British PM Harold Wilson is attributed with the quote "A week is a lifetime in politics". Joe Biden has learned that lesson. There are a few ways to beat Donald J Trump in the upcoming election. First, label Covid-19 "The Trump Flu" and lay the county's unpreparedness at his doorstep where it belongs. The phrase has a nice ring to it, is easily acceptable and repeatable, and like "Obama-Care" has legs.
The second is for Joe Biden to pick NY Governor Andrew Cuomo as his VP. Cuomo has captivated the nation with his frank amd plain speaking leadership of NY during this crisis. One of his predecessors, Franklin Roosevelt, having assumed the presidency, once said that the American people can accept bad news if given in a simple and plain-spoken manner.
But Biden jumped the gun. He raced to announce he would pick a woman as a VP candidate. That announcement was reckelsss and rash for several reasons. First, a presidential candidate's solemn responsibility is to pick the best person to become president if disaster strikes. Race and sex should have little to do with the decision. Ability should dictate the choice. Ronald Wilson Reagan chose wisely with George Herbert Walker Bush. John McCain chose unwisely with Sarah Palin, who had been scowling at the Russians from her front porch. Second, a week is a lifetime in politics, and Biden should not have limited his choices to anyone. Now he is paying the price.
Andrew Cuomo is the clear choice for Vice President on the Democratic ticket, but Biden has put himself in a box with no way out.
Speaking with being in box, we wonder whether our judicial leadership, who were slow to close the courts, have a plan on reopening the court system? Or are their planning on flicking a switch as well? Day X social distancing. Next day calendar calls for jury trials? Well, as they say in the Supreme Court "That Dog Won't Hunt."
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