Tuesday, September 4, 2018


It seems that Senators Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kamala Harris of California have knowledge denied to most of the rest of us. Specifically, they know who the Libertarian candidate for president will be in 2020.

How's that go, you ask? Well, both have been mentioned as people interested in running for the Democratic nomination for that office. But their ridiculous grandstanding about a Supreme Court nominee whom they have already said they will oppose, combined with the timing of their fundraising e-mails (sent out while they were childishly interrupting other people trying to speak), make it as impossible to vote for them as it already is to vote for the incumbent, Donald Trump, should he choose to run again.

If I believe that Sens. Booker and Harris -- as well as several others -- acted this way deliberately, and that they themselves want to be the Democratic nominee, then I am forced to believe that they know who the Libertarian party will nominate and want me to vote for that person. They should have just said so and saved themselves a lot of embarrassment. Yes, I know, they've demonstrated an invulnerability to that feeling, but it's possible the light will dawn someday and they will develop the capacity for shame.

Someone's gotta be the first.

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