Calling Oprah

Debates done. Take-away. Pre-game speech by Garlin Gilchrist. There’s the political guy of the future. Michigan’s Lt. Governor. He slayed.

After two nights of scrappy scrums. Elizabeth Warren the most energetic and authentic. Crisp and clear in her policies and beliefs. The losers. Moderate Democrats. Therefore. The big winner. Trump.

The only answer is Oprah.     My comment a New York Times Pick.

Dem Debate – Round 1

Breakout- Julián Castro
Stayed the course- Elizabeth Warren
Assertive- Bill deBlasio
Most improved- Cory Booker
Lost ground- Beto O’Rourke
Muddled- Amy Klobuchar

The other four

Mueller This Summer

Debates? Nevermind. July 17. Save the date.

Caterer Alert. Anchor the catamarans. Carry the kegs back from the sand. Hamptons watch parties planned. If the resistance is real summer sojourns to Italy & Greece have been rescheduled.

Charcoal & steaks will be replaced by House committees grilling the Special Counsel.  Obstruction. Collusion. Steele Dossier. Lovers Peter & Lisa. Must see TV. So. Pop a can. It’s Mueller Time!

Butti Judged

Mayor Pete Buttigieg was tested as he faced an angry and pain-filled room on Sunday. South Bend Town Hall to address a black man shot by a white cop. The force has gone from 10% – 5% African-American under his mayorship with a white police chief. Not good in a community rife with deep racial strife. How did Mayor Pete handle this test?

C – at best. His EQ as a calm and reasoned man worked against him. He seemed flat as he responded to the emotional questions. It’ll be interesting to see how it affects him in debates.

And. He should lose the Mormon boy white shirt and tie. Not good.

Just Sail Away

Please. Take a cruise. Around the world. Stop at every port. Buy bangles and spangles. Hillary. Nancy. Chuck. Lizzie. Bernie. Leahy. Durbin. Even Dianne. Old Dem leadership needs to take the gangplank up to the poop deck on an outgoing ocean liner. Bridge lessons. Lounge acts. Poolside leisure chairs. DNC should fund it. All aboard!

Wave goodbye to the throngs of new blood below waiting to commandeer a new day.

Dems on Deck

Shallow Democrat bench. With the old guard led by Pelosi and Schumer blocking upward mobility, there are few stars waiting on deck. Tim Ryan tried to make room for the younger set in the House. To no avail. If Elizabeth Warren is the next best hope, how do you spell doomed? Progressive yes. Too left. Old. And annoying as all hell. No way she can win the general.

You want the first woman President. You want her to be a Democrat. Amy Klobuchar, Senator from Minnesota is the best bet. Young. Smart. Appealing. Get her on Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees and let the grooming begin.