Originally published in Financial Times The leading Democrats vying to take on Donald Trump in November’s US presidential election are set to spar over who would make the best commander-in-chief on Tuesday, in the first televised debate since Mr Trump ordered the killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani. As he struggles to cement his frontrunner … Continue reading Biden and Sanders reprise Iraq war fight in 2020 race
Originally published on FoxNews.com The curious campaign of Michael Bloomberg raises a question: Can a billionaire buy the Democratic nomination? In his late bid for the nomination that skips the first four contests, which historically launch the nominee, Bloomberg has placed a big bet that big bucks can overcome all. Bloomberg has a history of short-circuiting the traditional political process and winning. The hallmarks … Continue reading Mary Anne Marsh: Bloomberg is rich, aloof and imperious — is this really what Dems want for president?
Originally published on FoxNews.com. And then there were seven… The sixth Democratic debate in Los Angeles on Thursday night featured seven candidates just 24 hours after the impeachment of President Donald Trump. While impeachment was the first question of the debate but it was the only reference to it all evening…unless you were reading Trump’s Twitter feed during … Continue reading Mary Anne Marsh: December Democratic debate’s winners and losers – (Hint: You may be surprised)
Originally publish in The Los Angeles Times. After five rounds of debate, a fleeting set of viral moments and enough soundbites to fill a large concert hall, the Democratic race for president stands largely where it was six months ago, when the year’s first face-to-face meeting took place on a soupy night in Miami. The … Continue reading Will Democrats tear up the script for their final debate of 2019?
Originally published in The Greenfield Recorder. With 11 months to go before the 2020 election, the field of Democratic candidates has been slowly narrowing to a field that some might even be able to name. But Greenfield-reared political analyst Mary Anne Marsh says the same four front-runners have dominated the race from the start, and … Continue reading Political analyst weighs in on Democrats’ prospects in 2020
Originally published on FoxNews.com. The fight for the Democratic nomination between Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg broke into full view at the end of last week … and it’s going to be a doozy. Last Monday I wrote, “Math and history favor the one who wins at least one of the first contests and Super Tuesday. Today that means … Continue reading Mary Anne Marsh: Warren vs. Buttigieg – who has the edge after this latest round?
Originally published in The Boston Globe. Written by Victoria McGrane. Photo by Jessica Rinaldi. Former secretary of state John F. Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, endorsed Joe Biden for president Thursday, saying the former vice president is the leader the country “desperately needs right now.” Citing his long friendship with Biden, Kerry said in … Continue reading John Kerry endorses Joe Biden, saying US ‘desperately needs [him] right now’