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“Attempting to control Trump is not for the faint of heart”

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By Michelle D. Bernard, for Politico Magazine October 23, 2020 Hallelujah! The muting of each candidate during his opponent’s opening answers might have actually resurrected some sense of what a presidential debate should look like. We could actually hear the contenders speak. Going into the debate, I feared for Kristen Welker, the moderator, given Trump’s […]

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The VP Debate: “Pence’s Performance was Just A Kinder, Gentler Version of Trump’s WWE-worthy Brawl Just One Week Ago”

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The vice presidential debate made three things crystal clear: We are not yet a post-racial nation. We are not yet a post-sexist nation. And Mike Pence is nothing more than Donald Trump’s white-haired, achromatic, smooth-talking doppelganger.

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The Trump-Biden Presidential Debate: “Give Me Biden or Give Me Netflix.”

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Published in Politico Magazine, September 30, 3030 By, Michelle D. Bernard Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images ‘It was the most undignified, unpresidential presidential debate in the history of the country’ It was the most undignified, unpresidential presidential debate in the history of the country. The moderator appeared impotent in his ability to wrangle and control of Trump […]

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The 11th Democratic Presidential Primary Debate: “Bernie’s Last Stand.”

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AP Photo/Evan Vucci Published in Politico Magazine, March 16, 2020 By, Michelle D. Bernard For Bernie Sanders, the 11th Democratic primary debate was Custer’s Last Stand. And Sanders was Custer. It was the effective end of democratic socialism. As with Custer, in the short term, many will romanticize Sanders’ loss. They will see him as […]

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The 10th Democratic Presidential Primary Debate: “It was Exhausting”

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Win McNamee/Getty Images Published in Politico Magazine, 02/26/2020 01:41 AM EST By, Michelle D. Bernard In the wake of Sanders’ decisive victory in Nevada with a broad coalition that included the largest number of nonwhite voters in the state, I could see why so many “feel the Bern.” I saw why so many Americans of […]

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The 9th Democratic Presidential Primary Debate: “Bloomberg Failed Miserably”

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By, Michelle D. Bernard, Published in POLITICO MAGAZINE 02/20/2020 01:50 AM EST Michelle Bernard is a political analyst, lawyer, author and president and CEO of the Bernard Center for Women, Politics & Public Policy. After 10 weeks of hype, millions of dollars spent on ads, endorsements from highly respected members of the African American community […]

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The Nevada Debate Could Be A ‘Make Or Break’ For Bloomberg

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Carlos Osorio/AP February 19, 2020 5:00 AM ET By Bobby Allyn He isn’t on the ballot in Nevada’s caucuses, but billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will be on the national debate stage for the first time, joining five other Democratic candidates Wednesday night during the debate in Las Vegas. He qualified […]

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Why Female Presidential Candidates Are Treated Differently

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Senators Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren, the leading female candidates in the 2020 Democratic primary race, are polling in fifth and sixth place nationally. Michelle Bernard, President of Bernard Center for Women, Politics and Public Policy, tells MSNBC’s Ali Velshi why she believes female candidates are treated differently in politics than their male counterparts. Video […]

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The 8th Democratic Presidential Primary Debate: “Maybe It’s the Opie Taylor Thing He Has Going On”

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By Michelle D. Bernard, Published in POLITICO MAGAZINE 02/08/2020 01:27 AM EST Michelle Bernard is a political analyst, lawyer, author and president and CEO of the Bernard Center for Women, Politics & Public Policy. One week after Iowa, the winner of the night was ABC’s Linsey Davis. Her performance in the two debates she has […]

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The 7th 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary Debate: “The Clear Winner Is Biden”

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By Michelle D. Bernard, Published in POLITICO MAGAZINE 01/15/2020 02:42 AM EST Michelle Bernard is a political analyst, lawyer, author and president and CEO of the Bernard Center for Women, Politics & Public Policy. Anne O’Hare McCormick, the renowned foreign news correspondent and a woman ahead of her time, once said: “The real test of […]

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