Watching submarine races
While my acquaintances who are for Biden cannot be described as excited by him, they are comforted by him. They believe that even if his belief that we can all work together as one country is naive, if we do not at least try, the hatred and division will never be fixed. They are not looking for excitement; Trump has furnished far too much of it.No, I find the same in my own little Greater Detroit Michigan and Buffalo focus groups.
I can see more and more Biden might be able to soften the blow for former Trump supporters to vote blue after all. Which might be great short-term, but does it do enough to keep the country from skidding right back?
At least one friend, who was strongly for Warren is now leaning Biden because of his experience with foreign leaders. She believes we need someone with those credentials to fix the mess Trump has made of our foreign policy.
My middle of the road son would love to be able to vote for Bill Weld in NH primary. He thinks every Democrat in NH should do that, as it would put a spoke in Trump's reelection more than anything else. He won't vote for either Trump or Warren, but would vote for Biden .
My VT/CT son is a Bernie supporter, but would vote blue no matter who. Both boys' spouses are Democrats who have not shared who they plan to vote for in the primary
As to Mayor Pete's letters from 30 years ago:
"Dear Santa, For Christmas, I would like a new puppy, and copies of Advise and Consent, The Prince, and The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.