Sunday, December 29, 2013
2016: Dems should nominate a 99%er woman for President, Not Hillary Clinton
The two progressive waves of our time shouldn't be split: an authentic champ of the 99% and the understandable desire for Dems to nominate a female presidential candidate. Sen. Warren is the natural match, but if she isn't running I think we should raise up another. I don't think Sen. Gillibrand or Sen. Clinton (who both made her millions in awful, awful ways) qualify. All who qualify seem to lack Clinton's ambition/crave for power. But I think one needs to be motivated to step forward. Otherwise we'll have to deal with the sad social psychological experience of millions of Democrats rationalizing support for dynastism, bribery (6 figures each for hundreds of speeches to rentier industries), and returning to power a first family that had a big role to play in deregulating Wall Street and supporting militarism. Why nudge the progressive masses into becoming this?