But he is not a progressive? He is far from a shoe-in in November? I anticipate both of those critiques from my readers as I write this. Here are the bottom lines: Jon is a good man (don’t discount that factor!), a reliable Democratic vote in the Senate and in the current political situation the Democrats are lucky to have a Senator from deep red Montana. In other words, although it is far from assured, Tester can defend that seat in ’24 and I don’t see another Democrat that can.
There will be a plethora of 2024 endorsements. I already endorsed Joe Biden months ago. There will be many candidates that tellthetruthonthem.com supports but will not be able to endorse. Most of those endorsements will be for Governor or at the federal level. Before the rush starts, today we can endorse a statewide, but sub-governor level candidate. He is well deserving and well qualified. His name is Jeff Jackson and he is a Democrat running for North Carolina Attorney General.
When you first read the name of the 2023 recipient you will ask “Who?” After you read a bit about her you’ll say, “Now I remember”. After I lay out my logic you will say. “I agree!”.
I guarantee you that if you go into most rooms – sort of running your own (but uncontrolled) focus group – and don’t identify a political persuasion but just talk policy you will find a tremendous amount of common ground and agreement with progressive leaning policies. It’s when the labels get attached that too many Americans become partisans. The best recent example of this is that the Affordable Care Act had a nine percentage point higher approval rating than Obamacare did. If you are scratching your head, you are correct – they are the same thing.
Much has been made of both Donald Trump’s and Joe Biden’s handling of classified documents and lack of visitor logs. I am not making a case of equivalency since in a sane mind apprised of the facts none exists. However, there are two commonalities which expose inadequacies in the system and they need to be addressed.