The “pool” is shallower than we thought

A follow up from my previous post on why Joe Biden is pretty much dead in the water in 2024.

If THIS ARTICLE is anywhere close to being accurate, then the Democrat candidate pool of potential Presidential nominees is far shallower than anyone might have thought or hoped – Indeed, if this is the best the Democrats can offer, we might as well go ahead and order something red to wear on November 5, 2024.

  • Kamala Harris has been almost a non-entity as Vice President.  She’s stayed so far in Biden’s shadow that she might as well have no more record to run on than she did as Attorney General of California; and plenty of us remember how tainted she was with that background.  (Some of us even remember how her first foray into public office came as a result of sexual / romantic nepotism.)
  • Stacey Abrams is a 2-time loser in the state of Georgia.  How can anyone seriously believe she can win a nationwide race when she couldn’t even sway a state on the virtual razor’s edge between red and blue politics?  And how many remember the millions she allowed her close friend’s law firm to siphon off from her nonprofit “Fair Fight Action?”  ($9.4 million in 2019 and 2020 alone – a figure that will no doubt grow.)  Not a chance is she a viable candidate.
  • Pete Buttigieg?  Come on folks… seriously?  Like him or not, with the current political divide in our nation, there’s simply no way a gay man can possibly be elected President of the United States.  Maybe in 25 years, but right now?  With the razor thin margins almost every election is decided with?  (We don’t have to like it; but we do need to stick with reality.)
  • Amy Klobuchar?  Two words – with a corresponding date – say it all.  “Walter Mondale; 1984.”  Another milquetoast Minnesotan, whose 2020 campaign went absolutely no where and whose record is questionable like hers will only lead to another GOP landslide like  Mondale’s embarrassing loss to Reagan in ’84.
  • Gavin Newsom might possibly be an able leader, but he’ll be tarred and feathered with so many divisive labels, beginning with “California,” then moving on through “San Francisco,” “Liberal,” “Prop-8…” which will turn into a never ending list in the “zero sum game” of conservative / liberal warfare;  he’ll be dead in the water BEFORE the main artillery of “RECALLED” Governor gets tossed his way.  (And it won’t matter in the least that he survived the recall vote; anymore than it matters to far left liberals that Trump wasn’t “CONVICTED” in either impeachment trial.)
  • Elizabeth Warren?  Her “use by” date expired quite a while ago – probably sometime around the time when she allowed herself to be turned into the “Pocahontas” target that Trump used to essentially kill her last campaign.  That ugly attack that lasted through far too many news cycles than it should have will almost immediately rear its ugly head again should she decide to run in ’24.  She’s done a lot of good for a lot of folks not limited to her constituents in Massachusetts, but that’s not and never will include the title of President.  (And let’s not forget; she’s only 6 years younger than Biden, who is already being called senile.)
  • Gretchen Whitmer:  Maybe / possibly, she could be a viable candidate.  But she’ll have huge mountains to scale to mount an effective and successful campaign.  She’s a woman, from Michigan, (the “rust-belt” baggage will be weaponized for certain), controversial enough already in that she’s been the target of a real kidnap plot… All of these will mean any campaign of hers will face an uphill battle from day one.  She could well be – possibly / maybe – the next Obama to emerge from relative obscurity, but Obama was elected in a much less clearly divided and toxic political environment.

Which leaves us with the real question.  The “BIG” question.  The “ELEPHANT-IN-THE-ROOM” question… Is this all you Democrats have to offer?  Really?  Then God help us; we may have already lost – and your failure could well mean the end of our Republic.