2) Strength vs. Weakness: The American people typically like their presidents to exhibit strength. Neither Jimmy CarterJimmy CarterJimmy Carter supports absentee ballots, says he's used them for more than five years Barr likens mail-in voting to 'playing with fire' in testy interview with CNN's Blitzer Why polling failure is often journalistic failure MORE nor George H.W. Bush, despite his victory in Iraq in 1991, were seen as exceptionally strong leaders. Carter’s American “malaise” speech backfired on his spectacularly. When Bush looked at his watch during the first town-hall debate with Bill Clinton, he seemed largely uninterested in running for reelection. Reagan showed strength by standing up to the Soviet Union, Clinton showed strength by besting Newt GingrichNewton (Newt) Leroy GingrichMORE, W. showed strength by using his megaphone standing on the debris on 9/11, and Obama showed strength by confronting the Tea Party movement. Trump’s is showing his … [Read more...] about Feehery: How Trump wins
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Not according to what voters said when the pollsters asked them to describe the main reason for their preference. Nearly half of Biden’s voters are backing him because they want to get rid of Trump, suggesting there’s little the president can do to peel them away from the Democrat. … [Read more...] about Keller @ Large: Is The 2020 Presidential Election Already Decided?
And that uncertainty is fed by the ham-fisted Democratic Party and liberal media. Democrats have become creatures of impulse — increasingly, the worst impulse. Much like Richard Nixon, on the verge of a 50-state electoral sweep, couldn’t resist the tragic step of Watergate, so it seems that Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaThe Hill's Campaign Report: Florida hangs in the balance Obama appears in campaign video with Kamala Harris, jokes about Biden's aviator glasses Cohen compares Trump to cult leader MORE, potentially one of the most transformational and respected presidents in history, with control of both the executive and legislative branches, couldn’t resist weaponizing the intelligence and law enforcement agencies to more fully crush his current and future adversaries. … [Read more...] about Why the race has become ‘Trump the known’ vs. ‘Biden the unknown’
"Despite the often tumultuous events of the day, campaigns are often about partisan homecoming. Trump may be benefiting from this dynamic," says Republican pollster Daron Shaw, who conducts the Fox News Poll with Democrat Chris Anderson. "It looks like Republican-leaning undecided voters have come around, both in the ballot and his job ratings." … [Read more...] about Fox News Poll: Biden-Trump a 5-point race in post-convention poll
“Living overseas, watching from afar, it’s pretty disgraceful what’s going on. I work in some of the world’s worst countries and they’re worried about the level of corruption and violence they’re seeing,” said Scott Guggenheim, a former World Bank official based in Indonesia who is back in the United States to teach a course at Georgetown University. “You sort of assume there are all these guardrails through the judicial system, through precedent. It turns out when you step on them, it doesn’t matter.” … [Read more...] about Meet the first people to vote in the 2020 presidential election