Why isn't the "white working class" identity politics? Are these politicians saying that what is good for the white working class, is good for everyone? In a perfect world, what is good for one American SHOULD be good for ALL Americans. The problem is we don't live in a perfect world.
The 2nd Democratic Debate begins tonight at 9:00pm EDT/6:00pm PDT and PlanetPOV is hosting a simultaneous live chat so you can share your thoughts and discuss the debate in real time with fellow members.
PlanetPOV will be hosting a live chat tonight and tomorrow night, during each Democratic debate and you're invited to join us! The debates begin (along with our live chat here) at 9:00pm PDT/6:00pm PDT and the debates can be watched on NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo.
Both Clinton and Biden have since, apologized for their votes for H.J. Res. 114 because they did not think at the time that President Bush would use it as an excuse to invade Iraq. The irony is that now the vote is being used against President Obama's vice president in the same manner he used it against his 2008 primary opponent.
With 20 Plus individuals seeking to be Commander in Chief, it is worthwhile to consider what makes one person superior to another in seeking the nomination. Scholars have assembled a number of lists. Here is an essay that gathers a number of them together.
There are many traps for conscientious candidates who run against a sociopathic demogogue who shows no hesitation to damage society or abuse the powers of the presidency to win at any cost. Avoiding them is critical.
The Democratic nominee for President in 2020 should consider a "New Frontier"-type campaign, not only because it is a proven path to success but because, as President Kennedy said about the fight for racial equality, "It is the right thing to do."
It's like the Republicans have built a scale where the fulcrum is so far to the right that conservatism would be in the center and issues most Americans support are "far left".
We will likely see the largest and most diverse field of Democrats running for the presidential nomination. Here is our Way Too Early List of which Democrats may be more or less likely to win the 2020 nomination and why.
For the past 9 years, since it was founded, PlanetPOV has covered and hosted a live chat during every State of the Union address. However, out of principle and to make a statement, we won't be doing so tonight.