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National Political Correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC. My book, The Red and the Blue, is available now. Instagram: steve01450

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@EricMGarcia Really kind of you to say. Thank you!(Eisenhower turned 70 a few weeks before the end of his second term. Reagan turned 70 less than a month after being… https://t.co/w6OIzn3fNAIn the run-up to his 1980 campaign, Ronald Reagan faced calls from supporters to address the age issue — he’d be th… https://t.co/RdYx9Q4hWz
3/21
2019
@ezralevin @jbouie There's context to Carter's move though: He very nearly lost that race because of the EC. A swit… https://t.co/0NDjFrM9NE @jim2586 John Palmer @nick_field90 Would be interesting to look -- my guess is it was very popular. The amendment passed the House overw… https://t.co/DytDIkUD8o @DKarol Yep, or if the "blue wall" had ended up saving Obama in '12I pick 2000 because before the last minute news of W's 1976 DUI, there was a lot of talk he was going to win the po… https://t.co/rhzXGg92JkSo there was broad, bipartisan conceptual support for nat'l popular vote back when there was no modern precedent fo… https://t.co/nCwXeZjfgJ“After all these years of debate, it appears to me the Electoral College will be around for some time to come” Jul… https://t.co/guQHgCBSwS @aseitzwald Let me try that again: Now *Sanders* might be able to say he’s not the oldest candidate
3/20
2019
Lots of bafflement at Kerry being included in CNN's poll, though I'd kind of enjoy a series of Dem polls that throw… https://t.co/2nAzVN6YSo @Sharpe222 old time's sake?In this same poll in December -- last time they did one -- O'Rourke was at 9%New CNN Dem WH poll Biden 28% Sanders 20% Harris 12% O'Rourke 11% Warren 6% Kerry 4% Booker 3% Klobuchar 3% (Con… https://t.co/dXik0B00sj @benpershing @ChuckLane1 Yeah -- Romney would have gotten big gains in places like MI, OH, PA, FL, even CA, while O… https://t.co/7B3HLVsYS6 @ChuckLane1 Would have made it 290-248 Trump in '16 I think and 274-264 Romney in '12 @PhilWalsh603 Thank you for saying that -- really appreciate it! @nick_field90 Ah, that's right -- I remember that tweet resurfacing a couple years ago..."The one thing we don't do is roll over," says a Bush aide. "We fight." https://t.co/qsGhJFCS7MOne factor in Gore's ultimate popular vote victory might have been the late revelation of George W. Bush's 1976 DUI… https://t.co/sjfC5iqmkZI wonder sometimes how different each party’s attitude toward the Electoral College would be today if the 2000 spli… https://t.co/NLAkua2T5w(The Clinton character's meltdown over the question about Leonard Nimoy endorsing Tsongas was a reference to the re… https://t.co/H6hrvJmNGEOne more for C-Span's 40th birthday: One of the first times (I think?) it was featured on SNL, a March 1992 sketch… https://t.co/OrUNRlEkBJ @deregulator @JohnHoodNC Trent LottMay 15, 1984: The day Newt Gingrich baited Tip O’Neill into a fight on House floor that got O’Neill rebuked — a key… https://t.co/hCA7NtwNH5 @StuPolitics Well, now I wish I hadn’t checked this site one more time before going to sleep. I think MC is doing i… https://t.co/PkkU5n41adNew Morning Consult weekly Dem poll: Biden 35% (+4 from last week) Sanders 27% (0) Harris 8% (-2) O’Rourke 8% (+1)… https://t.co/s4z3NFzrKK
3/19
2019
O’Rourke’s 24-hour fundraising number is obviously massive, defies many expectations, and is feeding an upward reas… https://t.co/HAjESPl0IY
3/18
2019
This is from @NELSAP’s terrific book on lost ski areas in the Berkshires: https://t.co/1gc5bJbHzfIf you are a skier in New England of a certain age, you may remember what once was a very cool St. Patrick’s Day tr… https://t.co/t97xVwyeLi
3/17
2019
@The_Guze Really great to hear this - thank you!
3/15
2019
@jbview @RachelBitecofer Like I said, why does it have to be one? @RachelBitecofer Why does it have to be one? She was the clear front-runner and once he opened the door to running… https://t.co/sjBoxRgtCwI think 3 things explain it: 1. Goodwill over family tragedy in '15 2. Doesn't run in '16 – media scrutiny/GOP atta… https://t.co/KeCGBl3kjJJoe Biden's favorable/unfavorable ratings were not great for most of his time as VP. But they began improving in 20… https://t.co/geOmKZ00jg @ForecasterEnten My own sense is Biden is still largely getting positive treatment from right-leaning media, which… https://t.co/NKerznrN17 @Brent858 Yes. And one of the reasons was because of the excitement Obama generated, which didn’t leave much room for others...O’Rourke *could* catch on, move up in the polls, and become a serious contender for the nomination. But he’s starti… https://t.co/O2YxGr8lxj
3/14
2019
@Sharpe222 “More coverage than Andrew Yang” is a standard that would make de Blasio top tier at this pointRelated to this, how will attacks on O’Rourke that Dem voters were motivated to ignore coming from Cruz/R’s land wh… https://t.co/yOTSJ01xMxIn '18, O'Rourke generated massive national grassroots Dem energy from party activists who deeply dislike Ted Cruz… https://t.co/1o4b621bvOGeorge W. Bush’s 2000 refrain, which was a way of reminding voters of the Clinton scandals without directly invokin… https://t.co/4K9utctBKdOfficially, I’ll be there to discuss Bill and Newt and the ‘90s, but given the location, I’ll be tempted to just ta… https://t.co/Bfy3EhhXdV
3/13
2019
A quick Milwaukee primer: https://t.co/UMZLOrVoc7 @MmeDefargeKnits The state where the convention was held...The last time either party didn’t pick a swing state (or state it hoped to make a swing state) for its convention w… https://t.co/e5juuEgw1w @jbview “Well-known with little else going for them” seems like the kind of thing that becomes apparent after the fact @dcg1114 Yes, she did @dcg1114 I mean, I am thinking more National than just Iowa. Although half that you have listed total did go on to… https://t.co/KWNasCxtKZ @TimAlberta I think the problem with the “It’s all just name recognition and it’s entirely meaningless!” argument i… https://t.co/lAE1WA9960
3/11
2019
@StandingsNYC Don’t forget 1990!
3/9
2019
@KlainGame @DePaulJOUR Nice meeting you too!Thanks to the folks at DePaul for being great hosts today! It was a really fun event. Next time I’m going to a Blue… https://t.co/AkqNMSIT5t
3/8
2019
When I did a weekend morning show here a few years ago, we had a silly current events game show and Alex Trebek lit… https://t.co/uwH7ZudrJJ @ForecasterEnten Goldwater and Reagan and Jesse Jackson and Barney Frank united at last!(Weld lost that race to Frank Bellotti 78-22%)Just stumbled across this for something else, but here's a 1978 photo of Jesse Jackson campaigning with GOP Sen. Ed… https://t.co/TLd1IWx8b4
3/6
2019
Interesting to compare Trump's new Qpac numbers to Bill Clinton in '98. Very similar/brutal public assessment of ea… https://t.co/2sQdAMiuZV @aedwardslevy Reminds me a bit of Clinton after his admission in '98 -- already bad honesty ratings fell further, a… https://t.co/4BqoakaoLE @databyler It's also not looking good for Marshall...I didn't think I needed to spell it out, but judging from the comments, maybe I should: I posted this b/c it's inte… https://t.co/rfwADarNScIn 2020, the incumbent president will be 74, Bernie Sanders will be 79, Joe Biden 78, Elizabeth Warren 71, and Bill Weld 75VP Alben Barkley's bid for the 1952 Democratic presidential nomination fell apart over concerns that, at 74, he was… https://t.co/mkcjIoSp8c @TimAlberta Congratulations — can’t wait to read it!
3/5
2019
@david_darmofal Thanks - that was a really fun week. Hoping they send me back! @david_darmofal Yep, Donahue was a contributor for most of the ‘80s, often doing interviews from the set of of his daytime show
3/2
2019
An honor to play substitute teacher but I am more than ready for Chris to come back from New Zealand and lead his c… https://t.co/4ZN4LMyTAULooking forward to picking up a Blue Demon sweatshirt! Come say hi if you're in the area next Thursday https://t.co/IjQPXas9YV @jbarro Might have been survivable if McG admin wasn't already under federal investigation (by Christie) before. He… https://t.co/ChurK7o6M0Jay Inslee, who is now running for president, was washed up in the 90s after losing his House seat and then a gov r… https://t.co/ntCMPCWNa5
3/1
2019
@SpyTalker This poll is part of the official criteria for determining who does -- and doesn't -- get into the debat… https://t.co/o2rAy9NjVhIn the 7 New Hampshire primaries (D + R) that have featured candidates from Massachusetts, the MA candidates have w… https://t.co/KCGwkwbEuuLots of talk about how Sanders running again complicates Warren's path, but this poll makes me think Kamala Harris… https://t.co/ygfSGKe4Z0New NH primary polling (UNH) Dems Sanders 26% Biden 22% Harris 10% Warren 7% O'Rourke 5% Klobuchar 4% Booker 3% G… https://t.co/1d3jl50IxZ @nick_field90 I'd say it's plausible! I don't believe that any Dem would automatically have done as badly as Mondal… https://t.co/TpkvFY9LQN“He’s going to win by the biggest margin ever in a contested Democratic primary in New Hampshire.” Tom Brokaw with… https://t.co/F6ZgDtyGYp
2/28
2019
@redhotnerd I’ll go one more round. Clinton was accused of committing a felony to cover up a politically damaging a… https://t.co/kFHox8Zb5P @redhotnerd No, I'm pointing out that the same basic argument you are making now -- "It's not about sex, it's about… https://t.co/GE0jYwUsuN @BrandonDelvo Love hearing this -- thanks! @redhotnerd If this is solid "because it's based on law," then so was the Clinton case. He was accused of committin… https://t.co/jzG0UwuFhy @redhotnerd So Democrats should do something "disingenuous" now because Republicans did it then? Or should they say… https://t.co/k6pBu8v2ko @redhotnerd "Sex is irrelevant, but deliberately committing a felony is a totally different animal" was the pro-imp… https://t.co/HE87SiPGRwThis caught my ear too. It's basically consistent with the Dem line defending Clinton on perjury in '98, which woul… https://t.co/00VXRqTE7s @jonward11 Not exactly Keith smart there, but not bad @jonward11 Neither team deserves to win this @CocoRenee54 Good heavens. Regular Americans = all of the voters. We showed what candidates are saying and then sho… https://t.co/rD0dN8qkAh @CocoRenee54 I said “What do his fellow Democratic CANDIDATES think?”
2/27
2019
(A few days later, Biden announced he wouldn’t run)Joe Biden, 7/31/03, as he mulled an ‘04 WH bid: “The most important thing is: Will the message that I would bring t… https://t.co/aNuLoc6awcIf you’re in the area next Tuesday night, March 5, stop by! https://t.co/rr0zYTqcHP“He’s even blurted out the preposterous notion that Russia is our number one geopolitical foe!” John Kerry on Mit… https://t.co/GyRwlmuVyPWhen Dems ridiculed Romney in '12, Putin had already sent tanks into Georgia, been implicated in murders of disside… https://t.co/7pz9EgiLq7 @maddiemein_ Flattered!
2/26
2019
I could see a scenario where Dems adopt what might be thought of as a "Sun Belt strategy" in '20 and then....lose t… https://t.co/ilAlQctVze
2/25
2019
A week after announcing he may challenge Trump in the GOP primaries, Bill Weld has appeared on ABC, CNN, MSNBC and Bloomberg, but not Fox @morningmika I’m going to get it down to a single dramatic syllable one of these nights...
2/22
2019
@matthewjdowd @RichardLubin1 Yes, there’s a party split. This is not in dispute. There’s also surprise that there h… https://t.co/7A5w5mnRo4 @matthewjdowd @RichardLubin1 My “mythic” point is that that can be both true *and* surprising at the same time.
2/21
2019
Bernie Sanders raised $6 million in his first 24 hours as a candidate. Here's how much the 1988 Democratic field ra… https://t.co/trbstOtfCp
2/20
2019

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