Still a long shot for the candidacy, this development means that Buttigieg is a name you will be hearing much more about in the weeks and months to come.
Posts Tagged: Bernie Sanders
“Read the transcript” has become the à la mode at Trump rallies, replacing previous favourites including “Lock her up” and “Build the wall”.
Lord Ashcroft: With a year to go, my latest research looks at Trump’s chances of getting a second term
A portion of his 2016 voters are unimpressed and wavering – but the President’s fate is not settled. Particularly as the Democrats are yet to agree a candidate.
By nominating him, they would be wagering a similar bet to the one they placed in 2016 when Clinton was selected as the safe candidate.
Hopefuls should remember that what plays well in the primaries may be un-deliverable from the White House.
So though he presents himself as anti-Trump, he has something in common with him. And there could, astonishingly, be a future for socialism in America.
The Republicans made gains in the Senate, the Democrats won back the House – but that’s not enough to give them the stranglehold on Trump that they wanted.
Lord Ashcroft: “I was like, we must pick one of these? But I’m pleasantly surprised.” My pre-election focus groups from California.
Despite his dominance of the national scene, Trump was hardly a consideration for most of our participants when it came to deciding how to vote this week.
The columnist Steve Richards examines the rise of the modern demagogues, and their eventual, inevitable failure.
One historical study has found that, on average, authoritarian parties surge by around 30 per cent as the economic consequences play out.
It’s easy, even comforting, to stick a simple narrative onto the election result. But it would be a mistake.
Lord Ashcroft : What my focus groups said about Clinton and Trump in swing part of Wisconson – itself a swing state
They want change, which doesn’t help Clinton. But they also distrust Trump, which does.
I believe we Conservatives will be able to unite again after the EU referendum. Meanwhile, Labour Labour are seeking to remove the ideologically impure from their party.
The row over the Prime Minister’s remarks about local Associations has been mostly concocted. But the need for Party reform is real. We open a ConHome series.
Plus: Trump v Sanders? Beckett’s report: smell the ostrich dung. And: I have never used poppers.