As I had a couple of outside obligations on Tuesday, there is just time for a fast overview of a couple of items for today’s post.
THE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION FIELD
Perry has peaked but doesn’t seem to know it yet. Ditto Michele Bachmann. Ron Paul sinks ever lower in the polls. Sarah Palin has become so irrelevant no one has noticed she’s missing.
Huntsman and Romney wander in the weeds losing any traction they have to every newcomer – Chris Christie this time who, no dummy he, yesterday backed off running for the nomination. Which leaves Mr. 9-9-9er, Herman Cain, who until a week or so ago was an also ran, to lead the pack. Until next week.
Take a look at this bunch. Is there a single one who has the gravitas, intelligence and statesmanship to lead our nation during its most desperate time in several generations?
And don’t forget – every one of them would kill Social Security and Medicare.
BERNIE SANDERS FOR PRESIDENT
That’s not going to happen, but he is the sanest man in Congress and Social Security’s greatest supporter in Washington.
Tomorrow evening, Thursday, at 7:30PM eastern, Senator Sanders is holding a live telephone conference call sponsored by Democracy for America to learn how we can help “keep the promise of Social Security and scrap the cap.” You can participate in that phone call by registering at this website.
Do that and you will be automatically telephoned and connected to the conversation Thursday evening.
Now, undoubtedly you have heard of the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations that started nearly three weeks ago in New York City, continue there every day and are now spreading to many other cities throughout the country.
Meanwhile, Senator Sanders spoke with Keith Olbermann on CurrentTV last week about the importance of Occupy Wall Street.
UPDATE: At her blog Happening Here today, Jan Adams has posted photos from a San Francisco “Occupy” demonstration yesterday. Today and tomorrow (and perhaps following on), there will be demonstration in more than 150 cities and college campuses across the country. Maybe there is one in your town.
At The Elder Storytelling Place today, Johna Ferguson: My Chinese Marriage