Last Night’s Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate
My tentative favorite continues to be Amy Klobuchar. She is experienced and has a terrific record. There’s a problem with the basic situation: Biden has by far the strongest support among black voters in the south, and black voters in the south are likely to decide who wins the primary in their respective states. So that gives Biden an edge up in winning the nomination. But all those black voters in southern states are highly unlikely to turn their states blue in the general election. Biden may be able to run stronger in southern states than any other candidate but be unable to win them. I think the most desirable candidate is the one who can win the big northern swing states of Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, and for the moment, at least, Klobuchar looks to me to be closest to meeting that requirement.