Together, America, We Will Say Goodbye To Cory Booker

Cory Booker is out!

Darwin is not surprised Cory Booker has dropped outta the 2020 Race: “It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.”

“The law of evolution is that the strongest survives!” Word.

It’s funny over the weekend my Dad and I saw some poll on tv and like Bloomberg was 4% and Booker was 3%. I mean Booker was around for months and Bloomberg showed up 10 minutes ago. So we were both surprised Bloomberg managed to “catch up.”

Booker’s dropping out is a surprise…I thought this months ago. It’s not that candidates like Andrew Yang are doing well; it’s that Booker is doing so badly. (Yang doesn’t even need to win the Presidency (politicians accomplish little if anything) however to build a powerful platform opens many doors. However Cory is a politician so he’s probably playing to win.)

I expected he’d be in it a bit more but he was like that surprise NBA team that abruptly gets swept outta the second round. I’m not just surprised they lost but that they got swept too you know? Wow, ok.

This is rarely said but there’s some buyer’s remorse with Obama and I wonder if that tainted him. Like maybe it’s time to try women or gay or something else other than black. A totally different flavour. American politics have a history of going opposite the last guy they had.

Sad to Booker him go; he’d make Star Trek references every now and then…I’d vote for a nerd. Which can’t be any dumber than all the other reasons people vote. (Even after I read his book. One of the more disappointing political books is Cory Booker’s United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good: writing’s stiffer than a fresh Frankenstein Monster.)

And by the way it’s startlingly how as my Dad and I were watching the talking heads analyze these poll numbers we’re “back to normal.” The whole thing with 2016 was the polling was wrong and often inaccurate yet we’ve made no changes to how we collect the data and we’re accepting everything at face value.

Man people suffering with dementia are not this bad; like yo…we hafta make media coverage changes. We literally just lived through this. And…I’m clearly talking to myself.

p.s. in the first Simpsons episode of 2020 Nelson said: “Americans can be fat AND poor. That’s what makes us so great.” I laughed hard. That’s a solid line.


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