Without a doubt, DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM IS NOW IN THE AMERICAN MAINSTREAM and last night's progressive win threatens to shake up politics as usual across the nation and in Kansas City . . . Right now we share some of our favorite news links on the 2020 upheaval.
The Road To Challenge Prez Trump Remains Unclear
The second contest for the Democratic nomination is in the books and like any good horse race, it seems the top three are the ones who will finish in the money. Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar separated themselves from the field and are the only candidates who will win the all-important delegates.
Veep Quitting Preview
Perhaps the most telling thing about the most noticeable New Hampshire speech was not what was said but where it was delivered. Joe Biden was already campaigning in the city of Columbia when the numbers came in, having flown out of town before it was official.
Contrary Opinion And The Progressive Cult Of Personality
Yes, Sanders can ( by his own admission) come off as a crank, but his crankiness matches the times. Lots of Democrats are angry about the state of the country. Sanders hates all the right things and rails against them, and it's this anger, more than the specifics of his solutions, that has proved essential to his appeal.
Not Everybody Is A Bernie Bro
New Hampshire voters have seen her advertising, through the Boston media market, for almost a decade. She had a large and well-funded operation in the state that was frequently described as the best organized of all the Democratic presidential candidates. The New Hampshire electorate is famously friendly to female candidates.
Battle Royale Awaits
The Democratic primary is in a confusing state at the moment. And our forecast model is a little confused, also. There are a couple of assumptions it's making about how the polls may react to New Hampshire that may not be entirely right.
Mobile Phone Politics FAILS
MANCHESTER, N.H. - Elizabeth Warren had lost, badly, in a state next door to her own. She ran up onto the stage without her usual introduction and sped through a speech from a podium, and not long after the polls had closed, it was over.
Divided We Fall???
NASHUA, N.H. - Bernie Sanders may have established himself as the standard-bearer for the Democratic Party's leftist wing with his strong showing in Iowa and New Hampshire, but for moderates looking to rally around a candidate to fend him off, the picture just got even murkier.
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