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March 02, 2020
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“Joementum!”

In This Episode

Joe Biden scores a decisive victory in the South Carolina primary, causing Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, and Tom Steyer to end their campaigns. As the last four candidates look to Super Tuesday, the Trump Administration continues to bungle the response to the growing threat of coronavirus. Then David Plouffe talks to Jon L. about what to watch for on Super Tuesday and his new book, A Citizen’s Guide to Beating Donald Trump.

Show notes

South Carolina

  • NYT: South Carolina 2020 Primary: Live Results
  • Vox: Near-record turnout in South Carolina sets stage for Super Tuesday battles
  • WaPo: Joe Biden wins South Carolina primary, reshaping the Democratic race
  • WaPo: Exit polls from the 2020 South Carolina Democratic primary
  • Politico: South Carolina blows up the 2020 primary
  • WaPo: Turnout in South Carolina makes Biden’s win even more impressive
  • Vox: Biden got nearly two-thirds of the black vote in South Carolina
  • Vox: Rep. Jim Clyburn’s endorsement gave Biden some serious momentum in South Carolina
  • FiveThirtyEight: What Biden’s Big South Carolina Win Might Mean For Sanders
  • Vox: Heading into Super Tuesday, Biden gets big funding boost
  • FiveThirtyEight: South Carolina forecast and results 
  • NYT: South Carolina 2020 Primary: Live Results
  • WaPo: Bernie Sanders couldn’t dent Joe Biden’s black voter support
  • ABC News: SC results reveal challenge for Sanders among black voters
  • Politico: Sanders campaign raises more than $46 million in February
  • NYT: Winning South Carolina, Biden Makes Case Against Sanders: ‘Win Big or Lose
  • Morning Consult (2/28): Second choice of Buttigieg supporters
  • Vox: Pete Buttigieg drops out 
  • WaPo: Pete Buttigieg is ending his presidential bid
  • NYT: Pete Buttigieg to Quit Democratic Presidential Race
  • NYT: For Buttigieg, a Search for Black Support That Never Arrived
  • PBS News: Buttigieg aides say path beyond Super Tuesday is possible but tricky
  • FiveThirtyEight: Goodbye To Tom Steyer, The Other Billionaire Whose 2020 Campaign Never Made Much Sense
  • NYT: Tom Steyer Drops Out of 2020 Presidential Race
  • Politico: Steyer drops out of 2020 race

Super Tuesday

  • Politico: Super Tuesday polls: Bernie’s edge, Biden’s bounce and Bloomberg’s debut 
  • FiveThirtyEight: Election Update: South Carolina — And A Bunch Of New Polls — Are Showing A Close Super Tuesday Race
  • NBC News: NBC News polls: Sanders has the edge in Texas, is tied with Biden in North Carolina
  • USA Today: Sanders leads Biden in key Super Tuesday states of California, Texas and North Carolina, polls find 
  • NYT: Who Will Win on Super Tuesday? Here’s What Polls Show in 6 Key States 
  • WaPo: Bernie Sanders has the advantage on Super Tuesday as rivals jockey to hold down his delegate count 
  • Politico: Sanders in command as Super Tuesday nears
  • NBC News: Can Latinos seal the deal for Sanders on Super Tuesday?
  • Reuters: Sanders surpasses Biden among African American voters: Reuters/Ipsos poll 
  • Politico: Biden’s surprise ray of hope in California 
  • Vox: Joe Biden’s victory in South Carolina could foreshadow a strong performance in the South
  • Politico: How Biden plans to capitalize on his big win 
  • NYT: ‘He Hasn’t Been Here’: Why Joe Biden Lags in Super Tuesday States
  • ABC News: Bloomberg campaign plans 2,400 events in 30 states ahead of Super Tuesday
  • Politico: Bloomberg tumbles heading into Super Tuesday 
  • Bloomberg: Bloomberg Tops Half a Billion Dollars in Campaign Advertising
  • AP: Virginia a key state in Bloomberg’s Super Tuesday strategy 
  • Politico: Inside Warren’s Hail Mary strategy for the nomination
  • Medium: Super Tuesday and Beyond
  • WSJ: Warren’s Ground Game Faces Biggest Test on Super Tuesday
  • Politico: Warren at risk of losing her home state
  • AP: Super Tuesday race tightens in Amy Klobuchar’s Minnesota
  • CNN: Amy Klobuchar abandons South Carolina as she looks ahead to Super Tuesday
  • NBC News: Klobuchar says she is ‘headed into Super Tuesday’ despite poor showing in S.C.
  • NBC News: Klobuchar’s new delegate strategy focuses on going smaller

Coronavirus

  • Politico: Trump’s new coronavirus risk: Dangerous spin and public distrust — inside Iran 
  • WaPo: Inside Trump’s frantic attempts to minimize the coronavirus crisis
  • CBS News: Who’s in charge of the Trump administration’s coronavirus response?
  • Politico: After fumbled messaging, Trump gets a coronavirus czar by another name
  • WaPo: U.S. workers without protective gear assisted coronavirus evacuees, HHS whistleblower says 
  • NBC News: As Trump paints rosy picture of coronavirus, his own health officials sound alarm
  • WaPo: Behind our sluggish response to coronavirus, an unnecessary battle over funding
  • CNN: Bloomberg to air coronavirus address in 3-minute TV ad
  • CBS News: Trump announces coronavirus travel restrictions and screening efforts on certain visitors
  • NBC News: Coronavirus: Trump adds travel restrictions on Iran, advisories for Italy and South Korea
  • Politico: Trump rallies conservatives — and drops charges of a coronavirus ‘hoax’
  • NYT: Trump Criticizes Media for Coverage of Coronavirus
  • Yahoo News: Donald Trump Jr. accuses Democrats of hoping coronavirus ‘kills millions of people’ 

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