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David Davenport: Democrats Don’t Want A Revolution After All

In the twinkling of an electoral eye, frontrunner Bernie Sanders’ campaign is near death and Joe Biden’s has been resurrected. How could this happen?

Bernie said the American system needed a “political revolution,” and his revolution was “for all”: Medicare for all, free college for all, housing for all and jobs for all. The price tag was tens of trillions of dollars and a revolution in how America operates.

Even Democrats were not ready for that.

Perhaps it was about stopping the Trump revolution: a CNN Poll shows that 66 percent of Democratic voters thought Biden could best oppose Trump, 26 percent for Sanders. Or maybe concern over the coronavirus revolution changed things: the same poll showed Biden could best handle a major crisis by 65 percent over Sanders–at 23 percent.

It turns out 2020 is not the year for a revolution.

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Medved: The Power of Familiarity and the Race for the Presidency

After Super Tuesday, the choice for president narrowed to three well-known—and very elderly—candidates.

By time of November’s election, Donald Trump, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders will range in age from 74 to 79; whoever wins will qualify as the oldest president ever inaugurated.

The decisive advantage for Trump, Bernie and Biden involves their name recognition.

Even before he ran the first time, Trump’s decades of celebrity status gave him decisive advantages since most citizens pay scant attention to politics, and instinctively prefer a familiar figure to names you don’t recognize. That’s particularly true at a time when most voters perceive the country’s doing well, or at least holding its own.

In that context, familiarity reliably trumps advanced age.

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Dan Proft: “Yes” to the Goodies. “No” to the Gulags.

Big government Democrat politicians are happy to be puppets of corporate interests so long as the strings don’t show. They need rhetorical deniability for the campaign trail.

Similarly, Democrat primary voters generally embrace socialism by any other name so long as you don’t lay bare the repressive implications. They too need rhetorical deniability so they may continue to tell themselves they are the true heirs of American values or “the thing,” as Joe Biden affectionately terms it.

Bernie Sanders flamed out on Super Tuesday because he couldn’t keep the revolutionary in him under wraps on 60 Minutes two weeks earlier.

Rather than sticking to his fairy tale of socialism as harmonious, Nordic-style communal living, Sanders let his true self show in the form of cringe-worthy praise for Fidel Castro’s literacy program in communist Cuba.

Democrat primary voters came to Bernie Sanders for the “free” goodies but they couldn’t stay for the gulags.

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Biden Surges after Super Tuesday Triumph

Townhall Review – March 7, 2020

Hugh Hewitt talks with NBC News correspondent Steve Kornacki about the latest in the Democratic primary race to the nomination.

Mike Gallagher weighs in on the battle for the nomination that is now between Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden.

Hugh Hewitt and Trump Campaign Spokesman Tim Murtaugh talk about the possibilities of a campaign between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.

Hugh Hewitt talks with David Cortman of the Alliance Defending Freedom about a religious freedom case that is now headed to the Supreme Court.

Sebastian Gorka chats with Chris Farrell of Judicial Watch about their upcoming deposition of Hillary Clinton regarding her personal servers and Benghazi.

Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson talk with Epoch Times investigative reporter Josh Philipp about China’s handling of the Coronavirus outbreak.

Dennis Prager talks about a “Never Trumper” who now says if Bernie Sanders is the Democratic nominee, he will vote for President Trump.

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Democrats in a Panic over Sanders Momentum


Townhall Review – February 29, 2020

Hugh Hewitt and Politico senior writer Jake Sherman take a look at the winners and losers from last Tuesday night’s Democratic debate.

Dennis Prager talks about Senator Bernie Sanders defense of some of the policies of late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.

Mike Gallagher examines some of the shocking statements from Joe Biden prior to the debate in South Carolina.

Hugh Hewitt talks with Presidential assistant Peter Navarro about the Trump Administration’s efforts to combat the spread of the Coronavirus.

Sebastian Gorka talks with Dana Loesch about her book, “Grace Canceled,” and the trend to withhold grace.

Dennis Prager and Heather MacDonald, fellow at the Manhattan Institute, talk about her recent speech at a college where students were encouraged to intimidate and interfere with her speech.

Sebastian Gorka talk with actor Dean Cain about his faith and Hollywood’s reaction to those who express their faith.

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