The Democrats Need A Composite Candidate

The Democrats need a composite candidate, a younger person that incorporates the best of Bernie, Joe and Lizzy. There’s such a person emerging from the back of the pack right now. He (yes my dears it’s a White he) is young, dynamic, effective, experienced and as yet virtually unknown nationally.

Once the Democratic debates commence, however, I expect him to pop into view like a baby Eagle bursting out of its shell. He comes with an odd sounding name that’s a bit tricky to pronounce. But national political pundits have already made sure that they have master the pronunciation as they can see the writing on the wall — no, not that silly wall — the wall of the future. On his campaign website, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg frames himself as “a millennial Mayor, Afghanistan war veteran and husband” — wait for it, he’s openly gay.

How’s that for covering a lot of social territory? Now all he needs to do should he win the Democratic nomination for president, in order to end up being totally in sync with our new multicultural America, (I know this reality scars the pants off you MAGA freaks) is to choose Senator Kamala Harris, a former tough, brownish black female prosecutor as his running mate.

Pete will come off in the public’s perception as Trump perfect opposite — truthful, competent and caring. For her part, prosecutor Harris will shred any nonsense that the slimy Donald hurls their way. They will make a wonderful team of good guy bad girl when it comes to beating the liar-in-chief.

Yes, I still like Washington Governor Jay Inslee, but I’m beginning to think he looks too much like old America. Let Trump wallow in the worst of old America and let Buttigieg push forewarn toward a powerful, truly democratic nation that the free world will once again be proud to follow. F you Putin!

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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