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.



HAVE YOU READ OR (BETTER STILL) LISTENED TO ANDREW McCABE’S BOOK YET? YOU MUST.  IT’S WAY MORE THAN YOU’VE SEEN ON TV.

 

 

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