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Old 03-31-2019, 05:59 PM
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All About Pete in the most recent issue of Current Affairs is a long read, but a worthwhile one IMO- the author Nathan J. Robinson doesn't approach the subject lightly, if his points may seem at once pedantic (which he owns) and while speaking to Pete Buttigieg's book, mayorship, speeches, and candidacy, he connects this to much larger issues of what is leadership and what is the posturing of the privileged class in America and the pretense of leadership as noblesse oblige.

Joe Biden's claims regarding Lucy Flores' description of Biden's inappropriate touching, let alone the rabbit-hole of Creepy Uncle Joe video compilations online, make Biden's statement that he will,"...[remain] the strongest advocate I can be for the rights of women" ring pretty hollow, considering he's also had to publicly apologize for his role in the Anita Hill hearings.
A quote from former congresswoman Pat Schroeder, regarding Biden's explanation on why he didn't call on three witnesses ready to back Anita Hill's claims:
We went to see Biden, because we were so frustrated by it. And he literally kind of pointed his finger and said, you donít understand how important oneís word was in the Senate, that he had given his word to [Sen. John Danforth (R-Mo.), Thomasís chief sponsor] in the menís gym that this would be a very quick hearing, and he had to get it out before Columbus Day.
Tough road ahead for a Biden candidacy.

Stacy Abrams is amassing an organizational structure that could take her for a senatorial or presidential run; on the issues she's represented and voted for so far, there's a lot of positives (though I skew a lot more left). I think her direct experience with voter suppression and the need for reform is one of many subjects she could bring into greater focus and action.

In Leaked Recording, Cory Booker says he and AIPAC President "Text Message Back And Forth Like Teenagers"
Not that this will hurt his candidacy, because the third rail of US politics re: unwavering and uncritical financial and military and political support for the Israeli right-wing government never does, amirite folks?
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