Monday, December 09, 2019

Impeachment fatigue and talk of a brokered convention plus John Lennon 1980


Impeachment fatigue and talk of a brokered convention plus John Lennon 1980 12/09 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics:

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It looks like a brokered convention is coming

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Back in 2016, we speculated about a brokered convention.  Remember the stories about Trump failing in the first vote and Kasich taking it in the third round?   
Well, it may happen this time, as Karl Rove is outlining:   
There’s growing concern among Democrats that their July 2020 convention in Milwaukee could open without a candidate who receives a majority of the vote on the first ballot. 
The last time that happened to the Democrats was 1952.
There are now four candidates—Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren—who have enough support and money to be competitive through March. 
A fifth candidate, Mike Bloomberg, has enough cash to burn a wet mule and a strategy that says he doesn’t care how he does until the 27 primary contests and two caucuses in March. Many mules will perish at his hands.
The problem stems from the party’s rules and the proportional distribution of delegates.
So what happens if no one has the convention wrapped up? That’s when the so-called “super delegates” step in and no one really knows what happens next.
They may go for the electable argument and throw the delegates into disarray, specially the left.
They may select Joe Biden and then please the delegates by forcing a VP on him, such as crowd-pleaser Stacy Abrams of Georgia.
Finally, a brokered convention will not have a happy ending.  Democrats are deeply divided except when they are bashing Trump.
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Tony Oliva and Dick Allen belong in the Hall of Fame


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Here we go again.  My annual plea calling for Dick Allen and Tony Oliva to be inducted in the Hall of Fame.  

At this point, they need to be selected by the Veterans Committee.  The two are super deserving.  

Allen was a 7-time All-Star who played for the Phillies and White Sox from 1963-77. He was NL Rookie of the Year om 1964 and AL MVP in 1972  (37 HR  for the White plus a .420 on-base percentage, .603 slugging percentage and 1.023 OPS.   He led his league in OPS four times, the highest figure being 1.027 for the Phillies in 1966.  


Oliva was a .313 hitter from 1962-72 for the Twins and led the AL in hits 5 times from 1964-70. He was a 3 time AL batting champion and an eight-time All-Star, and was twice runner-up for the AL MVP Award.


Vote for them!

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