Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Proud to be a Democrat

3/4/2020—Forget Bernie’s qualities for a minute. I don’t have a big problem with Bernie except that I don’t think he will win. But forget that—he might have a better chance against Trump than does Biden.

I want to focus on the fact that Amy and Pete did the honorable thing—the thing that Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz could not bring themselves to do in 2016. They acted. They sacrificed their own campaigns to do what they think is the best way to stop Trump.

That is an honorable act, even if they are wrong about Bernie as a candidate.

You might say that they sacrificed nothing. They were not going to be the nominee anyway.

But neither was Rubio. And he refused to get out.

It’s hard to face reality and admit defeat. Just ask Warren.

So, just for a moment, forget whether Biden can win. Just think about the fact that in 2020, two politicians in America acted dramatically to further the public good. It was just the kind of thing that Americans used to do.

I didn’t think we did things like that anymore.

Take that, Mr. Ross, decadence, Douthat.

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