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The Dems Keep At It

Jeff Hall

Posted on September 13, 2019 16:12

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I think the debates are getting better and better.

Going from 20 to 10 candidates was a good thing.  Each candidate got more time.  I think the ABC moderators did a really good job of keeping things moving -- and asking good questions.

Much is being made of Julian Castro going after Joe Biden.  Castro seemed to imply Biden was losing it, mentally.

While I think the attack did seem mean-spirited, it's hard not to wonder about Uncle Joe's sharpness these days.  Talking about playing a record player at night so schoolkids can hear more spoken words really dates him, I think.  

I just don't see the millennials embracing Joe Biden -- they are ready for a generational shift, and I can't say I blame them.  The older generation has left them with a basket full of you-know-what.

Elizabeth Warren, supported by many, also seems to be every Democrat's second choice.  This is a really good place to be right now; if it's too early to embrace one candidate, having widespread support could make it easy for most Democrats to rally around her later.

Someone I spoke to suggested, if Elizabeth Warren is the nominee, she should pick Pete Buttigieg as her VP.  This would appeal mightily to millennials, and maybe draw in more white women voters than Hillary Clinton did.

Elizabeth Warren grew up in Oklahoma and experienced pretty trying conditions.  Many in Middle America might relate.  She's clearly smart and has thought things through; I like the idea she's willing to spend hours taking selfies with admirers. 

For her to really surge, Bernie is going to have to get out of her way.  He's not ready to do that but this seems inevitable at some point.  Toss Bernie's polling numbers together with Elizabeth Warren's, and suddenly Joe Biden is no longer the frontrunner.

I like the calmness of Mayor Pete; maybe serving as VP would overcome skepticism about his relative youth.

Beto O'Rourke breathed a little fire last night; that was appealing, but one wonders if it's already too late for him. 

While Amy Klobuchar isn't a fire-breather, she seems like a fundamentally decent person who exudes common sense.  Maybe there's a cabinet seat in her future -- or White House Chief of Staff.

She seems even-keeled, which I think the country would like after the last few years of non-stop musical chairs. 

I still can't warm up to Kamala Harris for some reason -- not sure I can explain it.  Same with Cory Booker.  I feel like she's wagging her finger at me and he's delivering a lecture. 

I get a big kick of out Andrew Yang; I think his focus on the shifting economy is far-sighted.  It's not invading immigrants who are stealing jobs, he says; it's the shift to AI and robotics. 

I just took a Lyft ride today and the driver thinks all these drivers have only 3-4 years before automated vehicles take over. 

Yang for Secretary of Commerce!

I miss Tulsi Gabbard and hope she comes back.

 

 

 

Jeff Hall

Posted on September 13, 2019 16:12

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