Donald Trump still couldn’t stop himself from interrupting, but he did it a lot less. Biden’s assignment was to do nothing to shake up the race, and he may have succeeded.
The fact that President Trump is canceling ad spots that he had reserved in Minnesota is pretty good evidence that his team has lost its confidence that he can flip the state red this year.
The group of former Republican or anti-Trump Republican political figures has been making and airing some of the most withering anti-Trump TV ads.
Buchanan, a Pennsylvania Democrat, was president in the four years leading up to the Civil War, including the final months of his term when southern states started seceding.
Titled “End Our National Crisis,” it begins: “Donald Trump’s re-election campaign poses the greatest threat to American democracy since World War II.”
Friedman, who said he is really worried right now, suggested that American governance needs a dose of “radical centrism.”
Of course, rich and powerful interests are involved, usually behind the scenes, in matters affecting their business and their ideological interests. But Whitehouse laid out in some detail how it works.
The hearings, which began this morning, are a bit of a sham and not subtly so.
A big finding of University of Virginia professor Jennifer Lawless’ work is that when women run for office they are just as likely as men to win their races. The offset is that they are so much less likely to run.
Kamala Harris did fine, but engineered no real breakthrough moments. Mike Pence’s strategy was clear: Don’t address the questions you were asked, most of which might lead to dark places.
In the poll of likely voters, by 37-21 they said Biden won the debate; 48% said they were less likely to support Trump after the debate, compared to 31 percent who said the same about Biden.
The Inside Elections summary puts it this way: “Most likely outcome: Democratic gain of +3-5 seats.”
All the president did Tuesday night was show his worst, rudest, cruelest side in the first debate of the season.
You must read it, but you won’t sleep well afterwards. Headlined “The Election That Could Break America,” it’s in The Atlantic.
Vox’s Sean Illing interviewed Gessen, mostly about the Trump moment, for a great piece that the headline said was about “American politics after the death of ‘truth.’”
I wonder whether our founding document’s power to bind us might be about to face its most difficult test since the end of the Civil War.
In an interview with U professor Larry Jacobs, Franken said he was worried about what Trump might do on Election Day, like declare victory without waiting for the huge number of mail-in ballots to be counted, taking the position that “The only way I’m not sworn in again on January 20 is if it’s been stolen from me.”
“The Choice,” smart as ever, airs tonight on TPT 2 in the Twin Cities and on other PBS stations everywhere.
Previous ups and downs were nothing compared to the steep drop measured in 2020, hitting an all-time low in almost every nation surveyed.