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I'm getting worried Hamilton - I'm agreeing with you too often! Excellent and badly needed piece.

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" Cornel West is not going to do anything except to damage his own reputation."

It's possible that he could energize ballot access drives for the Greens in a way that makes 2028 interesting.

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What might kill Biden are the voters who voted him in 2020 just to get Trump out of office and think he has been a complete failure. Plenty of us just won't vote.

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"Biden has no challenge from the left this time around." Hamilton, I'm surprised that you ignore Marianne Williamson. No, there is no credible scenario in which she wins the nomination, but those who write her off as simply a self-help guru are not paying sufficient attention. Go to her website. It is a thoroughly detailed left program. She supported Bernie after she dropped out in 2020 and her policy proposals are congruent with his. It does not matter that she has no chance of winning, a presidential primary is an opportunity to get attention for progressive policies. She should be supported.

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"Ron Klain, Biden’s former chief of staff, did enough outreach to the left wing of the party to see to it that working with Biden has been a more productive use of time for them than plotting to knock him off. "

I would like to read more about this, as I can't recall articles about Klain and his approach to the party's left in publications like the NY Times or Wa. Post. Can you provide references?

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Can't we all just decide to take Cornel West seriously? He's got 'riz for days and good politics, plus he's a Man of God, don't Americans love that?

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Cornel West 2024. Anti-war in Ukraine. Pro-Palestine. Anti-corporate. Biggest priority is helping poor Americans.

I'd call that a formidable challenge from the left.

It's easy to infer people's economic circumstances by their political opinions.

Only those who are financially secure are still advocating for Democrats. The rest of us have had enough.

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"But you might as well stress over the right things, not the wrong ones."

is your next column gonna be about those things? inquiring minds and all.

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"...who is a full-on conspiracy loon."

Aside from Biden, who isn't at this stage of the game?

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the “neither left nor right, but actually right” crowd

Also known as the "I'm doing fine, don't change a thing" crowd.

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