Morton Kondracke is a retired Washington, DC, journalist (Chicago Sun-Times, The New Republic, McLaughlin Group, FoxNews Special Report, Roll Call, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal) now living on Bainbridge Island. He continues to write regularly for (besides PostAlley) RealClearpolitics.com, mainly to advance the cause of political reform.
Much of that convention agenda was directed straight at the people Noonan said the Democrats had been ignoring—those fearing foreclosures, a second wave of COVID, no schools, more shutdowns, job losses, and food shortages. Has Trump shown the slightest interest in such people? Does he have any plan to help them? I haven’t heard it.
The delays in delivering mail-in ballots will make all but certain it will take days or even weeks to declare final voting results—a chaotic period during which Trump may well try to declare the results (if he loses, as polls now indicate he will) invalid.
US politics is controlled iron-fistedly by a “duopoly”—of, by and for the Republican and Democratic parties, their donors, allied special interests and scores of vendors, pollsters, ad writers, idea suppliers and friendly media outlets.
UW Professor (on leave) David Domke, founder of a 2,000-volunteer, Seattle-based activist group, Common Purpose Now, is working to expand voter participation and elect Democrats all over the country this year.
FairVoteWA, the citizens group urging adoption of the system, urged the state Democratic Party to use it in its multi-candidate March 9 primary, but for unexplained reasons it declined, even though its 2018 platform calls for its adoption, presumably statewide.
All the candidates think that they are the best equipped to beat Trump in November. But pointing out the stakes might concentrate Democratic voters’ (and Independents’ and moderate Republicans’) minds on the imperative of defeating Trump.