This is an article I did not anticipate writing. Normally I do not make endorsements in off year elections but the 2021 Virginia governor contest is too important to ignore. Continue reading The Endorsement Of Terry McAuliffe
My original intent was to title this installment The Miscellaneous because today’s three (Julian Castro, Eric Holder and Terry McAuliffe) possible candidates defied categorization into any of the other groups. Then I discovered a common denominator: They all come from a specific power player/wing of the Democratic Party and could very well be a surrogate of a past first family. Let’s explore. Continue reading 2020 Democrats – The Surrogates?
Well I got it down to 30 names and said to myself, “Now what do I do with it.” I’m talking about the field of Democrats who may run for president in 2020 and deserve at least a mention. I needed a few articles I could write well in advance for the period of time I’m taking off but this is way more material than I needed. I quickly came to the conclusion that the only way to handle this volume was to make it a series. It gets much more complicated and challenging. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Democratic Dilemma
Saturday will live in American history as Charlottesville ’17. Historians will write books about it. I’m not sure if in its final analysis it will be a dark moment that turned a tide for some good like Selma or for evil like Kristallnacht. This much I do know: our President missed an opportunity! Let’s explore. Continue reading Only Two Sides
In my heart I’d have loved to have seen Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders as Hillary Clinton’s choice for a running mate. Despite press hype and the hopes of millions of progressives neither ever had much of a chance of happening. Among a plethora of other things I will not discuss today neither is the number two type. My personal third choice was Sherrod Brown. That was the best chance of getting a more progressive running mate for Hillary but it was killed by the facts that Republican John Kasich is the popular Governor of Ohio and it would put Brown’s Senate seat at risk. Continue reading A Solid Choice