Well, it is looking like we will have two choices in left-of-center candidates.
Hillary Clinton invites us to trust the status quo, to settle into stasis.
Bernie Sanders incites us to revolution, to radical change.
Hillary suggests we settle for working in partnership with The System for what is probable.
Bernie foments an uprising against a rigged system for what is possible.
Hillary affirms we participate in practical incremental reform.
Bernie asserts we join a rebellion against the patient progress that has left us in this mess .
‘Delegate equivalents,’ whatever-the-hell ever those are, give Hillary the lead out of Iowa but actual votes in New Hampshire will probably give the lead to Bernie.
So, it appears that we can choose a future that is yet to unfold or a future that has already happened. Back to the future is not an option for me.
Of course, to even think of the other Party is to long for a nostalgic past that looks like Reaganomics, sounds like Jim Crow and resembles the ‘Mission Accomplished’ of ‘W,’ ‘shock and awe’ and all.
I find it almost incomprehensible to imagine that anyone would consider anything that even resembles what we’ve had in the Bush-Obama continuum.
OK, Hillary has served well as Senator and as Secretary of State, and I do really want a woman as our Chief Executive, but the former First Lady is not the female who portends any change in our national identity. I’ll take an ageing, male, liberal Jew who sounds like he dozed off when FDR was President and awakened only recently to discover that nothing has changed in half a century.