Sunday, August 16, 2015

Whither the Democrats?

Since Hillary is obviously a hateful liar, totally unreliable and frankly embarrassing, there's been a lot of talk about nominating Joe Biden instead. Because he would be better. And the bar for being better is really pretty low. Joe was originally selected by Obama as his VP, one suspects, because he was the only person in the Senate who could make Obama look intelligent by comparison. And, for some reason, maybe because he's not a 100% enthusiast for illegal immigration, the Democrats don't really want to nominate Bernie Sanders. O'Malley, I have no idea, except perhaps that he's a former Mayor of Baltimore, and the Democrats don't want to think about Baltimore right now. Jim Webb actually has some good stuff on his résumé, and worked for Reagan, so that lets him out. And in case something goes wrong with Joe, there's talk of running Al Gore, of all people, for President again.

But the Democrats are having a failure of imagination. If they're going to reach into the past, with Biden or Gore, why not reach way back into the past, and nominate someone who actually won once? That's right. Jimmy Carter. He won the Presidency once, and is constitutionally eligible to serve another term! True, his health isn't perfect, but better a sick, slightly nutty old man like Carter than a sociopathic Elena Ceaușescu wannabe like Hillary.

Jimmy in 2016. He's had 36 years to mature.

2 comments:

  1. I'd rather reelect Frank Roosevelt. Less likely to say stupid shit, him being all corpsified. Though JFK and LBJ are more eligible under current rules. Trying to recall if the Constitution specifies being alive when elected, I know there are rules about dying in office. I am sure that thing would be better if there were more federal offices filled with dead people not replaced.

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  2. "Joe was originally selected by Obama as his VP, one suspects, because he was the only person in the Senate who could make Obama look intelligent by comparison. "

    Sir, you are incorrect. Mitch McConnell has been in the Senate since 1985. Since somewhere around 2000 his apparent IQ has hovered around 70.

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