December 2, 2019

In case you noticed that he was still in...

... Bullock is out.

Predictions on who will go next? Try to put this list — this is everyone still in — in the order they'll go down: Bennet, Biden, Bloomberg, Booker, Buttigieg, Castro, Delaney, Gabbard, Harris, Klobuchar, Patrick, Sanders, Steyer, Warren, Williamson, Yang.

I'll try: Bennet, Delaney, Castro, Booker, Harris, Klobuchar, Patrick, Gabbard, Williamson, Steyer, Yang, Sanders, Warren, Buttigieg, Bloomberg, Biden.

142 comments:

SeanF said...

In the order they'll go down? Harris is first on that list, isn't she?

Scientific Socialist said...

I'm not at all surprised that he's out because I didn't even know that he was in...

Two-eyed Jack said...

I think I agree with you, they'll drop out in alphabetical order, so Yang it is for the Dems next year.

Ann Althouse said...

Maybe your reading would be better with one eye, Jack.

rehajm said...

Depends on the meaning of 'go down'. I could see Gabbard and a few others sticking around long after it's over for them. If you buy into the Hillary needs the brokered convention she needs three or four with at least modest support pretending to stick around. Bloomberg has enough couch cushion money to maintain a full blown campaign pretty much forever.

Write your own Harris joke.

rehajm said...

I see it's already been written...

NorthOfTheOneOhOne said...

Hell, I didn't even know he was in!

Ann Althouse said...

"Depends on the meaning of 'go down'. I could see Gabbard and a few others sticking around long after it's over for them."

When I tried to put them in order, I did encounter people that I thought would stay in for the ride and not be too dependent on polls. Williamson, Yang, Steyer... That's why I put them so late in the list.

Maybe strike some of the names who have that kind of invulnerability and don't need any prospect of winning.

wild chicken said...

Pray Bullock doesn't run for Senate now. He's not wildly popular in MT but he has name rec and all that.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

Never mind the bollocks.

Ann Althouse said...

I'm predicting Biden. It's just how these things go once it gets to this point. It's one of these times – as with Dole and McCain and Kerry — where there's a sense that the old guy has waited so long and we respect him. There's no real excitement, but there's no one else who could take him down.

Ann Althouse said...

"Pray Bullock doesn't run for Senate now."

No need to bother God about this. The linked article says he's not running for the Senate. He's staying on as Governor.

Fernandistein said...

Sorted by name's soul urge number:
1 Bennet
1 Harris
1 Klobuchar
1 Patrick
2 Gabbard
5 Biden
6 Sanders
6 Warren
7 Castro
7 Williamson
8 Bloomberg
8 Booker
8 Buttigieg
8 Steyer
8 Yang
9 Delaney

Bob Boyd said...

the order they'll go down

So you're saying you think Biden will be the nominee and will go down to Trump?

mccullough said...

The money dictates it. Althouse has a good list.

Klobuchar will go out earlier because she won’t have the cash. Same problem for Booker and Harris.

Bloomberg has the money to piss away. Sanders and Warren have their crazy white supporters so they will be able to last a long time.

Mayor Pete will do well with the white people with money. He’ll win the nomination if Biden drops dead.

The Blacks are with Biden. It’s his unless he dies.

With Trump’s luck, Biden will die right after he secures the nomination but before the convention.

CJinPA said...

Bollocks

Bob Boyd said...

The linked article says he's not running for the Senate. He's staying on as Governor.

I believe Bullock's been running for Senate this whole time. He's term-limited out as Governor.

cubanbob said...

Biden needs to stay up in order to avoid go down to prison.

Rae said...

Who?

rehajm said...

Breakaway: Williamson, Patrick, Bennet

Peloton: Delaney, Harris, Klobuchar, Castro, Yang, Booker, Steyer

Bitter Clingers: Gabbard, Bloomberg

Survivors to the convention: Buttigieg, Warren, Sanders, Biden

Winner: Hillary!

...and Mohammed, Jugdish, Sidney and uh...Clayton.

bwebster said...

ONE-AND-DONE -- drop out before or just after the Iowa Caucus
Bennet
Booker
Steyer
Delaney
Castro

MID-MAJOR - gone after the March 3 'Super Tuesday'
Buttigieg
Gabbard
Harris
Klobuchar
Patrick
Williamson
Yang

FINAL FOUR: still in the race as of April Fools' Day
Bloomberg
Sanders
Biden
Warren

AllenS said...

Thinking that they drop out in alphabetical order isn't that far fetched. If you read the obituaries every day, you'll find out that people seem to die in alphabetical order.

Tcdq1293 said...

This is THE definition of pathetic.

Quaestor said...

You mean there was a Steve Bullock who was ever in? Well shut my mouth and stuff it with cornpone! (Whatever that means. Bugs Bunny said that in a WB cartoon way back when.)

Quaestor said...

Imagine you're a Steve Bullock staffer.

Imagine looking at the digits to the left of the radix on your paycheck.

Imagine looking at those McDonald's lunch-goers with envy.

gahrie said...

Biden wins the nomination, dies a week later, and Hillary steps forward to save the party and the nation.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

Some sad choices still lingering.
The fact is these unknown D's (like Bennett - who has the personality of a wilted refrigerator drawer vegetable) are lingering because they all want the VP slot.

AS Biden proved, the VP slot can be very lucrative.

madAsHell said...

Howard Schulz! I was surprised that he fizzled early.

Skylark said...

Hickenlooper should come back in.

wildswan said...

I'm doing it as No-hopers, Soon to be no hopers, and Have attracted a loyal following

No-hopers
Williamson, Patrick, Steyer, Bloomberg, Bennet, Delaney, Castro, Harris

Soon to be no-hopers
Booker, Klobuchar, Buttigieg

Have attracted a loyal following, won't go quietly no matter who enters race
Gabbard, Yang, Sanders, Warren, Biden, Hillary

Skylark said...

Schulz should have done what Bloomberg is trying to do. But I think that his comment about controlling the choices of the poor by limiting their ability to spend might have been a killer for him. It’s just too on brand of a gaffe.

Known Unknown said...

Schulz is avoiding the clown car.

He would probably be the only D I could vote for because he knows what Sanders and Warren want to do will destroy the economy.

William said...

I don't think the chances of staying in correlate with the chances of winning. There must be some logical pattern underlying the chaos, but it's not visibly apparent.

Known Unknown said...

Castro is probably out soon.

bagoh20 said...

If it gets down to Biden and Trump, maybe we can bring back Comey to handle the investigation of Biden's quid pro quo, which I think is a seafood dish that is under-cooked.

Bruce Hayden said...

"Pray Bullock doesn't run for Senate now."

“No need to bother God about this. The linked article says he's not running for the Senate. He's staying on as Governor.”

And politicians never lie? I am sure that you have heard the joke:
“How can you tell when a politician is lying?”
“Because their lips are moving”.

And this is one of those places where they lie on a regular basis.

I would rather Bullock stay safely in MT where everyone can keep their eye on him. We don’t need another Sen Jon Tester, who goes off to DC, votes the liberal line, ignores the views of his legal constituents for most of six years, then brings in large amounts of out of state money to buy reelection every six years. He outspent his opponent in the last election several times over, at least for TV ads, and waltzed back to DC for another six years. We would see 2, even 3, of his campaign ads in a single commercial break, bracketing the single one for his Republican opponent. The joke was the question was whether they were showing video of him driving the family combine from a previous election cycle, or did they use a hoist to get him up there this time around, since he had gotten so fat from the high living in DC?

Bruce Hayden said...

Thing though about Bullock is that he has far more crossover appeal than most of the other Dem candidates. A lot of people in MT voted for both him and Trump. Just another reason that I am happy that he is back in MT.

Wince said...

Althouse said...
"I'll try: Bennet, Delaney, Castro, Booker, Harris, Klobuchar, Patrick, Gabbard, Williamson, Steyer, Yang, Sanders, Warren, Buttigieg, Bloomberg, Biden."

Doug said...

I predict Joe Sestak will be the first to go.

Yancey Ward said...

Anyone who wasn't in the last debate is out, with or without an official announcement, except for Bloomberg. So, with that in mind, here is the order I expect them to drop out:

Amy Klobuchar, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Andrew Yang, Tulsi Gabbard, Tom Steyer, Pete Buttuvwxyz, Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren.

I think it quite likely a number of them won't formally drop out, but they will get zero air time and news coverage from anyone. I expect by the 2nd week of March for it to be heads up between Biden and Warren- Sanders will definitely still be running, but probably not winning more than 15% anywhere, and likely languishing around 8% as his support drains off to Warren.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

MT had a chance to boot Tester, and they blew it.

Of course i think cheating was involved.

readering said...

Unless he has health issues, gotta put Sanders near the end.

Sebastian said...

"the old guy has waited so long and we respect him.

Do they? If so, what does that say about Dems?

Serious question: what is there to be respected about Biden? His achievements, his ideas, his intelligence, his manner of speaking, his treatment of subordinates and women, his family?

My own answer: I respect the fact that he is not as rabidly anti-American as most of the rest. Anything else?

Bay Area Guy said...

Bullock is actually one of the more reasonable members of the Clown Car.

I will be very happy when Kamala Harris drops out. She is terrible, but dangerous, and hopefully this epic #CampaignFailure will clip her wings a bit.

Skylark said...

Was talking with a Warren supporter over the holidays who insists that a wealth tax is an income tax. In other words, her own bumper sticker sporting supporters don’t even buy what she is actually selling. He says "she is a genius” which goes with my working definition of ‘genius’ It’s somebody who agrees with the person using the term.

Carol said...

No need to bother God about this. The linked article says he's not running for the Senate. He's staying on as Governor.

No he's termed out for now. He always says he's not running for Senate, but it's such a natural move and almost sure win that I'm afraid to take him at his word. He would be running against an incumbent, Daines, who's desperately trying to stay visible but he's kind of lame IMO.

rcocean said...

WHo's going to be next? Easy. Look at the list of candidates. If you see a name and go "Who is this?" or "Are they still in the Race?" - they'll be dropping out soon.



Yancey Ward said...

"WHo's going to be next? Easy. Look at the list of candidates. If you see a name and go "Who is this?" or "Are they still in the Race?" - they'll be dropping out soon."

Bingo!

Bill Peschel said...

It could be worse: Joe Sestak ended his campaign. He's in my neck of the woods, and I didn't even know he was in.

hawkeyedjb said...

Bye-ku for Bullock:

It should not be news
That you are gone when no one
Knew that you were here

Birkel said...

Bullock? Steve Bullock?

I sincerely have never heard of Xim.

James K said...

It’s just too on brand of a gaffe.

A Kinsley gaffe: He said what he really thinks.

Unless he has health issues, gotta put Sanders near the end.

"Unless"? He already had a heart attack. He'll have to die to exit the race.

Maybe by including Biden in the list, Althouse is saying he'll go down too, leaving the door open for Hillary.

dreams said...

Does it matter which idiot and or crook they choose? No it doesn't.

traditionalguy said...

Biden President? OMG. Every award of a Presidential medal will go to a small girl so he can smell their necks as he fastens the ribbon. And Hunter Biden will be appointed Director of the FBI.

Birches said...

This does feel a lot like a Bob Dole election, but also strange that it is because Clinton was young back then. The contrast between them was obvious. Trump is old too so why such a contrast? Trump seems invigorated by the fight, none of the other candidates, except for maybe Bernie appear like that.

CJinPA said...

FYI...Former Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA) also dropped out of the race yesterday.

Joe Sestak.

Anyone?

Howard said...

Wake me up when there is real news about the Democrat nomination process

Birkel said...

Two-Eyed Jack made a joke.

Did Althouse answer with "That's not funny!" or did I miss it?

JPS said...

My guess is Warren hangs in there, surges, and beats Biden for the nomination.

Sooner or later, enough Democrats realize they themselves aren't thrilled about Biden, they're just hoping he's palatable to other people. Warren's down for now, but not in a Kamala Harris level of fade. She excites the base in a way he doesn't.

Also, she may be 70 but she doesn't come off as old, which Biden really, really does.

Andrew said...

@Ann,
"I'm predicting Biden. It's just how these things go once it gets to this point."

I don't think so. Take a look at his "No Malarkey" tour. How many people will respond to that who are under the age of 60? If you watch Biden's official videos on his Twitter feed - the actual videos his campaign puts out - they are a complete embarrassment. He comes across as an old codger who can barely string a sentence together. I think regular people are going to choose someone with more youth and energy ("vigor" if you will). And the donors and other powers that are going to pull the plug on his campaign once he loses a few primaries.

My guess is that Warren will stage a comeback and become the nominee. As much as I reject her politics and her personality, she clearly has the "fire in the belly" to persevere, and her ideology is more in tune with the new leftist base of the Democratic Party.

Quaestor said...

hawkeyedjb composed Bye-ku for Bullock

Awesome

We're not worthy.

But keep it coming!

Althouse - the smartest blog evah!

Quaestor said...

Biden wins the nomination, dies a week later, and Hillary steps forward to save the party and the nation.

He'll slip on a bar of soap.

Count on it.

RMc said...

Buttigieg, Bloomberg, Biden

The Killer B's!

Achilles said...

Kamala Harris will not drop out until she knows who is going to win.

She needs to know who she wants to be on the ticket with so she can endorse early and get the veep nod.

She will hang around until she knows who to go down on.

Skylark said...

There once was a man from Montana
Who eyed leading this republic banana
I knew not his name
He of so little fame
Could not draw forth a single hosanna.

Birches said...
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Birches said...

Ok I'll play:

Delaney
Castro
Bennett
Harris
Steyer
Klobachar
Patrick
Yang
Booker
Gabbard
Bloomberg
Buttigieg
Biden
Sanders
Warren

Boy that's depressing. I think Williamson will ever officially drop out.

The Cracker Emcee Refulgent said...

"In the order they'll go down? Harris is first on that list, isn't she?"

To be first and best is a wonderful thing.

Skylark said...

Then there was Sestak of PA
who had fancied himself in the fray
Loonie tunes he could hum
Though less crazy than some
He couldn’t stop people staying away.

eric said...

I think your list is hopeful.

But Biden isn't going to be the nominee. The Democrats can no longer stomach straight, white, males. Which means Biden doesn't have a chance.

It will be Warren or Butt edge edge.

Bay Area Guy said...

AA sez: "I'm predicting Biden. It's just how these things go once it gets to this point."

Good prediction, as good as anybody's.

At the beginning of Biden's campaign, Althouse on April 25, 2019:

How dare Biden rest his campaign on a blatant lie — a lie that has been used to stir up fear and racial discord?! The hypocrisy of offering to bring us together and embrace lofty values when he is either repulsively ignorant or just plain lying!

I could not finish watching that video. I tried, but I couldn't force myself. It's utterly toxic bilge.

If Biden does not come forward and retract this video and apologize and commit himself to making amends, I consider him disqualified. He does not have the character or brain power to be President.


Harsh, but true words about Biden, No?

stevew said...

Whoa, baby, have to say I didn't know there was a Bullock in the race! Is that worse than not knowing who/what Van Halen is?

FWIW, here is my chronological list of exits:

Delaney
Castro
Bennett
Yang
Klobachar
Booker
Gabbard
Patrick
Steyer
Bloomberg
Harris
Buttigieg
Sanders
Warren
Biden

And I'm betting the last three are in it to the Convention.

Achilles said...

These are already out but will never announce they are out and were never serious contenders and are milking this for attention one way or another. Including them in the list makes it impossible to play this game:

Yang
Steyer
Williamson
Bloomberg

These will leave for lack of support. Bennet will leave because he has a day job. The others are standard politicians and require a host to feed on, which they don't have. Only Booker is still in the VP sweepstakes for obvious reasons:

Bennet
Castro
Klobuchar
Gabbard
Delaney

People running for Veep. They will time their exit to coincide with an alliance to the potential top of the ticket. Booker is the only one with money trouble. They aren't serious but they check boxes:

Harris
Buttigieg
Booker

These will be in at the end. None will leave the race. They know this process is ridiculous and shenanigans are afoot and that any one of them could win with the right leverage. Biden or Sanders could have another stroke at any point and they theoretically would be out. Biden's stroke addled state and Sanders recent heart attack were apparently not enough though:

Sanders
Warren
Biden

I believe Deval Patrick is a stalking horse meant to take someone else down. I haven't looked at who is complaining. He will leave right after someone else announces their departure. The only target that makes sense is Warren since they have similar back stories. But I don't see how he takes down Warren.

Bay Area Guy said...
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Bay Area Guy said...

I just wanna see a brokered Dem convention in July. So, I'm hoping most of these losers just stay in for the ride. Chaos!

Bay Area Guy said...

Also, I'd like to see riots at the Dem Convention a la 1968. That was fun, Man! Democrats rioting in a Democrat city against Democrat politicians.

It helped swing the razor close '68 election to Nixon.

Narayanan said...

Blogger gahrie said...
Biden wins the nomination, dies a week later, and Hillary steps forward to save the party and the nation
_____&&&&&-----
Natural causes?
Helped along?

Francisco D said...

My guess is that Warren will stage a comeback and become the nominee. As much as I reject her politics and her personality, she clearly has the "fire in the belly" to persevere, and her ideology is more in tune with the new leftist base of the Democratic Party.

Agreed, but she has to stop getting into the details of her plans. Democrats want to believe in unicorn farts and pots of gold at the end of rainbows. They also believe that the other guy has to pay for it.

Mark said...

Steyer and Bloomberg won't check their rich white privilege until the very end.

Bay Area Guy said...

Steyer and Bloomberg won't check their rich white privilege until the very end.

Also, they provide Bernie with some Billionaires targets to rail against.......

Howard said...

Right on Bay Area Guy. Maybe a couple assassinations would help too to ensure a Trump victory. You should pray hard to Jesus for that.

rehajm said...

Also, I'd like to see riots at the Dem Convention a la 1968.

You and Hillary both

Bay Area Guy said...

@Howard has been stirred out of his daily slumber.....

MH said...

Bennet, Delaney, Patrick, Williamson, Castro, Klobuchar, Biden, Yang, Booker, Steyer, Harris, Warren, Buttigieg, Sanders, Gabbard, Bloomberg

Drago said...

MH, be careful.

Just listing those names acts as a LLR Chuck aphrodisiac.

Temujin said...

Oh my God. Now what do we do?

traditionalguy said...

I bet everybody is thinking the same thing.The other candidates, especially Biden,just want to put their dropping out up for sale to the highest bidder between Bloomberg and Steyer. Then Bloomberg wins it all and hires Pence to be his VP.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

Heh. So fitting.

Bay Area Guy said...

A Bernie-Bloomberg ticket would be cool - would emphasize economic inequality.

Unknown said...

Sestak

To those of us of a certain age who otherwise never heard of the guy, that always reads:

Sleestak

Ron said...

Whew....I thought it was Sandra Bullock....hopefully she wins the nomination!

itzik basman said...

I like the prospect of Bloomy, a late bloomer, coming up roses, being a perennial, outlasting everyone but Biden. And petal to petal against Biden, a fading rhododendron, who knows?

mccullough said...

Biden is old and frail. His VP choice will be important. He can’t afford to pick a flake like Harris.

narciso said...

there's also jim j bullock, and wasn't there a character in deadwood, with that last name

Bay Area Guy said...

Does Biden really want people to rub his hairy blonde legs at Delaware swimming pools?

I don't see how this coheres with his "No Malarkey!" tour.

mccullough said...

Lot of candidates with B last names.

Francisco D said...

Maybe a couple assassinations would help too to ensure a Trump victory. You should pray hard to Jesus for that.

It's you guys that I worry about Howard.

Michael said...

Already gone...they just won't admit they're dead yet. Out before or right after Iowa. In order:
Delany
Bennet
Klobuchar
Castro

Life support, but can hang around till Super Tuesday then gone. In order:
Patrick
Harris
Yang
Booker

Have lots of $$$ and can hang around even if no one cares, so will probably stay till convention
Bloomberg
Steyer

Have small but rabid following so will stick around to wield some minor leverage at the convention
Gabbard
Williamson
Buttigieg

Will be quietly taken out back after showing up at the convention without pants and mumbling something about being King Of The Negroes
Biden

Will be denied admission to the convention although claiming she's there to save the nation and that the party must accept It's Her Turn Again
Hillary

Drops dead from a heart attack on camera during an interview with Wolf Blitzer
Sanders

Wins nomination but before accepting commits suicide by shooting herself in the back of the head three times
Warren

Citing our extreme national emergency, steps in to save America from the Bad Orange Man, the Rooskies, and the ever-present menace of Chik-Fil-A
Michele Obama


There it is - a lead pipe lock. If you can come up with a more plausible scenario, then have at it.

Birches said...
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Birches said...

Biden has to pick Harris. Who else is he going to pick? Stacy Abrams? Booker to Warren. But Warren could pick Buttigieg too. She'll probably end up doing that because she's an idiot. Fake Indian paired with a 5ft 5 gay white man. Who worked for McKinsey no less. So relatable to the rust belt voters.

I'm not sure what Buttigieg's play is, he really doesn't work with any of the top tier as VP. Perhaps he thought Kamala could have pulled it off. One thing I'm pretty certain of though, it's that the ticket isn't going to have two guys on it.

rehajm said...

Lot of candidates with B last names.

Idi Meet Eddie

JPS said...

Birches,

"Who else is [Biden] going to pick? Stacy Abrams?"

Sure, why not?

She would provide a bigger boost to his ticket than Harris. She'd be more helpful to him among black voters, especially in the South, than a Jamaican/Indian Californian; at least as helpful among women voters; and much more helpful in the crucial We've-been-cheated-by-rich-white-male-Republican-jerks bloc.

I lost a lot of respect for her in the aftermath of the GA governor's election, but found her reasonably impressive (from the perspective of one who disagrees with her on most things) when she was in the running. With the right approach she would fire up some of the angry left that Biden needs, just by being her, but come off as moderate to the moderates who already prefer him.

Iman said...

Who knew Buttiplug would be all in on Aztlan?!?!

https://hotair.com/archives/jazz-shaw/2019/12/02/buttigieg-agrees-illegal-aliens-reclaiming-stolen-land/

Big Mike said...

@Althouse, somehow I don’t think Sleepy Joe Biden will be the last person standing. The media may try to frame the impeachment as being about “digging up dirt on Biden” but the fact remains that there is a lot of firr there. Also if you search YouTube with the search string “pervy Joe Biden” one of the videos that comes up has him putting his left arm around a very young girl in a red dress — around her side do that his hand is on her front, just below her breast. I suspect that Team Trump has that tees up in a commercial ready to run. Sooner or later the money men must realize that, too, and the malarkey-spewing “No Malarkey” bus will run out of money to buy diesel fuel. (And why didn’t a guy who has endorsed the “Green Nude Eel” use a bus that runs on LPG?)

But if Biden’s campaign runs out of money to buy food, there’s always lady fingers.

JaimeRoberto said...

Should have rebranded himself as Seth Bullock.

mccullough said...

Biden’s got The Black Vote. That’s why Hillary was the nominee. Same with Biden. Not enough Soccer Moms for Warren or Mayor Pete to win. And not enough Pajama Boys to our Bernie over the top.

Blacks and Older Whites. All you need to be the Dem nominee.

Skylark said...

Enough of this patriarchy malarky! I’m gonna sniff women’s hair!

[I told Crack I was gonna steal it]

Bay Area Guy said...

According to his daily campaign agenda, it appears that Biden and his "No Mallarkey!" Tour bus will hit the local Denny's in Davenport, Iowa today at 3:30 p.m. - just in time for the Early Bird dinner special.

Come on, come all!

Narayanan said...

When Nominee audition VP opposite sexgenderpersuasion will Pence rules apply?

Never alone!!!????

Michael K said...


Blogger Howard said...
Right on Bay Area Guy. Maybe a couple assassinations would help too to ensure a Trump victory. You should pray hard to Jesus for that.


Is it Happy Hour in Boston ? Lay off the sauce, Howard.

rehajm said...

Is it Happy Hour in Boston ? Lay off the sauce, Howard.

There's no happy hour in Massachusetts. It's all Howard...

Rick said...

I'm predicting Biden ... we respect him.

Why? What has Biden ever accomplished making him worthy of respect?

tcrosse said...

Blogger Howard said...
Right on Bay Area Guy. Maybe a couple assassinations would help too to ensure a Trump victory. You should pray hard to Jesus for that.


None of this gang would be worth the ammo to blow them to Hell, or Hillary would have taken care of it already. It's still H>er turn.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

I. too, am withdrawing my candidacy for the presidency. Because of health reasons. To spend more time with my family. Or something.

Narr said...

I may announce my own candidacy soon if this keeps up.

Wait. Will I have to use my real name?

Narr
AHhhh. Never mind . . .

Skylark said...

‘Narr’ in Australian means “No.” Every time I see it, I think of some receptionist talking on the phone to one of her girlfriends about some “Wally.”

“Did he call you after?”

“Narr” - [while filing her nails.]

Skylark said...

Shame Tyrone, because your avatar would have made a great poster.

“Gimme the rock” - Tyrone Slothrop

Howard said...

Tcrosse: taking your point meaning Biden is Humphrey and he's already in the lead.

Drago said...

Michael K: "Is it Happy Hour in Boston ? Lay off the sauce, Howard."

Howard is still pretty upset over Hodgkinson's poor shooting performance which only nearly killed Scalise.

pacwest said...

Biden will win the nomination because he knows about roaches. I'm pulling for him.

Jon Burack said...

I will wave them off in any order they go, but I hope Ann's list of sixteen is right - that is, that all sixteen will exit. Sadly, I think she is too optimistic.

Howard said...

Hodgkin's disease didn't get the same training as Charles Whitman, so it's hard to be completely disappointed.

America’s Politico said...

Hi Everyone:

Since Warren will be the nominee and the next President, she will be the last on this list (and not Biden).

This is given and thus it shall be as I mentioned.

Cheers,
Raj

John Althouse Cohen said...

It's one of these times – as with Dole and McCain and Kerry — where there's a sense that the old guy has waited so long and we respect him.

Yeah, also Hillary Clinton.

There's something else those presidential nominees all have in common…

John Althouse Cohen said...
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John Althouse Cohen said...

I wrote this before reading anyone else's predictions:

Delaney
Bennet
Castro
Harris
Booker
Patrick
Williamson
Gabbard
Steyer
Yang
Bloomberg
Klobuchar
Sanders
Buttigieg
Biden
… and Warren will be the nominee (those are my very rough, tentative predictions).

My list is pretty similar to my mom's (Althouse's) list. The main differences between our predictions are when Amy Klobuchar will drop out, and who'll be the nominee. I could see a late surge of support for Klobuchar as some of the other women drop out (or might as well drop out), and more and more scrutiny is given to whether Buttigieg is really the best alternative to the Warren/Sanders left.

phantommut said...

Take a look at his "No Malarkey" tour. How many people will respond to that who are under the age of 60?

To be honest, I think Millennials and Gen-Xers will perceive this as sly self-deprecation. (Think about recent "Old Spice" marketing tactics.) Turning the old-and-weird angle into a positive might actually work. This is the Idiocracy era after all.

Clyde said...
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Clyde said...

Biden's finger-biting incident shows poor impulse control. One could imagine something like this:

June 16, 2021 -- Demilitarized Zone, Korea -- A major incident and possible nuclear war was narrowly averted today after President Joe Biden, America's first prankster, came up behind Chairman Kim Jong-Un and gave him a wedgie. Although Kim angrily yelled something in Korean about "Let the missiles fly!", cooler heads prevailed and Kim was allowed to get behind Biden and give him two wedgies. "Damn, that was some crazy shit!" said Secretary of Defense Corn Pop.

Marty said...

No way Biden beats Bloomberg

Francisco D said...

… and Warren will be the nominee (those are my very rough, tentative predictions).

Agreed.

That has been my position for the last few months. She energizes the base and will gain a lot if and when Bernie drops out. Other drop outs don't move the needle as much except for Biden.

If Biden wins the nomination, there will be chaos because Trump will win overwhelmingly.

Lem said...

Castro still lives?

stephen cooper said...

I still think Harris is going to be the candidate for the sad Democrats.

She is going to win the primary in California, nothing else matters.

stephen cooper said...

Do you really think that poor senile Biden, or the woman with the look on her face that most women recognize and not in a good way as "that look" - (For God's sake, most women think, don't let that woman be the woman who my kid is stuck with as an elementary school teacher), or the clownish little mayor from Indiana where all the people of a different race feel contempt for him, or poor 100 year old Bloomberg are going to get more votes in California than Kamala?

And there are a lot of states just like California.

And she will do just as well as Hillary did, although she will get a lot less of the African-American vote and she has no chance of winning Pennsylvania, at least Hillary had a chance of winning Pennsylvania.

stephen cooper said...

Trump won this election in the fall of 2019 when the one or two billionaires under that age of 70 who could have challenged him chickened out.

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stephen cooper said...

One looks forward to a near-future Supreme Court, with Alito and Thomas and four Trump appointees - the mediocre Gorsuch, the honest Kavanaugh, doing God's work, and Ted Cruz and Laura Ingraham, with Roberts somewhere out there every once in a while stinking up the joint, joining in with the two liberal losers who once had so much desire to flex their cold-hearted Ivy-league rich-kid power with one of his unpersuasive dissents.

narciso said...

Well ingraham was a thomas clerk as you know stephen cooper, ted cruz would be interesting

stephen cooper said...

Ingraham is smarter than me on legal issues. Saw her speak on the National Mall once, was impressed.

Cruz ain't smarter than me, but he has almost as much testosterone as me, which for a guy who was humble enough to put with three years of law school is saying a lot.

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Lawrence Person said...

Here's my guess.

clint said...

So... did anyone have Harris out first?

I sure didn't.