Recycling from Monday so I can work on the sequel. Not one word is changed.
Trump's election will almost wipe out the Democratic Party.
At the state and local level, Republicans have crushed them, controlling both houses of state legislatures in 31 states (including West Virginia for the first time in 82 years). The damage to the party by Obama and the Clintons mirrors their damage to the country.
Looking ahead, who do Democrats have to offer as a candidate to try to stop Trump's re-election?
The first place Democrats look is the Senate.
Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kristen Gillibrand of New York, and Michael Bennet of Colorado, are relatively young (in their 50s) and attractive. Booker's black, Gillibrand's female, and Bennet is from the West. It's the Mod Squad all over again.
Tim Kaine of Virginia is nuts. His debate ended his presidential ambitions. Mercifully, I might add.
Too old are Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Sherrod Brown of Ohio, and Al Franken of Minnesota, all of whom would have been better candidates than Missus Clinton this year. The first two are from states Trump will carry. Nice job, Hillary.
Chuck Schumer will be 70 in 2020, as well as the top Democrat in the Senate. Why would he risk that for a longshot presidential bid? Especially with Cousin Amy having moved to Canada to live with Lena Dunham. Those two lost votes are deal breakers.
The last time Democrats nominated a governor was 1992. Maybe after 28 years, they will try again. Best bet may be Andrew Cuomo of New York. He'll be 62 but could hit the trails early, has national name recognition, and has a lot of rich friends. I see him as someone who could unite his party. He can show that he can work with Republicans because he had to.
Beyond that, the pickings are slim.
There are no up-and-comers under 50 right now. The bench is short and filled with old rags.
Who will Republicans nominate if Trump loses?
I won't care.
Let the National Review and the Weekly Standard pick over the carcass. A Clinton win means we lose the Supreme Court for the rest of my life. The political purges -- Trump will be ruined -- and the expansion of the central government will turn states into provinces.
Trump is the last hope, like it or not. The gains will be awesome. A Republican Congress. A conservative judiciary. A central government at bay.
Plus he will say stuff all the time that will entertain us and give the media fits.
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