The motley crew of Democrats

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The motley crew of Democrats

A recent head­line in The New York Times Mag­a­zine read: “23 Democ­rats Are Run­ning for Pres­i­dent. Do Any of Them Know What They’re Doing?”

The arti­cle includes some nuggets — as does other polit­i­cal report­ing from the main­stream media that demon­strate the dirty dou­ble dozen really don’t know what they’re doing.

Accord­ing to DaTimes, Amy Klobuchar likes to recount how she announced her can­di­dacy in the mid­dle of a snow­storm. “Yep, I could’ve gone inside, but is that what a good Mid­west­erner would do?” she told a crowd in Iowa City. “Nooo!” the crowd responds.

I grew up in the Mid­west. I stayed indoors when the going got tough.

Mayor Pete uses Cree­dence Clear­wa­ter Revival’s “Up Around the Bend” as one of his cam­paign songs because he’s from South Bend, aka The Bend.

Some­one should tell him it was one of CCR’s worst songs.

Lizzy War­ren refuses to appear on Fox.

Some­one should tell her she doesn’t have a chance with­out appeal­ing to peo­ple like me. Well, she would never appeal to me. Maybe she’s right in not appear­ing on Fox.

DaTimes’ writer Mark Lei­bovich sounds alarms about Joe Biden:

In the event of an emer­gency, as many Democ­rats view the prospect of a sec­ond term for Don­ald Trump, it’s nat­ural to grav­i­tate to a secu­rity blan­ket, no mat­ter how itchy: Joe Biden, in other words.

Like the Demo­c­ra­tic field he leads, Biden’s stump speech, at the mul­ti­ple ral­lies where I heard it, was an unruly mess. He name-​drops ‘Barack’ a lot. The rest is a familiar-​for-​him mish­mash: sev­eral ref­er­ences to his fam­ily tragedies, calls for national unity, and vows to not to ‘get down into mud wrestling’ with Trump.”

Other media opin­ion­a­tors are push­ing against Biden.The Wash­ing­ton Post, for exam­ple, has ordered its reporters and colum­nists not to use the term “fron­trun­ner” when refer­ring to him.

Mar­garet Sul­li­van, one of my least favorite colum­nists, throws down the gaunt­let against Biden in DaPost.

It’s com­mon across the national media to see Biden pegged as the safest can­di­date for Democ­rats to put up to unseat Trump. He’s got that secret sauce: elec­tabil­ity,” she writes. “But this think­ing — much of it dri­ven by early polling — cre­ates a self-​perpetuating effect: Biden is the front-​runner, so he gets more media coverage.”

As I often say: A bro­ken clock is right twice a day. Maybe it’s one a day for Maggie.

Buckle up, boys and girls. It’s gonna be a long year.

A recent headline in The New York Times Magazine read: “23 Democrats Are Running for President. Do Any of Them Know What They’re Doing?”

The article includes some nuggets—as does other political reporting from the mainstream media that demonstrate the dirty double dozen really don’t know what they’re doing.

According to DaTimes, Amy Klobuchar likes to recount how she announced her candidacy in the middle of a snowstorm. “Yep, I could’ve gone inside, but is that what a good Midwesterner would do?” she told a crowd in Iowa City. “Nooo!” the crowd responds.

I grew up in the Midwest. I stayed indoors when the going got tough.

Mayor Pete uses Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Up Around the Bend” as one of his campaign songs because he’s from South Bend, aka The Bend.

Someone should tell him it was one of CCR’s worst songs.

Lizzy Warren refuses to appear on Fox.

Someone should tell her she doesn’t have a chance without appealing to people like me. Well, she would never appeal to me. Maybe she’s right in not appearing on Fox.

DaTimes’ writer Mark Leibovich sounds alarms about Joe Biden:

“In the event of an emergency, as many Democrats view the prospect of a second term for Donald Trump, it’s natural to gravitate to a security blanket, no matter how itchy: Joe Biden, in other words.

“Like the Democratic field he leads, Biden’s stump speech, at the multiple rallies where I heard it, was an unruly mess. He name-drops ‘Barack’ a lot. The rest is a familiar-for-him mishmash: several references to his family tragedies, calls for national unity, and vows to not to ‘get down into mud wrestling’ with Trump.”

Other media opinionators are pushing against Biden.The Washington Post, for example, has ordered its reporters and columnists not to use the term “frontrunner” when referring to him.

Margaret Sullivan, one of my least favorite columnists, throws down the gauntlet against Biden in DaPost.

“It’s common across the national media to see Biden pegged as the safest candidate for Democrats to put up to unseat Trump. He’s got that secret sauce: electability,” she writes. “But this thinking — much of it driven by early polling — creates a self-perpetuating effect: Biden is the front-runner, so he gets more media coverage.”

As I often say: A broken clock is right twice a day. Maybe it’s one a day for Maggie.

Buckle up, boys and girls. It’s gonna be a long year.