Here's how you know Kamala crushed it

Every story on Daily Kos right now: Mike Pence put contempt for truth and his opponent on display, but Kamala was up to the job ‘Let’s set the record straight’: Sen. Harris needs only 7 seconds to fact-check Mike Pence This administration has forfeited their right to reelection: Harris begins VP debate with mic drop….

Instant Debate Poll: 59% Say Kamala Harris Won, Improves Favorable Rating by 7%

x NEW POLL OF CNN DEBATE WATCHERS: Who won? KAMALA 59%Pence 38% pic.twitter.com/Qmpfw4QdX1 — Ian Sams (@IanSams) October 8, 2020 Ian Sams @IanSams NEW POLL OF CNN DEBATE WATCHERS: Who won? KAMALA            59% Pence                38% ———————————————————– Favorable Opinion?          …

Stand By Your Country

The strident Trump defense is coding and awaiting burial beneath the freshly shoveled dirt of racism. Even the once exuberant Trump defenders such as Boris Epstein and Rick Santorum are offering meek defenses in attempts to avoid the flinging poo hurled by a flailing and scared president.  The desperation is palpable, just this week, according…

In rehearsing for 3 November, Trump says “I won the debate big, based on compilation of polls etc.”

Trump is workshopping the false victory declaration for election day. Oh, honey… https://t.co/52cbPTztpI https://t.co/aTXhzmOVXk pic.twitter.com/DBVq7E2K2z — Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) October 1, 2020 There were also focus groups, and Vox’s Andrew Prokop summarizes the findings of Frank Luntz’s group quite nicely: Asked to describe Trump in one word or phrase, the responses were: “horrid,” “chaotic,” “unpolished,” “crackhead,”…

CNBC/Change Research Poll Shows Biden Leads by 13% Nationally

thehill.com/… The CNBC/Change Research Poll shows Joe Biden with the support of 54% of likely voters compared to 41% for Trump. Only 29% of voters thought Trump performed better in the first debated compared to 53% for Biden. Still, the debate doesn’t appear to have had a significant impact on the state of the presidential…

Trump campaign reportedly worried that Brad Parscale will start squealing

Let me bury the lede for the moment to point out that Donald Trump almost certainly thinks he won last night’s debate. Why wouldn’t he? He was quintessentially Trump, and that always gives the ocher asshat a tingling sensation. So it was no surprise when the redoubtable Gabriel Sherman wrote the following. Vanity Fair: Trump doesn’t…

Ipsos Debate Poll Shows Small Movement Toward Biden

projects.fivethirtyeight.com/… After what is generally characterized as the worse debate among presidential contenders ever, 538 shows slight movement toward Joe Biden. We once again partnered with Ipsos to track how the debate affected Americans’ views of the election, using Ipsos’s KnowledgePanel to interview the same group of people both before and after the debate. The topline is…

Another GOP stalwart leaps off the Trump Train

To be fair, the Trump Train is actually just a train wreck at this point, but we need all the help we can get. Last night’s spectacle wasn’t a debate so much as two animal control guys attempting to remove a mad raccoon from your attic. Donald Trump is a disgrace. Anyone who still supports…

Trump Won't Prep for Debate [Updated]

NBC News is reporting that Trump doesn’t want to practice for his debates with Biden — the debates he is counting on so much that he wanted a fourth one: Trump spurns traditional debate prep with first faceoff less than 3 weeks away President Donald Trump has not held a single mock debate session, and…

Biden Signals How He Will Take On Warren And Sanders In Tomorrow's Debate.

Not that Warren and Sanders had not already figured this out, but CNN reports that Biden will obliquely criticize Warren — and IMO Sanders — with the line “We need more than plans” from the eventual Democratic nominee.  According to Biden, you need someone who knows how to get things done and has a proven track record…

Now THAT'S how you debate!

There’s nothing worse than a blockbuster upcoming movie that spends three months showing nonstop “teaser” ads touting the flick, and then you plunk down $12 only to realize that all of the exciting parts in the teaser ads were the best parts of the whole damn movie itself. Last night was put-up-or-shut-up time for the…

Persuadable Voters Reached Through FOX?

Bernie and others are saying that there are persuadable voters who can be reached through Democrats appearing on FOX or Trump TV and making arguments for progressive policies (part of this belief may be based upon this Vox report).  I have to confess that I am in the “stay the hell away from FOX” crowd. …

I Ask For a Ceasefire.

Could we all just take a few moments, access our current political mess, and maybe have a ceasefire among those who resist Trump and his policies?   As to my meager qualifications for calling for a ceasefire, I offer the following about my past stances and transgressions: I’m a partisan Democrat who once listened to the local…