2020 Presidential Election

The Spiraling Downward Trend of Donald Trump’s Political Life – Politics Article

Whether the polls are accurate or not, things are only getting worse for the president’s reelection bid. The White House/Flickr Perhaps freshman Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin of Michigan is correct and pollsters are once again severely undercounting Donald Trump’s level of support. The president carried Slotkin’s district by seven points, so she’s feeling endangered and it makes sense for her to plan for the worst. Or perhaps New York Times polling expert Nate Cohn is correct: “Right now, it’s extremely simple: the…

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The Radical Joe Biden | Power Line – Politics Article

The conventional wisdom right now is that Joe Biden is semi-senile, and that his choice of a vice president is all-important as it is likely this person (almost certainly a black female) will become president at some early point in the next few years if Biden wins in November. This conventional wisdom may be narrowly accurate, but ultimately wrong. Why? First, there is an imperceptible difference between a senile Biden and a feeble-minded Joe Biden. Let’s face it, Biden has…

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Report: Trump is tired of Jared’s woke sh*t – Politics Article

Jonathan Swann reports that President Trump has told people he regrets following some of Jared Kushner’s political advice — including supporting criminal justice reform — and will stick closer to his own instincts from now on. Swann cites three people who allegedly possess “direct knowledge of the president’s thinking.” I don’t know whether Trump is, in fact, tired of Kushner’s “woke sh*t,” as one source put it. I know I am. In my view, the lenient sentencing legislation Trump pushed…

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Cory Gardner is Melting Down in Front of Our Eyes – Politics Article

Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Yuma) is a hot mess right now. In the last 24 hours or so, Gardner has tried desperately to convince reporters that his campaign isn’t already doomed; watched his Democratic opponent win a blowout victory despite millions in negative ads; saw a fellow incumbent lose a Primary despite having President Trump’s endorsement; conducted a handful of interviews that make him sound like a lunatic used-car salesman; and got to see a new General Election poll already…

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Joe Biden’s plan to abolish the suburbs – Politics Article

Stanley Kurtz writes: President Trump had a great riff at his rally the other day in Phoenix. It was all about “abolish,” about how the Left wants to abolish the police, ICE, bail, even borders. Trump’s riff is effective because it is true. The Left has gone off the deep end, and they’re taking the Democrats with them. Well, there’s another “abolish” the president can add to his list, and it just might be enough to tip the scales this…

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Trump Is Right | Power Line – Politics Article

Not on everything, presumably. But on the key issues of our time, he is right on the money. I didn’t know about this interview on Friday until I saw it linked on InstaPundit this evening, and I haven’t seen a complete transcript. But The Federalist is a good source, so here we go: In a wide-ranging interview in the Oval Office Friday, President Donald J. Trump said that the country is in the midst of “a political war … where…

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Keisha Lance Bottoms emerges as possible Biden running mate – Politics Article

I very much doubt that Joe Biden’s selection of a running mate will affect the outcome of this year’s election. However, the selection is important because (1) Biden has a pretty good chance of winning the election, in my opinion and (2) considering his age and diminished capacity, there’s a fair chance that, if elected, Biden won’t serve four years. By deciding to select a woman, Biden has already restricted the field. If he also decides to select an African-American,…

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Biden’s Mental Capacity: The Emerging Issue – Politics Article

Everyone who pays attention has known for a while that Joe Biden, never an intelligent man, is in a state of cognitive decline. This is why the Democrats have been happy to keep him out of sight in his basement for the last several months. Most voters are barely aware of Biden’s condition, if at all. But that inevitably will change. A pro-Trump PAC has taken on the issue of Biden’s dementia directly, in this ad: The ad is fairly…

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“What are we talking about?” – Politics Article

Barack Obama was the star attraction at Joe Biden’s virtual fundraiser yesterday. In financial terms, the event was highly successful. More than 175,000 people donated a total of $7.6 million, according to the Biden campaign. In the daily Wall Street Journal Washington bureau email this morning, Ken Thomas adds that a separate component of the event for high-dollar donors raised $3.4 million for an overall haul of $11 million for the event. The latter event was closed to the media.…

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Cory Gardner Has a Coronavirus Testing Problem – Politics Article

Say anything? Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Yuma) President Trump held his first campaign rally in three months on Saturday when he dropped in on Tulsa, Oklahoma. In case you missed it, there were two big storylines that emerged from Saturday’s rally. The first big story was the crowd size. After touting more than 800,000 RSVPs and promoting a huge crowd in Tulsa, only about 6,200 people actually showed up to a venue that seats 19,000. The Trump campaign anticipated an additional…

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The Democrats Need Forward Thinking on Iran – Politics Article

Mark Nozell, Gage Skidmore/Flickr It’s true that Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden have different things they like to emphasize when they talk about foreign policy on the campaign trail, but they have substantive differences, too. It seems like only the former distinction was of any interest to Sydney Ember and Katie Glueck when they wrote this piece for the New York Times. The article goes into a lot of detail about Biden’s pitch that he’s best prepared to serve as…

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C’mon, Joe! – Politics Article

(Steven Hayward) The good folks at the Free Beacon have done it again, producing this compilation of Joe Biden’s favorite verbal mannerism, “C’mon, man!” Meanwhile, Creepy Joe, who promised months ago to be less grabby around other human beings (especially children) is coming out again on the campaign trail, as seen in these two short videos: C’mon, man! You can do better than this! You really do get the feeling that Biden is . . . not . . .…

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Because What 2020 Really Needs Is A Good War – Politics Article

UPDATE: As the Denver Post reports, Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado is not mincing words: “I think this was a terribly reckless and provocative act,” said Sen. Michael Bennet, [Pols emphasis] a Denver Democrat and presidential candidate, on WGBH Radio in Boston. “It’s the latest in a long string of nonstrategic choices that Donald Trump has made in the Middle East, that has weakened our position in the Middle East, that has strengthened Iran’s position in the Middle East. “And…

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Foreign Interference in the 2020 Election – Politics Article

Liberals and the media (but I repeat myself) are falling all over themselves attacking President Trump’s decision to take out Qassem Soleimani, defaulting to all the old clichés that this is a “wag-the-dog” move to distract from impeachment, a dangerous escalation in the Middle East, and an illegal military action. This last point receives an effective smackdown from David French—a leading Never-Trumper—over on Twitter. (Short version: Trump’s action was entirely lawful in service of defending American troops placed in Iraq by the…

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Don’t blame Iowa for Julian Castro’s exit – Politics Article

Two days ago, I posted my cousin’s critique of the Iowa caucuses. His was not the standard criticism, which focuses on the lack of racial and ethnic diversity in Iowa. I would not have published analysis that hackneyed, nor would my cousin have written it. My cousin’s focus, instead, was on the undemocratic nature of the caucuses. They are difficult to participate in, and thus give disproportionate influence to people with time on their hands — college professors, college students,…

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