2020 Election

Is Joe Biden weaker today than Hillary Clinton was in 2016?

Byron York, Washington Examiner

It appears that voters have mixed feelings about electing Biden president. In a recent Washington Post poll, 74% of respondents who supported Biden said they were enthusiastic about it, while 86% of Trump supporters expressed enthusiasm. Of course, the Trump candidacy has its own problems. Even before the coronavirus hit, the president's time in office has been a roller coaster that has left some voters enraged, some disappointed, and others simply exhausted. But a sitting president has a lot of advantages in the race for reelection. A challenger has to be particularly strong to overcome them. It's not clear that Biden has that strength.

Don’t Let Fear Freeze You, Write A Plan: More From My Interviews With Kevin Gentry (Part 5 of 7)

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
These tips about writing a plan are intended to help those involved with a conservative nonprofit, but they apply equally to the business world. As you write the plan, things will come into focus.  You will realize you need to do more of X, less of Y, and once you’ve finalized your plan, share it with others.  Of course it’s permissible to alter or change the plan, but it’s vital to start any new, major undertaking with a written plan.

Assault on America, Day 462: How extreme is too extreme for Dems and mail-in voting schemes?

In these uncertain times, liberals are laying the groundwork for permanent change to the way America votes while also preparing justifications and excuses for their likely failure in this year’s elections. With Easter coming up and no end in sight to the coronavirus craziness, anything and everything is on the table in Democrat-land.

Assault on America, Day 461: Democrats use coronavirus to launch more Trump witch hunts

Try as they might, Democrats’ efforts to investigate and censure President Trump over the administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic are destined to fail. There simply isn’t a way the liberal party can attack the “wartime” leader without looking petty and partisan. It’s another sad aspect of the strange times we’re living in.

Assault on America, Day 460: Liberal media’s take on COVID-19 pandemic is hard to watch

There’s little doubt some things are hard to watch these days, including the daily rising coronavirus death tolls and the drastic increase in unemployed Americans. Tough times call for exceptional leaders, and fortunately for us, President Trump is up to the task. If only the media would do its job, we’d all see the light of day.

Assault on America, Day 457: No rewind possible for 2020 election or Congress’s fiscal insanity

You know we’re in strange times when people seriously ponder postponing this year’s election or doing a “rewind” on the political nominating process. Now more than ever it’s prudent to take a step back and consider everything we’re doing -- and proceed cautiously. Let’s not make a bad situation worse.

Should We Postpone the Presidential Election One Year?

Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times

Democrats may have more to gain from a postponement than Republicans. Now the Dems are endlessly complaining that Trump is monopolizing the airwaves with his daily press conferences on the virus that appear to have raised his approval ratings. These conferences would be in the rear view mirror. The Dems also would have an opportunity to reconsider their nominating process that appears to be yielding a candidate no longer really capable of holding office and unlikely to run a successful campaign. They might not even have to resort to the back room to maneuver this man into a graceful retirement and bring forth a new and better standard bearer.

Assault on America, Day 456: Trump and Pelosi don’t talk to each other. Is anyone bothered?

No one will lose sleep over the fact President Trump and Speaker Pelosi don’t speak and government will go on regardless of their failed personal relationship. In these trying times when we’re all searching for answers there aren’t any rules on political decorum. Trump will focus on doing his job, not pundit gamesmanship.

Is the Pandemic Killing Biden's Bid?

Patrick J. Buchanan, CNS News

How does Biden recapture the spotlight? If Tokyo recognizes it would be a terrible risk to the health of athletes and spectators to have people come from all over the world to Japan this summer, would it not also be an intolerable risk to have Americans from all 50 states and U.S. territories arrive for a week of mingling in midsummer in Milwaukee? For Biden to win this election, Trump must lose it. And the one way Trump can lose it is the perception on the part of a majority of Americans that he has proven an ineffectual president in America's worst pandemic since 1918. If Trump is seen as the victor over the virus, Biden is toast.

Assault on America, Day 455: Dems to replace Biden as nominee is best April Fool’s joke ever!

Coronavirus is proving to be no April Fool’s joke and neither are reports that some Democrats are plotting to remove Joe Biden as party nominee in favor of Gov. Andrew Cuomo or someone else. Speculation is fun but not exactly fruitful in times like these and the process will play itself out like it always does.

Assault on America, Day 454: Bunker-down Joe and the jealous media default on coronavirus

Amidst the 24/7 news cycle on coronavirus, not many people care about nor hear what Joe Biden has to say about leadership and the appropriate response to the situation. Biden could’ve easily taken a supportive role on the issue, but he didn’t. In contrast, Trump looks presidential and in command. And voters recognize the difference.

Joe Biden is Barack Obama without the fake Greek columns

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

For nearly five decades, Mr. Biden has been one of the great masters of Washington. Yet he is a blubbering disaster unfit for the national stage during a crisis. Unfit, really, for any stage during any time. He is Barack Obama — minus the fake Greek columns. Since the dawn of the Trump Dynasty, Democrats have manufactured ridiculous crisis after ridiculous crisis. Russian hookers peeing on a bed in a Moscow hotel room. Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh a serial gang rapist. Ukraine Kabuki impeachment. These people are fundamentally unserious. Totally untrustworthy. Genetically anti-American. Nothing reveals their unseriousness like an actual, true crisis.

Assault on America, Day 453: Joe Biden’s China syndrome will sink his shaky presidential hopes

There’s lots to complain about China in these difficult times, and as Mark Twain famously said about the weather, no one was doing anything about it. That all changed when Donald Trump ran for and won the presidency, and he’ll continue to hold Chinese leaders accountable for their complicity in the coronavirus pandemic.

Assault on America, Day 450: In COVID-19’s wake, fiscal sanity is demanded, not requested

States have the leeway to set their own guidelines on dealing with the coronavirus conundrum. Sooner or later the nation’s economic health must be given its due consideration, largely because Congress can’t keep assembling multi-trillion-dollar aid packages. The future has arrived and we can’t afford to dismiss it.

Assault on America, Day 449: Arrogant Dems ignored the ‘duty to rescue’ at their own peril

There is a duty to aid citizens when circumstances place them in positions they can’t control and they’ll suffer grave harm if actions aren’t done quickly to rescue them. In most cases help is a common sense call, something Democrats are either too arrogant -- or too selfish -- to understand. Americans are watching closely.

Of time and the Biden

Noemie Emery, Washington Examiner

Biden and aides have closed all their offices and are working from home. Worse still, the great sudden shift in focus and in concentration that occurred in the wake of the crash and the virus has also shattered Biden's stated reason for running. He was supposed to be the sane, civil person, running against a man who at many times seemed to be neither, who broke norms and commandments with gleeful abandon, and whom nothing and no one could shame. Then came the plague, something bigger than Trump. Biden would now have to be not only nicer than Trump, but also more capable of seeming in control without melting down amidst a crisis. Of this there has never been any proof.

Assault on America, Day 448: Has coronavirus forever altered Trump’s approach to politics?

Time and circumstances will reveal whether President Trump’s new, more restrained public persona lasts throughout the coming presidential campaign. Through necessity, politics has been placed on hold until the coronavirus runs its due course, which leaves a lot of folks wondering if we might’ve seen the last of the “old” Trump.

Biden slow to explain why he'd be quicker than Trump in tackling virus

Byron York, Washington Examiner

So what has the man who wants to be the next president, now confident of his path to his party's nomination, done? Not a lot. Biden is "largely out of sight hunkered down in Delaware," the New York Times reported. Biden did give a speech on March 12 to explain what he would do as president to confront the virus. But his plan was not much different from what the Trump administration has already been doing. And why did Biden let so much time pass without offering a comprehensive proposal for dealing with the crisis? Especially since his main criticism of Trump is that the president has not acted swiftly enough? In short, Biden has been slow to explain.

Assault on America, Day 447: Don’t let elites use coronavirus as the means to ruin America

There is no simple solution to the dilemma of who should be helped first in the battle against COVID-19. Many need aid and there’s only so much to go around. We should resist the ruling class’s drive to deprive us of our liberties, while being especially vigilant to preserve what made America great in the first place.

Assault on America, Day 446: Three factors that will determine the winner of the 2020 election

The coronavirus panic has forced America into uncharted waters and no one can say for sure where we’re headed. One thing for certain is the crisis will end and people will go on with their lives, perhaps with a new perspective. This year’s election is a long way away, with lots still to talk and argue about.