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Analysis and Commentary

For Harris And O'Rourke, Can Two "Dream" Candidates Reawaken Voters?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Sunday, May 12, 2019

Three months ago, if you’d have asked me to gin up a presidential ticket that made progressive hearts go pit-a-pat, I’d have suggested a two-person luge of former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke and California Sen. Kamala Harris.


Bill Whalen: Elizabeth Warren Vs Joe Biden & Bernie Sanders At The Early Debates

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, May 10, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his Forbes article "She Dominates The Democrats' Issues Debate, But When Does Warren Have Her "Moment"?"

PoliticsAnalysis and Commentary

The Two California Democrats Running For President: Evidence That Not All Campaigns Are Created Equally

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, May 9, 2019

What to make of last week’s report that New York City mayor Bill de Blasio soon will enter the Democratic presidential field?

In the News

Whom The Democrats Nominate In 2020 Matters — A Lot

quoting David Brady, Morris P. Fiorina, Douglas Riversvia Avondale Advocate
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Conventional wisdom about presidential campaign strategy changed around the turn of the current century. Traditionally, candidates were advised to move to the center in the general election campaign after catering to the party bases in the primaries. Not anymore. George W. Bush’s two presidential campaigns exemplify the shift.


John Yoo: James Comey Warns Russia Will Help Get Trump Re-Elected In 2020

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Friday, May 3, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses James Comey's warning that the Russians will try to reelect President Trump.

In the News

Be Skeptical Of Biden’s Sudden Surge

quoting David Brady, Morris P. Fiorina, Douglas Riversvia Bloomberg
Friday, May 3, 2019
Joe Biden is now a week out from formally announcing his presidential candidacy. A lot of pundits seem to think he has at the very least nailed down a clear lead and ensured himself a finalist slot for the Democratic nomination. I’m not so sure.
Analysis and Commentary

Pod Help Us All: The Downloadable Clintons

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Believe it or not, there was other political news this week that didn’t involve rocks thrown in Caracas – or in Bill Barr’s direction.

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Area 45: The Race For The Presidency With Dave Brady

interview with David Bradyvia Area 45
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Is Bernie Sanders a Trumpian disruptor and is Joe Biden destined for Jeb Bush’s fate?


Biden Is In, But Bernie Reigns

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, April 29, 2019

Yvonne Fair’s “It Should’ve Been Me” is one of the great 1970s soul hits. I wonder if Joe Biden ever finds himself humming it when he looks back on the events of 2016. More than a year before the presidential election, I argued that Biden stood the best chance of beating Donald Trump when it came to winning the votes of “white, male, aging Americans.” It was not to be. Barack Obama, who had picked Biden as his running mate in 2008, took the fateful decision to back Hillary Clinton.

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Lanhee Chen: How The 2020 Democratic Candidates Will Handle The Trump Economy

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Yahoo! Finance
Monday, April 29, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the economic policies from the Democratic challengers to President Trump in the 2020 elections.