I Don't Want to Get Anyone's Hopes Up, But...THERE'S BEEN TALK

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So, this is all just kind of fun speculation, mind you. Brought on, of course, not by my twisted imagination - even I have my limits - but by a convergence of events and signs from the Heavens.


First, what was that rumble from the turgid bowels of the WaPo?

Was Taylor Lorenz hacking up another hairball?

Gads, no.

It's someone once mistaken for a respected columnist. And what she had to say was shocking in the extreme...but, oh, so tempting...

Democrats are wrestling with an age-old problem

Maybe Hillary Clinton could come to the rescue.


And then she does, logically and coldly setting up the scenario and removing or discounting any possible objections. She pretty ruthlessly skewers Kamala Harris.

I mean, it's the op-ed equivalent of the shower scene in Psycho. I hope they don't meet at a cocktail party. If they do, Parker had better keep track of what Kamala does with the little olive picks.

...Inarguably, a significant obstacle to a Biden win is Kamala Harris, whose low popularity has not been improved by her lackluster performance as vice president. More independents and disenchanted Republicans might swing for Biden if it weren’t for the prospect of a President Harris — not because of her sex, race or any other demographic category, but because of her competency, or lack thereof.

The question now is, how risky would it be for Democrats to replace herSome worry that a change would jeopardize Black votes. It was never clear, however, that Harris was a draw for Black American voters, even if some Black women celebrated her rise. When she dropped out of the presidential race in 2019, she was polling below Pete Buttigieg in South Carolina.

...We are left to speculate about motive, but the effect of Clinton inserting herself into the news cycle is to remind voters that, but for her defeat in 2016, we wouldn’t be stuck in this old-White-men dilemma. She is also reminding people of her relative centrism, her support for Israel and her broadly respected role as secretary of state.

No one has mentioned her as a possible running mate for Biden far as I know, but why not replace Harris with Clinton? At 76, she might want no part of it, but it’s hard to retire when you feel your job isn’t done. If Biden needs to step down, even those who didn’t vote for Clinton would have confidence in her ability to keep the country on track. It’s just a thought, but worse ideas have met with regrettable success.


Clinton has recently chimed in on challenger George Latimer's congressional race, endorsing him over the loathsome current officeholder, Jamaal Bowman. Hillary stepping into a political fracas is something Parker interprets as a sign she's ready to rumble, and that points to "Dump Kamala." 

Spare us from this "old-White-men dilemma," Hillary!


Poor Kamala is treated like so much spare change in the piece. It's equal parts as pathetic as she is but also as arrogant as the Democratic Parkers of the world are.

The senior media reporter at the Daily Beast wound up looking the fool with his outburst about the theoretical swap-a-rooski because the first he heard about it was from Jesse Watters.

He blew a gasket, blaming Fox News for fake news.


All that proved is that even uber-progressive Leftists don't read the crap in the WaPo, either.

In any event, Hillary's no spring chicken however wafty she looks at any given event.

...So, the Parker math is to lean into Biden’s age with an older VP on the ticket than he already has? Even Parker concedes: “It’s just a thought, but worse ideas have met with regrettable success.”

I'm also not sold that her favorables with the white, college-educated Karens who populate the hardcore Democratic female base - and they are the only ones who can stand her - will make up for what POTATUS has squandered with everyone else in America, be they white, black, Hispanic, whoever.



Merely 48 hours later at most, there was the completely UNEXPECTED (!!!) and rare sighting in the glittering corners of the Broadway Galaxy known as the "Tony Awards" of Planet Mumuu herself. Resplendent as a celestial body in the night sky, Planet Mumuu floated across the stage in a diaphanous chip-monk-cheeked haze of aureate glory.

Oh, they wept at the sight of her - their eyes blinded by the sudden glow in the darkened confines of the theater and heartsick at memories of what could have been.

And then, poof!

Planet Mumuu orbited out as serenely as she'd floated in, awash in billowing caftan-ish waves of shimmering sunshine...and broken promises.

Why does she tease them so, when there's no hope of eve...wait a minute.

Could this really be happening?

POTATUS has a debate to make it to (you'll notice I didn't say "through") first.

It's all light hearted speculation and conjecture.


But gol-lee, Nell - is this fun in the meantime!

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