— Zeddy (@Zeddary) July 9, 2019
But seriously, folks:
… In addition to having a slight edge over Trump already, Rapinoe has a lot more room for growth. The voters who are undecided in the Rapinoe/Trump head to head voted for Hillary Clinton by 58 points and just 8% of them approve of the job Trump is doing to 82% who disapprove. They’re likely undecided either because they’re not familiar with Rapinoe or aren’t sure about her as a Presidential candidate, but given their past voting history and feelings about Trump, it seems unlikely they’ll end up in his camp.
Rapinoe may be an unlikely Presidential candidate but her numbers still speak to a broader truth about Trump’s standing- the fact that he polls in the low 40s against any Democrat he gets tested against shows that electability concerns are overrated and Democrats should feel comfortable voting for the candidates they like the best, not just the ones they think have the best chance of beating Trump.
That being said…
From the rules for the July debates, just released by CNN: "There will be no show of hands or one-word, down-the-line questions." *cough Chuck Todd cough*
— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) July 9, 2019
The third Democratic primary debate will be held September 12 and 13 (a Thursday and Friday) in Houston. It will be hosted by ABC in partnership with Univision.
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) July 10, 2019
Not a surprise that the DNC chose Houston to host such the debate. Though Texas is red state, Houston is one of, if not the most, diverse city in the US and has had a Democrat as the mayor since 1982
— Michael Schwab (@michaelschwab13) July 10, 2019
That means both the runner up convention cities (Miami, Houston) got debates, which seems nice https://t.co/F3FDzs4Iyn
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) July 10, 2019
Grant us Democrats this: We strive to be fair (and to learn from our mistakes). There’s worse faults!