Elections (page 8)

  • Post

    Biden’s strained relationship with the truth

    Jim Geraghty of National Review Online reminds us about an inconvenient truth for the Democrats’ 2020 presidential front-runner. Harold Schaitberger, president of the AFL-CIO-affiliated International Association of Firefighters, declared at a campaign rally for Joe Biden today that “Joe Biden is genuine. There’s nothing phony or artificial about…
    Mitch Kokai, May 1, 2019
  • Post

    Murphy, Perry advance to GOP runoff, Thomas wins Democratic primary in 3rd District congressional race

    Pitt County state Rep. Greg Murphy tops the list of 17 Republican candidates competing in North Carolina’s special 3rd Congressional District primary election. Murphy’s 9,505 votes represent 22.5% percent of the total. Kinston pediatrician Joan Perry finishes second with 6,510 vots (15 percent). Murphy and Perry move on to a…
    Mitch Kokai, April 30, 2019
  • Post

    Sanders and small donors

    Jay Cost of National Review Online is not as excited as some other pundits about the number of small donors supporting U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ latest presidential bid. The emergence of the Internet has created a legitimate alternative, which Sanders is making the most of. Rather than a…
    Mitch Kokai, April 30, 2019
  • Post

    Biden vs. Bernie from a left-winger’s perspective

    Ryan Cooper of The Week contrasts the top contenders for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. It’s clear where Cooper’s left-of-center sympathies lie. [H]ere we are: the leading candidates for the Democratic nomination are two elderly white men — Biden and Bernie Sanders (at least in terms of polls…
    Mitch Kokai, April 29, 2019
  • Post

    Biden set to join John Glenn in the pantheon of presidents?

    John Merline offers Issues & Insights readers a reality check about recent polling results. [A] Morning Consult story that found Biden with a 42 percent to 34 percent lead over President Trump in a hypothetical matchup. “Along with his advantage over Trump, Biden has held a consistent lead…
    Mitch Kokai, April 29, 2019
  • Post

    The Biden base

    Tiana Lowe offers a warning to Washington Examiner readers: Don’t underestimate Joe Biden. Leading the pack by ten points, the former vice president faces fire from every angle. He’s a relic of the Obama era and one with working class and Rust Belt appeal. Naturally, the knives are…
    Mitch Kokai, April 26, 2019
  • Post

    Democrats open to plenty of radical policies in 2020

    Peter Hasson of the Daily Caller compiles a list of radical policies Democratic presidential candidates are contemplating. Democratic presidential candidates are increasingly embracing radical policies as they jockey for position in their party’s crowded primary. … … Packing The Supreme Court South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sens.
    Mitch Kokai, April 26, 2019
  • Post

    Winning or identity politics? Most Democrats prefer the former

    Warren Henry writes for the Federalist about Democratic voters’ approach to 2020. Last weekend, The New York Times ran a supposedly “straight” news story headlined: “Should a White Man Be the Face of the Democratic Party in 2020?“ It is a discussion occurring in traditional and social media,…
    Mitch Kokai, April 25, 2019