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They'd spray Jiminy Cricket with DDT.

I'm sorry, but most active Republicans are racist fascist jingoists, and this primary proved it. A vote of so-called conscience would still be a vote for Trump.

How about let's profile Presidential candidates, eh?

No narcissists, histrionics, or sociopaths running for President or Vice President.

That would have ruled out Trump, George W. Bush, Sarah Palin, Dick Cheney and Mitt Romney.

Toss in dementia and we could cross off Reagan and maybe Trump twice over.

The timing of this suggests she won't be.

This is the general election black hole, where the nominees are presumptive and so is everything else. One of the largest bumps in voter interest comes with the official announcement of the nominee's chosen running mate, timed to hit the papers just before the convention hits its peak.

Therefore candidates and their staves have a large interest in keeping the press distracted from the actual nominee, by "dangling" other people before the press like so much raw meat above a lion pit.

So it looks like Elizabeth Warren is being offered as a "dangle." If she is the actual chosen running mate of Mrs. Clinton, the timing of this news report is either highly unconventional or very damaging.

This year insiders are knowingly whispering the name of Julian Castro, and look at the difference between that linked story and this one. Castro's people are desperately trying to shush speculation about a VP run, instead of encouraging it. That's exactly what you would expect to see from the actual presumptive running mate.

In the meantime, Donald Trump's campaign is FUBAR, but sooner or later they'll probably start playing the dangle game, too, because the press will push them into it. Generally, and especially with idiot draft dodging Republicans, they are paired with brass in proportion to how woefully unprepared they are and how fast they ran from combat. Nixon and Reagan needed decorated veterans; Shrub needed a Secretary of Defense; Trump is going to need a four-star something with a rack of purple hearts.

Non-payment is only the beginning.

The non-payment stories are only the opening salvo. I was amused to see the press hold back on publishing these stories until it was certain he would be the nominee. But after this it gets so much worse.

For example, there is the story of how Trump bribed Palm Beach County to allow him to burn off the underbrush on a property he owned, in one of the hottest weeks of the summer, with no wind. The smoke hung over the county for days and hospitalized dozens. Some surely died.

Looks like The Don just picked a running mate.

If he puts Pam Bondi on the ticket, Justice won't prosecute until next year.
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