[Photo by Barbara Kinney for Hillary for America]
Let's start with the Democratic side of the aisle!
Hillary Clinton did a long interview with Politico's Glenn Thrush, and I can't even encourage you enough to read the whole thing. There are so many really fascinating parts: I loved reading about her reaction to Rick Lazio's infamous debate bullshit, and also about how difficult she found it to start saying "I" when she became the candidate. There's also some really nice stuff in there about President Obama, if you're totally into their friendship like I am. But seriously—it's all so good! Just read the whole thing!
Last night, Bernie Sanders' campaign manager Jeff Weaver, who is quickly becoming one of my least favorite people in US politics, said: "Don't destroy the Democratic Party to satisfy the Secretary's ambition to become President of the United States." The utter cheek of suggesting the candidate who's funding down-ballot races is destroying the party!
Meanwhile, Weaver is also angling for a contested convention on the Democratic side of the aisle, because the clusterfucktastrophe the Republicans have going on apparently looks like so much fun: "I think what this campaign is looking for and what the senator is looking for is going into the convention and coming out with the nomination. When we arrive at the convention, it will be an open convention, likely with neither candidate having a majority of pledged delegates."
(For the record, that is very unlikely. But even if Clinton ends up with the 2,383 pledged delegates necessary to automatically earn the nomination, Sanders is under no obligation to concede, and Weaver's implication is that Team Sanders may try to force a contested convetion, anyway. This is such a bad idea.)
On the other side of the aisle...
[Content Note: Sexual objectification of a child] Donald Trump is the absolute fucking grossest: "A 1994 clip of Republican frontrunner Donald Trump describing his 1-year-old daughter left Daily Show host Trevor Noah speechless Tuesday night. The clip is from an episode of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous and is not available online, according to Noah. 'Donald, what does Tiffany have of yours and what does she have of Marla's?' the show's host, Robin Leach, asked, referring to Trump's second wife Marla Maples. Trump's answer to the 'innocent question' left Noah speechless. 'I think she's got a lot of Marla, she's a beautiful baby. She's got beautiful legs. We don't know if she's got this part yet,' Trump said, as he cupped his hands under his chest to signify breasts, 'But time will tell.'" He is disgusting, and that is, in my estimation, and incredibly abusive and concerning thing for a father to say about his daughter.
[CN: Video may autoplay at link] After winning Wisconsin, Ted Cruz is now supposedly favored to win the nomination. I'm not yet convinced that's going to happen, given how many people just desperately want there to be a GOP horserace, despite the fact that Trump is still very likely going to win both New York and Pennsylvania. Could just be wishful thinking. We'll see.
And, naturally, I have no idea why anyone would be wishing for Cruz, especially if they don't like Trump, because he is fucking terrible! Amber Phillips explains "Why GOP nominee Ted Cruz should worry 2016 Republicans, too." Yup.
John Kasich is still definitely running for president.
Talk about these things! Or don't. Whatever makes you happy. Life is short.