I have been low on hope relating to the 2020 presidential election for some time now.
The candidates that I think would beat donnie, Joe Biden, Jerry Brown or Bernie Sanders are just too old.
They could win, but could they live – with vigor – for the eight years that are two terms?
That question surrounds those candidates with a pall of gloom.
And gloom is not conducive to hope.
For a couple weeks now, though, I have been feeling hopes descend upon me.
Here is hope one: Bernie wins the nomination.
Here is hope two: Bernie picks Pete Buttigieg as his running mate. Pete is the most articulate and clear thinking person I can remember ever hearing speak.
A Bernie and Pete – a Democratic Socialist and a brilliant Millennial – can win.
And the age problem is solved.
Having someone like Pete as Vice President puts a completely competent replacement at the ready.
And if Bernie can deliver two terms of competent leadership it puts us in the position to get two more terms with a well seasoned Vice President who would only be 46 years old in 2028.
Those are my hopes.