Month: August 2019

Biden’s Best Bet Is a Front-Porch Campaign

Joe Biden walks with supporters at a pre-Wing Ding march from Molly McGowan Park in Clear Lake, Iowa, August 9, 2019. (Gage Skidmore)The gaffe-prone front-runner should stay out of the Democratic mosh pit and campaign via social-media videos.

Here’s an idea: Joe Biden should run a front-porch campaign.

Front-porch campaigns were once a common feature of American presidential politics, though the term wasn’t always applied to the practice.

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Op-Ed: Democrats cling to the myth that Trump is an affront to GOP values. In fact, he embodies them

Democrats foolishly wasted the first two years of Trump’s presidency waiting for Republicans to see the light. They hoped for a savior from behind enemy lines, cheering in turn as new candidates for the role came along: Susan Collins, Jeff Flake, the anonymous author of a New York Times op-ed article about dysfunction in the White House.

But what the Democrats have failed to understand is that just because someone is an enemy of their enemy, he isn’t necessarily a friend.

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