Michael T. Hertz: Biden and Sanders both seem to have strong positions compared to the other candidates, but it’s hard to tell if Biden’s momentum will continue or where Sanders will go.
Moji Agha: Imagine who would have likely become President in 2016, if the Wall Street and neocon elements in the 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign (and in the Democratic Party) would not have exerted such a devastatingly nefarious “right-leaning” influence–in that bitter contest.
John Marciano: Given former president Clinton’s long history of sexual abuse, and Hillary Clinton’s support of wars that have brought death and devastation to millions of women and children, on what moral ground can Michelle Obama lecture men about their treatment of women?
Adam Eran: Honestly, this “we Democrats were the good guys, while the Republicans were bad, very bad” narrative doesn’t wash. It doesn’t pass the sniff test.
Unai Montes-Irueste: The GOP has a grudge against Obama. But they have a vendetta against the Clintons. And putting Ken Starr’s attack dog on the Supreme Court is a checkmate that lasts a generation.
Peter Laarman: The real scandal here is the spectacle of Democrats still trying to make nice with white evangelical tribalists at the expense of their own stated values and principles.
Ron Fox: Was he rude and vulgar? Sure. But most voters are not enamored of someone who speaks like an academic (especially after 8 years of President Obama), probably know and love at least one person who’s rude or vulgar themselves, and are more interested in deeds and words.
David Love: America has a way of messing up things for other countries–and this is no different
RJ Eskow: It’s easy to be cynical about the tone Brazile adopts as she tells her story. She’s shocked, shocked, to learn that money and insider connections wield undue influence inside her party’s establishment.
Treva Brandon Scharf: You’d think bleak thoughts and fearing the worst would be counterproductive when it comes to health and wellness, but as studies show, negative thinking can work in your favor.
Sharon Kyle: With such a large contingent of Bernie voters still up for grabs, it’s puzzling that Hillary’s VP pick wouldn’t be one that appealed more to the progressive vote that could put her back in the White House.
Robert Reich: Hillary is moving to the middle. She’s going after moderate swing voters. Presumably that’s why she tapped Tim Kaine to be her vice president. Kaine is as vanilla middle as you can get.
Michael T. Hertz: A substantial part of the Bernieites will either sit out the election, vote Green, or write in Bernie. The independents will vote Trump or follow the Bernieite lead. Democrats will vote Clinton reluctantly.