“Together, we have sent the message that will echo from Wall Street to Washington,” Sanders shouted through his hoarse Brooklyn accent into the New Hampshire night. “And that is: The government of our great country belongs to all of the people.” … [Read more...] about Mazel Tov to Bernie Sanders, the First Jew to Win a Presidential Primary
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To be sure, the results reflect the choices of a narrow slice of Democratic voters, a group well to the left of the electorate that will decide the presidency in November. Meanwhile, Sanders has no doubt benefited from a crowded contest where moderates are splitting their support, preventing a single candidate from emerging as the top centrist alternative. … [Read more...] about One clear message from Democrats: We want big change
Reasons as to why cable and broadcast news are having an outsized impact vary. But in conversations with operatives on and off campaigns, two main theories are offered. The first is that much of the primary debate has been waged around an inherently subjective concept: which candidate is the most electable. And that, in turn, has compelled voters to turn to pundits for signals about how they should digest the race. Warren’s fall in the polls, several campaign operatives noted, corresponded closely with national media chatter about her electability—both tied to her embrace of Medicare for All and a high-profile New York Times poll of swing states that showed her faring worse against Donald Trump than her main competitors. … [Read more...] about The 2020 Race Has Become The Cable News Primary
Steyer has already spent $21 million on ads in South Carolina. But his results in Nevada, where he spent $15 million on TV ads and got about 9 percent of the vote, show the limits of his spending. Steyer didn't qualify for the last debate, so his return to the stage Tuesday is likely his last, best chance to vault himself into serious contention. … [Read more...] about 7 things to watch in tonight’s Democratic debate in South Carolina
For all the comparisons between Sanders in 2020 to Trump in 2016, watching how the Vermonter absorbs the inevitable barbs headed his way will be one of the most telling. It’s still unknown if attacks on Sanders will only strengthen his standing, as it did Trump four years ago. It’s easy to forget now, but the GOP establishment did put up some level of resistance when Trump started rolling. His past donations to Democrats, his inconsistent policy positions, inflammatory statements once considered career-killers to any normal politician -- none of Trump’s dirty laundry mattered to his supporters. … [Read more...] about Colin Reed: Is Bernie Sanders’ newfound front-runner status pushing establishment Dems to the edge?