New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman recently proposed that Democrat presidential candidates form a team of rivals to win the presidency. He suggested Elizabeth Warren as Health and Human Services secretary (“has energy and intellect to expand health care”), Kamala Harris as attorney general (“has toughness and integrity needed to clean up Trump’s ‘corrupt mess’”), Pete Buttigieg for Homeland Security, Cory Booker as secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Mitt Romney for Commerce secretary (as a token Republican, which he actually is), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to serve as U.N. ambassador (“to appeal to youths, improve our international standing”), Michael Bennet for secretary of Education and Andrew Yang to be Energy secretary.
This team, said Friedman, can defeat President Trump.
If these candidates don’t unite, wrote Friedman, “you can kiss the America you grew up in goodbye.”
I don’t know what America Friedman grew up in, but mine did not promote socialism; gun control; taxpayer-supported welfare and freebies to people unwilling to work; illegal immigration; purposely letting live, viable, even full-term aborted babies die; or other policies promoted by the aforementioned Democrats.
President Kennedy’s Democrats would be appalled by today’s Democrats.
If this is not your idea of a dream team, please work to turn out the Republican/conservative/moderate/independent vote in November.