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On Monday I wrote a column about changing politics in Ohio, effectively turning the former swing state solid red. It included this bit about the blue collar/culturally conservative voters which national Democrats have largely abandoned:

The last national Democrat I can think of who even knew how to speak the language of this bloc (even if he was disingenuous about it) was Bill Clinton. But Clinton is far too moderate for today's radicalized Dems. Can you imagine the "end welfare as we know it" Clinton of 1992 getting anywhere with next year's primary voters?

It didn't occur to me until hours after I'd published it, that maybe I should have included Joe Biden. It's just that I have what might be a real blind spot when it come to the former Veep. To me he comes across as so insincere, so phony, so unable to fake sincerity, that I just can't take him seriously enough for him to even ping the outer reach of my Serious Candidate Radar.

But on top of that, Biden is so clumsy at the basics of running a major campaign, that maybe I'm right to be so dismissive of him.

What's your take?

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I died.

Commissar Sanders says you aren't spreading enough of your wealth his way.

This is a wide-open race.

I think we can discount a couple of major-ish contenders like Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker. And the no-names who are running on ego (and the chance to raise money they can spend elsewhere) like Eric "Nuke the Gun Owners" Swalwell and... what's his name, the congressman from Massachusetts who just announced.

Other than that, wide open -- and that's why it's getting so nasty, so early.

The one thing every generation has in common is that every generation thinks they invented sex, or at least pleasurable sex.

The entire history of the human race would laughingly disagree.

I used to work for Bob Costa.

At National Review, I did some research for Costa, now at The Washington Post. Now he's in a spat with the president. Apparently he said the president called him when he was with his family.

Here's his response. Perhaps he didn't mention the fact he called the president first when he was on air.

 

 

Indeed.

All men are created equal, except men with male chromosomes.

Give this guy some footie pajamas.

 

I've never seen a party so determined to lose, and lose in ways which could tarnish their brand, already hurting, for a good, long time.

Bill Whittle hosted a Right Angle segment on this subject yesterday, and it just went live on YouTube:

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