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Journalists Cross Fingers They Won't Be Arrested Covering GOP Convention Protests

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.18.2016 | Media

CLEVELAND ― News organizations have been preparing for the possibility of their employees covering political unrest during the Republican National C...

Move Over, Trump: Polls Show Bernie Sanders Is 2016's Most Popular Candidate

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics

No other 2016 candidate loves citing polls as much as Donald Trump, but Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders might be a close second. "You know, in virtually a...

Common Arguments from Prominent Hillary Clinton Supporters Debunked

Ben Spielberg | Posted 03.22.2016 | Politics
Ben Spielberg

People support presidential candidates for a variety of reasons, and instead of jumping to conclusions about the character of those who disagree with us, we should listen to those reasons and evaluate them on their merits. At the same time, ethics and evidence matter.

What Bernie's Political Revolution Means To Me

Abel Collins | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics
Abel Collins

Bernie is tailor made for this populist moment. In a time of epochal economic imbalance, he proposes real and bold solutions -- and it's not about him, it's about us.

Who Would You Nominate for President If Your Candidate Couldn't Lose?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Kim

Democrats have been handed a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to put our dream candidate in the White House, with no compromises for "electability", and have that candidate put the Supreme Court solidly in liberal control for decades.

My Picks for Nevada (D) and South Carolina (R)

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.17.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Yes, we've got two primary races to be decided this Saturday, in two different states and two different parties. Democrats in Nevada and South Carolina Republicans will both vote on the same day, for no real logical reason. Let's take a look forward to Saturday's races.

Ignore Pundit Speculation, Evidence Favors Bernie Sanders

Ben Spielberg | Posted 02.16.2016 | Politics
Ben Spielberg

Given that a lot of people think about electability, it's worth looking at some evidence. The numbers indicate that the Democrats' electoral prospects would be better under Bernie Sanders than under Hillary Clinton for two important reasons.

The Good, the Perfect, and the Bern

Robert C. Hockett | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Robert C. Hockett

A familiar adage has it that we mustn't 'make the perfect the enemy of the good.' The idea is that when we are too uncompromising about that which we...

Top Ten Reasons Why Bernie Sanders Can Win

Tad Daley | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Tad Daley

If you are a Bernie supporter today, what you need is ammunition. Not to persuade your Democratic friends that Bernie is desirable -- that's another argument -- but to persuade them that he is electable.

Here's The Problem With Hillary Clinton's Electability Argument

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics

Hillary Clinton may have something of an electability problem. The problem is not that Democratic voters don't think she's electable. It's that they d...

Who's Spoiling Now? Polling Indicates That Democrats Underrate Sanders' Electability at Their Peril

Rob Hager | Posted 12.23.2015 | Politics
Rob Hager

Last week the highly trusted Quinnipiac University National Poll ("Q-Poll") delivered both bad news and good news for Bernie Sanders. The unpromising lead is: Sanders polls 30% behind Clinton, among Democrats.

The Multi-Ring Republican Nomination Circus

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The sheer size of the Republican field, even at this early date, is downright astonishing. By some calculations, there are over two dozen valid possibilities for the Republican nomination.

5 Things You Need to Know About Super Tuesday

Voto Latino | Posted 05.06.2012 | Latino Voices
Voto Latino

If you're in need of a little political brush up, here are five reasons Super Tuesday is the second most important election day of 2012.

The Benefit of Obama Beating Romney

Dan Bimrose | Posted 04.29.2012 | Politics
Dan Bimrose

If Obama were to beat Romney in 2012 the tea party folks and the extreme Christian right will certainly blame the loss on running yet another moderate Republican.

Mark Blumenthal

Perry Wins On Electability, But Do Voters Care?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two new national polls show that Republicans give Texas Gov. Rick Perry the best chance of beating President Barack Obama in 2012, even ...

Tea Party's GOP Hostile Takeover Continues

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Yesterday's results really only showed one thing with any clarity -- Sarah Palin is definitely going to run for president.

The Lingering Electability Issue

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

While Clinton's lost me on the character front, I still have issues with Obama in terms of overall electability come November 4th.

1964

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

1964 was the last time a Democratic nominee for President carried majority of the white working class vote, measured by either income or education.

Former Clinton-Gore Campaign Chair: "This Race Is Over, Over."

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

In Roy Romer's endorsement of Obama, it came down to the map and the math. "It is different kind of winning possibility that Senator Obama was presenting to the party.... This nation is evolving."

Last Night Clinton Won the Pennsylvania Primary, but Lost the War for the Nomination

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

She started with a lead of almost 20 points. But her final margin of 9.2% fell far short of what was needed to stop Obama's nomination. Here's why.

Thoughts on Pennsylvania, Clinton and Obama from a "Realisticrat"

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

With a win in PA, Clinton's question to the superdelegates will be, "Are you better off with me or Obama against the Ruthless Republican Attack Machine." This Realisticrat already knows the answer.

No More Debate: Why Clinton Must Bow Out

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

The debate's over. Let's stop pretending. The data demonstrates Obama has always been more electable; that Clinton still isn't electable; and that Clinton is weakening Obama for the general.

Clinton Finally Agrees to Debate in North Carolina

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

So, seeing Pennsylvania (and her shot at President, at least this election cycle) slipping away, Clinton's folks announced yesterday that she WILL debate him in North Carolina as well.

Hillary's Electabilty -- Bill's Procilivity

Marc Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marc Cooper

Does anybody really believe that if Hillary's the nominee, Slick Willie's post-presidential sex life won't be fully unzipped by the time Flag Day rolls around?