But in 2020, Libertarians are going in a very different direction, best evidenced by Bill Weld’s successor as the party’s veep nominee, Spike Cohen. Cohen, an online media entrepreneur, is best known as the designated running mate of political performance artist Vermin Supreme, the perennial candidate known for wearing a boot on his head and promising all voters free ponies. Supreme, who was a bizarre minor presence in the 2012 and 2016 Democratic presidential contests, took his act to the Libertarians this year, and though he finished third in last weekend’s online presidential vote, his sidekick Cohen won the separate vice-presidential balloting. … [Read more...] about Libertarians Decide to Become a Joke in 2020
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I recall seeing a memorable newspaper headline in February 1974 when I was covering the British general election. The Conservative Party, led by incumbent Prime Minister Edward Heath, had just lost its majority in parliament. Because of a strong showing by smaller parties, no party was able to claim a majority after the election. The tradition in Britain is for the defeated prime minister to resign immediately after losing an election. But Heath hesitated. The next day, the front page of a tabloid aligned with the opposition Labor Party showed a photo of Prime Minister Heath in front of Number 10 Downing Street with the headline, “FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, GO!” (He did, a few days later.) … [Read more...] about Trump’s strategy to stay in office
Kyle Olson is a reporter for Breitbart News. He is also host of “The Kyle Olson Show,” syndicated on Michigan radio stations on Saturdays. Listen to segments on YouTube. Follow him on Twitter and like him on Facebook. … [Read more...] about Joe Biden Accused of Farting During Virtual Event with Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf
So logically, you’d see the strongest coattail effect in states where the presidential campaigns are most active. That’s worth keeping in mind when you consider that seven competitive Senate races are in six states that are or could become presidential battlegrounds (Michigan, Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina, Colorado, and Maine). So if, for example, the Biden and Trump campaigns are trying to decide whether to concentrate resources in this or that battleground state, they might take a longer look at Georgia than might otherwise be the case, since that state has two reasonably competitive Senate races. For that matter, Iowa may have four competitive House races to go along with a competitive Senate race. It all has to go into the calculus of where to buy ads, focus get-out-the-vote efforts, and plan events (assuming we are having those at some point in this pandemic year). … [Read more...] about Can Democrats Win the Senate on Biden’s Coattails?
Jake Tapper, who the network heavily relied on this election cycle to moderate several Democratic primary debates, recently condemned President Trump and his supporters for launching a "smear campaign against rivals" and referred to the targeted surveillance of the Trump's team as a "crackpot conspiracy theory" amid the recent revelations surrounding the unmasking of former national security adviser Michael Flynn. … [Read more...] about CNN’s opinion-fueled anchors ‘disqualify themselves’ from moderating the upcoming presidential debates, critics say