Musings….

just some musings today

What impact is impeachment going to have on the 2020 election? No one knows today, but the risks for both sides is monumental.
The Democrats have bet it all on impeachment. They come out with no (or phony) charges and they are done.
For Republicans if they have vote to acquit against real charges they are cooked.
Right now, after rereading the transcript, I don’t see it, but they are trying.

The next Democratic debate (Nov 20) is less than a month away. Thus far these eight have qualified for it. The others have until Nov. 13th to do so.
Qualified:
Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, Elizabeth Warren, and Andrew Yang.
Close:
Amy Klobuchar is one poll short of qualifying, Tulsi Gabbard is two short, Beto O’Rourke is 3 short. Julian Castro is four short.

Klobucher and Gabbard will make it. The later, thanks to Hillary.
Beto should make it but Castro may very well not.

NBC has the debate and named four women moderators for it. They are Andrea Mitchell and Kristen Welker from NBC. Rachel Maddow from MSNBC and Ashley Parker from the Washington Post.
Excited?

The latest CNN Poll has this for the Dems:
Joe Biden is widening his lead on the field. He is at 34 percent with Elizabeth Warren second at 19. A 15 point lead for Biden!
They are followed by:
Sen. Sanders at 16 percent. 
Mayor Buttigieg and Sen. Harris both at 6 percent.
Then a drop to 3 percent for Sen. Klobuchar and Beto O’Rourke.
Andrew Yang pulled in 2 percent support.
All other candidates polled at 1 percent or less.

The lack of a belief that any (barring an impeachment) can beat the President is leading to an increased look at “who else” might run. Judge Judy today has an article out endorsing Michael Bloomberg, and don’t you hear more and more about Hillary?
The other names mentioned this week are: John Kerry, Senator Sherrod Brown, former A.G. Eric Holder and Gov. Deval Patrick.
Stay tuned to this, because the Democratic hierarchy is truly concerned about the 2020 election.

For his part Joe Biden returned to “his hometown” of Scranton Pa, to deliver a rebuke of Mr. Trump’s economic policies and values. Basically he appealed to the working class voters who helped propel the President to victory and told them the President failed them – the working American.
Well if you look at manufacturing jobs created in the Biden eight years (a negative) and the Presidents three years (a positive), that is a tough argument. Then add wages and job availability and it gets even tougher. (Thus impeachment).

A quiet issue, that in past was headlines is this:
The government is running out of funding, with the current stop gap spending (called a continuing resolution), set to expire Nov. 21.
Legislators on both sides don’t want this issue, or shutting down the government, with the election only a year away.
Watch for them to quietly pass a short term spending measure to keep the government open.

What happened to all that idealogical belief they all had?
Where did the fire go?
Imagine if some said how about we spend within means?

Finally today get ready for the next administration attack.
The author of that anonymous column in the New York Times in 2018, (who was identified as a senior Trump administration official acting as part of the “resistance” inside the government), has written a tell all book to be published next month.
Watch the sensational here and how the MSM runs with it.

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