Thursday Open Thread

Race-baiting is the way to get selected
Willie Horton or will he not get elected?

–The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy

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  1. JohnInDenver says:

    Cory Gardner signing on to co-sponsor a Congressional Gold Medal for Fred Korematsu.

    “Fred Korematsu stood up for the rights of more than 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II, and continued his fight for decades to expand civil rights and overturn his own false criminal conviction,” Hirono said.

    1. Korematsu died in 2005.

    2. He already had his conviction was overturned in 1983 and he was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1998.

    3. Gardner continues to support Trump, despite the Sad!-ministration's support of internment of asylum seekers, decreased number of refugees allowed to come to the US, and outright ban on people from some countries.

    So, Sen. Gardner continues to take symbolic stances which have limited impacts while supporting those who act in direct opposition to the stance of Korematsu.

  2. Davie says:

    Politico has an excellent analysis of the current state of the Dem candidates for President

    …because of early voting and changes to the still-unsettled primary calendar, candidates can’t just camp out on the cheap in bucolic Iowa throughout 2019, shaking the most hands and hoping for a late break. Well before the first Iowa caucus-goer stands in a high school gymnasium corner, candidates will need enough coin to bankroll an ad campaign in megastates like California and Texas. A campaign that cannot get sufficient media attention is likely to dry up and close down before we even get to 2020.

    That’s why the presidential campaign rollout matters more than ever. Without a good first impression, candidates may fail to achieve liftoff.

    • JohnInDenver says:

      One number I've seen is a campaign in California, spread out before voting starts and until the final election day on March 3, is likely a MINIMUM of $5 million for that state alone.  Edward-Isaac Dovere,  a staff writer at The Atlantic, wrote:

      According to Democratic operatives who are planning campaigns, to get to the first week of March, when Super Tuesday is held, it’ll take a minimum of roughly $40 million. On the high end, it could soar past $60 million.

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