#BernieLiz2020

Published by Matthew Davidson on Sat, 17/08/2019 - 9:18pm

I'm assuming #Bernie and #Liz have made a deal to run independently in order to ensure that there isn't just the one progressive candidate to be isolated and picked off, but that this arrangement is just until the neoliberal clown car candidates have crashed and burned. Glass-ceiling-wise I'd like to see in 2020 the first Jewish president and the first female vice-president (then 8 years later the first female president - she's a mere two decades older than I am, so she'll just be just getting into her stride by then), since the former has the vision thing and the latter has the detail thing. The "vision thing" (as GHW Bush memorably called it) is in the president's remit, and the vice-president's role, until now ornamental, could well encompass a devastatingly erudite a**-kicker. From the Grauniad.

"Remember, when you are electing a President, you are electing a President for all of us. Please be more careful this time." - Billy Bragg, 1988, in the liner notes to his Help Save the Youth of America EP, which I have in my wizened, crepe-papery hands (Elektra Records, also available on casette and compact disc).