It’s an abundance of riches. Even just the young ones, like Booker and Buttigieg and Beto startng with B. Read this profile of Cory Booker and tell me you’re not at least a little impressed. Watch Pete Buttigieg (BUTT-edge-edge) with Colbert and tell me you’re not at least a little impressed. (I particularly love that interview.) And so many others, announced and unannounced. The three old white “B’s” — Biden, Bloomberg, and Bernie. The amazing women (alphabetically) Amy, Elizabeth, Kamala, and Kirsten. Outliers like Andrew Yang, whose important book I have previously plugged. Former governors like Terry McAuliffe and John Hickenlooper, who did terrific jobs for Virginia and Colorado.
And a whole bunch more.
Sherrod Brown! Michael Bennet! (Two more B’s.)
A dozen others!
I reject the notion that there’s only one way to win — go left to excite the base or go moderate to reassure independents. The only thing I know for sure is that all the candidates need to compete by touting their own visions and qualifications, not by knocking their opponents. And that once we do have a nominee, all the rest must rally around her or him with enthusiasm.
We need to win; restore civility, competence and reliability to the presidency; solve big problems in a thoughtful, constructive way.
Which means also snatching the gavel from McConnell, who may be the least constructive Senate majority leader ever to have held one.
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