The LuLac Edition #3005, August 2nd, 2015
As I started to hear the news of the upcoming debates this week for the GOP candidates and saw another e mail dump from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday I had this thought. With July bleeding into August courtesy of a fantastic full moon, I realized that by this time next year the two national conventions will be over and a nominee will be in place for each party. While some may call this is a crazy prediction, I think it might have some weight.
Joe Biden might be regarded by some as a train wreck but no one can ever accuse him of being fake. I know it’s early but with Clinton having nagging issues brought up about her character and trust worthiness, her candidacy may very well die a death of a thousand cuts. Dr. Joe Leonardi wrote a piece for “Write On Wednesday” saying that this Hillary nomination in waiting was not such a done deal. L.A. Tarone on WILK as well as others have also signaled the same thing. Plus there is movement. The New York Times reported that Biden is really seriously looking into this.
If you are a bona fide Democrat who has served as Chairman of various committees in the Senate and has been Vice President in a consequential administration, and Clinton falters, do you really want to cede a nomination to Jim Webb, Martin O’Malley or Lincoln Chaffee?
As the Veep would say, “C’mon guys!”
Plus there is the Obama factor which cuts both ways for some Democrats. Obama has said his decision to pick Biden was one of the best ones he ever made. That pleases the Obama diehards. For those of us who felt that even with his accomplishments Mr. Obama was a little light on the resume, Biden is a counterpoint to that belief.
Biden has nothing to lose by announcing and making himself available.
Enter Mitt Romney. One of Romney’s drawbacks the last time was that he was not comfortable with bring rich. Many Americans felt that his wealth would prevent him from truly understanding their needs. With Trump making Romney look like a piker in the dough re mi department, that issue is off the table.
I could be wrong on all of this, remember I was the guy who wrote that Obama would be a splendid Vice President for Mrs. Clinton. But you never know.
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Just had to include this in one of my editions even though it is a bit late for this year. Very summer NEPA Blogcon sponsors a very important technological learning tool for young women. It’s called the Squirrel Girls Tech Camp. Last month it was held at Lackawanna College. The camp is for girls in grades 4-6 and will expose them to new technology, computer programming, logic, creativity, and more than you can ever imagine. Some Educators will tell you that the truly formative years are from pre school and into the first and second grades. I’m sure that’s true. But with technology being available to this young generation right from the cradle, this camp actually provides choices as to what these young women might use it for as either a career choice or a way to get a head start on the use of it in higher education.