How is Kamala Harris NOT progressive?
Feel free to list her progressive credentials.
Still, if it comes to that, I'll take her over more of this GOP mess.
Not even a contest there.
I don't dislike her, but when the establishment Democrats and the political establishment (New York Times + Washington Post) are doing all they can to support her, I take that as a very bad sign.
Why will it be choreographed? You are watching the DNC do something smarter than they did in 2008 and 2016. They are going to run a ton of candidates. They are going to get Trump so worked up thwrowing out lies and insults and racist garbage that people will work to select the candidate that will carry the mantle of the USA back to the 21st century, instead of the current despicable backwards peddling Trump is doing.
Well I hope so, a really wide ranging primary would be good for the party. I just hope that they don't try to rig it for their favored candidate. Thankfully none of the big name democratic candidates have any serious baggage, unlike Hillary.
Harris might have not have had the most stellar prosecutor career, but at least the right wing conspiracy wackos don't think that she's personally murdered an old friend.
I would love to see major reforms. That our Presidential state primaries cannot start until April 1st and end by June 1st, and among the first is a good sized and 'looks like America' state with a racial and economic mix that is a crosssection of America (like Ohio), not a farm (Iowa) or tiny state (NH). Primary campaigning and fundraising cannot start until Feb. 1st. Only campaign contributions from individuals and capped at $1000, in the primaries and general elections and no special access to candidates by rich and corporate interests from such contributions. If holding a Federal office have to still do their job or resign to run. That the news media give equal time to candidates, limit the quantity of campaign ads and broadcasters can keep out ads that have offensive content. Offer several debates to be operated by neutral groups not by the networks or media companies. Parties thoroughly vet candidates for personal behaviors so no surprises and mandate disclosure of personal income tax returns and certain financial records for the previous 10 years. Conventions much smaller, shorter and not sponsored by major corporations.
I know I can dream, but something must be done to improve our system to keep out the next Donald Trump or Bill Clinton.
Here we have a legally mandated electoral period of six weeks in the runup to the election. Campaigning, political ads and all the rest of that nonsense is strictly prohibited outside of that period.