The newest Des Moines Register poll one month out from the Iowa caucuses is no doubt giving heartburn to the Democratic establishment, because it shows someone who is only occasionally a Democrat (usually on leap years) to be in the lead, with Buttigieg slipping and Biden stuck in neutral:
But what is the Washington Post most concerned about?
But, but—I though Elizabeth Warren was . . . what’s that? Oh. Never mind.
Meanwhile, did you happen to notice the late John Kerry turning up a lot in the news the last few days attacking President Trump’s moves against Iran? That’s because:
Yeah, I know, the signs say “Biden,” but what do you think is really going through his head? The dude seriously thinks he has a chance:
Thoughts: Biden seems stuck in the mud. Think of him as the Spinal Tap of candidates: his appeal is getting “more selective.” But if he finishes fourth in Iowa and New Hampshire, I doubt South Carolina can save him. Though the wild card will be Bloomberg and Steyer: will they turn their ample warchests into attack ads on Sanders, the way Mitt Romney serially destroyed each successive challenger in 2012? That will set up a Democratic base versus billionaires fight that will lead to a serious nationwide popcorn shortage.
Chaser: Could Pelosi be timing the transmission of the impeachment articles to the Senate to get Bernie off the campaign trail and help the supposedly more electable Biden?
P.S.: The prediction markets for the first time now rate Trump the favorite to win the election.