Vote for Beau!

Don’t you mean Joe? No. His candidacy seems to be completely about his son Beau. Who served. Who tragically died of horrible cancer. In tonight’s Dem convention finale we heard Beau’s name even more than Trump’s. Which we heard more than Joe’s.

And for 4 nights. Joe’s empathy. Is this what motivates 18-34 year olds to vote? Don’t think so. The whole Dem show has been a lachrymose lament. Loss. Grief. For Beau. For Covid. For Racism. Yes. This has been an extraordinarily hard time. Fine.

Biden is just plain old. Where is the new generation to lead? And what is their specific agenda for the next chapter.

BBB Bonds

Build Back Better. Not exactly AAA-rated slogan. Night 3. The telethon marathon to combat TTSD. Donate now!

Hillary whining about the electoral college, Russia and misogyny again. From her tony Chappaqua den. Speaker Pelosi pontificated from her Presidio Heights manse. Lizzie at least talked about a child care plan from a school in Springfield, Massachusetts.

The former President charmingly eviscerated the current President even if adopting Trumpian ad hominem attacks. But. Obama is clearly a genuine guy so we believe his endorsement of Joe & Kamala. Democracy is at stake he says. Racism is worse than ever so vote. FOR?

A woman of color for Vice President. Uplifting personal story. Yay! Then back to grieving and loss. Structural racism still upon us. Womp. Womp. So. Why Joe? He’s a great Dad and a decent man. True.

Waiting for an actual positive upbeat agenda for the future.

Dems Are So Sad

Dem Convention Night 2. Americans nominating Joe Biden. Each State’s delegates reporting their votes. Like a real convention. Unfortunately most networks didn’t show it. Anchors and talking heads more important than the real people they purport to care about. Sad.

Bill Clinton has lost his sex appeal along with his voice. Even recent articles about his rides on the Lolita Express seem so limp. Sad.

The rest of the night was devoted to Joe & Jill mostly talking about Beau. Stilted. Maudlin. Poor Hunter. The whole convention so far. Sad.

Un Conventional

Dem Convention kicked off with a rinky dink production replete with bad sound and video. Most of the pre-taped pieces had already been discussed on cable news well before they aired.

Andrew Cuomo’s Covid as metaphor of incompetence recalled his father Mario’s poetry. No matter the NY nursing home debacle.

Michelle Obama’s keynote capper was starkly dark and depressing on Trump’s fomenting chaos and division. From her Martha’s Vineyard library. Her description of Joe Biden was not particularly inspiring either. She didn’t mention Kamala at all. Hmmmm.

Fired up? Hope? Nope. More a somber series of testimonials on the Country’s ills. Hardly uplifting. Mostly unwatchable.

Boxes Ticked

Woman. Check. Not white. Check. Knew Beau. Check. Younger than 70. Check. Okay. If as Joey3Sticks says. It doesn’t matter more than the crab grass growing on his lawn, then fine.

Kamala Harris. Jamaican father who left when she was a girl. Indian mother who raised her and her sister as a single mom. And yet. It’s historic because she’s the first … ?? Anchors are twisting themselves into pretzels trying to characterize her color without mentioning her Asian heritage. It’s actually kinda funny.

So. Anyway. She ran her campaign into the ground early on. But. Hey. Now she’ll get to run the country. Maybe. Game on.

Biden in a Box

Biden’s boxed in his basement as he dithers with his Veep pick. Literally. Meanwhile, outside forces are further containing his prospects.

Wily Willie Brown, Kamala Harris’ long ago boyfriend has put himself in the spotlight by saying Harris should politely refuse Biden if he asks her to run with him. Thus. Reminding everyone of Kamala’s sketchy background in California politics.

Bret Stephens, NYTimes conservative columnist, today writes a scathing view of Susan Rice’s diplomatic history. Especially in Africa.

And. Male Black leaders say that Biden must pick an African-American woman. That and the definition of African-American will further narrow Biden’s array of suitable candidates.

No matter whom he chooses now will be second-guessed. Whatta mess.

Poll Dancing

NYT Poll and many others including The Economist metrics show Biden winning over Trump by a huge margin in November. There’s dancing all over my house and in those of many friends and family. Finally something to feel hopeful and happy about!

Stop the music. Hillary’s solid lead in major polls along with lack of enthusiasm kept enough people not bothering to swing off their couches and out to the polls that she lost. Same two factors this time.

Is anti-Trump excitement going to make those sedentary sorts actually do the voting fox-trot? We’ll see.

Veep Auditions

Biden’s latest potential Vice Presidential picks have been auditioning on various television shows. In the current environment many believe he has to choose a Black woman.

Stacey Abrams has a book out, so she’s been on many networks. She is also working to alleviate voter suppression nationally and is intelligent and quick.

Val Demings, current Florida Congresswoman and former police chief, had a very successful interrogation by the shrews on The View. She was confident, smart and seemed sincere and authentic.

Keisha Lance Bottoms, Mayor of Atlanta, is in the headlines over police murder of Rayshard Brooks. Her decisive action to fire him and his partner may have stemmed further violent protests. She is pragmatic and also impressive.

Still think Susan Rice fits the bill best to be President right away. Kamala Harris is too canned and phony. She doesn’t go with Joe.

Hidin’ Biden

Have yet to meet a Biden supporter. Voters. Yes. Supporters. No.

And. Why is Biden hidin’ in the bunker? Trump’s trumpeting the re-opening of America. Guess who’ll win? Only the virus knows.

In the meantime, Joe’s advisors seem to be steering him off a cliff. Whose lame-brain idea was it to make Chris Dodd the chair of his committee to choose a WOMAN VP? The poster boy for sexual assault along with his old buddy Teddy. And many other of his cronies back in the day. Dotarded.

Exit Ramp

Tara Reade. Mary Bruce. Hillary. What do these women have in common? Joe’s exit ramp. To jettison the increasingly weak candidate.

Tara. Biden’s accuser. Mary. Respected congressional correspondent for ABC News who covered the Kavanaugh hearings. Bruce is now investigative reporting on Reade’s accusations. And didn’t get a lot of pushback from The View crew. Hillary is perched on her broomstick ready to swoop in when Joe is deemed too toxic to be the nominee.

Clinton-Cuomo? No. He’d never take VP.