If Biden runs and Obama endorses him — and both now appear likely — then all bets are off. Hillary will soon be dethroned as the front runner.
While Hillary holds a comfortable lead over Biden and Sanders in most current national polls (although Sanders leads in New Hampshire), once the Vice President is officially in the race and once Obama joins as his corner man, he will surge in the polls.
NBC reports that “two sources with direct knowledge of the FBI inquiry” believe that investigators may be able to recover at least some of the data from Hillary’s secret server, even though her operatives tried to “wipe it clean.”
If Joe Biden decides to run, it will trigger a split between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Neither side will necessarily be looking to split from the other, but the inevitable dynamics of the race will tend in that direction.
Candidates That Could Join Trump At The Top
In the aftermath of the first presidential debate among the numerous Republican candidates, the various contests that will determine who are the main contenders for the nomination are beginning to take shape.
In its GOP primary debate coverage, Fox News’ recent desire to be accepted into the fraternity of leftist leaning journalists was on full display. Having built its audience by being fair to conservatives, its anchors now seek to pivot to the left in order to satisfy their professional peers.
First, The Donald.
He showed his style and his charisma. He took punches and showed that he can shake them off without effect. He showed that he is a totally different kind of candidate and that he squarely addresses the need for competence, strength, and leadership.
Donald Trump isn’t going to drop out or suddenly leave the race. And he might just win it.
Trump has firmly planted his feet on the no-man’s-land between the reality all Americans see around them and the fiction the conventional wisdom and politically correct speech define. In the process, he has increased his vote share to a lead in the Republican primary and improved his favorability rating by 17 points.
President Obama is rushing to enact regulations and laws that will require utilities and other power producers — on pain of death — to cut their carbon emissions by 2030.
But it is all a charade. The fact is that they are well on their way to achieving his targets by then or even earlier without new laws or new regulations. Market forces, which this president doesn’t get, are accomplishing what he touts his program as doing.
Here’s what each candidate has to do in Thursday’s Republican debate:
Trump continues to speak with originality and force. Don’t pull any punches. But don’t pick fights either. Don’t let them see you as a bully. Handle the social issues so the right stays with you but don’t make them your central theme. Don’t give an inch!
I have polled Hillary Clinton’s national favorability for the past twenty-five years and I have never seen it drop to its current level of 40%. Not ever.
Her recent crash (to 40% favorable, 51% unfavorable in the July 30 Quinnipiac Poll) means that she is essentially in free fall, having lost a net of 16 points of favorability in Quinnipiac polls since November of last year.