Yes, I'm getting up there. My kids are grown, and I can now get a senior bus pass. I'm at a crossroads, of sorts. I could go down the road that some of my friends have traveled (retirement, boredom), or I could follow in the footsteps of our current crew of political favorites: Bernie, age 74; Hillary, age 68; Biden, age 73.
Under our respective "purple tents," we can all recognize that America is more united than divided, that thoughtful people can have thoughtful dialogue, and that disputes can get resolved and urgent issues solved.
Far away from the main stage in Philadelphia, where mega-watt political stars were delivering their carefully-polished addresses last week, I witnessed perhaps the best speech of my life by Senator Cory Booker.
If you fail to show up for Hillary in November, and Trump wins, then your revolution will prove to be nothing more than a faddish exercise in futility by privileged white millennials who shamefully cut off their noses to spite their faces, while destroying everything that Sanders worked to achieve for you.
But if a politician can profess to love a partisan opponent who taunts him with a derogatory tweet on social media, then surely I can up my game. I can continue my practice of loving, too. The thing is, Booker made it look so easy. And I know it's not.
Whoever they are and wherever they're from, they need to be found, politely escorted from the building and stripped of the right to re-enter. Let them vote. Let their voices be heard in the way that truly matters. Then get them (gently) the Hell out.
Even with the rocky start, the Democratic Convention offered a more positive outlook for the country. Perhaps time will heal all wounds for even the most ardent Sanders supporters.
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According to press accounts, Hillary Clinton is ignoring her party's progressive base. If she does so, she may open the door to a Trump presidency.
These are exciting political questions, eliciting no shortage of educated guesses and snarky tweets. But what's harder to find is real data. The public polling -- while not flawed -- ultimately just measures underlying partisanship or the hard ID of the different candidates.
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Math. Path. Wrath. This has been the process through which Bernie Sanders' supporters travel. They don't get the math, so they continue to see his path, and if you disagree and speak to the realities of the campaign, you'll reap their wrath. And what's their main fuel? The super delegates.