Clinton Leads Sanders by 2.5 Million Votes, So Who is More Popular?

by Lanny Davis – 4/4/16 Tomorrow is the Wisconsin Democratic primary, which most polls show that Bernie Sanders will win. The Vermont senator and his campaign leaders have been all over the media in the last several weeks calling on Hillary Clinton–committed superdelegates to switch to Sanders. Their argument: Sanders is the more popular candidate […]

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Democrats: Don’t Stoop to Trump’s Level

by Lanny Davis – 3/17/16 When I read about the Chicago protesters last week cheering after Donald Trump canceled his campaign rally as a result of their efforts, I knew a lot of anti-Trump Democrats were also happy. But my first reaction? “Ouch.” As these protests against Trump inevitably continue, I believe those of us […]

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The Clinton-Sanders New Majority Coalition

by Lanny Davis – 3/10/16 After Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) narrow victory in Michigan Tuesday, preceded by vigorous debates and competition, it might appear that Sanders and Hillary Clinton are about to begin a more divisive campaign for the presidency in the coming months. I beg to differ. I expect, instead, a campaign, while intense […]

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Hillary Clinton: Breaking Barriers, Bringing Us Together

by Lanny Davis – 3/3/16 On Saturday night in South Carolina, after she had defeated Bernie Sanders by a margin of more than 47 points, winning in every county, white and black, Hillary Clinton gave a speech that she stated upfront was addressed to the nation. On Tuesday night, she won seven out of the […]

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Look at the Facts, Not Innuendo

by Lanny Davis – 2/12/16 I have no problem with presidential candidates who received speaking fees disclosing transcripts of their speeches — as long as it applies to everyone in that situation. What I do have a problem with is the insinuation by Sen. Bernie Sanders and the USA TODAY Editorial Board that when then-Sens. […]

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What “Revolution” Senator Sanders? A Republican Revolution?

by Lanny Davis – 2/10/16 I write this column February 9th on the morning of the New Hampshire primary. I expect Senator Bernie Sanders to win the primary – probably by a substantial double digit margin. Anything less would upset predictions made by virtually every single poll and pundit. As I have said repeatedly during […]

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Five Questions that Senator Sanders Owes It to Democratic Party Progressives to Answer…Tonight or Soon

by Lanny Davis – 1/27/16 As we wait for tonight’s Democratic town hall debate in Iowa, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) owes it to all progressive Democrats, including himself and his enthusiastic supporters, to answer the following three questions posed by fellow progressives: 1. Progressive New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, often a Hillary Clinton critic, […]

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Whose Message is More Effective Among Dems – Hillary or Bernie? No Doubt: Hillary

by Lanny Davis – 1/17/16 Question: Does Bernie Sanders have a “better message” vs. Hillary Clinton? Major media and certain Democrats who love Sanders say “yes,” and have been saying so for a long time. What is the evidence from the latest public opinion surveys? The opposite. Clinton has a far more effective and popular […]

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Thank you, Mr. Trump — Keep Attacking the Clintons

by Lanny Davis – 1/1/16 So I can just imagine Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s inner voice giving him advice in his usual fact-free zone — the same voice that told him he “watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down” — though […]

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The Right Way and the Wrong Way to Defeat ISIS

by Lanny Davis – 11/24/15 SEXTUS: You can break a man’s skull. You can arrest him. You can throw him into a dungeon. But how do you fight an idea? MESSALA: Sextus, you ask how to fight an idea. Well, I’ll tell you how … with another idea! — From the movie “Ben Hur,” 1959 […]

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