2020 Race Reset: Which Democrats Can Still Win?

About this time last year, The National Pulse ran a series previewing the 2020 Democrat presidential primaries. We looked at the favorites, the middle-tier underdogs, the long shots, and the wild cards. At the time, there were only two minor candidates in the race and plenty of speculation about who would enter. Now it’s 2020 and there’s exactly one month to go until the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses. A potential field of dozens has been whittled down to a handful of front runners and some outsiders scrambling to keep up. DNC rules requiring candidates to reach certain polling thresholds and fundraising targets to qualify for

2020 Dems Face Early Challenges as Primary Race Heats Up

The 2020 Democratic presidential primary has been heating up in the last couple weeks, with multiple new candidates jumping in the race and several more poised to announce their decisions this month. Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, and Kamala Harris are jockeying for position at the front of the pack. Sanders’ campaign reportedly raised $6 million in the first day after announcing his second presidential run, showing the 77-year-old avowed socialist still has a passionate base of support. Warren has continued to be dogged over controversies about her claimed American Indian heritage and can’t get through an interview or

2020 Preview: Who Are the Favorites to Take on Trump?

The 2020 Democrat presidential primaries are taking shape as the first real round of polls comes out. In five national polls released since the midterm elections on November 6th, former Vice President Joe Biden is the clear front runner, leading in four polls and trailing Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) by just two points in the fifth. Most of the other candidates are polling in the single digits. The first poll taken in Iowa, the state where the first vote will be held in February 2020, was also just released, and it showed Biden holding a clear lead there as well. So who are

The 2020 Presidential Race Starts Now

With the 2018 midterm elections one month behind us, the 2020 presidential race is all but officially underway. Republicans fielded 17 major candidates in the 2016 election, the most in recent memory, but the Democrats may blow that number out of the water, with up to 30 major candidates who may jump in. Democrats have been in a state of fury and panic ever since election day 2016, and their furor has intensified under the Trump presidency. They are energized, and after re-taking the House, it’s no wonder there are dozens of Democrats itching to take on President Trump in

Clarence Thomas Rebukes Cory Booker’s “Spartacus” Stunt

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas issued a rare rebuke of Sen. Cory Booker’s histrionics during Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing last week. Booker last week beclowned himself when he declared that he was engaging in civil disobedience and breaking Senate rules by releasing confidential documents from Kavanaugh’s time in the Bush White House, comparing himself to “Spartacus.” It turned out the documents had already been cleared for public release, and the whole thing appeared to be a stunt by Booker to boost his standing with the far left ahead of a widely expected 2020 presidential run. When asked about

Democrats Beclown Themselves in Kavanaugh Hearings

Leftist activists and Democrat senators have spent the last four days making fools of themselves during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Anyone who has watched the hearings on television has heard the shrill shrieks of leftist agitators, screaming about how Kavanaugh is going to take away their health care or “reproductive rights.” The interruptions have been constant — by one senator’s count, there had been over 200 interruptions over the first three days. There are a limited number of seats open to the public, and, according to some reports, the disruptors are being paid