Very good explanation about the difference between a contested convention and a brokered convention.
In this episode of The Common Good, Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich discusses the contentious Democratic debate in South Carolina, the Democratic establishment’s full-blown attack on Bernie Sanders, the dangers of a brokered convention, the rapidly spreading coronavirus, Trump’s utter lack of preparedness to address the pandemic, and the stock market’s worst week since the financial crisis.
Saagar Enjeti says Congressman Matt Gaetz made the right move by rejecting PAC money. That’s one Republican, couple of hundred more to go….
Gaetz is smart enough to see that this populism is the way to grass root support. Bernie’s effect is now reaching across the aisle. He’s lining up for a presidential run in 2024…mark my words.
What!? A Republican that swears off big money…? That sounds like: “A junkie that swears off heroin” LOL!
Gaetz is in a unique position in his district: DCCC won’t fund an opponent because they consider it a waste of effort, and any R challengers are a repeat cast of village idiots who pose no credible threat to his incumbency. On its face this looks like a principled position, it, like much of the rest of his positions, is empty.