And open thread.
* PJB’s last two columns have been really good and have included a lot of forgotten history. One thing he could have added was that the outcome in ’64 was foregone for a reason that the non-winner of that election knew all along: Because JFK was assassinated not even a year before election day. And electing Barry Goldwater would have meant three different Presidents in a 15 month time span.
* “Now he’s doomed if Romney doesn’t back him? Nonsense.” And a pretty good riposte, I might add.
Five paragraphs down, and someone else is pouring cold water all over the “strongest field in a generation” conventional wisdom.
* It happens every year, and the answer is still the same. There are women, and then there are women. The dictionary definition of a woman is an adult female human being, the political definition of a woman is an adult female human being who is not both white and married. Hint: Republicans win married white women, Democrats win all other women. Also, we never hear “gender gap” in terms of Democrats’ problems with white men.
* “Race quarantining” is a concept I’ve know about for a long time, and I know Democrats do it and a willing media helps by keeping quiet, but it’s really clever to refer to it with those terms.
I also find the official labor union response to be both underwhelming and contradictory.