The “Bernie Bro” question has plagued Sanders’ campaign since he last ran for president in 2016, when top campaign officials felt obligated to reach out to rival campaigns to apologize for the behavior of some of Sanders’ more rabid fans. Sanders’ condemnation of his most aggressive online supporters has been unequivocal for years—he called their behavior “disgusting” in a 2017 interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper—and his response to Clinton’s remarks on Tuesday morning were so conciliatory that Republicans dragged him for being a wimp. … [Read more...] about Bernie Bros Are Loud, Proud, and Toxic to Sanders’ Campaign
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But that doesn’t mean the moguls of the left aren’t watching the race closely. Some rich progressives are looking at ways to sway the primaries, and others are biding their time until a nominee emerges. Still, while Hillary Clinton had decades-long relationships with some of the party’s biggest contributors last time around — like investor Haim Saban, who has sent Democrats tens of millions of dollars over the years and stayed in close touch with Clinton throughout her campaign — few of today’s candidates have those friendships. And the donor pool has changed since 2016 with the arrival of a handful of tycoons who have woken up to politics in the Trump era, like Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz (see below), and with the departure of others, like J. B. Pritzker of the Hyatt-hotel family, who’s no longer a megadonor because he got a new job (as the governor of Illinois). While none of the available contributors have shown a willingness … [Read more...] about Ranking the Most Influential Democratic Donors in the 2020 Race
“Right now, it doesn’t have any impact. He’s wasting his money,” Trump said Wednesday from Davos, Switzerland. “He’s not going to win because he can’t. He’s a terrible speaker. He can’t speak properly, and he’s not a charismatic guy.” … [Read more...] about Trump says Bloomberg is ‘wasting his money’ on 2020 campaign
Asked whether a woman can win the US presidency, a whopping 84% of voters say yes, but there is a notable gender divide here. While only 9% of men say a women could not win the U.S. presidency, that figure about doubles among women, 20% of whom say no, a woman cannot win the presidency. That figure stands at roughly 20% among women regardless of age, party, education level or race. … [Read more...] about CNN poll: Bernie Sanders surges to join Biden atop Democratic presidential pack
The former secretary of state, senator from Massachusetts and Democratic presidential nominee has perhaps the most impressive resume of the potential candidates after graduating from Yale University with a degree in political science, serving in the Navy during Vietnam and being awarded a number of combat medals, graduating from Boston Law School, then working a number of law-related and political jobs. … [Read more...] about VOTE: Who Will Be The 2020 Democratic Nominee?