“The party could well be too capacious to coalesce around any single candidate with sufficient intensity to take down President Trump.
The Democratic electorate is extremely broad in ideological terms. During the last presidential cycle, a lifelong socialist independent who joined the Democrats only to compete for the party’s nomination managed to come in a strong second place to a center-left candidate fully supported by the Democratic establishment. Four years later, a billionaire who’s most accurately described as a liberal Republican is attracting modest but significant support among a very different kind of Democrat before he’s even officially joined the race.
The distance separating Bernie Sanders from Michael Bloomberg is impossibly vast. Yet those are the ideological boundaries of the Democratic Party in 2019.”
– Damon Linker, The Week
Joe Biden released an ad focused on his foreign policy experience in Iowa on Tuesday. The ad, which will air on television and digital channels, is part of a previously announced $4 million ad buy in the state.
Rep. Tim Ryan (Ohio), who dropped out of the presidential race in October, endorsedBiden.
In an episode of the Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart podcast, Cory Booker discussed gun violence, healthcare, and his campaign.
Booker and Kamala Harris also participated in a town hall hosted by the NAACP on Tuesday about a racial discrimination lawsuit filed against Comcast.
Mark Sanfordended his presidential campaign on Tuesday. “I don’t think on the Republican side there is any appetite for a nuanced conversation on issues when there’s an impeachment overhead,” Sanford said.
Donald Trumpspoke at the Economic Club of New York on Tuesday, where he said that economic growth would be the focus of his re-election campaign.