O & Rourke needs something essential to change the bow of his candidacy, which has been steadily tipping down since joining the race on March 14 to fund the big national campaign he launched Has.
Tick the 30th of July in your calendar. Beto will be in the inaugural CNN debate in Detroit and NEEDS to find a way to show some life – or run the risk that his once-promising candidacy ends sooner than he would like.
. 4 The "Medicare for All" Combat, continued:
The central political struggle in the democratic race is ̵
1; and remains – which support candidates for the abolition of private health insurance to place a government-led "Medicare for All" space Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts support this move, with Senator Kamala Harris of California sometimes doing so, and former Vice President Joe Biden does not.
"I'm not a big Medicare but I'll tell you what we'll get rid of of Obamacare because of my dead political body. "Biden said at a fundraiser in California on Friday," We'll build on that. "
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Sanders insisted that Biden consider the effects of the abolition of Obamacare and others and its replacement by Medicare for All. "Joe is a friend of mine and he has different views on health care than me," Sanders said on Saturday in Iowa. We will discuss these issues, but we should not distort what Medicare for All stands for. "
This is a fundamental disagreement within the Democratic Party. No page will give way. Both believe that voters are with them. The primary struggle could well turn out right.
. 3 Bernie has a hypocrisy problem: There is nothing voters do not like as a candidate who tells them how to do something, but does not follow the same standard in their own lives.
Join Bernie Sander's campaign, which reported, as Sean Sullivan of the Washington Post said earlier this week, that he does not pay some of his field organizers the Senator's minimum wage of $ 15 an hour, which should be the national standard.
And Sanders & # 39; first reaction to the message was not & # 39; t, um, great. "It bothers me that people leave the process and go to the media," he told The Des Moines Register on Friday. "That's really unacceptable, it's really not what labor negotiations are about, and it's inappropriate." (The Sanders Campaign was the first to organize in 2020.)
Sanders Campaign Leader Faiz Shakir told CNN that the campaign had offered field workers a $ 15 / h pay increase Proposal had been rejected.
Unfortunately, this controversy comes at exactly the wrong time for Sanders, as it is only 10 days away to stage on CNN's sponsored Detroit debate in July, alongside its main rival for liberal voices, Warren.
2. Trump's Race Campaign Continues:
A week after triggering a massive firestorm by sending a series of racist tweets about four non-white Democratic convention women, the President of the United States got up Sunday morning tweeted this
"I do not believe that the four congressional women are able to love our country and should refer to America (and Israel) for the terrible (hateful) Apologize for the things they have said, they are destroying the Democratic Party, but they are weak and insecure people who can never destroy our great nation! "
It There is no debate in which Trump believes that these kinds of appeals against racial prejudice effectively bring his base together. He has done it again and again in his four years in public life. And he will continue to do so – even if his adjutants insist he does not. (It's about patriotism, not about racism, they do not insist on it.)
Trump's racist weapons will be an outstanding feature of the 2020 campaign. And it only gets uglier when the election approaches – especially when Trump thinks he loses. That's for sure. Less sure is how Democrats fight him. Engage and play his game? Or ignore and consolidate his racist attacks?
. 1 It's Mueller time: When former Special Adviser Robert Mueller comes to Congress on Wednesday to report on the results of his eponymous report, all 2020 nominees will be like us – sitting on the sidelines watching. Mueller will testify before the Justice and Intelligence Committee of the House. (Californian MP Eric Swalwell, who serves on both the Judiciary and Intelligence Committees, stepped down from the presidential race earlier this month.)
t Reduce the potential import in the 2020 race. Like the New York Times in the headline "Mueller Hearings on Wednesday present make-or-break moment for Democrats" wrote.
Democrats – in Congress and in race 2020 (and there are many overlaps between these two groups!) – were pointed out in Müller's statement as the moment when the public really realizes what that President has done to obstruct this Investigation of Russia's interference in the 2016 elections – and why. And / but Muller was pretty sure he did not want to testify and b) did not have any plans beyond the 448-page written report.
All this makes Wednesday a tremendous moment in the presidential race.