Round and round it goes/Where it stops nobody knows. That little rhyme from the game Spin the Wheel, seems to be a metaphor for what’s going on with all the Democrat candidates (and one Independent) vying for the nomination for the 2020 presidential election. Twenty candidates so far! And I doubt if many people can name all of them.
Frankly, I haven’t heard or read about any candidate that assures me she or he could beat Trump. Let me know if you think otherwise.
There’s little doubt right now that Trump will be the Republican running for a second term. Any Republican who has the guts to run against him (one does—he’s former Massachusetts Governor William F. Weld who has announced) will be hammered, insulted, and disparaged by the Liar-in-Chief, and maybe endangered by enraged Trumpsters who like to mix it up with opponents.
Weld was quoted by Tim Dickinson in Rolling Stone that Trump “has shown complete, contumacious (stubbornly disobedient—I had to look it up!) disregard for any notion of the rule of law. His motto seems to be 180 degrees away from the motto of the Justice Department, which is to do justice without fear or favor. And he’s been very plain about this. Dangling pardons in front of people who may be testifying about him behind closed doors. A pardon is an official act. And if he gets something in exchange for dangling that pardon …. getting something of value in return for offering an official act. There’s a word for that, and it’s bribery. Bribery and obstruction of justice are not far from the surface here.”
Well, I wish Weld all kinds of good luck even while I hope for a candidate in the Democrat Party who is strong enough to oppose Trump and beat him soundly in the upcoming election. But spin the wheel. I don’t see that person yet. Do you?