Friends, Democrats, Republicans: Lend me your eyes. I’m here to bury Caesar, not to praise him. Sure, I know he’s not dead, but he’s dead to me. So let him be to you.(more…)
Now that the news has broken (props to Lee Fang of The Intercept), it’s finally OK for me to write this. It’s been killing me for weeks, knowing that I’d never get confirmation.
A week before Super Tuesday, the big news was the formation of two SuperPACs designed to inject life into campaigns that had started to founder: PersistPAC and (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.
Tomorrow, the 53,000-odd residents of the Northern Marianas will hold their Democratic Caucuses. Curiously, this territory, which is strongly Republican and has no sway in the November elections, will award 6 at-large delegates and another 5 superdelegates.
Nobody’s running here; nobody’s done any serious polling. Bloomberg had operatives (more…)
They call it “Super Tuesday II”, but it’s only six states and a couple are foregone conclusions. Mississippi is almost certainly going Biden, and most of the others are leaning that way. The wins and losses are well known in advance, so don’t expect big surprises.
Except — maybe you should. (more…)
After opening fifteen hundred points down, the stock market dropped another two thousand. Consumer goods are up 20% — hoarding toilet paper does some good after all — but the rest of the market is through the floor.
Coronavirus fears, a massive price war for oil, and a certainty among financial wonks that a downturn is due: All these come together to create a truly nasty couple of days, (more…)
It’s official. The race is down to three candidates: Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, and… oh, yes, Tulsi Gabbard.
With Warren’s announcement this morning, the last of the minor candidacies has ended. We won’t see eight people on the stage in the Arizona debate; we’ll see two. Not three, mind; The Party has been (more…)
Yesterday, Democratic voters in fourteen states and American Samoa participated in our quadrennial contest, where we choose the contender for the upcoming presidential race. People flocked to the polls in overwhelming numbers, in many cases swamping the facilities and staff to register their selection.
Common wisdom has it that the winner on Super Tuesday will (more…)