I won’t be complaining about Barack Obama over the next two years.
Or spending a lot of time on what he should or shouldn’t do.
I’m certainly happy about his executive action on immigration. But I’m sure that very soon he’ll do something I won’t like. Maybe I’ll just keep that to myself.
I will ruminate from time to time about the choices progressive democrats have going forward, including who we’ll support for president.
And I’ll tell you one thing I know: it’s going to be a woman.
Democrats will not throw Hillary overboard for a male candidate. So it’s either going to be Clinton or Elizabeth Warren.
Forget Bernie Sanders.
He’s great but ask Vermont progressives off the record if the left wing of the democratic party should encourage him to run. You’ll get a very mixed response. Then think about the risk of challenging Hillary Clinton from the left with someone who won’t be nominated.
With Warren as a serious contender in the primaries, however, progressive democrats will be forced to face the possibility of a likely Clinton white house over a less likely – but much more exhilarating – prospect that our first woman president will be brilliant and truly progressive.
I don’t want Sanders splitting off support from Warren.
So let’s clear the field for the two-woman race for the future of our party and country.
And, if you must know, right now I’m going with the Massachusetts Senator.