I gather that JD & LD are still road-tripping and are now in Colorado! Nice.
Democrats gear up for 2020 — and Bernie Sanders still leads the pack
(Sanders) has managed to marshal a loyal army of progressive activists who stand for principles of social and economic justice that had seemingly been abandoned by the Democratic Party since the Bill Clinton years. Many of Sanders’ followers will support no one else — unless and until he tells them too. That alone will make Sanders a formidable opponent for any and all Democrats who are considering taking him on.
Strange to see such a glaring spelling error, but I’ll give the writer a break because I like the title of the piece. I hadn’t heard this next bit in the Salon article – had you?
Warren, a potential rival who could have split the progressive vote, has apparently taken herself out of consideration for 2020
As usual, Bernie’s age comes up, but not in an entirely bad way.
Suddenly, the joke’s on Cuomo
The governor spent 2017 poking fun at the mayor. Now he’s under fire
I’m pretty sure that Cuomo might as well just give up on any presidential plans:
According to a recent Marist poll, 70% of New York Democrats do not want Gov. Andrew Cuomo to run for president.
Denied the Working Families Party nomination, Cuomo should have petitioned his way into a September WFP primary, challenging designated nominee Cynthia Nixon. It would have signaled his commitment to liberal principles and been taken as a sign of respect to grassroots activists.
Instead, Cuomo snubbed the party and threw down a gauntlet to its financiers, saying, “You’re either with me or against me.” Most of them sided with the governor. Widely credited with killing New York’s Liberal Party in 2002 when he accepted its ballot line for governor and then dropped out of the race, Cuomo appears on track to do the same to the WFP.
Cheers and I hope that LD gets to rest his “driving foot”!