Who’s Next?


None of the Democrats running for their party’s 2020 presidential nomination are without some serious defect. Kamala Harris has thrown in the towel after never being able to overcome having her corrupt record as a prosecutor exposed by Tulsi Gabbard. Rep. Gabbard has offered the least insane platform positions, and that’s a serious defect for attracting votes from the Democrat base. Mayor Pete’s gayness is intersectionally insufficient with many minority voters. Fauxcahontas comes off as a scold who reminds too many voters of their mothers-in-law. Bernie Sanders’ campaign is based on envy and has nothing positive to offer. And Joe Biden is Joe Biden.

So who will be the next to drop out?

Ed Morrissey has a post over at Hot Air suggesting that Warren is next. He takes note of polling that shows Warren’s appeal declining. A recent Reuters/Ipsos poll shows her at 9 percent.

The nine percent result includes independents likely to vote in a Democratic primary, and that’s where Warren’s biggest trouble lies. Among those independents, Warren only scored 3% — which puts her behind Biden (12%), Buttigieg (6%), Sanders (5%), and even Michael Bloomberg (4%). Warren’s tied with Andrew Yang among Democrat-voting independents. Among only Democrats, Warren comes in third at 13%, but that’s thirteen points below Joe Biden.

Warren also scores third overall as a second choice candidate, but fourth among independents. Who comes in third? Bloomberg. Warren appears to have a major problem with independent voters, and that’s going to be a yuuuuge problem if she ends up winning the nomination.

Behind Bloomberg? The guy who wants to outlaw Big Gulps?

Hmmmmm.

Another Misbehaving Congresscritter


My podcasting partner Stacy McCain has been writing (here and here) about Rep. Katie Hill and her current difficulty handling the PR fallout from matters related to her husband’s filing for divorce. I’ve stayed away from the story because I didn’t have anything to add to coverage.

However, I will make these observations:

Rep. Hill is not the only female Democrat involved in a campaign/office related divorce.

We were told by our betters that women would be different.

Whether one believes that we are an evolved species or a specially created one, long-term monogamous sexual partnerships really do seem to be the best way to structure our lives.