Biden and Buttigieg Are Road Kill if They Stay in the Middle Lane

So the moderates have started to unload on the lefties. Thats the story line in the wake of Elizabeth Warrens took a swipe at Warren on Medium.com without naming her: Some call it the my way or the highway approach to politics. But its worse than that. Its condescending to the millions of Democrats who have a different view. Its representative of an elitism that working- and middle-class people do not share: We know best; you know nothing. If you were only as smart as I am you would agree with me. This is no way to get anything done. Pete Buttigieg bought a ticket for the Bash Warren Express, too. We will fight when we must fight, but I …

Is Pete Buttigiegs version of hope and change enough to take on Trump? | Geoffrey Kabaservice

The 37-year-old mayor from Indiana has his vulnerabilities, but has become a contender for the presidency in just a few months On a November evening a dozen years ago, Barack Obama who at the time was the 46-year-old junior senator from Illinois last weeks Iowa Democratic party Liberty and Justice Celebration pulled off an New York Times/Siena College poll finds that among likely Democratic voters in Iowa, Elizabeth Warren now holds a narrow lead, followed closely by Bernie Sanders, Buttigieg, and former vice-president Joe Biden, with the rest of the pack far behind. That finding obviously is encouraging for Buttigieg, who has moved from unknown to contender in just a few months, and for Warren, who has risen steadily throughout …

Liberty and Justice for Democrats in Des Moines but no clear Iowa star

There was no Beto, and there was no Obama-esque dynamite at the big dinner just Warren v Biden on healthcare again Andrew Yang brought a stand-up comedian. Kamala Harris held a block party and danced with drum majorettes. Bernie Sanders led a march against corporate greed. But it was Elizabeth Warren who stole the show before it even started by nailing her an electric speech that lit up the race against Hillary Clinton. This year there was no shortage of candidates looking to replicate that moment before 13,000 people in a sports arena, the largest event in the history of what was previously the Jefferson-Jackson dinner, named for two former presidents until the party decided to stop honouring slave owners. …

Pete Buttigieg: race is between me and Warren as new poll puts him fourth

After Post-ABC poll has Biden ahead nationally with Warren in second, Buttigieg attacks senators Medicare for All plan as polarising Pete Buttigieg is fourth in a four-strong pack clear of the Democratic presidential field, according to to be broadcast on Showtime on Sunday, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, said the race is getting to be a two-way between him and the Massachusetts senator. A world where were getting somewhere is that world, he said, where its coming down to the two of us. According to the Post-ABC poll, former vice-president Joe Biden leads nationally among likely primary voters, with 28% support, from Warren in second on 23%, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders on 17% and Buttigieg on 9%. Asked on …

Warrens Medicare for All Plan Hit by Left, Right & Center

When Sen. Elizabeth Warren released her long-awaited plan for implementing universal health care on Friday, skepticism that her plan goes too far was to be expected from the Democratic presidential campaigns centrist lane. But two days after the Massachusetts senator dropped her told ABC News on Saturday, alleging that Warrens proposal could have a very negative impact on middle-class job creation. I think we have a better way, which is a 7.5-percent payroll tax, which is far more I think progressive, because itll not impact employers of low wage workers but hit significantly employers of upper income people, added Sanders, who last week told CNBCs John Harwood that told Don Berwick and former Obama-era labor economist the author of the …