The spoiler

The spoiler

ShareIf Bernie Sanders ends up the Democratic nominee, we will probably have Michael Bloomberg to thank. Bloomberg’s plan to buy his way into the Democratic primary and largely by-pass the vetting process is backfiring. While he’s surging, he’s not surging enough....
Rhyming with 1972

Rhyming with 1972

ShareIn poll after poll, Bernie Sanders is surging, Joe Biden is tanking and Mike Bloomberg is filling the gap. Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight predicts that Sanders will sweep up enough delegates by Super Tuesday to have an insurmountable lead. I’m trying to get my...
I’ll stand with Amy

I’ll stand with Amy

ShareWhen the presidential campaign started last year, I wrote a piece about why I liked Amy Klobuchar. Since then I’ve written pieces about most of the other candidates and have seriously considered them all. After a lot of thought, I’m sticking with Amy.  As I’ve...
NC polls show Bloomberg surge

NC polls show Bloomberg surge

ShareWith early voting starting today in North Carolina, two polls give a little insight into where the election stands in the state. PPP and High Point University both show Joe Biden leading among likely voters. However, the polls were conducted in the midst of the...
A new top-tier?

A new top-tier?

ShareLast night narrowed the Democratic field and introduced a new contender for the nomination. Bernie Sanders narrowly topped Pete Buttigieg in an ending similar to Iowa last week, but reversed. The newcomer to the top tier was Amy Klobuchar. She came in third, not...
The spoiler

Of oligarchs and populists

ShareThe wisdom on Mike Bloomberg’s strategy is coming into focus. He was recruited into the race by Democratic donors and insiders who saw Biden faltering last September. The former vice president failed to raise as much money has he should have and he was making...

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