Ohh, I can hardly stand it!
I wonder how my fellow-citizens can endure the brawling that goes on in these endless Democrat candidate debates! I understand that the candidates feel a need to come before the public more or less steadily, until the voting takes place. Exposure is important. But how can they avoid repeating the same old points over and over in every debate? Where do the moderators find some of the most inane questions to ask the candidates? (It really has gotten a little better these last few debates.) I was so relieved that the candidates did not sharpen their claws against each other in the first few debates, and actually, they have been much more civil with each other than, say, the GOP candidates were in 2016.
I'm beginning to think that only Elizabeth Warren could be the Democrat nominee who would make me happy. She has the style, the personality, the values, the plans, the attitude that I have. I love Bernie Sanders, I can handle any of the others, except Joe Biden, and honestly, I can handle even him being the President. I dislike his 'crazy Uncle Joe' rhetoric, and all that goes with it. But except for being reactionary, and conservative enough to make the Alt-Right extremely happy, even Joe B. would make a better president to follow Trump, but, after Biden leaves office, we're not likely to be very much better off.
None of the male candidates, as far as I can tell, look like they would be serious champions of women. Clinton surprised everyone by signing legislation that was fairly progressive for its time. But I would be very surprised if any of the guys would be as progressive as even Clinton.
If Bernie Sanders becomes president, and manages to put through even a fraction of the changes he suggests, all our lives will be better, and the women's lives together with those of everyone else. (Of course, the GOP will insist that the entire thing is a fiasco, and present false information to support it.)
In all other respects, nothing has really changed, except, of course, for Michael Bloomberg. He made a fair Mayor for New York City, though I wasn't close enough to his mayoralty to have an opinion about it. He ditched the Republican Party to become a Democrat, but he isn't either one. He is basically a very rich guy, who likes to throw money around like Andy Warhol threw paint. (I don't know very much about Warhol's paint-throwing! He may not have done it, actually.) Bloomberg has supported many good people, especially those who were fighting the gun lobby. Well, if any of the other candidates had that much money, they might have done the same. (They might not have, too.)
What do you think about this new flu that is going around? I'm going to eat my vegetables, stock up on dry goods and canned foods, and keep an eye on whether it comes to my locality. I have a very reclusive lifestyle, and I don't often go out if I can stay home and write! Keep your spirits up, because a depressed person is more likely to have a bad case of the flu than someone who has a cheerful disposition. As time goes on, they're sure to come up with how to fight the flu if you get it. This is why it pays to give up smoking, and working in places with bad air; these things weaken your lungs. If you have kids, I suppose you really have to work hard to keep them from being bored and cranky if their schools close down for the flu. Note that only people who are sick, or are prone to flu, or have Asthma, are expected to have a bad time with this disease.
Kay, spitting into the wind.