Four years ago, when I first began writing about the potential Democratic field for 2020, I separated a bunch of candidates into tiers. In the top tier, I listed four candidates: One was Congressman Beto O'Rourke, whose gallant but failed run at Ted Cruz in Texas's 2018 Senate election earned him media adoration. PPFA liked… Continue reading Democrats 2024: Biden? Harris? (None of the Above?)
(This post is also available as a podcast episode.) You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone but diehard partisans say that President Biden has been a strong president. His promise to bring America together has failed. His unrealistic prediction that Republicans would snap out of it once the election evicted President Trump from the White House… Continue reading From Afghanistan to Ukraine: Strategy, Tactics, & Biden’s Foreign Policy
For a few years now, my "About the Writer" page labels me a "radical moderate." At first I thought it a cute, oxymoronic coupling of words, but I've since grown to proudly wear the label. I feel confident in few political positions; I neither watch cable news nor subscribe to slanted newsletters, so I haven't… Continue reading Two Days Out: Presidential Politics for America Op-Ed
One of PPFA's most loyal readers and commenters, "NP," recently quipped that he was hoping for twice daily posts down the stretch. It was a request I simply could not oblige. When I promised to give you daily posts for the final week, I was giving you all I could. That said, I thought on… Continue reading With a Potential Defeat Looming, PPFA Claims a Victory
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
fconsI don't know if you all realized this, but Joe Biden is kinda old. If elected president, he'll be sworn in at the age of 78. By comparison, our oldest president to hold the office, Ronald Reagan, left the White House after his second term at 77 years of age -- younger than a President… Continue reading Should Joe Biden Offer a One-Term Pledge?
It's either a great idea or a terrible one. I keep vacillating. By the end of this Quick Hit, I hope to have settled on one. Over the last few days, a couple big pieces of Biden-related news have leaked. First: he's made up his mind. Biden now tells supporters and potential donors that he'll enter the… Continue reading Quick Hit Friday: Biden-Abrams Speculation…
Joe Biden is NOT running for the presidency. Whoa. That sound you hear is Clinton Campaign headquarters going wild. What you don't hear is Camp Sanders, where every cricket in the room just outed itself. We are about to see a series of polls that show Clinton polling over 50 percent, maybe even 60. Thanks to Iowa… Continue reading Biden Out!