What happens when a political party picks someone on the other team’s establishment over one of its most well-known activists? Team Biden is making “ruthless cuts” to the Democratic convention speaking schedule, Politico reports, but right now it looks more like Old Guard Night. And not just the Democratic Old Guard — John Kasich will get a prime-time slot:
Bernie Sanders and John Kasich will share a night in the spotlight, and both Clintons are slated to have prominent speaking roles at the all-virtual Democratic National Convention in less than two weeks, multiple people familiar with the plans told POLITICO.
Others who’ve been tapped for coveted speaking slots during an event that’s been shrunk down to eight prime-time hours over four nights are Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, and Jill Biden. And it goes without saying that the party’s two most popular figures, Barack and Michelle Obama, will be featured prominently.
So far, though, one of its most popular young figures hasn’t been invited — and may not speak at all: