If former Vice President Joe Biden secures the Democratic presidential nomination, 15% of Sen. Bernie Sanders' supporters will vote for President Donald Trump's reelection, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll.
If accurate, that would represent a slightly larger defection than occurred after the bitter battle between Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2016, when 12% of Sanders voters broke for Trump in the general election.
While Americans are stuck at home, the Democrat dominating the airwaves to counter President Donald Trump's messaging about the coronavirus is not the one seeking to replace him in the Oval Office -- it's Governor Andrew Cuomo. And that's causing some daydreaming for political junkies with time on their hands.
The hashtag #PresidentCuomo trended on Twitter last week. Musings about Cuomo as a wild-card nominee have come from everywhere on the left, including MYT columnist Maureen Dowd, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, who called him "president of the coronavirus response," and a writer at the feminist website Jezebel, Rebecca Fishbein, who headlined her piece, "Help, I think I'm in love with Andrew Cuomo???"
In what seemed like a metaphor for the times, cable news networks last week even skipped a speech by Biden and aired one of Cuomo's briefings instead.
But experts on the Democratic nominating process say that a Cuomo nomination is little more than a daydream.
President Trump has unleashed a humanitarian and economic disaster on his own people. There is no way to escape this fact.
While other places " Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea etc. " prepared for the coronavirus and took proactive measures to prevent its spread, Trump did nothing. As a result, the United States now faces a domestic crisis unseen since the Great Depression. This is the result of political malpractice, not merely biological bad luck.
But Trump does not have a monopoly on political malpractice. As the crisis has spread, Democratic Party leaders - Speaker Pelosi, Minority Leader Schumer and presumptive Dem nominee Joe Biden - have either been MIA or short on solutions. The leader of one party has caused a national calamity, while the leaders of the other have nothing much to say.
With Democratic leaders thinking small, a majority of the public now actually approves of Trump's catastrophic pandemic management, according to a new poll. read more
Joe Biden's unequivocal declaration that his running mate will be a woman began the 2020 veepstakes with a brutal cut. There will Jbe no consolation prize for Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg or Julin Castro. There will be no unity ticket pairing Biden with Bernie Sanders. Mansplainers and manspreaders, you can go home. Joe has binders full of women. Perhaps there has never been a more serious veepstakes than this one. Biden won't say on the record that he would serve only one term as president, but he has given enough hints that many have assumed it. That makes his vice presidential choice the automatic frontrunner for the 2024 Democratic presidential nomination and potentially the first female president of the United States. This is no time for your last-call, falling-off-your-bar-stool, so-crazy-it-just-might-work vice-presidential musings. Who can fit the bill? My rankings, on a scale from Sarah Palin to LBJ carrying Texas for JFK: read more
Sen. Bernie Sanders's (I-Vt.) presidential campaign manager on Wednesday said that Sanders would take time in the coming weeks to assess his campaign after a slew of primary wins for former Vice President Joe Biden. "The next primary contest is three weeks away," Sanders's campaign manager, Faiz Shakir, said in a statement. "Sen. Sanders is going to be having conversations with his supporters to assess his campaign."
The statement comes hours after Biden won sweeping victories in the Arizona, Florida and Illinois Democratic primaries on Tuesday. Biden won Florida by nearly 40 points', Illinois by more than 20 points and Arizona by 12 points. On Super Tuesday earlier this month, Biden took the lead in the race by winning 10 of 14 contests.
The wins ensure that Biden will have a nearly insurmountable lead in delegates by the time all of the votes are counted from the latest nominating contests.