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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Bennet: Biden his time

Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet has jumped into the Democratic scrum for the presidency. I foresee the following scenario. Biden sustains his lead for a few months and makes the case for a pragmatic path to defeating Trump. The Left pretty much vetoes Biden, who stumbles himself. And then voters turn to an untarnished, experienced, purple-state moderate, such as Klobachar or Bennet. I like the Bennet resume: business experience, top deputy mayor of Denver, Denver school superintendent, family of public service, strong appeal in a purple state, smart and effective and well liked.

David Brewster
David Brewster, a founding member of Post Alley, has a long career in publishing, having founded Seattle Weekly, Sasquatch Books, and Crosscut.com. His civic ventures have been Town Hall Seattle and FolioSeattle.

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