The One about Politics
Sometimes I blog about politics. You can skip this one if you want.
For those of you who still care about Iowa Caucus results, we've completed the "recanvas" and now Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttegieg have requested a full recount in certain districts. First, who didn't see that coming? Second, of course they want a recount. Next time, start with the recount. If we can't get it right the first time, at least we can be thorough as fuck the second time and avoid round three.
I'm part of the 8-4 crowd. I go to bed at 8 p.m. (if I'm super lucky) and wake up at 4 a.m. That means I recorded this week's debate and watched it while I walked on the treadmill last night. (I'm also falling behind on my books read this year, and it's only February!)
Takeaways from the Nevada debate:
Elizabeth Warren is an amazing debater, but she's also scary as fuck sometimes with the way she goes after her opponents. She's nailed every debate throughout. I'm surprised it didn't translate better in Iowa and New Hampshire. I don't expect this showing to bring her to the forefront, either, and that makes me sad.
I am terrified the word of the American people won't matter in this race because Russia is trying to help Bernie, knowing that he's divisive. Still, he's better than the orange idiot. I'd still vote for him.
More and more, I love Pete, but I'm worried because black and brown people, no matter what he says on that stage, do NOT like him. When my black and brown friends say "Fuck that guy," and "Never that guy," I stop and reconsider.
I'm a little concerned my black and brown friends don't also say the same about Bloomberg. Seriously. Fuck that guy. NEVER that guy. We already have that guy in the White House.
Dear Joe Biden, where has that fire and grit been in previous debates? Biden's been bumbling and coasting along, and now he's done poorly in both Iowa and New Hampshire and decided to step up his debate game. I really wanted to vote for him, I did. More and more, I think Pete is Biden, only 40 years younger. The main difference is the black and brown support, and yes, that matters to me. I'm still a Biden fan. I want him to continue to do better.
I still don't really know Amy Klobuchar, and she's from a neighboring state. Granted, that's my ignorance. She was here a lot before the caucus. She has a hard time speaking on her feet. More and more, I cringe at how unprepared she seems to be when responding to criticism and her out-of-place hand gestures. I'm not good with movies that make me embarrassed for the main character (e.g. Meet the Parents), and I have a hard time watching her. I found myself closing my eyes and listening, which helped until the arguments started. Toward the end of the debate, she seemed to be running defense instead of offense, which is never a good strategy.
I miss Kamala Harris and Corey Booker on the debate stage. This would be a different race if Bloomberg had instead chosen to use his money to lift up a woman or man of color instead of running for President himself.
I'm still undecided, friends, and I'm almost convinced it doesn't fucking matter. We're going to have four more years of Russia's puppet because VladP wants it that way.