Morning Jolt: Late Campaign Stops Don’t Seem to Do Much

Growing up in New Jersey, we called nights like tonight – where there were expectations for hooliganism — vandalism, breaking windows, and perhaps even arson, "Mischief Night." In Detroit, they called it "Devil's Night." In 2020, Americans just call it "Friday."

On the menu today: wondering how much we should read into the Biden campaign's decision to send the candidate to Minnesota and Wisconsin today; the president declares that a steady decline in weekly jobless claims "is boring but it's really good"; marveling that Texas could possibly be close considering Biden's stances; and wondering why some people seem so hell-bent on having different deadlines for in-person voting and absentee ballots.

Do Biden's Late Campaign Stops in Minnesota and Wisconsin Mean Much?

You can read too much into a presidential candidate's choices for their last few stops on the campaign trail. In 2000, George W. Bush held a rally on the campus of Drew University — apparently my ...

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WITH JIM GERAGHTY October 30 2020
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WITH JIM GERAGHTY October 30 2020
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Late Campaign Stops Don't Seem to Do Much

Growing up in New Jersey, we called nights like tonight – where there were expectations for hooliganism — vandalism, breaking windows, and perhaps even arson, "Mischief Night." In Detroit, they called it "Devil's Night." In 2020, Americans just call it "Friday."

On the menu today: wondering how much we should read into the Biden campaign's decision to send the candidate to Minnesota and Wisconsin today; the president declares that a steady decline in weekly jobless claims "is boring but it's really good"; marveling that Texas could possibly be close considering Biden's stances; and wondering why some people seem so hell-bent on having different deadlines for in-person voting and absentee ballots.

Do Biden's Late Campaign Stops in Minnesota and Wisconsin Mean Much?

You can read too much into a presidential candidate's choices for their last few stops on the campaign trail. In 2000, George W. Bush held a rally on the campus of Drew University — apparently my ...   READ MORE

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