Despite His Faults, Gary Hart Has Some Sage Advice For Centrists.

I was for Gary Hart back when first ran for president in 1984.  To be honest, I was an enthusiastic backer, and I looked forward to his next try in 1988.  Then, he self destructed with his reckless private behavior with Donna Rice.   Think about it.  Having an affair could ruin your chances for higher…

Kamala Harris has an interesting conundrum.

OK all a y’all, go ahead, give ma a ration of shit about Alex Acosta and my prediction. But hell, how was I supposed to know that somebody so craven and cowardly as to publicly debase and humiliate himself yesterday would suddenly grow a pair overnight, and tell Trump to fuck off. Live and learn. But…

The Primary Primer – June 4, 2019

This isn’t going to be a daily feature, it’s too early for that, and too jumbled. Rather, it’s going to be more of a weekly or bi-weekly digest of things that happened in the primaries that may have flown under the radar, or you might want to bookmark to look back on later. The Media…

Smoke Signals.

There were two things that I saw in the news this week that I felt were worth mentioning and commenting upon. One was a poll that had nothing to do with specific individual candidate popularity in the Democratic primaries, and the other was reporting on both MSNBC and CNN regarding the feelings and emotions on…

The Beto Factor

Well, it’s official, he;s in. You gotta give the boy credit, we haven’t seen a tease like this since Salome refused to drop that 1,000th veil. And of course, being Beto, he’s carrying with him the immediate media coterie of both salvation preachers as well as pooh-pooh naysayers. Does Beto O’Rourke want to be the…

A little sage advice for our 2020 hopefuls.

Hola Democratic contenders! You guys and gals are knocking my socks off out there. You’re in all kinds of weather, all  kinds of diners and town halls, making all kinds of great first impressions. Just a quick couple of shout outs. Senator Klobuchar? I love what you’re doing, and by getting an early start, you’re…

A warning for Democratic 2020 hopefuls. FORGET “Bipartisanship!

That’s not a place you wanna be, sleeping with the enemy, you know   Roger Hodgson I can’t imagine why I should even have to say this, but apparently I do. In the lead up to Senator Amy Klobuchar’s announcement from Minneapolis today, which looked like a scene from “Fargo,” one of the guests on an MSNBC panel…