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  • 2020 Democrats' unspoken rebuke of Obama

    01/18/2019 9:40:52 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    The Week ^ | January 18, 2019 | by Ryan Cooper
    Former President Barack Obama's legacy looms over the 2020 Democratic primary. He was always overwhelmingly popular among Democrats. However, a persistent core of critics argue both his political ideology and his policy record were badly mistaken. This raises a question: How will the party and its 2020 contenders deal with Obama? Will they defend his legacy, forthrightly debate its shortcomings, or just ignore the issue entirely? First, a quick précis of what is under discussion. The Obama stimulus package was less than half as big as it needed to be. Obama's foreclosure policy was a monumental catastrophe which crushed the...
  • Julian Castro warns Trump he wouldn’t pardon him if elected in 2020 entertaining Nixon-like scenario

    01/16/2019 10:47:45 AM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 16, 2019 | Paul Steinhauser
    The White House hopeful, at his first campaign stop in New Hampshire since declaring his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination, said that if he’s elected, Trump shouldn’t expect a pardon for any possible misdeeds that could come to light in coming months. "I think that the next president is going to … make a decision like this about the president because one of those investigations, whether it's the Mueller investigation or it's in the Southern District of New York, is going to present the issue of punishment. That's what I believe," Castro said Tuesday night at a jam-packed tea...
  • I'm NOT too old to be president says Mike Bloomberg, 77

    01/16/2019 11:29:47 AM PST · by conservative98 · 69 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/16/2018
    'Climate change could destroy the whole world and kill everyone on it,' he said. 'It's frustrating that a lot of people don't understand that.'
  • Julián Castro throws his sombrero in the ring

    01/15/2019 9:49:58 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 1/15/2019 | Peter Barry Chowka
    Early in the new year, the first of what are expected to be several dozen Democratic presidential wannabes are making preliminary announcements to supporters and the media of their intentions to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020. The first Latino politician out of the gate is Julián Castro, who announced his candidacy on Saturday, January 12. Castro is the 44-year-old former mayor of San Antonio who served as the secretary of housing and urban development during the last three years of the Obama administration. He is the grandson of a Mexican woman who "crossed" to the U.S. in 1922. Almost...
  • Gillibrand expected to announce she’s running for president on ‘Colbert’

    01/15/2019 12:40:45 PM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 14, 2019 | Joe Tacopino
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will appear on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Tuesday night, where she is expected to reveal a major move toward running for the 2020 presidential nomination. The New York Democrat formed an exploratory committee and will make the presidential announcement on the CBS late-night show before heading to Iowa, sources told the Associated Press.
  • Run, Joe, Run

    01/13/2019 11:07:55 PM PST · by conservative98 · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 13, 2019 | David Leonhardt
    Run, Joe, run. Run because you have strengths that no other Democratic candidate does, including your depth of experience and connection to the Obama presidency. Run because your populist image fits the Democrats’ most successful political strategy of the past generation. Run because you will never have another chance — and because you are not afraid of losing. I get the case against Biden. My colleague Frank Bruni has made it and made it well, as have Vox’s Matthew Yglesias and others. At 76 years old, Biden does not represent an exciting new era. He is an old white guy...
  • Tulsi Gabbard, Hawaii Democrat, says she will run for president in 2020

    01/11/2019 4:57:17 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 113 replies
    Fox ^ | 1-11-2019 | Alex Pappas
    Another Democrat is jumping into the quickly forming 2020 Democratic presidential primary contest. Hawaii Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said in an interview on Friday that she has decided to run for the White House and will be make a formal announcement over the next week. "There are a lot of reasons for me to make this decision,” Gabbard told CNN. “There are a lot of challenges that are facing the American people that I'm concerned about and that I want to help solve.” Gabbard, 37, was elected in 2012. She was a major in the Hawaii Army National Guard and...
  • Bloomberg says he’d self-fund possible 2020 White House bid

    01/11/2019 12:53:19 PM PST · by seanmerc · 23 replies
    AP News ^ | 11 Jan 19 | Will Weissert
    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says that if he runs for president, he’ll pay for it himself, defending candidates who use personal riches to bankroll campaigns. Bloomberg’s comments to reporters in Texas on Friday follow a jab from another top 2020 contender. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently decried the Democratic presidential nomination becoming “one more plaything that billionaires can buy.”
  • Bloomberg: I'd use 'only my own money' for potential 2020 bid

    01/11/2019 12:32:53 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/11/19 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Friday that his campaign will be self-funded if he runs for president in 2020. "I ran three times. I used only my own money so I didn't have to ask anybody what they wanted in return for a contribution,"Bloomberg told reporters in Texas, according to Chron. "And, if I ran again, I would do the same thing. I think not having to adjust what you say and what you work on based on who financed your campaign is one of the things that the public really likes." "I understand not everybody can...
  • Ready for Hillary 2020: Philippe Reines Says She May Run Again (You go girl alert)

    01/11/2019 1:36:53 AM PST · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January10, 2019 | Robert Kraychik
    Philippe Reines, former State Department spokesperson and campaign adviser for Hillary Clinton, expressed hope that the former secretary of state would make another run for the presidency in a Thursday interview with Bloomberg News. Bloomberg News’s Kevin Cirilli speculated that Clinton should run given the current Democrat field of potential presidential hopefuls. Transcript below.
  • Washington Gov. Inslee running for president

    01/02/2019 7:38:14 AM PST · by SMGFan · 32 replies
    NBC12 ^ | Janaury 2, 2019
    Democrat plans to focus on threat of climate change Jay Inslee, the governor of Washington state, is running for president with a single-issue focus on climate change. The governor’s intention to compete for the Democratic nomination was announced in an article published Wednesday in The Atlantic. Inslee has served as governor of the state since 2012. One of focuses has been environmental concerns in the state, including reducing the use of fossil fuels while pushing alternative energy development and boosting green jobs, according to his bio. As governor, he also has pushed for investments in education, creating jobs, supporting workers...
  • Campaign Slogans For Dems in 2019/2020

    01/01/2019 11:14:08 AM PST · by Waverunner · 50 replies
    So, as my New Year Contribution, I challenge all freepers to come up with sarcastic, but funny slogans for the dems in 2019/2020 campaogn Season. Here are three to start it off.
  • SamAdams76 Monthly Trending of Twitter Follower Growth for 2020 Presidential Candidates - Jan 2019

    01/01/2019 3:54:41 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 40 replies
    This is a monthly posting of Twitter follower growth for the past month for 2020 presidential candidates. Last Month's Post Here For those who are new to this, what I do here is take a snapshot of Twitter followers at end of each month for citizens who have either formally announced or notable people who show interest in running for president in the 2020 cycle. Then I stack rank by what the growth is month-over-month in Twitter followers. This is very unscientific of course but I feel that Twitter growth in followers is a very strong indicator of candidate "velocity"...
  • Challenges facing Sen. Warren as she forms exploratory committee and joins potentially crowded...

    01/01/2019 11:03:47 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan. 01, 2019 - 7:34 | Fox News Show Clips
    FULL TITLE: Challenges facing Sen. Warren as she forms exploratory committee and joins potentially crowded Democratic 2020 field Jan. 01, 2019 - 7:34 - Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren taking the first official step towards a presidential run; analysis from Democratic strategist Scott Bolden and Kevin Sheridan, former communications director for vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan.
  • Trump unsure if Elizabeth Warren could beat him in 2020: 'You'd have to ask her psychiatrist'

    01/01/2019 11:09:01 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, December 31, 2018 | Victor Morton
    After years of mocking Sen. Elizabeth Warren as a fake Indian, President Trump is now calling the Massachusetts Democrat nuts. In the interview with Fox News Channel’s “All-American New Year” show, Mr. Trump said he’d love to run against the progressive champion, who took the first steps Monday toward a 2020 presidential campaign, noting her failures on significant Indian heritage. “She did very badly in proving that she was of Indian heritage. That didn’t work out too well … We’ll see how she does, I wish her well, I hope she does well, I’d love to run against her,” he...
  • Atkins: Elizabeth Warren, the Dems’ Jeb Bush

    12/31/2018 7:54:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | December 31, 2018 | Kimberly Atkins
    We’ve seen it before: a highly-recognized political name coming out early to kick off a presidential bid, banking that the candidate’s big fundraising chops and a carefully assembled campaign apparatus will scare away potential opponents, lock down front-runner status, and ultimately secure the nomination. But the last time, when that candidate was a Republican named Jeb Bush, it didn’t turn out so well. Elizabeth Warren’s nearly half-decade flirtation with the presidency has finally produced a presidential exploratory committee. She used to be the one potential Democratic challenger that Hillary Clinton was worried about, last time around. Now, with the energy...
  • Is Beto now a 'beta'? New York Times has decided that Kamala Harris shall be the Dem nominee

    12/31/2018 10:12:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/31/2018 | Monica Showalter
    Well, the contest is over, folks.  The New York Times has made its selection for president for 2020, and all those Democrats out there can pack it up.  Sorry, Beto.  Too bad, Joe.  Bye-bye, Bernie. The winner is...Kamala Harris! That's how goofy things have become, what with the paper of record tipping its choice even before any of the debates is out or any of the Democratic candidates (you know it's going to be a Democrat they endorse) has made his case to voters.  The buildup is on. Blogger Ann Althouse (hat tip: Instapundit) has gotten a load of the Times' latest Kamala-love headline (which I noticed,...
  • Breaking: Elizabeth Warren launches exploratory committee for 2020

    12/31/2018 5:50:51 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 161 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 31, 2018 | Reuters
    BREAKING: Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren launches exploratory committee for 2020 presidential race
  • Ready The Clown Car: The First Batch of Democrats Are Ready To Announce Their 2020 Bids

    12/30/2018 3:37:30 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 70 replies
    Townhall ^ | Dec 30, 2018 12:00 PM | Matt Vespa
    As soon as the 2018 election concluded, the 2020 cycle began. It never ends. It’s a perpetual war. And as we conclude 2018, the Democratic clown car is getting ready for its magical mystery tour across the country. It’ll be a race of who can out-left wing the other, who can call to officially abolish ICE first, who can raise taxes more, who can entangle business in the most in regulations, and who can be the most anti-Trump candidate. It’s going to be entertaining—annoying but entertaining. The first slate of candidates is reportedly Sens. Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY), Kamala Harris (D-CA),...
  • Democrats to start presidential primary debates in June 2019

    12/20/2018 10:00:15 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 20, 2018 | Bill Barrow
    Democrats will hold at least a dozen presidential primary debates starting in June 2019 and running through April 2020, with party Chairman Tom Perez promising rules that will give everyone in a potentially large field a fair shot at voters’ attention. Making public his first in a series of decisions over the 2020 debate calendar, Perez said Thursday that the national party will sponsor six debates in 2019 and six more in 2020. That could be extended if the nomination process drags deep into the spring. Exact dates, locations, media partners and qualifying thresholds will be announced in early 2019....