Since I’ve started writing about politics again, I figured I’d keep this going. Not a whole lot to talk about. At least for right now. As the primaries progress, this could get a lot more interesting. Thus far, I think I’ve gotten a pretty good lay of the landscape and where things are going. But yeah, just like 2016, it’s Bernie or Bust for me. Last go-around, the DNC had to pull out every single stop they could, and Bernie still was a stone’s-throw away from dethroning the person the entire Democratic establishment thought was heir apparent to the Presidency. This election cycle is looking much more interesting.
Mainstream media has been doing everything they possibly can to say that Biden is the choice candidate for this country. But the polls are not reflecting this. While he does poll at the front nationally (for reasons that make no fucking sense to me), individual states have his numbers going off a cliff. This race looks to be between Bernie and Warren. All the Yang Gang crowd can hope to their hearts content, but he isn’t going to win. Neither is Tulsi, but I have thoughts about what she should do after she loses that I think she has picked up on.
Warren isn’t somebody I can support. She kissed Shillary’s ring, and now she’s trying to ride the line of populist candidate and establishment darling. It isn’t doing it for me. Not to mention, she won’t beat Trump. I can already hear his refutation of her. It will be nonstop “Pocahontas!”, ad nauseum. That stupid fight with Trump is going to haunt her political career for years to come. It was immature, stupid, and gave him all the ammunition he needs to make nobody take her seriously.
Meanwhile, Biden is just awful. I kinda feel bad for the guy. It’s pretty clear his mental faculties are failing him pretty quickly, because the poor fuck can’t string together a coherent sentence. There’s a reason that his campaign is limiting his public exposure as much as they are, because this poor dude just does gaffe after gaffe every time he speaks. During debates it’s just awful. Really does make me wonder why he’s polling so well nationally. Does nobody pay attention to this stuff, or is all just a bunch of people like my workplace chum who are loyal to the party and he’s the party’s darling right now. Though there are signs that they are trying to sell people on Warren because Biden looks worse and worse and it’s becoming abundantly clear that he won’t beat Trump.
A lot of people are wondering if Shillary is still gonna throw her name in. Recently her website has been updated and it is using talking points about her political future that is raising a LOT of eyebrows. Not in a good way, for sure. Perhaps it’s kinda smart of her to just avoid the limelight for so long, trying the Eleventh Hour upset approach. But the longer this goes on that she doesn’t, the worse it is for her. Plus, the legacy of her rigging the primary against Sanders, and the two of them being up against each other again, that might rally people to Bernie more.
Some people are saying that the heart attack was a black mark against him. The media sure did have a field day with it. Though it’s clear that they were hoping he had died, given how they have tired to tar and feather him in every way they can. There was a fantastic new campaign ad where they just played their negative content while you watch Bernie heading to the stage. It’s a great ad. His usage of negative media commentary about him as publicity is smart. The truth is that the heart attack did a LOT to galvanize people who support him. His numbers have been growing ever since, and the number of donations was a flood. Granted, if he has more health problems, that will definitely work against him.
But yeah, it’s Bernie or Bust for me in 2020. There’s no apparent fight, outside of Warren. Their battle is going to be the one to watch. I said earlier that I would talk about what Tulsi should. I think she’s already seen the path ahead. She’s started cozying up to Bernie, and that’s REALLY smart. She’s playing the long game. See, when he clinches it, the smart choice would be to make her his running mate. That would galvanize lots of support from tons of different people. What’s more, he could play queenmaker with her and help her for her run for office. Finally break that glass ceiling Shillary was hoping to break, except with a candidate who isn’t a corporate drone.
This primary is going to be interesting to watch. Seeing how the DNC is gonna try and fight against the populist candidate is fun to see. But they should be warned – if they play games and find a way to put their person in after Bernie starts winning states, then I’m gonna say this right off the bat – I won’t vote in the general election. Maybe I’ll campaign again for Giant Asteroid. It has a platform I can support – the utter annihilation of the human race.
We’ll see what happens going into 2020.
Until next time, a quote,
“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” – H.L. Mencken