Dem Notes

* “Let me be very clear. If any of the women on this stage or any of the men on this stage win the nomination–I hope that’s not the case, I hope it’s me–but if they do, I will do everything in my power to make sure that they are elected in order to defeat the most dangerous president in the history of this country.”–That was Bernie Sanders saying what he obviously needed to say. More to the point, his supporters need to heed those words if he is not the candidate. Let’s not revisit 2016. No pouting, no foot-stomping, no sitting out a moral and existential duty–no matter what Hillary Clinton says in her Hulu documentary.

* The New York Times went editorially pragmatic with its recent co-endorsement of Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar. Radical or realist, whatever it takes.

* BTW, Klobuchar’s popularity in Minnesota could be telling. In her most recent re-election, she carried 51 of the state’s 87 counties. In 2016, Hillary Clinton only carried nine of them.

* Not that we need reminding, but Iowa is not always a tell-tale predictor of a party’s presidential nominee–as Presidents Huckabee, Cruz and Santorum can attest.

* “No.” That was Amy Klobuchar’s answer to Chris Matthews’ question: “Do you think the Democrats would have an all-male ticket?”

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