Very Bernard-esque is the point. And very not doing anything for anyone else is the other point. And very entitled is the other point. And very low standard is the other point.
So do you really think this guy is up to what 2020 will require?
Complex international economic policy?
Nuanced foreign policy?
Fixing everything Donald broke?
And if so, I'd love to know why b/c IDGI
Because 2020 is the most important election of our lives, and I am concerned that the Dem field w/b split & we'll end up w/BS or something like him, and the sooner we vet our candidates, the better for Dems.
And that's wrong.
If you want to elect Beto for Homecoming King, Class Favorite, etc., no argument from me
But this is POTUS, and involves deep and diverse knowledge of global politics and markets, plus political savvy
Four yr undergrad, nothing else
THIS MATTERS: Four lost years after college where he was in a funk & floated around (trust fund kid, must be nice)
Six-ish years in the House
El Paso City Council & a rank real estate deal
I'm not going after him. I'm doing this b/c this election matters SO MUCH &
Implicit bias is so strong and it's easy to mistake lust for love or in the case of Beto, charisma for quality
Remember how outraged we were w/Donald for that?
& no, Beto isn't his mother, but read his lame response
1. I've been told, "I don't understand what Beto's like, what it was like to be in the room with him."
Um, yes, I do. I got to meet PBO briefly, I know that electric feeling, that powerful hold, that charisma.
When someone tells me that I just don't understand how it feels to love someone, well, for everyone who's uttered those words, we know how old we were & the name of the object of our teen affection
This is about choosing a POTUS & we need someone extremely well-qualified & able to lead from day one. Lead, not charm - LEAD.
Time for Objectivity.
Yeah, no. I love @CoryBooker, but i'm not tearing down anyone. I'm sharing background info on all of the candidates & asking people to compare objectively, not thru rose-colored myopic lenses.
I was accused by Berners of being a shillbot, too, and of tearing down Bernie for Hillary. See the similarity? I do, and that's the concern.
I'd like to think it's a decision based on fact, substance, careful consideration & not just a subliminal draw to the white male leader drummed into our reptilian brains
When someone shows you who they are, believe them...
I've been called a "snob", a "Cruz mole", and worse for suggesting that Beto's lack of higher education & competitive experience matters. Beto has charisma, after all...
What does he have to do to be charismatic and a challenge to Donald?
Of course, @HillaryClinton is the best candidate Dems ever had, and look at what we, as a party, allowed to happen to her, just sayin'
argument, that's just clammering for the lowest rung & being happy w/ it)
Still, compare the resumes above to these...
That's it tweeps. And he took four years off after college, just like Bernard.
Bernard managed - BA, University of Chicago; Mayor of Burlington (w/NRA's help), House, Senate
But "charisma" - right?
(Of course, that firsthand perspective & experience might be a stretch - see @JulianCastro above)
Also, he's just awesome. A man w/brains, courage, and the willingness to act on it. Rare, very rare.
Here's @ericswalwell's bio