Friday, September 13, 2019

Democrats debate

Gotta say, I enjoyed watching ten aspirants, all apparently sane if not equally attractive, knocking about policy preferences rooted in more similarities than differences.

We're being asked not whether we want change -- Democrats bet the country does want change -- but how much change to we want.

These predominantly plausible candidacies are allowing us to sort that question out rather than trying to bury it or overwhelm it with money and charisma.

It feels a surprisingly healthy process.


Brandon said...

Joe Biden's nomination was once thought inevitable. Now it's not certain.

On another note I was browsing and found this, on the soldiers and veterans who opposed the Vietnam War:

janinsanfran said...

Hi Brandon -- there were indeed many soldiers and vets who opposed the Vietnam war. There are plenty of military folks who think enough lives have been lost for not much in our present wars.