For some Democrats, it's the dream that won't die: former First Lady Michelle Obama swooping in late to the 2020 primaries to secure the party's presidential nomination at the next election and doing battle with President Donald Trump. Obama has ruled out multiple times standing in the 2020 race, saying she does not want to be president. But a new poll shows that in New Hampshire, at least, she could win the state's primary and lead her nearest rivals by six points four months ahead of February's vote. The FPU-Boston Herald telephone poll of 422 likely Democratic primary voters in New Hampshire found that Obama would be in the lead on 26 percent if she entered the contest now. In joint-second place would be Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren (20 percent) and former Vice President Joe Biden (20 percent), followed by independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (15 percent). Obama, whose husband Barack Obama was president from 2009 to 2017, would drain seven points of support from … [Read more...] about Michelle Obama Would Drain Support From Sanders, Warren and Biden, Win New Hampshire Primary if She Entered 2020 Race: Poll
The general-election campaign is happening today. And Donald Trump is running unopposed.Presidents who have recently won reelection seeded their victories not in the final sprint before Election Day, but by executing a two-year campaign to exploit a contentious primary on the other side, reconnect with their base of supporters, and define the election as a choice, not a referendum. I served as the national press secretary on President Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign, when we used that strategy to great effect. Now I’m watching President Trump executing the same strategy that powered Obama to reelection, while the Democratic organizations that could answer him have left an open playing field in the battleground states where the election will be decided.The Trump campaign launched at the start of 2019 and hasn’t paused for a day. It is using the candidate’s schedule, a staffed-up campaign team, and a sophisticated digital-advertising effort to reach its … [Read more...] about I Helped Obama Win in 2012. Now Trump Is Using the Same Playbook.
The 2020 race for the White House will undoubtedly be a battle both of ideology and personality. But it is also shaping up as a clash between two opposing forces: the ever-expanding, $1 billion industry that is a modern presidential campaign, and the Democratic Party’s move away from the top-down approach to fundraising that has fueled American politics for decades.So far, the progressive push toward campaign-finance purity is winning, and that’s worrying Democrats who believe that the party literally can’t afford to leave money on the table if it wants to defeat President Donald Trump next year.The three most prolific fundraisers in the sprawling Democratic presidential-primary field—Senators Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris, and former Representative Beto O’Rourke—hauled in just less than $40 million total in the first quarter of 2019. That was enough to easily surpass the $30 million that the Trump campaign added to its coffers. But it represented … [Read more...] about The Strategic Move That Gave Bernie Sanders a Fundraising Edge
Realme has started teasing a new budget smartphone ‘Realme 5s’ on Flipkart. Realme 5s will be Flipkart exclusive and it will launch on November 20, the same day as the Realme X2 Pro.The teaser on Flipkart confirms Realme 5s will feature a quad-camera setup with a 48-megapixel primary sensor. Details on the remaining three sensors aren’t revealed as yet but we can expect a wide-angle lens, macro sensor and a depth sensor. In terms of design Realme 5s carries the same look as its predecessor Realme 5. The smartphone will feature a ‘crystal design’ with a rear fingerprint sensor. It will also feature a notch up front.Realme 5 also houses a quad camera setup with a configuration of 12MP+8MP+8MP+2MP and a 13MP front camera. It comes with a 6.5-inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor and a 5,000mAh battery. Realme 5 is available in three storage variants offering up to 4GB RAM and 128GB storage. On the software front, it runs ColorOS 6 based on Android … [Read more...] about Realme 5s with 48MP quad camera to launch on November 20
Photo: AleksandarNakic/iStock Photo: AleksandarNakic/iStock Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: AleksandarNakic/iStock 5 Crucial Questions to Ask Before You Flip Your First House 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Thanks to the seemingly endless glut of home improvement TV shows like “Flip or Flop,” “Masters of Flip,” and “Rehab Addict,” it seems like flipping houses has become America’s favorite pastime. But for the inexperienced, house flipping can be a dangerous and costly game. Make one wrong move, and that “great investment” can turn into a monumental mistake. Don’t want your first flip to be a flop? Here are five questions you might never think to ask yourself, but totally should, before … [Read more...] about 5 Crucial Questions to Ask Before You Flip Your First House