Friday, October 25, 2019

Elections in Canada & the 2020 election with Barry Casselman, The Prairie Editor



A chat about politics with Barry Casselman, The Prairie Editor 10/25 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics:

Guest: Barry Casselman, The Prairie Editor...........The 2020 election is 12 months away.......the Democrats are looking for a candidate.......elections in Canada.....and other stories.......click to listen:


Friday’s video: Cheers to Senator Graham for the resolution calling out ...

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Cheers to Senator Graham for the resolution calling out the House Democrats....
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A campaign that does not click usually runs out of money

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We may be watching the unraveling of the Julian Castro campaign.   According to news reports, former secretary Castro may end his campaign if he can’t raise $800K very soon:  
“If I can’t raise $800,000 in the next 10 days, I will have no choice but to end my race for president,” Castro’s campaign wrote in an email to supporters. “I’m asking you to fight for me like never before. If I don’t meet this deadline, I won’t have the resources to keep my campaign running.”
The appeal is Castro’s bluntest yet as he struggles to qualify for the next candidate debate, set for Nov. 20.
And that’s the way it is!
For many reasons, Julian Castro’s campaign never really clicked.
He promotes executive experience but does anyone remember anything that he did as Mayor of San Antonio?  I can’t think of one.  To be fair, Texas city mayors are not full-time politicians but I can’t find anyone who remembers him as a successful urban leader.
In fact, I’d agree that his record was complicated:  He claims to be an urban reformer but where are the reforms?
He talks about his time in the Obama Cabinet.  Was that really executive experience or any preparation to run for president?  When was the last time that we elected a member of a presidential cabinet?  President Herbert Hoover?  He served successfully as Secretary of Commerce.
Julian Castro is desperately asking for money because his campaign didn’t click:
1) His message is the same as every other liberal on the stage; and,
2) He is telegenic but has nothing to say.
Will he get his money?  I don’t know.  Will any further contribution to the Castro campaign impact the Democrats’ race?  Not at all.
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1973: Ferguson Jenkins traded to Rangers for a young Bill Madlock


Who remember this?   On this day in 1973, the Cubs traded 6-time 20-game winner Ferguson Jenkins to the Rangers for third baseman Bill Madlock and utility man Vic Harris.     

Jenkins won 25 games for a very young Texas team that challenged Oakland for the AL West title in 1974.   

He won 284 with a 3.34 ERA and 267 complete games over 19 seasons.    Jenkins was selected to The Hall of Fame in 1991.

On the other hand, Madlock went on to have a great career: .305 average and 2,008 hits in 15 seasons.  He won 4 batting titles, 2 in Chicago and 2 in Pittsburgh.




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