If you want to be president, it’s never too soon to start. Or so it would seem this early January, given the number of Democrats who have either announced their candidacy or are considering it.
A long-time pony player, I’m drawn to any horserace—particularly one where the payoff is not in a purse or a winning wager, but where the imperiled future of my country is at stake. Then I’m fully engaged, immediately.
That’s why I’ve jumped the gun with my own semi-scientific poll to see how the race shapes up in late December 2018. My format mimics the possible line-up of likely candidates printed by the Des Moines Register, the leading newspaper in the Hawkeye State where the race officially begins.
My poll is a mere twig in a tornado, to be sure. The sample size is small: 38 sure-to-vote Democrats. The results are also biased toward the liberal end of the Democratic voter spectrum because all 38 are members of the Huntington Beach, California, chapter of Drinking Liberally.
The results printed below will surprise many, but then the times are such that nothing should surprise anyone. By the way, virtually all the voters reside in Orange County, California, where elephants have suddenly become an endangered species.
What to make of this result? It is, of course, in California, where all things possible are inevitable.