Sunday, June 07, 2015
President Al Franken?
As Democrats slowly come to the realization that America still isn't ready for Hillary, a few people have looked at the Democratic Party bench and are aghast.
Not Jonathan Bernstein of Bloomberg News. He thinks Al Franken would make a fine president.
From Jonathan Bernstein: "There’s Martin O’Malley, the former Maryland governor, who is actually running. And Elizabeth Warren. And Andrew Cuomo, Al Franken, Tim Kaine, Amy Klobuchar and Mark Warner. Oh, and Michael Bennet, Mike Beebe, Christine Gregoire, Maggie Hassan, Jeanne Shaheen, Sherrod Brown, Kirsten Gillibrand, John Hickenlooper and Deval Patrick."
You have got to be kidding me.
His argument is that the only reason Republican look presidential is that they are running for president.
This is so precious -- and specious. So he is saying that simply because they ran in 2008, Christopher Dodd, Mike Gravel, Dennis Kucinich, and Bill Richardson were worthy of Barack Obama. I beg to disagree. I am no fan of this presidency, but Dennis Kucinich would have been even worse. i know. I lived in Cleveland when he was mayor.
Name recognition does not make one presidential timber. Consider Donald Trump. Right now, it's Hillary or go home for Democrats. This is the price paid for Obama, whose shellackings in the midterms of 2010 and 2014 left them with no bench simply because there has been no fresh blood elected in the party that is worthy of a Scott Walker, Marco Rubio or Rick Perry.