The approach is not to appear more ethical than the other candidate but to tear down that person’s character.
Seth MasketMy Twitter rant from last week becomes this week’s @nytimes op/ed:
“Traditionally, candidates tried to steer conversations away from areas in which they were vulnerable. Trump directly accuses his opponents of scandals in which he himself is implicated.”
Some of the candidates doing well among these activists aren’t necessarily the front-runners in the primary polls.
Seth MasketLast summer, Booker was one of the most popular candidates among the activists I’ve been interviewing, and he had a solid number of endorsements. That this backing never translated to polling support is one of the defining features of this contest.
Knowing who the Democratic Party wants as the nominee can be difficult, especially with a field this large. Arguably, the party hasn’t even reached a conclusion…
Seth MasketMy look at how party-aligned donors gave during the first three quarters of 2019. Biden and Warren both did well, but party donors were mostly okay with many candidates not named Sanders. At @FiveThirtyEight.
President Donald Trump’s three eldest children have agreed to undergo a mandatory training seminar to ensure they don’t fraudulently misuse charity funds in the future. The New York Times reports that, as part of a settlement the New York State...
Seth MasketHuh, I wonder what happens to people who commit massive fraud who aren’t the children of billionaire presidents.
Kelly Mehlenbacher was among a group of aides who resigned amid the latest round of layoffs by the Harris campaign.
Seth MasketThe @nytimes piece on shakeups in the Kamala Harris campaign is a tough read, and well sourced. But I don’t know what to do with the fact that the biggest departure, Kelly Mehlenbacher, has gone to work for Mike Bloomberg. (1/3)