The Washington Free Beacon: "Biden pledged to be "mindful" of personal space because "social norms" have changed since he was born in the late Cretaceous period. He still hasn't announced his presidential run, but has signaled to allies that his prospective candidacy is "full steam" ahead—in which direction, and toward what destination, no one can say. It already resembles one of those Amtrak trains Biden admires so much: rickety, noisy, a relic transiting badlands."
"The Obama team appears to be more intrigued by Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke, who launched his campaign at a rally in El Paso, Texas, last weekend. Andrew Stiles of the Washington Free Beacon wrote about it here. The AP had to correct its story on the speech, which said, "Mr. O'Rourke also spoke at length in his native Spanish." Dios mio."
"Beto is as lily-white as Elizabeth Warren, whose finance director is leaving because of a disagreement over money. The director would like to raise some. Warren's not so sure. She pledged not to accept donations from millionaires and billionaires, holding out for small-dollar contributions from folks like you and me."
"Now Buttigieg has risen in the polls. He had a solid first quarter for someone without a national profile. The media reputation machine—it builds them up and tears them down—is humming along nicely."
"I find Mayor Pete far less interesting than what he reveals about the Democratic field. He's upstaged the Washington Senators—Warren, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Kristin Gillibrand, Cory Booker, and perhaps Michael Bennett—who have been dreaming of this moment for years."
"Born a year earlier than Biden, Sanders is nevertheless more in sync with the moment. Not just because his fans include so many Millennials."
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