White Men to the Rescue (Of Course)

Here are two things I've read today about the 2020 presidential race because the 2018 midterm doesn't even exist I guess and nothing is more important than presidential races including voter suppression:

1. Amie Parnes and Devin Henry at the Hill: [Content Note: Video may autoplay at link] Franken Seen as Reluctant 2020 Candidate. "Political associates of Al Franken say they think the Minnesota senator could be talked into running for the White House if he believes he's the Democrat best positioned to defeat President Trump. But they say Franken would need to be convinced and argue that the former 'Saturday Night Live' star would be reluctant to enter a battle with a slew of other Democrats in what's increasingly expected to be a wide-open race for party's nomination. ...'He's not the type of person to crawl over everyone's dead carcasses to get to the White House,' said R.T. Rybak, the former mayor of Minneapolis and a Democratic National Committee vice chairman."

There aren't enough white dudes who want to run to defeat Trump? One of them has to be "talked into" doing it?

Don't get me wrong: I dig Al Franken. (Mostly.) But seriously.

2. Mike Allen at Axios: Kasich, Hickenlooper Eye Joint 2020 Bid. "Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) — 'the Johns,' as insiders are calling them — have been making a flurry of joint appearances to talk about state-driven improvements to health care. But Axios has learned that their duet is part of an alliance that's gaining momentum toward a possible joint independent bid for president in 2020, likely with Kasich at the top of the ticket. ...Some establishment Dems are apoplectic about the idea of Hickenlooper teaming up with a Republican. One top strategist told me: 'No Dem wants Kasich anywhere near our ticket.'"

Of course not. And it wouldn't even be the Democratic ticket if Kasich were at the top of it. It would just be a second Republican ticket with a dipshit Democratic lending the illusion of independence.

Meanwhile, it would provide endless grist for the Bernie Mill, as he and his supporters churn out endless piffle about the Democratic Party being insufficiently progressive and both parties being "the same."

Hey, white guys: Stop trying to "save us" from Donald Trump. Your heroics are nauseating me.

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