Seems that’s what we’re left with. Four old white guys. Trump is the youngest of the group at 73. Biden, Bernie, Bloomberg all late 70’s. Pushing 80. Yikes. No women. No youth. No color in the supposedly diverse Dem party. But. Bernie is the darling of the kids. Young Pete is lagging yet popular with the geezer set. Makes no sense.
Trump has Pence as VP. Old white Dems should consider Stacey Abrams. Young. African-American. Woman. Born in Wisconsin. Served as House leader in Georgia. Runs a voting rights and census organization. Smart.
Speaking of old white guys. Laugh of the week. Larry David deflating a blow-up sex doll on Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Hillary never seems to leave the stage. She had dinner with Mike Bloomberg a couple months ago in NYC, and now the leak is that he’s considering her for VEEP. No! But. Maybe he’s taking a page from Trump’s troll playbook. When people start criticizing him for past women or criminal justice issues, throw out a crazy shiny object to distract the press. It works. Plus. Hillary’s a woman.
If Mike really does choose the old baggage as his running mate, though. He’s dead to me.
So far a dreary gray warm season. Today clear crisp sunny and cold. Finally feels like winter. Without the snow. Also it’s dreaded Valentine’s Day. Hardly knew it was coming this year. Mike Bloomberg’s ads are so frequent they’ve taken over the airwaves. So. No pajama-gram or teddy bear spots. Yay. And. It’s his birthday. I know. Obsessed.
In other good news. Ray Donovan is resurrected from cancellation to have a finale. Plus. Tiger is playing in his own tournament. Pretty well.
Leave your hats on. No tear-off chaps. Mini-Mike has his own magic. Lots and lots of cash. Street smarts. Success in private and public sectors. But. Delusional Democrats who profess to care only about beating Trump are writing, and heckling, and scorning his stop-and-frisk and red-lining history. Okay. Maybe some of his words were untoward.
If Bloomberg doesn’t pass the purity test, who’s left? Sorry guys. If he’s not perfect enough you’ll get 4 more years of Trump.
New Hampshire primary stunner. Klobuchar took out Senate sister Warren in her own backyard. Amy came out of nowhere. Debate performance boost. Where does she go from here? In the South?
Pete & Bernie stay the course from Iowa and remain top two. Ornery Joe out. Bloomberg still spending in swing states and Trump amassing crowds. MSNBC is talking about William Barr and Roger Stone. What?!
Bloomberg has his own money. He will be beholden to no special interest groups. Nor lobbyists. So. What’s the problem, Bernie?
Onward to South Carolina. Insulting voters of color by lumping them into one basket not good, Joe. Maybe they are individuals with minds of their own. And. It seems some like Mike. More every day.
Now third in the national polls. A successful real billionaire businessman and great mayor of NYC. Who better to manage the country?
Meanwhile. Betcha Amy will win Dixville Notch.
Imagine folksy old Joe delivering a stem-winder speech like Trump did at the State of the Union last night. Criminal Justice. Jobs. It was an over the top Oprah-esque reality TV show. You get a scholarship. You get medals. You get a reunion with your military dad.
Pelosi didn’t help matters. She seemed even more petty than our Petulant Adolescent President. Tearing up his speech and such. Plus. The Iowa fiasco showed Biden’s electability to be a myth. So. Bye bye Joe.
Who won the Iowa fiasco? NYTimes Pick.