Election 2020 #3
February 2, 2020
Half of the Dozen
Julian Castro suspended his campaign on January 2, 2020. Marianne Williamson dropped out on January 10, 2020. Cory Booker announced the end of his campaign on January 13, 2020. Twelve Democrats remain in the race for their party’s … Continue reading or… Return to Table of Contents.
Election 2020 #4
February 12, 2020
Three’s a Crowd
There are 3 Democratic Presidential Debates in February 2020:
- February 7th at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire;
- February 19th in Las Vegas, Nevada; and
- February 25th in Charleston, South Carolina.
Election 2020 #5
February 19, 2020
We have all sorts of names for groups of animals. Some are commonly known … a Swarm of Bees, a Flock of Birds, a Pod of Dolphins, a Gaggle of Geese, a Pride of Lions, or a Pack of Wolves. Some are odd … a Congregation of Alligators, a Murder of Crows, a Badling of Ducks, a Convocation of Eagles, a Court of Kangaroos or, an Exaltation of Larks. Some are humorously descriptive … a Glaring of Cats, a Tower of Giraffes, a Gaze of Raccoons, a Mischief of Rats, a Surfeit of Skunks, a Scurry of Squirrels, a Rafter of Turkeys, and, of course, … Continue reading or … Return to Table of Contents.
Election 2020 #6
February 23, 2020
7 + 1
There is one Democratic nominee for President and seven “also-rans” remaining in the race to Milwaukee. We just don’t know which of the eight is the nominee. A piece of the answer was provided by those eligible to participate in the Nevada Caucuses. Because Nevada has found a way to combine “early voting” with their caucus process. The state Democratic committee estimates that over 70,000 Nevadans voted by the end of the early voting period. The rest caucused at various … Continue reading or… Return to Table of Contents.
Election 2020 #7
February 28, 2020
If We Could Turn Back Time
Sometimes it seems as if the Democratic Party processes are running backwards … or, at least. spinning their wheels. The ups and downs of their number of candidates and number of debaters is becoming a little tiring. This graph shows the variations in the number of candidates and number of debaters since I wrote “Election 2020 #1” in response to the fourth Democratic … Continue reading or… Return to Table of Contents.
March 22, 2020
Physical Distancing can keep you Well!
Social Distancing could make you Sick!
We hear a lot of commentators and pundits telling us to fight the COVID-19 pandemic by maintaining “Social Distancing”. Are they unaware of the distinction between the words “social” and “physical“? Are they living the lives of the people we see in advertising who are never in proximity without social interaction? Are they more interested in buzz words and jargon than on clear … Continue reading or… Return to Table of Contents.
April 3, 2020
President Harry S. Truman believed that the President’s job involves making difficult decisions and accepting full responsibility for those decisions. He had a sign on his desk that said, “The BUCK STOPS here!”
Election 2020 #8
April 6, 2020
A lot has happened since the debate on Tuesday, February 25th:
- On February 25th, Jim Clyburn, Democratic Whip of the House of Representatives decided it was time to let the people of South Carolina know that he supports Joe Biden.
- Joe Biden got 48.4% of the votes in the South Carolina Democratic Primary, winning 39 delegates; Bernie Sanders got 19.9% of the votes, winning 15 delegates; and no other … Continue reading or… Return to Table of Contents.
Election 2020 #9
July 18, 2020
This Cannot Happen Again
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wisconsin Governor, Tony Evers, wanted to delay the state’s primary elections. The State Republican Party knew that the Governor wasn’t really concerned with the health of the voters. There was a State Supreme Court seat at stake. The incumbent was a Republican. Obviously, the Governor was delaying the election to help the judge’s liberal opponent. After all, that’s what they would have done if the situation … Continue reading or … Return to Table of Contents.