Michael Bloomberg’s campaign advisers had anticipated tough debate questions on stop-and-frisk and nondisclosure agreements. The former mayor’s performance left his team rattled.
Byron YorkFrom NYT: 'How Bloomberg Bungled a Debate That He Had Been Prepped For; Michael Bloomberg’s campaign advisers had anticipated tough debate questions on stop-and-frisk and nondisclosure agreements. The former mayor’s performance left his team rattled.'
Byron YorkIn NYT piece, Bloomberg's highly-paid staff avoids pointing fingers at candidate. Wolfson takes blame for debate performance. ('I accept responsibility for inadequately preparing him.') But it's early yet...
Joe Biden has lost a substantial part of his black-voter support and is now running about even with Bernie Sanders, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll has found.
Byron YorkFrom @WSJ 'Sanders Running Even With Biden Among Black Voters, WSJ/NBC News Poll Finds.' Something to remember: Might be accurate, but poll is of just 252 people, with 6.17% margin of error.
Michael Bloomberg had a lot of bad moments in his first debate as a Democratic candidate for president. He had little to say when Elizabeth Warren slammed him for having called some women, at various times in the past, "fat broads" and "horse-faced...
Byron YorkNew: Bloomberg in debate: Billions of dollars, zero vision.
Byron YorkDemocratic Presidents Obama and Clinton were strong on 'the vision thing.' (Phrase came from GHWBush, who wasn't.) Reagan strong, too. Then there was MAGA. Bloomberg vision: 'Look, this is a management job...I'm a manager.' Not a winning message.
Byron YorkReagan: Morning in America.
Clinton: Don't stop thinking about tomorrow.
Obama: Hope and change.
Trump: Make America Great Again.
Bloomberg: Look, this is a management job.
A candidate with money to burn but no vision
Source document contributed to DocumentCloud by Shane Savitsky (Axios).
Byron YorkMichael Bloomberg, who will not appear on any ballot for another two weeks, would like Biden, Buttigieg, and Klobuchar to drop out of the race, leaving Bloomberg to challenge Sanders alone. From Bloomberg strategists
There was one sentiment I heard over and over again, which went something like, “I know Blagojevich was guilty as hell but 14 years is insane.”
Byron YorkFrom @politico 'I Covered Blago’s Trial From Start To Finish. Trump’s Commutation Isn’t Crazy; There was one sentiment I heard over and over again, which went something like, 'I know Blagojevich was guilty as hell but 14 years is insane.'
Attorney General William Barr is looking into the murky origins of the politically-charged Justice Department investigations that roiled American public life for the last three years.
Byron YorkFor years, Dems, resistance/NeverTrump, many in press have been in frenzy about investigating Trump. More! More! But now, Barr is investigating the investigations. And suddenly, they're concerned about investigations. 'The power to destroy.'
Byron YorkNew: Who's complaining about investigations now?
Byron YorkLink: 'Who's complaining about investigations now?'