Thursday, 14 June 2018

The Visits Story

Over the past couple of days, various news groups have reported that 'top' candidates for the Democrats in the 2020 Presidential race....have 'secretly' visited former President Obama.

The list?  Well, that's the funny thing.  The news people say NINE total, but then they only want you to know about: former VP Joe Biden, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick (D).  Who are the other five?  Unknown.

So you look at these four, and you have to be a little amused.  Sanders and Biden are both getting to an age point, where it won't work.  Warren?  She's got the Indian problem and would be a two-star candidate outside of the New England area.  Deval Patrick has given some decent speeches but he hasn't really been seen much in two years. 

This group of four?  They aren't worth discussing much.  The other five?  It's just one wants to discuss them.  Hillary in the group?  No. 

Does it matter if they meet with Obama?  Not really.  I think they'd like to hear some endorsement or get some feeling on party....but beyond that....I don't think it matters.

If former President Obama wanted to be in the middle of things for 2020?  It's a bold new world, and fewer people watching the non-Fox networks.  The jobs market is vastly different.  The North Korea episode is something that made headline news.  You go and ask what the list of accomplishments were for the Nobel Peace Prize for President Obama, and it's not worth discussing.  The Democrats are in a stage of crisis, and need some magnificent win in November to counter-punch.

It is a nice 'little' story, but means almost nothing.

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