In a recent column, Steve Schmidt pointed out some of President Biden’s accomplishments:
- He defeated Donald Trump.
- He restored sanity and stability to the Oval Office.
- He has shown skilled leadership during the Russian war in Ukraine.
- His legislation has been “one of the 10 most significant domestic policy achievement of the last 80 years.”
He then went on to say …
[S]ome have declared that it is unthinkable that there could be any Democrat who could conceivably win a national election aside from President Biden, or that the choices are limited to the extremely capable Governor of California Gavin Newsom, the Secretary of Transportation and Fox News tormenter Pete Buttigieg or the Vice President Kamala Harris.
This latter entry really stirred my thinking. Are Democrats so bound by “tradition” that they will automatically re-elect Biden should he run again? And what if he doesn’t throw his hat in the ring? Does the only “natural” choice become Vice-President Kamala Harris? Or does Gavin Newsom, the Governor of California, have a running chance? And while I feel his prospects are remote, as Steve suggests, Pete Buttigieg could even add his name to the list again.
I guess what I’m wondering is why must we only choose from the folks “the media” suggests?
In my opinion, what I think we really need is a comparatively unknown DEMOCRAT to emerge from the shadows, step into the limelight, and thoroughly rattle the establishment. (Similar to what took place a few years back on the other side of the fence — but of course in this case, someone with morals and ethics and experience.)
Naturally, the question then becomes … who IS this person? Is there anyone … ANYONE … within the Democratic Party who has the ability to truly shake things up as the “former guy” was able to do within the Republican party?
I would like to think so. But at this point, I’m not sure who it would be. Do YOU have any ideas?