Biden His Time
Much has been made recently of the triumvirate of Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Pete Buttigieg being serious threats to Joe Biden and his electability argument.
Nate Silver — one of the few election analysts who ever gets anything right — keeps reminding people that, despite various narratives, Biden is still the front-runner, and has been since he entered the race.
Last month, Silver pointed out that Elizabeth Warren’s constantly-talked-about ascendance really didn’t hurt Crazy Joe the Wonder Veep at all.
After the Michael Bloomberg kinda/sorta chapter began a few days ago, the consensus was that Biden might be the hardest hit. Silver again dispels that notion:
First poll since Bloomberg semi-entered the race shows:
—Him at just 4%
—Worst net favorables in D field
—Biden still with a clear lead; no particular evidence Biden impacted more than others
Not exactly the "seismic disruption" that some predicted.https://t.co/WrN3yjhUol
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) November 10, 2019
In fact, Silver has mentioned on more than one occasion that people seem to not grasp just how much Biden is liked by regular Democrats, the ones in parts of the country that aren’t heard from much in the media, and who are probably underrepresented in the polls.
Haven’t we heard that story in a recent election?
The timelines may be different, but in 2016, Trump was also a front-runner who the media smart set kept saying wouldn’t last.
It’s not all parallels, of course. Trump was deliberately plotting his path in 2016. Biden is just standing around, grinning his idiot grin and — like Hillary Clinton before him — feeling entitled.
Which is precisely why Mr. Electable will meet her fate should he end up facing Trump.
Flashback to Bill Kristol’s Eternal Wrongness
This is especially delicious given that Nikki Haley continues to prove herself to be the antidote to Trump Derangement Syndrome:
WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES.
Traffic cops (yes *traffic cops*) have just fired live rounds into protesters. Martin Lee’s terrible prediction is coming true. Two months ago he said “These #HongKongers are willing to die for their cause”. When will Lam and the CCP end this insanity? pic.twitter.com/UmJHkNovbH
— Luke de Pulford (@lukedepulford) November 11, 2019
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Also, if “whiskey expert” is a thing, why am I still writing about politics????
We asked a whiskey expert on his favorite bottles under $50 pic.twitter.com/rsi42TLN67
— Business Insider (@businessinsider) November 10, 2019
From the Mothership and Beyond
CDC: This Year's Uggs Season Could Be The Worst In A Decade https://t.co/7gHsy6y4Tr
— The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) November 10, 2019
The Kruiser Kabana
As you’re pulling his cleats out of your chest, maybe reevaluate not getting low when you try to tackle John Riggins … pic.twitter.com/yPHcmFEKq3
— Super 70s Sports (@Super70sSports) November 9, 2019
Aqua seafoam shame, people, that’s all I’m saying.
I may spend some time abroad teaching the British how to speak English.
PJ Media Associate Editor Stephen Kruiser is the author of “Don’t Let the Hippies Shower” and “Straight Outta Feelings: Political Zen in the Age of Outrage,” both of which address serious subjects in a humorous way. Monday through Friday he edits PJ Media’s “Morning Briefing.”