Why have national Democrats and not national Republicans fallen under the tyranny of the 70-somethings? read more
George Will: While today's incumbent advertises himself as an "extremely stable genius" and those who would replace him promise national transformation, attention should be paid to the granular details of presidential politics, which suggest that a politics of modesty might produce voting changes where they matter, and at least 270 electoral votes for a Democrat. read more
Catrena Norris Carter is a bundle of conflicting impulses. As a black woman, she's delighted with Kamala Harris' presidential bid. As a liberal activist, she's thrilled with Elizabeth Warren's groaning board of progressive policy proposals. But as someone consumed with defeating President Trump, Carter is determined to think with her head, not her heart, and that cold calculation is pushing her toward Joe Biden among the crowded 2020 Democratic field.
The former vice president may not excite her like some candidates. But he boasts one asset that, to Carter's mind, surpasses all others: As a white male firmly embedded in the political establishment, Biden -- more than a female or black candidate -- stands the best chance of winning the White House. read more
In Texas, former Vice President Joseph Biden has 48 percent to President Trump with 44 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Quinnipiac reports, "In the Trump-Biden matchup, women back Biden 54 -- 39 percent as men back Trump 50 -- 42 percent. White voters back Trump 60 -- 33 percent. Biden leads 86 -- 7 percent among black voters and 59-33 percent among Hispanic voters." read more
Just six weeks into his presidential campaign, Joe Biden is running as the Democrat to beat, charting a distinct path through the primary states, taking positions that may rile the party base and working with a single goal in mind: not being lumped in with the rest of the field.
While most Democrats are preparing to battle one another, Biden is focused on President Donald Trump.
Biden's moves suggest a candidate looking beyond the Democratic primary to the general election, laser-focused on issues that could shore him up with swing voters in key battleground states even if it spurs consternation from some Democrats now. At the moment, the strategy seems to be working as Biden enjoys a sizable lead in most early polls. But that could change with the first presidential debate of the season just weeks away.