Yes, Bernie Sanders Could Be the Nomineeand It Would Be an Epic Nightmare for Democrats

It suddenly seems that Bernie Sandersthe democratic socialist candidate competing in the Democratic primariesmight actually have a chance of winning a significant number of primaries, thus becoming the Democratic Partys nominee for president in 2020. As Holly Otterbein and David Siders write in $34.5 million in the last quarter of 2019. It's the biggest number from any Democratic campaign in any quarter so far. Clearly, enthusiasm for him remains strong. Should Sanders actually pull off the feat of capturing the nomination, Donald Trump would have been given a gift that almost assures his re-election. Trump already refers to the Democrats as the far-left Democrats and has branded all of the potential candidates as socialists. We will not live in a …

Warren and Klobuchar Team Up to Squash Pete on Debate Stage

Since Mayor Pete Buttigieg first began his unlikely transformation from an ambitious curiosity to an unexpected frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, his fellow candidates have been winning over black voters, and for his employing the phrase wine cave in the same manner that most people might say Times Square porno theatre. Think about who comes to that. Unlike Buttigieg, Warren continued, We made the decision many years ago that rich people in smoke-filled rooms would not pick the next president of the United States. Warrens attack, executed halfway through the event, was the first direct and substantive criticism between any of the candidates in a debate that had, until then, rhetorical sinkhole of Medicare for All that has defined …

Why Democrats Havent Laid a Glove on BernieYet

By this point in the Democratic nominating contest, theres a basic blueprint for how to publicly dress down an opponent on stage: identify the target, mount the prosecution against a perceived deficiency, and deliver the kill shot. Think Pete Buttigieg on Elizabeth Warren; and place position in the polls. When Harris, who top slot in New Hampshire and polling in a second only to billionaire Tom Steyer, who is self-funding. In California, the state that holds a treasure trove of delegates on Super Tuesday and site of the debate Thursday night, hes did, acknowledged in October, with the caveat that she thinks his plan is all wrong. At least Bernie's being honest here and saying how he's going to pay …

Is This Debate the Last Chance for Warren to Turn It Around?

Thursdays Democratic debate in Los Angeles may be the last chance for Elizabeth Warren to reverse her slide. After peaking a few months ago, she hasnt fallen as far or as fast as Kamala Harris, who exited the race earlier this month. But shes losing educated white professionals to Pete Buttigieg while Bernie Sanders reclaims progressives disillusioned by Warrens hedging on Medicare for All. In fairness, the four leading candidates are all within the margin of error, and the race is still in flux. Iowa and New Hampshire are make-or-break for Warren. If she loses both, its hard to see a pathway back. Until recently, Warren did everything right. She has a substantive and well-organized campaign. She is an energetic …