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Sherrod Brown yesterday joined the list of Democrats who are a) well positioned to appeal to swing voters and b) not running for president in 2020. Others on that list include Deval Patrick, Mitch Landrieu and Michael Bloomberg.
I’m not shocked by Brown’s decision. He isn’t very well-known nationally, despite his impressive record of winning elections in Ohio. And if he had run, he would have had to contend with discussion of his ugly 1986 divorce, during which his ex-wife accused him of mistreatment (although she now supports him).
Brown’s demurral adds to the importance of the decisions facing Joe Biden and Beto O’Rourke. They remain the last high-profile candidates who are likely to build a presidential campaign at least in part around appealing to swing voters — as well as the roughly half of Democratic voters who identify as moderate or conservative.
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Biden and O’Rourke both appear likely to run. Both also have their flaws. Biden has not been a strong or disciplined candidate during his two previous presidential campaigns, in 1988 and 2008. He also has a long, complicated record in public life. The Washington Post reported yesterday on comments that he made in 1975 expressing skepticism over desegregation and affirmative action. Those positions won’t help him in the 2020 primary.
As for O’Rourke, it’s still not clear how good of a candidate he will be when subjected to the intense scrutiny of a presidential race. He has run only one high-profile campaign so far, his 2018 Senate campaign against Ted Cruz. He did impressively well for a Democrat in Texas, but he didn’t win.
There are other candidates and potential candidates who could build a campaign around electability and appeals to swing voters. But if none of them catches fire — candidates like Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, John Hickenlooper, Pete Buttigieg and John Delaney — and if both Biden and O’Rourke struggle, the Democratic campaign could have a fascinating dynamic.
The party’s more moderate voters could effectively decide which of the more strongly progressive candidates — like Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders — will win the nomination.
The Manafort sentence
Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, was sentenced yesterday to less than four years in prison, far less than what the sentencing guidelines said his financial crimes deserved.
“For context on Manafort’s 47 months in prison, my client yesterday was offered 36-72 months in prison for stealing 0 worth of quarters from a residential laundry room,” tweeted Scott Hechinger, a public defender in Brooklyn. Hechinger went on to describe several other such examples.
“To be clear: I’m not advocating here or anywhere for worse treatment for all. Just wish my clients received same treatment as the privileged few,” he wrote.
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六合平码走势软件【同】【龙】【吉】，【坐】【在】【营】【前】【闲】【聊】【着】，【由】【蔚】【沐】【聊】【到】【天】【界】。【抬】【起】【头】【来】，【看】【着】【天】【上】【的】【流】【云】【变】【幻】【无】【常】，【时】【而】【若】【动】【物】，【时】【而】【若】【人】【形】，【甚】【是】【奇】【特】。【我】【便】【又】【问】【她】:“【这】【天】【上】【的】【流】【云】【呢】？【是】【谁】【人】【所】【作】？” 【她】【抬】【起】【头】【看】【了】【眼】【天】【空】，【道】:“【织】【女】【所】【作】！” “【她】【一】【个】【人】【制】【作】【这】【么】【多】【的】【云】？【该】【有】【多】【累】？” 【她】【便】【捂】【着】【嘴】，【看】【着】【我】【笑】，【道】:“【织】【女】【可】
【牛】【二】【一】【边】【赶】【车】，【一】【边】【听】【着】【马】【车】【上】【这】【群】【孩】【子】【们】【叽】【叽】【喳】【喳】【的】【声】【音】。 【这】【都】【傍】【晚】【了】，【怎】【么】【他】【们】【精】【力】【还】【是】【这】【么】【旺】【盛】？？ “【哥】【哥】，【娘】【之】【前】【明】【显】【是】【骗】【我】【的】，【这】【里】【真】【好】【玩】【儿】，【比】【咱】【们】【府】【上】【好】【玩】【多】【了】。” 【小】【九】【抱】【着】【旺】【财】【佯】【装】【在】【睡】【觉】，【不】【想】【搭】【理】【小】【家】【伙】【儿】。 “【舅】【舅】，【你】【说】【对】【吧】？”【见】【小】【九】【没】【有】【回】【复】【自】【己】，【二】【狗】【又】【转】【头】【去】【问】【胖】【墩】
【几】【日】【后】【传】【胪】，【诸】【位】【贡】【士】【皆】【身】【穿】【公】【服】，【头】【戴】【三】【枝】【九】【叶】【顶】【冠】，【齐】【聚】【于】【宫】【中】【集】【英】【殿】【阶】【下】。 【黄】【门】【引】【着】【皇】【上】【升】【座】【之】【后】，【诸】【贡】【士】【同】【满】【朝】【官】【员】【一】【起】【行】【三】【跪】【九】【拜】【之】【礼】。 【礼】【毕】，【鸿】【胪】【寺】【卿】【范】【兴】【儒】【大】【人】【开】【始】【遵】【从】【旧】【例】【于】【殿】【前】【宣】【制】：“【我】【朝】【于】【兴】【元】【二】【十】【四】【年】【四】【月】【十】【九】【日】【策】【试】【天】【下】【贡】【士】，【第】【一】【甲】【赐】【进】【士】【及】【第】，【第】【二】【甲】【赐】【进】【士】【出】【身】，【第】【三】【甲】【赐】
【看】【到】**【的】【这】【次】【表】【现】，【杨】【峰】【无】【奈】【的】【笑】【了】【笑】，【其】【实】【刚】【才】，**【本】【可】【以】【把】【球】【传】【给】【位】【置】【更】【好】【的】【周】【成】【龙】。 【但】【是】【对】【于】【他】【的】【这】【次】【处】【理】，【杨】【峰】【也】【不】【能】【责】【怪】【什】【么】，【毕】【竟】【年】【轻】【人】【谁】【没】【有】【一】【点】【气】【盛】。 【不】【过】【希】【望】**【不】【要】【为】【了】【意】【气】【之】【争】【而】【影】【响】【到】【整】【个】【球】【队】。 【还】【好】，【接】【下】【来】【两】【个】【人】【都】【有】【所】【收】【敛】，【不】【在】【一】【味】【地】【表】【现】【自】【己】。 “【现】【在】【比】【赛】六合平码走势软件【现】【场】【寂】【静】【无】【声】。 【恒】【古】【荒】【凉】【的】【红】【土】【地】【上】，【狂】【风】【裹】【挟】【着】【风】【沙】，【肆】【虐】【在】【这】【片】【古】【老】【的】【大】【地】【上】。 【黑】【石】【部】【落】【外】。 【一】【袭】【黑】【衣】【的】【冷】【酷】【青】【年】，【单】【手】【击】【飞】【实】【力】【不】【弱】【于】【通】【玄】【境】【巅】【峰】【的】【阴】【蛇】，【导】【致】【现】【场】【死】【寂】。 【黑】【石】【部】【落】【在】【方】【圆】【数】【千】【万】【里】【的】【寂】【灭】【界】，【只】【是】【一】【个】【小】【型】【部】【落】，【最】【强】【者】【不】【过】【是】【通】【玄】【境】【巅】【峰】【的】【族】【老】。
【一】【路】【惨】【淡】，【两】【千】【收】【藏】，【突】【然】【上】【架】，【毫】【无】【准】【备】。 【我】【不】【适】【合】【写】【书】，【放】【弃】【了】。 【抱】【歉】。 【江】【湖】【路】【远】，【再】【难】【相】【见】。 【各】【位】【珍】【重】。
【休】【宁】【殿】【很】【大】，【也】【没】【什】【么】【人】【服】【侍】，【冷】【冷】【清】【清】【的】【像】【是】【电】【视】【剧】【的】【冷】【宫】。 【当】【我】【再】【一】【次】【费】【尽】【心】【力】【把】【殿】【里】【角】【角】【落】【落】【搜】【刮】【一】【遍】【之】【后】，【瞧】【着】【不】【远】【处】【云】【淡】【风】【轻】【的】【贪】【吃】【鬼】【郁】【闷】【了】。 “【师】【父】，【师】【叔】【到】【底】【把】【东】【西】【放】【到】【了】【哪】【里】？” 【男】【人】【眉】【梢】【高】【挑】，【一】【副】【痞】【子】【模】【样】，【歪】【着】【头】【看】【着】【我】。 “【为】【师】【怎】【么】【知】【道】？” 【他】【怎】【么】【知】【道】？ 【愤】【怒】【的】
【愤】【怒】【的】【多】【玛】【姆】【没】【给】【王】【杨】【开】【口】【的】【机】【会】，【上】【来】【就】【是】【技】【能】【招】【呼】，【他】【觉】【得】【只】【有】【这】【样】【才】【能】【表】【达】【自】【己】【的】【愤】【怒】【之】【情】。 【王】【杨】【看】【着】【冲】【击】【而】【来】【的】【能】【量】【不】【由】【傻】【了】【眼】，【这】【能】【量】【的】【强】【度】【明】【显】【不】【是】【自】【己】【所】【能】【抵】【挡】【的】，【这】【根】【本】【就】【是】【想】【直】【接】【秒】【杀】【自】【己】【啊】。 【不】【是】【你】【特】【么】【当】【时】【分】【出】【去】【的】【真】【的】【是】【你】【的】【分】【身】【不】【是】【你】【的】【主】【体】【吗】？ 【这】【前】【后】【差】【距】【也】【太】【大】【了】【吧】？