2020: Just when we thought the list of potential Democratic candidates couldn’t get any longer, here comes former MA Sen. & Secretary of State John Kerry (D) to prove us wrong. Kerry already lost to George W. Bush in 2004, but in an interview with CBS, he refused to rule anything out for 2020. Has anyone thought to check the calendars of Jimmy Carter, Walter Mondale and Michael Dukakis?
2020: Speaking of candidates from Massachusetts, a potentially more electable candidate (no, not Pocahontas) has begun laying the groundwork for a campaign: Former governor Deval Patrick (D). He’s created a national PAC called Reason to Believe, which is run by former aides and is working to support congressional candidates around the country. In a primary, Patrick would probably be fighting Sens. Kamala Harris and Patrick Booker for the Obama 2.0 mantle.
2020: Mayor of LA, Eric Garcetti (D), continues to prepare for a bid, visiting three major Ohio cities in as many days. Garcetti, who has already been to NH, will make a final decision in March next year.
Socialism: In a preview of the Democratic Platform for 2020 (ok, that was a joke… or was it?), Politico asks “What would a socialist America look like?” Allow me to make two points about the article: 1) Nobody in it understands shit about the Nordic countries (held up as an ideal by some on the left) and 2) Socialism always ends up with this…..