"We haven't yet found the right language that makes the community feel as if we understand where they're coming from and what's actually happening to them,” a DNC official said.
Matt BermanDemocrats — both high in the party and at the activist level — are getting really worried about messaging campaigns from groups like #ADOS and Blexit that breed cynicism among black voters about the Democratic Party. From @darrensands
“It’s a damn shame frankly that Kamala Harris’ voice is no longer in this race,” Booker said on AM to DM.
Matt Berman“It’s a damn shame frankly that Kamala Harris’ voice is no longer in this race,” Cory Booker said on @AM2DM this morning, while going after the DNC’s debate rules that could leave him out.
Anthony Weiner’s penis tweet was the big bang of our political era.
Matt BermanNo politician moved the last decade like Anthony Weiner did by accidentally tweeting out a picture of his penis. His life choices were the decade’s Big Bang, setting up so much that happened next.
A key Bloomberg Media event will go on without the mayor, as the campaign gets serious.
Matt BermanMike Bloomberg was due to go to a big company event in China next week. He’s cancelled last minute — a sign of how serious his maybe-campaign is getting, and how tricky China is. @BuzzFeedBen scoop
The perils of the road to the presidency — and a life and business he loves — may ultimately keep Deval Patrick away from the Democratic primary. It’s just that he’s running into an awful lot of reasons to think that maybe they shouldn’t.
Matt BermanDeval Patrick, before deciding not to run last December, had top Obama aides ready to back him, @darrensands reported
Bloomberg told Radio Iowa that he may sell his company or end political coverage if he runs in 2020.
Matt BermanWhen Bloomberg was floating running late last year, reporters at Bloomberg News were worried about what it would mean for them.
Bloomberg himself suggested that Bloomberg News maybe shouldn’t cover politics if he ran.
Donald Trump's supporters in a Florida district dominated by Fox News could care less what Democrats say about Ukraine or impeachment. “I see what the others say, but the minute they start talking trash, I go back on Fox.”
Matt BermanInside the Fox News bubble, impeachment is just another, expected fight against Donald Trump’s enemies.
Good read from @mollyhc on a place where, even if Republican messaging is wonky, Fox messaging has sunk through.
Hill gave her last speech to Congress shortly after voting in support of impeachment proceedings against the president.
Matt BermanKatie Hill said on the House floor that she’s resigning because of a "misogynist culture that gleefully consumed my naked pictures, capitalized on my sexuality, and enabled my abusive ex to continue that abuse, this time with the entire country watching."