This post is by Unknown from West Coast Stat Views (on Observational Epidemiology and more)
Conventional wisdom assumed the midterms would be about Biden and Inflation. Trump and Abortion make for a very different battlefield.
"Republicans had good reason to dread the havoc Trump would create if he joined the fight in 2022. So they pleaded with him to keep out of the 2022 race. A Republican lawmaker in a close contest told CNN on August 19, “I don’t say his name, ever.” https://t.co/ZfNECqZuHG— Mark Leibovich (@MarkLeibovich) September 5, 2022
In theory, the keep-him-out-of-the-election approach has a lot to be said for it; in practice, it's a bit difficult to execute when your party is now basically a conspiracy theory/cult of personality built around an attention hungry narcissist.
"Out of 529 total R nominees running for office, we found 195 who fully denied the legitimacy of the 2020 election" & "an additional 61 candidates raised questions around the results"— Brendan Nyhan (@BrendanNyhan) September 6, 2022
Only "71 have fully accepted the results... while another 87 have accepted with reservations" https://t.co/iz3cNW4O5J
Holy Crap. Cannon’s decision interferes with Exec Branch ability to track who had access to this information as criminal and natl security officials are both needed to investigate this.— Andrew Weissmann 🌻 (@AWeissmann_) September 7, 2022
Material on foreign nation’s nuclear capabilities seized at MAL https://t.co/6Qm3mYWs1T
Remember when David Brooks was holding up Rubio as the sensible answer to Trump? No wonder Brooks has started talking about third parties.
Marco Rubio says Trump’s theft of classified documents is “just a storage issue,” (Read more...)