It’s true, I’m incoherent, I do feelz it. At least when I try to write long form commentary. It’s like my brain went over the hill at some point in recent years. Perhaps I really didn’t age much in that time… one thing that did happen is, I’m working my ass off these days, can’t sit here and compose in deep thought….
Here’s some scattershot points made in reference to today’s conversations:
1. I think one can be rightfully NOT impressed with Hillary’s popular vote victory of 3M nationally, when she won by 4M in California.
1a. Electoral college is a perfectly fine way to have an election. See “California”.
2. I can’t say it doesn’t appear true that the Russians had a preference for Trump. But it’s not obvious why that would be a hard preference as a matter of logic, such that the Obama govt wasn’t very formidable in opposing Russian mischief. They could rightfully assume Clinton would be similarly un-assertive.
3. The DNC hack, such as it was, seems to have been a mundane phish job on Podesta himself. It’s not actually intuitive Russia and its KGB would have done that rather than the ‘hacker community’, which does actually have an affinity for Assange and Wikileaks.
4. Keith Ellison – it’s obvious he thinks Dems will seek another charismatic Black man for its 2020 nominee, and he might very well be right there.
4a. Keith Ellison has zero chance of being the charismatic Black man the Dems pick (I’d say because his charisma is as big an act as his religiosity…)
5. I disapprove of the national GOP caucuses flirtation with Social Security reform. This isn’t needed and won’t end well.
6. I think the GOP could repeal the Obamacare individual mandate and Cadillac tax for now, and this would appease the rabid dogs in the party without the near term upheaval a complete repeal would create.
7. Chris Coleman – credible gov candidate, but my sense is it’s an uphill battle for him.