"I'm going to talk [during the campaign] about what we have done here, the things in
De Blasio's gambit might not succeed, but he has the right idea. For
It's easy to lose sight of that core political truth. The restless base of the Democratic coalition -- college-educated women, millennials, environmentalists, LGBTQ Americans, union households and black and Latino voters -- represent vocal constituencies with a wide variety of needs.
In any given news cycle, Democratic candidates must respond to breaking news stories about a wide range of issues important to part of the coalition. In recent weeks, we've seen attacks on abortion rights; Latino children held in migrant camps on the
Most of the 24 Democratic hopefuls, seeking to win over women, Latino or black voters, issued statements, made speeches, or attended protests to signal concern to these vital constituencies. But flitting from one issue to another this way makes it hard to stay on track and craft a solid economic message.
All well and good. But to build a winning message, Harris will need to say much more about her rather modest economic agenda, which calls for a
Biden himself remains in the top position in all polls, in part, because he is eloquent, passionate and believable on the subject of rebuilding a bigger, fairer middle class. Sen.
De Blasio hopes to join this field of front-runners, warning that
In 2016, as a candidate,
Hillary's loss of focus opened the door to the razor-thin victories in midwestern states that delivered the
In the 1992 presidential campaign, political strategist
The second line of the haiku was: The Economy, Stupid.
It was true then, and even more so now.
Louis is political anchor of
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