Reporter covering national politicsEducation: Hamilton CollegeSean Sullivan covers national politics, with a focus on the 2020 presidential campaign. He joined The Washington Post in 2012. Sullivan is also an on-air contributor to CBSN.
After mostly avoiding direct attacks on Trump, Biden says Friday he “whipped Donald Trump in Virginia” and so will McAuliffe, highlighting a key strategy for Democratic candidates: linking opponents to Trump.
The Cuba demonstrations could give Biden an opening to retool the Democrats’ message toward the island nation, after many in the party felt they paid a price for Obama’s outreach. Republicans say it won’t be so easy for Democrats to rebrand their approach.
Beneath the joyful mood lurked some uncomfortable truths and potentially competing challenges for the president. There is a risk that he is celebrating too much and too early, with vaccination rates still lagging and coronavirus variants posing a growing threat.