White House allies are worried that neither are ready for the logistical and humanitarian impact of opening it.
Posts Tagged: Kamala Harris
Ben Roback: If not Trump, then who will be the next presidential candidate for the Republican Party?
There are several impressive contenders – although the former president is likely to make a return too.
The President has put the Vice-President in charge of a mission in which she is unlikely to succeed.
Ben Roback: Biden can continue to expand the state – now that Republicans are too distracted by the culture wars
Biden wants to act quickly and boldly while his party has unified control of Congress, knowing full well that could change next year.
The President’s age and fall together shines an spotlight onto the woman who would assume the presidency were he to vacate it.
After the gladiatorial theatre of the Trump years, American politics is returning, at least in terms of government, to something more like normal.
Iain Dale: 400,000 police records have gone. In the Blair years, home secretaries were forced to resign over less.
Plus: Where have Allegra Stratton’s live press conferences got to? And why I hate Twitter.
The unenviable role of humourless teacher trying to discipline an impudent schoolboy was played by the Leader of the Opposition.
Seventeen Republican senators would be needed for the two thirds majority required to impeach him. This seems a high bar.
Intriguingly, he has retweeted an article which said: ‘May God bless him, Melania, and their family, as God leads him to the next chapter in his life.’
The President-elect’s closest circle of advisers seem to be selected on the basis of trust and experience.
Lord Ashcroft: “If Trump loses…he can run again.” My American election focus groups in Pennsylvania and Arizona.
“Trump lies a lot and Biden’s kind of not all there.” And it’s less than a week to go until voting day.”
Lord Ashcroft: “If you’re voting for Trump, you keep your mouth shut.” My American election focus groups in Georgia and Ohio.
Many felt the election was going to be close – and that, whatever the outcome, there was a widespread expectation that things would get messy.
The worst-case scenario for polling day and the weeks that follow is illegal, armed militias imposing themselves on polling stations and state capitols.
Lord Ashcroft: Trump – “toxic”, “awesome”, both or neither? My American election focus groups in Michigan and North Carolina.
Several of our participants remained undecided. They wanted to hear more about where both candidates stood on policy, especially healthcare.