5. 48- Nest Days to Choose a Vice President:
Former Vice President Joe Biden said he would like to choose his election colleague by August 1 – not so long now!
Biden himself retreated somewhat from his previous back in an armchair to whoever was under consideration and who was not.
While he continues to praise occasionally for the more mentioned candidates – and his campaign has brought virtual fundraising with politicians like New Mexico Governor Michelle Logan Grisham – the former vice president tends to resist many political handicaps these days.
Which means that things get more dangerous.
4. How do Democrats dance to “defend the police”?
What Democrats in Congress want to spend this week talking about is the body of legislation they introduced last week that aims to reform the police – from banning bottlenecks to building a national database of police misconduct.
“Nobody will cancel the funding of the police. We can restructure the police force. Restructure and re-imagine the police. This is what we will do. The fact of the matter is that the police have a role to play.”
Politically, it is the right place. Many people support law enforcement reform. Far fewer than fully funded.
The question for Democrats in Congress is whether Claireborn’s declared position on Sunday is sufficient for the more active wing of their party.
3. Trump and the slope:
Twitter went to bananas, indicating that Trump looked old and weak. Of course, this is what Twitter does.
But then Trump decided to dramatically inflate the picture of the moment – and make sure it became a much larger story.
It’s hard to overestimate the misjudgment here by Trump. Without a tweet, his video on the ramp may be a little story Sunday. With the Tweet, it’s a great story on Sunday, with the possibility of dropping into a week in which the president wants to focus on restarting his re-election campaign.
It is a disastrous political instinct.
2. Resuming the Trump campaign:
The past few weeks have been disastrous for Trump and his party. (see below). The President hopes this will be the week when everything changes, with everything pointing to Saturday’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
While this has already spoiled (The gathering was originally scheduled on Friday June 19, known as Juneteenth, a day celebrating the end of slavery) Trump and his closest allies see a return to the campaign trail as perhaps something that could heal what is going on in the president’s political fortunes.
But as coronaviruses escalate – in the west and southwest in particular – news coverage for the week is likely to focus, at least in part, on Trump’s wisdom to hold a major march ever.
However, there are no current plans to impose social distance on the march or to wear a delegate mask.
So, yes, Trump is likely to get what he wants – a large crowd celebrates “the country’s transition to greatness.” But at what cost?
1. Press the panic button:
Late on Saturday evening, Des Moines released a poll about the Iowa race in the Senate. It was shocking.
This is the case for Republicans in the Senate who hope to keep their narrow majority this fall.
why? Because there are so many seats that people with disabilities see at least as vulnerable as Iowa.
Mathematics: This is nine seats. Cook, by contrast, ranks only two Democrats – Alabama and Michigan – as competitive. And when you think that Democrats only need to win three seats to regain a majority if Biden wins the presidential race (and four if he does not), you can see why Republicans had a very bad Saturday night (and Sunday).