ARE THERE ANY CHALLENGERS TO HILLARY?
Is Hillary Clinton’s nomination as the Democratic candidate for the presidency a foregone conclusion? We certainly don’t hear much about other candidates. Let’s look at some who have been mentioned but have not received much attention.
Jerry Brown. Are you kidding? Didn’t he try that that several decades ago? Four decades ago he was called “Moonbeam.” That should tell you something.
Bill De Blasio? He couldn’t even get elected in
New York City.
Eric Holder? A good man, but he has low approval rating.
Rahm Emanuel? Another Obama alumnus, he has the same problem as Holder.
Joe Biden? Does anyone take him seriously?
Brian Schweitzer? Raise your hand if you know who he is. I thought so.
Elizabeth Warren? A lot of people would like to see her run, but she has said, No. No. No.
Carl Perrin? We asked Perrin directly if he is in the running. There is a man who is highly qualified to serve as President of the
Therefore we were flabbergasted with his answer when we asked him when he was
going to announce his candidacy.
“Everything is such a mess in politics,” he said, “that I don’t want to get in involved in it this time. Maybe in 2020 I will see things differently.”
When we got over our surprise, we asked the retired English professor, “Are you saying, like General Sherman, that if you are nominated, you will not run. If you are elected, you will not serve?”
“No comment,” Perrin replied.