committed enough to attend a debate watch party said they felt overwhelmed by the size of the field.
Frank Fear: Political coverage is all about the parties with hardly a word said about the millions of Americans who are unaffiliated politically.