Zero Days Out: Final Predictions

I did it! After a long layoff, PPFA has delivered on its promise of one post per day for the last week of the election. I'm not sure whether to say "You're welcome" or "Sorry," so I'll just say: I'm so grateful to have you here. But enough about me. Let's talk about you. Let's… Continue reading Zero Days Out: Final Predictions


One Day Out: Your 2020 Election Viewing Guide

Tomorrow, it ends. Or, rather, tomorrow is the beginning of the end. Or maybe it's the end of the beginning? Who knows anymore. Though days of counting ballots will ensue, we hope that tomorrow, by the wee hours, we'll have enough hard data and projectable data to determine who will win the House, Senate, and… Continue reading One Day Out: Your 2020 Election Viewing Guide

Six Days Out: The Race for the Presidency

Yesterday, I determined that the safest bet of this election was that the House of Representatives stays in Democratic hands. In contrast, I wouldn't feel confident wagering on the the presidential and Senate results. Of the two, I feel more confident -- or, that is, less unconfident -- in the presidential race, so today it… Continue reading Six Days Out: The Race for the Presidency

One Week Out: The Race for the House

(I'm back!) (For a week, anyway.) In one week, we'll have what we've traditionally called "Election Night." However, as has become the theme of 2020, things will now be... different. It's now appropriate to re-label that precious evening over which and during which many of us lose sleep. The fact is that Election Night is… Continue reading One Week Out: The Race for the House

Mediocre Tuesday

Have you ever had a significant other whose prior significant other was particularly good-looking or talented, leaving you feeling a little, um, "inadequate"? No? Oh. Me neither. If we had, though, I bet we'd feel a little like today's slate of primary contests. Super Tuesday spoiled us. Remember when a single state and just a… Continue reading Mediocre Tuesday

The Pivot

Super Tuesday is behind us, as are a couple dozen Democratic candidates. Now we pivot to the final stage of this protracted primary: a brawl between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, one that could drag on for months. (I feel like we should be listening to this track from Rocky II. Bill Conti, ladies and… Continue reading The Pivot

Super Tuesday Fallout

In a Beatlesesque eight-day week, every box of the Biden Campaign's Must Do List was checked. And now, quite unlike his last major opponent, he ain't got nothin' but love for the Democratic Party. From Tuesday, February 24 through Super Tuesday, March 3, Biden had an acceptable debate performance, the field finally ganged up on… Continue reading Super Tuesday Fallout

South Carolina 2020 Primary: Prediction

Tomorrow we arrive at the fourth contest of the 2020 Democratic Primary: South Carolina. Before I get into the punditry and predictions, there are several pieces of important context to first address. 1. The delegate standings Even this context needs context: Bernie Sanders is winning, but some argue he's not turning out the "new voters"… Continue reading South Carolina 2020 Primary: Prediction

Unpacking Nevada — and on to South Carolina

As expected, Bernie Sanders secured a big Nevada win on Saturday, and he remains by far the likeliest Democratic nominee. And yet, perhaps -- just perhaps -- anti-Bernie Democrats were offered a glimmer of hope all the same. I'll circle back to that soon. For now, let's work our way up Nevada's results. PPFA has… Continue reading Unpacking Nevada — and on to South Carolina

Nevada Caucuses 2020: Preview

We've arrived at the third contest of the 2020 Democratic Primary: the Nevada caucuses. Just three days removed from a testy debate -- one in which the most targeted candidate is not on today's ballot and the least targeted candidate is the strong favorite to win the nomination -- we're eager to see how the… Continue reading Nevada Caucuses 2020: Preview