“I have a very different energy than this president. There’s going to be a temptation to kind of play his game. If you’re playing his game, you’re losing. Nobody’s going to play his game better than he does and so we’ve got to do something completely different. The good news is Americans as a rule tend to go for the opposite of whatever they just had in a presidential election.”
— Mayor Pete Buttigieg, in an interview with NBC News.
“Capitalism is the only economic system that can support a strong middle class, a growing economy, and innovative entrepreneurs leading global technological advancements. Yet for too many Americans, capitalism simply isn’t working.”
— Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D, writing in the Wall Street Journal that he is running for president “to save capitalism.”
“There’s so many nicknames I’m inclined to give this guy. You can just start with clown.”
— Joe Biden, quoted by Politico, when asked if he had a nickname for President Trump.
A new Morning Consult survey of Democrats found 36% say Joe Biden is their first choice for president, up from 30% the week before. The increase was enough to more than double his advantage over Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), from 6 points to 14 points.
Sen. Bernie Sanders announced that he has raised $18.2 million from more than 900,000 individual donations since launching his presidential campaign on February 19.
Dear Dr. Democrat:
How you are feeling about the 2020 Democratic contenders and who are your early favorites?
I’m impressed big time by Pete Buttigieg, but wish he had a different last name. Also like Kamala Harris and John Hickenlooper (again with the last name! Sheesh!).
Not a fan of Bernie or Biden, but will hold nose and vote Warren, if the need arises.
I’m looking forward to Beto entering the race. He has the GOP running scared.
On the Republican side, I like Bill Weld over the other guy.
Not in the Prediction Biz in Bismarck