I have a lot of comments and observations stored up. How many of them can I get to today?
This article was written well ahead of scheduled publishing in order to accommodate my travel plans.
Maybe I’m just too caught up in baseball’s off season moves, but I can’t help but think of “the bench”. Today I’d like to briefly look at the Democrat’s “national bench”. I’m among the people who thinks the Democrats need a youth movement, therefore I’m just looking at people who will be at least 35 (the Constitutional minimum age for president) but less than 60 on Election Day 2024.
If you measure the biggest political story of the week just ended by coverage it was undoubtedly the mass shootings/gun story. I won’t cite numbers in this article because it is being penned on Saturday morning and at the rate we are going there will be at least one more mass shooting before publishing.
As I pen this the almost constant chatter is about Ukraine. I’m certain I will have much more to say about that in the not-too-distant future but for today I’d like to look ahead. Many will say I’m being pessimistic and I hope I am. Foreign policy is not that different from basketball (or most sports for that matter); you have to prepare for the worst while hoping for the best.
The governors’ races are becoming more important as the attacks on democracy from the American right continue. This is my first (and both very incomplete and early) look at the 2022 races.