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2016 Presidential Election

  1. vision 2020
    Black Turnout Could Make or Break Democrats in 2020Democrats need high black turnout if they want to oust Trump. Putting Stacey Abrams on the ticket might be the best available strategy.
  2. elections of 2019
    Bevin Concedes After Republicans Decline to Help Him Steal the ElectionThis could be a useful precedent for Republicans whose president has given reason to fear he might not accept 2020 defeat.
  3. vision 2020
    Three Years Later, Trump Has Lost the Element of SurpriseMemories of the shock of Election Night 2016 could become a strategic asset for Democrats, who sure won’t get over-confident in 2020.
  4. vision 2020
    Maybe Democrats Should Remain on the Defensive in 2020The Trump Era may call for a more proactive agenda, but the Trump campaign is all in on all the old attack lines — and Democrats need to be ready.
  5. vision 2020
    Clinton 2020? Say It Ain’t So, Hillary!Only Hillary Clinton can scotch the talk about this right-wing fantasy.
  6. vision 2020
    Voter Enthusiasm For 2020 Is Off the Charts – Especially For Trump FansYes, voter turnout in 2020 could be historic. But Democrats shouldn’t assume the enthusiasm is all in their own ranks.
  7. impeachment
    Kasich Comes Out for Trump ImpeachmentThe former governor and 2016 candidate, like Mitt Romney, used to be a classic hardcore conservative. The GOP has changed a lot.
  8. vision 2020
    Trump Believes He Has a Mandate for TyrannyGiven the vast powers Trump thinks voters gave him in 2016, what will he be like if he wins reelection? The mind reels.
  9. vision 2020
    Late-Entry Third-Party Threats Haunt DemocratsThe sudden talk about centrist billionaires and “Russian assets” entering the 2020 sweepstakes reflects Democratic nightmares and rivalries.
  10. impeachment
    Somebody Explain to Trump That ‘Traitors’ Schiff and Pelosi Cannot Be ImpeachedTrump’s rage toward those pursuing his impeachment follows his M.O. of accusing his accusers of whatever he’s done, even if it’s unconstitutional.
  11. vision 2020
    Trump Relies on Maduro-Bashing to Win Florida Next YearTrump’s attacks on Maduro are key to winning Florida’s Latino immigrants and boosting his advantage among Cuban-Americans despite his other policies.
  12. conspiracy theories
    McCarthy Still Repeating Bogus Conspiracy Theories About Midterm-Election TheftHouse GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy is still whitewashing his party’s terrible performance in his home state with lurid tales unsupported by evidence.
  13. vision 2020
    How Swing Voters Are Thinking About 2020For many swing voters, the choice isn’t between major parties, but between voting and staying home. Convincing them voting matters could be crucial.
  14. vision 2020
    How the Trump Campaign Is Taking a Cue From Hillary ClintonThe Trump team is taking a cue from Clinton’s 2016 campaign as it looks toward 2020.
  15. donald trump
    What If Trump Supporters Love Chaos as Much as He Does?There’s new evidence that a significant number of Trump supporters love the man precisely for his destructive, nihilistic, and mendacious ways.
  16. what if?
    What If Obama Had Dropped Biden in 2012?Changing things up in 2012 might have helped Democrats avoid the contentious nomination fights of 2016 and 2020.
  17. electoral college
    No, Joni Ernst, Iowans Don’t Need the Electoral College to Influence PresidentsIt’s funny that the senator for the first-in-the-nation-caucus state thinks nobody would pay attention to Iowa if not for its six electoral votes.
  18. vision 2020
    Elizabeth Warren’s Struggle to Draw Black Voters Is a Big ProblemShe’s working to expand beyond her progressive, “wine-track” base, but still trails Biden, Harris, and Sanders among black Democrats.
  19. #metoo
    How Would We Deal With Bill Clinton If Hillary Had Won?On the 42nd president’s 73rd birthday, he’s probably chafing at being forgotten, but as First Gentlemen, he could have been experiencing a nightmare.
  20. vision 2020
    Trump’s Misogynistic Triumph: Democrats Are Afraid to Nominate a WomanDemocrats’ assumption that swing voters share Trump’s misogyny has led them to sexist thinking about “electability.”
  21. vision 2020
    Primary Voters Are Focused on Beating Trump, So the Candidates Are, TooYes, Democratic presidential candidates are talking a lot about Trump. But that’s mostly because they are auditioning to take him down.
  22. vision 2020
    Trump’s State-by-State Approval Ratings Should Scare the MAGA Out of HimTranslating Trump’s standing in the 50 states to the 2020 electoral college vote currently shows the incumbent getting trounced.
  23. orange county
    Republicans Are Now Outnumbered in Conservative Bastion of Orange CountyRonald Reagan once called Orange County, California, “where all good Republicans go to die.” Now demographics and Trump are turning it blue.
  24. vision 2020
    The Scary Proposition That Trump Is Gradually Becoming More PopularYes, Trump is fairly close to his highest job approval numbers, but there’s no real evidence he’s about to bust through his ceiling.
  25. vision 2020
    Will the Greens and Libertarians Affect the 2020 Election?Fears about third-party candidates persist, but it’s doubtful that they gave Trump the win, and we can expect fewer “protest” votes in 2020.
  26. republicans
    Why Trump’s Takeover of the GOP Doesn’t Mirror Goldwater’sTrump won. Goldwater never had a chance.
  27. past is prologue
    Four Years Ago Today, the Trump Circus Came to Town — and Never LeftDonald Trump’s first Republican-debate appearance set the low standard he has maintained ever since.
  28. vision 2020
    Trump Outperformed His Polling in 2016. Will He Again in 2020?He won as the most unpopular major-party nominee in memory. But he benefited from a desire for change that won’t favor him in 2020.
  29. vision 2020
    Maybe Economic Prosperity Isn’t Trump’s Best Friend After AllFresh evidence from 2018 suggests people experiencing a stronger economy may lean Democratic, which could be why Trump is doubling down on racism.
  30. libertarianism
    The Paltry Hopes of the Libertarian MomentJust a few years ago libertarians fantasized about taking over the GOP. Now they just hope Justin Amash can get reelected.
  31. 2020 senate elections
    Susan Collins’s Approval Rating Dives As Reelection Contest ApproachesThe senator is losing popularity and is lashed to a president who is even more unpopular than she is in Maine.
  32. vision 2020
    Why High Turnout May Not Help Democrats in 2020Democrats need a backup plan in case turning the presidential election into a polarized frenzy drives untapped Trump voters to the polls, too.
  33. vision 2020
    The Case for Biden’s ‘Electability’ Fades Under ScrutinyThe more you examine the reasons Democrats desperate to beat Trump think Biden’s the one, the more fragile the arguments look.
  34. vision 2020
    Why Are Governors Doing So Poorly in the 2020 Race?In reality, the governors-run-best assumption hasn’t been accurate for years. And many senators in the race have other things going for them.
  35. vision 2020
    Team Trump Says Polling Is ‘a Joke.’ Is There Any Truth to That?The more you look at the Trump campaign’s efforts to discredit polling, the more it discredits itself.
  36. vision 2020
    Yes, Trump Ran as an Economic ‘Moderate’ — But Now We Know BetterMany voters perceived Trump as moderate in 2016, but his record in office shows he’s an extremist – which gives Democrats room to maneuver in 2020.
  37. vision 2020
    Can the World’s Greatest Narcissist Avoid Making 2020 All About Himself?It’s hard to imagine this man stepping outside the political spotlight even if he wanted to, which he doesn’t.
  38. vision 2020
    Trump Is Helping Democrats Mobilize Against HimBase mobilization strategies tend to reach a point of diminishing returns. It’s unclear if Trump understands that, but persuasion’s not his thing.
  39. donald trump
    All the Weird New Details About Trump’s Infamous Escalator RideFour years later, Trump’s campaign launch sounds even stranger. But at least Michael Cohen’s call for elephants and bikini-clad women was scrapped.
  40. vision 2020
    Not As Many ‘Bernie or Bust’ Voters As FearedAnd a lot of Sanders supporters who voted for Trump or stayed home in 2016 were, like everyone else, misled by the assumption Clinton had it won.
  41. vision 2020
    A Kasich Primary Challenge to Trump Ain’t HappeningOnce the Ohioan was perceived as a viable challenger to Trump’s renomination. Now he’d need to put on a red hat to get any sort of GOP audience.
  42. donald trump
    Trump Admits Russia Helped Him Get Elected, Walks It Back 20 Minutes LaterIt was the first time he’s publicly acknowledged Russia’s role in getting him elected.
  43. vision 2020
    Trump’s Grossly Dishonest Appeal to African-AmericansTrump’s efforts to depict himself as an opponent of overzealous law-and-order politics and a champion of criminal-justice reform is beyond belief.
  44. vision 2020
    Today’s Dark-Horse Candidates Could Be Tomorrow’s SupernovasThere’s a decent chance a little-known Democrat will become a contender when better known. Donald Trump, however, will need strong turnout and luck.
  45. vision 2020
    The ‘Biden Bounce’ and Warren Surge Are Challenges for Bernie SandersSanders is in danger of losing his co-front-runner status as Biden gains strength, while Warren moves up on the left.
  46. vision 2020
    Liberal Activists Put a Unity Pledge on the Table for 2020Maybe primary voters should take their own pledge to avoid candidates who won’t pledge civility and unity.
  47. vision 2020
    What Do Democrats Mean by ‘Electability’?Some think centrists are more electable, and some think it’s progressives, minority candidates, or those good at telling “narratives.”
  48. vision 2020
    Buttigieg Buzz Buoyed by Blockbuster Fundraising HaulMayor Pete’s done well in the polls and in the money hunt, but has a ways to go in order to be a truly viable candidate.
  49. vision 2020
    Our First ‘First Gentleman’ Could Be Pete Buttigieg’s HusbandA social media star in his own right, Chasten Buttigieg is overshadowing other political spouses in the 2020 spotlight.
  50. vision 2020
    Democrats Aim at Midwest With Choice of Milwaukee for 2020 ConventionDemocrats hope to tilt Wisconsin, and perhaps the entire region, but parties don’t always get a bump in the state where they hold their convention.
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