Biden: President trump is already hitting former Vice President Joe Biden (D), though from a somewhat unexpected angle. The President is hitting Biden over his support of the 1994 Crime Bill. Given that Trump is not as severely unpopular with African Americans as Republicans usually are, this is actually a decent idea.
Buttigieg: After South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) compared Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Commissar of Deodorant) populist support to President Trump’s, ti started a war of words between the two campaigns. This makes sense, as Buttigieg mostly pulls from Bernie’s 2016 voters, despite being more moderates. In fact, most of the smaller candidates pull the majority of their support from people who have Bernie as their second choice in the primary.
Debates: Bernie Sanders is likely smiling right now, though, because the odds may be turning against the many haters-on that are co-opting his voters. it has just been announced that to qualify for the third Democratic primary debate in September, candidates will have to have had 130,000 unique donors. That’s twice the number required for the first debate. it should eliminate more than half of the field. Most of those eliminated will be uber-progressive small-fry that are splitting Sanders’ base.
Gillibrand: Politico can’t quite figure out why New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D) is struggling. There’s even a chance that she might not make the first debate. Could it possibly be because she’s an uninspiring opportunist?
Hickenlooper: Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) was booed by party activists at a forum in California for suggesting that the party should avoid socialism. Actually, this isn’t that bad of a strategy; if Hick can survive the debates long enough, and Biden keels over dead, he could have a small shot at picking up a decent chunk of the former Vice President’s moderate base.
Hogan: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) will thankfully not run against President Trump in the Republican presidential primaries. That leaves NeverTrumpers with only former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld (R->L->D->R) and Ohio Gov. John Katich (R) as useless protest candidates for the primaries.
Kasich: Oops, strike that last about Nevertrumpers having multiple options. Ohio Gov. John Katich has also declined to run against Trump. I guess it’s Weld or bust (so bust)!
Warren: Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D) had some trouble on the radio the other day. Basically, she’s not going over well in the black community. That’s a shame, because she’s probably one of the easiest Democratic candidates for President Trump to beat…