Tag Archives: 2020 presidential election

The next presidential landslide

It’s been a while since we’ve had a true landslide presidential election. The general definition has been 55% of the popular vote. Clinton’s 1996 reelection comes close, as he did beat Dole by 8.5%, even if he didn’t get a majority … Continue reading

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Can Mayors Be Presidential?

There’s some speculation that mayors might seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. Those mentioned include Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans, and Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles. After his keynote speech in 2012, there were similar conversations about San Antonio … Continue reading

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Predicting Future Presidents

The moment Trump won the election, there was speculation about who the Democrats will nominate next time. Matthew Ygleisias argues that Bernie Sanders is the frontrunner by all conventional metrics. Others will say it’s Elizabeth Warren. Or Kamala Harris. Or Kristen … Continue reading

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Precedent and Presidents

There’s a profile in Politico about Jason Kander, former Secretary of State in Missouri, who lost a close race for Senate. Some people in a political forum I frequent want him to run for President for a strength of that. … Continue reading

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When Will The First Woman Be Elected President?

This is just a thought experiment, but I was trying to figure out when we might expect a woman to be elected President. The Democratic presidential nominee in 2020 will more likely than not be a woman. The most exciting new … Continue reading

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