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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Trump in free-fall, Bernie in contemplation

Greg Sargent on whether Bernie Sanders should concede, already: Other Democrats argue the same. As one puts it, Sanders’ leverage is “dissipating every day.” I’m having a lot of trouble getting worked up over this. It is true, as Matthew Yglesias says, that Sanders’s speech did contain some elements that legitimately annoyed Democratic leaders. Show More Summary

Devastating anti-Mark Kirk ad shows there’s no escaping a Trump endorsement

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

A new ad is attempting to make Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL)’s endorsement of presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump into an albatross around the conservative senator’s neck. According to Washington Post blogger Greg Sargent, the video was produced by Democratic super PAC American Bridge...

It Takes a Triangulator to Think This Is a Good Idea

Here’s a video from the Clinton campaign full of Republicans criticizing Trump for his attacks on the judge in his fraud case. – Greg Sargent, Washington Post, this evening Why, of course it’s a good idea, in a campaign that should be based largely on the likelihood that if elected, Trump would serve as Paul […]

Hillary Clinton Remains the Most Likely 45th President of the United States

Greg Sargent is a little tired of the current conventional wisdom about a Trump-Clinton general election: Democrats should not underestimate Trump or imagine that defeating him will be easy....Democrats should obviously be prepared for...Show More Summary

Open Thread: Meanwhile, At the Dem Intramurals…

Carrot: Despite public defiance, Bernie told top Ds he expects convention process to be legit: — Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) May 29, 2016 That was the day after the Washington Post reported: The relationship between the Democratic National Committee and Sen. Show More Summary

Democrats Try to Recycle Romney Attacks

Greg Sargent: “Early in the 2012 campaign, when top Democratic strategists were debating how to target Mitt Romney, they worked to hone their message about him down to a single, tight, pithy phrase. According to one senior Democrat in on [...]

Quick Takes

It seems that the Sanders campaign has reached an agreement with the DNC about representation on the platform committee. Greg Sargent has a rundown, including this statement from the...

Sanders’s Sole Senate Supporter Says the Magic Words That Bernie Won’t Say

With much of the political world trying unsuccessfully to get Bernie Sanders and his campaign to spell out the conditions under which Sanders will fold his campaign and support the nominee, the Washington Post's Greg Sargent decided to pose the question to Jeff Merkley, Sanders's only supporter among his fellow ... More »

Clinton plans to campaign on jobs and pay, despite the competition being Donald Trump

How will Hillary Clinton campaign against Donald Trump? Clinton strategist Joel Benenson previewed some of the big arguments for Greg Sargent, and they are, as Sargent observed, “oddly conventional.” …  he brushed off much of the conventional...Show More Summary

Trump: I Might Not Release Tax Returns At All

Greg Sargent, Washington Post: Donald Trump does not expect to release his tax returns before the November election, the Associated Press informs us today. He told the AP that he doesn't believe voters are interested, adding: "There's nothing to learn from them."... Show More Summary

Donald Trump's Negatives Could Go Up...Or Down

Greg Sargent channels the conventional wisdom that Hillary Clinton's negatives are old and baked into the cake, while Donald Trump's could get even worse than they are now: [Hillary Clinton] has been subjected to intense scrutiny for over two decades. Show More Summary

Will the 2016 Campaign Be All About Race?

Greg Sargent says that Donald Trump is in for a rough time: The general election will differ from the primaries in an important sense: Unlike Republicans, Democrats will not be constrained from brutally unmasking the truly wretched nature of his racial appeals. Show More Summary

Trump May Welcome Super PAC Money

Greg Sargent: TRUMP FACES BIG DECISION ON SUPER PACs: On Morning Joe today, Trump was asked whether he would “welcome the support of Super PACs in the general election.” He replied: “I’m going to be making a decision over the … Continue reading ?

What is Bernie's End Game?

For a while now, Greg Sargent has been speculating about Bernie Sanders' end game in this presidential primary. The candidate himself has said that it will be up to...

Get Ready for the End to Self-Funding Trump (and the Loss of His Too-Rich-to-Be-Bought Message)

Greg Sargent: This means Trump will be facing some tough dilemmas very, very soon. The question isn’t just whether Trump himself will take contributions (which, as Manafort says above, hasn’t been decided yet). Another question is whether Trump will signal … Continue reading ?

Party Unity Time Is Coming Soon for Bernie and Hillary

Greg Sargent thinks that Bernie Sanders has already conceded to the reality that he's not going to win the Democratic nomination. He'll continue to go through the motions for a while, but will then start up "serious unity talks" with...Show More Summary

“Democratic voters refuse to believe the worst about Hillary Clinton”

Smart Greg Sargent piece: But my strong suspicion is that Clinton’s reliance on corporate money and her Wall Street speeches are not actually deal-breakers, in and of themselves, for many Democratic voters. Judging by the fact that Clinton has won … Continue reading ?

National Political Parties Don’t Really Control Their Presidential Nominating Processes

Earlier this week, the Washington Post's Greg Sargent wrote a stimulating post on the possibility of Bernie Sanders using his leverage over Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party to demand changes in the process that will determine future presidential nomination processes. Aside from the pros and cons of such "reforms,"... More »

Can Republicans Recover From Convention Chaos? Democrats Did in 1968

We learn from the Washington Post's Greg Sargent today that the pro–Hillary Clinton super-pac Priorities USA is already developing ad copy mocking the likely chaos and self-mortification of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. And it's true that confab is looking like the kind of ungainly mess that does not... More »

Time to Reform Big Sanders?

Former TPMer Greg Sargent has an interesting post today about how the Sanders campaign could end and end well - specifically, by using his clout at the convention to reform the primary process. It's an intriguing suggestion and makes...Show More Summary

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