Ah, the media….
There IS a race for the Democratic Presidential nomination….
Joe Biden leads that race…
He had a so-so debate performance after Kamala Harris threw him a question he should have answered better….
She is now back to the flavour of the minute….
One headline is she raised $20 Million right after the debate….
Pete Bulligieg raise $25 Million…
The first poll after the debate had her jumping up !….
But she’s STILL in 3rd or 4th place….
Joe Biden still is ahead of here own the polling 3 to 1….
We ALL knew that Biden would NOT just walk into the nomination…
That he’s got Harris chumping at his ankles is a good thing…
Ole’ Joe IS gonna HAVE TO get better at this…..
Most of the crowd IS running for name recognition and an VP nod, or, perhaps a spot in a Biden admin?
Ben LaBolt, a former White House aide and press secretary for President Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign, said that “the effectiveness of [Harris’] attack made it a permission slip to attack Biden.”
There are signs of uneasiness in the Biden and Sanders camps, as both seek to reinforce their bases of support. In an effort to regain separation from a field that — unlike in his 2016 campaign — includes Democrats who agree with him on many issues, Sanders on Friday challenged Democrats supportive of Medicare for All to also support eliminating most private insurance, a more progressive position.
That same day, Biden defended his civil rights record before a mostly African American audience in Chicago and, later, at fundraisers in California.
Steve Westly, a former California state controller who supports Biden, said that “if you’re Joe Biden, you’re in first place … everybody’s going to take shots at you.”
Westly, who was a major bundler of campaign contributions for former President Barack Obama, predicted Biden’s record of public service would continue to set him apart from the field, while acknowledging several other candidates had improved their positions in recent weeks.
“You’ve got 20 people who are technically running for president,” Westly said. “But realistically, I think five or six of them are. And the rest of them are hopefully running for vice president or a cabinet seat.”…