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A Bucket Of Water

Chip Franklin



Michael Bloomberg has qualified for the debates. That’s good for the Democrats. Even Bernie. Sanders needs to reign in his bros and bras and remember what got him here. Two weeks before Super Tuesday, where more than two thirds of the delegates necessary to win the nomination will be up for grabs, it’s time to understand two basic principles.

This election is not about the Democratic field. It’s about removing Donald Trump. Trump’s three years have been catastrophic. His presidency is a three-card monty of lies, conspiratorial blather, and vile and un-American attacks on his political enemies. His legacy will be a glaring irony as he erodes the very government agencies and programs which keep his base above water.

But more importantly is this; Americans don’t want or need high-handed political rhetoric. The world is on fire, and they need a bucket of water. Sanders and Warren are fine people, each with a strong vision and dedication to the American people. As are the rest of the candidates, with the exception of Tulsi Gabbard, the troll-like congresswoman from Hawaii, auditioning for a weekend show on FOX.

But for now, we need to understand that as angry as we are, burning down the house won’t hurt Trump and his alt-rite white brigade. Winners write history, and for now, the pen is in Trump’s hand.

Franklin is a 25 year veteran of talk radio, beginning his career in Washington DC during Clinton’s first term. He currently hosts the afternoon show at KGO radio, San Francisco. Chip is also an award-winning filmmaker, comedian, and scribe, garnering seven Edward R Murrow awards, including the National Murrow award for writing. He’s also won The New York Festival honors for his unconventional coverage of The Democratic and Republican conventions, as well as more than 30 AP awards for broadcasting. Chip has made numerous appearances on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and CNN.

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