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I have been struck by the meteoric rise of Mr. Trump. He is a star like no other. I tried to imagine what the world would be like if he had lived in a different time and had a very special role. Perhaps like in the time of Jesus.
Donald would have ridden around Bethlehem on a big Ass (donkey) spreading the gospel of wealth and riches. He would have had one large sign on each side of the donkey with his name, TRUMP, broadly displayed.
The enthusiasm for Senator Bernie Sanders is infectious. That gravelly voiced, Brooklyn born, mop haired socialist can bring down the house.
And he had the DNC audience rocking. The patented Bernie list of progressive policy points that pepper Bernie's speeches are strong and speak directly to the hard core progressive wing of the party. He not only talks a good game, his tenure in the Senate has lived it.
Bernie was asked about O'Malley's challenge to the DNC on debates and he voiced his support. But it is almost like . . .
Lincoln Chafee has been almost an after thought for the 2016 nomination. He is a wonky policy guy. He has little charisma. His oratory is quiet and often bland. And there isn't much evidence that his campaign has a lot of structure or ground game.
I think he is mainly a candidate so that he has a chance to contribute to ideas and policy. And maybe raise his profile a tad. I doubt he has much confidence that his candidacy will catch fire - but he does want to . . .