The first major candidate to drop out of the Democratic Primaries, Senator Harris was nevertheless in the race long enough to eviscerate Uncle Joe in the debates and to get spanked by Tulsi in her own turn. Her fundraising was legendary but her polling was abysmal (particularly after the Gabbard debacle), and she dropped out not only before New Hampshire and Iowa but actually before 2020 — on the 3rd of December 2019, in fact, before even such notable losers as John Delaney and Marianne Williamson.
As a result, we never profiled here alongside the other candidates — a deficit we mean to make up for now. So who is she really, and what was she before? (more…)
I’ve been trying for months, but I’ve been unable to put it into words. Then, an unusually reasonable exchange on Twitter followed by a timely DNC campaign email crystallized the thought for me. This is what I sent back to Mr. Biden. It says what I mean, and how I feel. I wonder if it might not be close to how you feel.
The editorial staff of The Not Fake News, together with our Brain Trust, has long debated registering our formal endorsement for the Presidency of the United States. With the departure of Bernie Sanders from the race, we have finally determined that there’s absolutely nobody running we think is qualified, competent, mentally stable, and has unimpeachable moral standards.
This is nothing new in American politics. Very few of our presidents (more…)
It’s been in the news by now, so you may fancy you already know all about it — and, given the quality of my readership, you may even be right.
However, I’m not writing this entirely for the present day, but rather as a running account of what will doubtless be known as the “COVID Primary” for future readers. Then too, there may be something in here of which you may as yet be unaware. In light of these factors, then, I beg your indulgence for the forthcoming account. (more…)
I thought it would never happen. Either Gabbard or Yang was going to stay in way too long and then endorse Sanders, was my prediction. And now they’ve both let me down.
I mean, yeah, sure, nobody could have predicted the election would pivot to be about the Coronavirus. Taking down Trump I can see, and I even anticipated that the Democratic establishment would fear a Sanders presidency even more than a Trump (more…)
You may have heard that Ohio is delaying its primary. It is not — yet. At the eleventh hour, a judge has blocked the governor’s petition to reschedule in-person primary voting. Not long after, the state health department ordered all polling places closed and the governor ordered that no results be posted until June 2 so an alternative could be generated.
This proposal wasn’t made from whim, but rather according to CDC guidance and with the concurrence of both state Republican and Democratic parties. Regardless, the (more…)
It’s social media; I should just let it go. People hear something that supports their biases so they Share it without checking, and it becomes common wisdom. Sometimes it’s gets to a point where everyone knows is true so it’s no longer even discussed, and if you argue you’re nuts.