2020 Democrat race

Bernie Remains the Democratic Front-runner

John Fund, National Review

Democrats are paying a high price for their successful kneecapping of Sanders when he ran against Hillary Clinton. They stopped him from getting the nomination, but Hillary’s surprising loss allowed Sanders to create the myth that he would have won because his left-wing populism would have proved more popular than Trump’s right-wing brand of populism. Now Sanders is back, with an even higher name ID than he had in 2016, an army of loyal small-dollar donors, and the enthusiastic support of the increasingly vocal radical wing of the party. For now, he is the front-runner for the nomination. But what party leaders fear is that he is also a doomed underdog if he is their candidate in the fall.

Snoozefest 2020: Democrats bored with old white men as Hillary Clinton looms

Joseph Curl, Washington Times

Gallup released a poll last week that showed just 66% of Democrats said they’re enthusiastic about the upcoming election. For the Republicans, the number is 65%. Here’s what that means: Voters in the party not currently in the White House are usually far more enthusiastic than the incumbent’s supporters. “History would suggest that Democrats would be more keyed up to vote than Republicans, but that isn’t the case,” Gallup said. Mr. Biden. Ms. Warren. Mr. Sanders. Mr. Bloomberg. Mrs. Clinton. That’s who the Democrats have this time around. The collective age of that pathetic lineup is 366 years old, an average of more than 73. Not exactly the “new blood” the party promised.

Joe Biden is no longer a front-runner

Byron York, Washington Examiner

While the political and media worlds have obsessed about Ukraine and the House effort to impeach President Trump, Joe Biden has been rapidly losing his grip on the Democratic presidential race. In fact, he has already lost it. This week Biden struck back for the first time against Trump's "stone-cold crooked" attacks. "Let me make something clear to Trump and his hatchet men," Biden said. "I'm not going anywhere." That's what he says now. But look at the polls and then look at Biden's long slide from the front-runner position to a virtual tie with Warren. Biden has enormous hurdles ahead that have absolutely nothing to do with anything Trump says.