2020 Election

Run, Joe, Run

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Well, it would be amusing — Biden vs. Trump, and even better if another empty suit like Kamala Harris joins him. Drunk on the media’s praise, Biden may take the plunge. (Saturday Night Live, to its credit, isn’t joining in this chorus, mocking the notion that “it’s Biden time” in a skit last week about a geriatric, stale Democratic Party.) But if he does run, one suspects his faux-pensive “regret that I am not president” would quickly give way to a real regret that he didn’t quit while he was ahead.

Trump zeroes in on 2020 battlegrounds

Gabriel Debenedetti, Politico

President Donald Trump’s campaign operatives and other allies have begun surveying the political landscape for his 2020 reelection bid, viewing a handful of upcoming midterm races as especially insightful to his strategic path three years from now.

We may be witnessing a turning point in the Trump presidency

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

Trump's outsider, pragmatic perspective can now work in his favor. If he can find both common ground and real solutions, we might look back one day and see a more bipartisan approach to governing as the one silver lining of the weather calamities of 2017.

Where is Trump popular? And what does that mean for 2018?

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Overshadowing all the numbers is the possibility that Trump's ratings might not work in the same way as earlier presidents. Are his low ratings -- lower than his predecessors at this point -- as bad as they look, or should they be viewed differently? "Trying to compare Trump numbers with prior presidents at this point is very difficult, particularly given that he started with 60 percent unfavorable on election night," Republican pollster David Winston told me last month.

Hillary’s election loss excuse means one thing — She’s running in 2020

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

None of Hillary's spiel is new or different, and it leads me to conclude she has an unhealthy fixation on an election do-over. As improbable as it seems, I believe she wants to co-opt the Trump resistance and make it her base for a potential 2020 run. Look at it this way: What are the chances Clinton is going back to battle to help elect Cory Booker or Andrew Cuomo in 2020? Zero and none.

Will 2020 Be Another 1972 for Democrats?

Victor Davis Hanson, Investor's Business Daily

Democrats' politically correct messaging derides opponents as deplorable racists, sexists, bigots, xenophobes, homophobes, Islamophobes and nativists. That shrill invective only further turns off middle America. Being merely anti-Trump is no more a successful Democratic agenda than being anti-Nixon was in 1972.

Trump Will Win Bigly in 2020

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Trump's recent foreign policy successes will generate domestic opportunities. Success breeds success. Look for the Republican log jams on healthcare and taxes to break soon.  No, my eyesight isn't 2020, but I can see that year from here without my glasses.

Pence 2020? Republicans tout Trump veep after debate

Gabby Morrongiello, Washington Examiner

Pence's debate performance as less reflective of a calculated strategy used to soundly defeat his opponent or boost his own presidential prospects and more as a display of the Indiana governor's most redeeming quality: his natural comfort in being himself.

Strange Bedfellows: How Trump and #NeverTrump Defeated Long Overdue Reform Of The RNC

The reality is that the Blackwell - Cuccinelli reform package had nothing to do with #NeverTrump or unbinding Trump delegates and by defeating it the Trump delegates made the Republican National Committee and the state party organizations considerably less democratic, open and transparent and made the rise of another populist candidate like Trump that much more difficult – if not impossible.

Ted Cruz Continues To Lay The Groundwork For A Future Run With A Pre-Convention Meeting

Susan Wright, RedState

While Cruz may not be the nominee this year, he’s doing the smart thing by keeping those doors open with leaders in a position to promote him positively in 4 years.