Senator Bernie Sanders knew he wasn’t going to win South Carolina, and he knew he didn’t need to win South Carolina. So by the time polls closed today, he was long gone.
As the Democratic front-runner, he had that luxury.
In 2000, when Vice President Al Gore tapped Sen. Joe Lieberman as his running mate, it was a stop-the-presses moment in American Jewish life. Never before had an American Jew come within a heartbeat of the presidency. After scaling the heights of every profession and industry, and even inventing one themselves — Hollywood — Jews finally had a shot at the ultimate seal of acceptance. Nothing says “You’re one of us” like an inaugural parade down Pennsylvania Avenue.Read More
As part of its discussions with candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for president, the Los Angeles Times editorial board held a conference call on a recent Saturday with Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), who spoke to the board while campaigning in Las Vegas. The following is a transcript of the call, lightly edited for clarity.
Nick Goldberg, editor of the editorial pages: I want to open this up to you, if you want to, to give us a short one minute or a minute and a half intro on yourself, and then we can start peppering you with questions.Read More
Not so long ago, Donald Trump seemed obsessed with just one of the Democrats vying to replace him: Joe Biden. Over the past year, as the former vice president became the front-runner, Trump’s campaign spent about $270,000 on Facebook ads targeting Biden—more than it spent against other top candidates. Then Biden began to collapse and Bernie Sanders started to rise. Trump’s social-media ads demonizing “Sleepy Joe” tailed off.Read More
Sen. Bernie Sanders rallies with supporters at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C., February 27, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)Authoritarianism in one form or another kept most of humanity poor for hundreds of thousands of years.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, the front-runner for the Democratic nomination for president, is praised by his admirers for being consistent.Read More