2020 Election

Did Elizabeth 'She Who Lies Through Teeth' Warren just lose 2020?

Joseph Curl, Washington Times

Elizabeth Warren's newest claim that she’s an American Indian exposes Ms. Warren as a fraud — a liar. Americans don’t like liars. While she was attempting to put this credibility problem away long before she runs for president, she’s made it all much, much worse. If she’ll lie about something so meaningless, how can anyone trust her on issues that really matter? One thing is for sure: If Ms. Warren wins the Democratic nomination, Mr. Trump will be calling her “Pocahontas” right up to Election Day 2020. Although he might simply start calling her what she really is: Liar.

I'm a NeverTrumper and I'm voting for Trump in 2020

Erick Erickson, The Resurgent

The political press has behaved as co-conspirators with the Democrats in the Kavanaugh matter. They have clearly been fully co-opted. Reporters are planting their flags with the so-called Resistance and donning pink hats instead of defending truth and reporting facts. There is much in the present political age about which I am uncertain. But there is one thing about which I am absolutely certain: President Trump is not my enemy, and too many progressives view me as theirs.

The noisy clashing dreams of 2020

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

Fantasies of right and left aside, in the real world the Democrats will learn that attempting to cast a political campaign in moral terms is a waste of time and opportunity. A drumbeat of accusations that the president is morally and ethically unfit for the office cuts neither ice, cheese, nor elections, particularly when the president’s critics have nothing new left to say.

Run Eric Run

There is no danger in an Eric Holder run for President, his most dangerous activity is not out in the far away future of the 2020 presidential election. What’s dangerous is what he’s up to right now; stage managing the continuation of the Soros-funded racial polarization of America.

Bring It On Hillary

As much as Hillary Clinton may want a rematch, Democrats may not be ready for Hillary Version 3.0. A new Harvard CAPS/Harris June poll shows former Vice President Joe Biden beating her almost 2 to 1 among Democrats, even as the Party's feminist elite itch for a rematch with President Trump.

The Trump Rationale

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

The fact that Trump never served in the military or held a political office before 2016 may explain his blunders and coarseness. But such lacunae in his résumé also may account for why he is not constrained by New York–Washington conventional wisdom. His background makes elites grimace, though their expertise had increasingly calcified and been proved wrong and incapable of innovative approaches to foreign and domestic crises. In the end, only the people will vote on Trumpism. His supporters knew full well after July 2016 that his possible victory would come with a price — one they deemed more than worth paying given the past and present alternatives.

The Democrats ponder a second McGovern fling

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

With so many Democrats having heard the voice of the people buzzing in their ears, every candidate will be tripping over each other to prove that he’s more liberal than thou. When the party sobers up it will be too late. The Democrats are making the mistake they made once before, when they allowed the late George McGovern, a good but wrong-headed man, and his peaceniks to pull the party so far to the left that it fell off the side of the mountain. Years went by before the damage was repaired. The left is once more making all the noise in the party, raising most of the money, and intimidating the serious and the plausible.

Happy times and starry dreams in Tinsel Town

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

We’ve just completed the first presidential primary of the 2020 election year, and the decision is unanimous. This was the Hollywood primary — not to be confused with the California primary — and after the votes were counted, there wasn’t a dry eye or a deplorable in sight. The winner was Oprah Winfrey, the onetime actress, sometime activist and full-time talk-show hostess and now a presidential nominee. You might even call her the front-runner of the Pity Party.

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.