Campaign Crawlers
by | Apr 4, 2020

The Virginia Republican Party has taken a beating these past few years, going back to the legal misfortune of Gov. Bob McDonnell in 2014 and 2015. And the Trump brand did not play well in the northern suburbs, which now…

by | Mar 4, 2020

After a month-long panic driven by fears of an unstoppable Bernie Sanders, the Democratic Party establishment breathed a sigh of relief last night. Joe Biden scored wins in nine of the 15 contests on Super Tuesday, capping a crucial four-day…

by | Feb 20, 2020

Finally, some pugilism! The candidates (save Bloomberg) have been at this long enough now that some real, heartfelt hatred has developed between the candidates. The masks came off in the Nevada debate. The overall impression is of angry, snarling socialists…

by | Feb 19, 2020

As a novelist and bibliophile, I can discern in the 2020 presidential race an epic story, which I’ll call The Trumpiad. It makes this election almost tolerable to follow, despite the mediocrity of the Democratic candidates. The tale took an entertaining…

by | Feb 18, 2020

Americans can’t escape Bloomberg, either on TV or online. On YouTube, it seems that every other ad is for Bloomberg. On television, too, Bloomberg is everywhere. He spent around $10 million on a Super Bowl ad; the only other candidate…

by | Feb 14, 2020

Establishment Democrats who had hoped that Michael Bloomberg could ride to their rescue might need to start looking for another plan. The former New York mayor got kneecapped this week when recordings surfaced of his previous remarks about race, crime,…

by | Feb 11, 2020

Joe Biden could finish as low as fifth place in tonight’s New Hampshire primary results. Certainly, if we can trust the most recent poll, the former vice president will do no better than third, behind Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and…

by | Feb 4, 2020

The way Democrats run their Iowa caucuses is difficult to explain briefly, but the result Monday was clear. Within an hour of the beginning of the complicated process, the totals of the first-round voting began to be reported via social…

by | Jan 17, 2020

The last refuge of a flailing female candidate is sexism. Back in 2008, as Hillary Clinton lost ground to Barack Obama in the primaries, her surrogates turned to charges of sexism to explain her woes. “If Obama was a white…

by | Jan 13, 2020

Viewers of previous 2020 Democrat presidential debates have witnessed a dysfunctional demolition derby. Instead of trying to hit each other, the entrants have done all they could to avoid one another. The reasons for this caution over collision is that…

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