|AN OPEN LETTER TO 2020 DEMOCRAT PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES
Michael Bennet, Michael Bloomberg, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Steve Bullock, Julian
Castro, Bill De Blasio, John Delaney, Kristen Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, John Hickenlooper,
Amy Klobuchar, Wayne Messam, Beto ORourke, Deval Patrick, Joe Sestak, Tom Steyer,
Eric Swalwell, Elizabeth Warren, Marianne Williamson, Andrew Yang
During your run for the Presidency you made yourself known; your strengths and qualities will be
remembered by everyone who had the chance to listen to you speak. It could not have been an easy
decision to end your campaign. But, that’s behind you now; you've established a solid foundation for your
future, and you emerged from that cauldron a kingmaker.
Those people who believed in your candidacy, and who worked to put you into the White House, still feel
that YOU would make a better President than the one who will ultimately occupy that position. So, your run
is not over. You still have an obligation to do what you set out to do.
This very important contest does not have to be between two old men, who each believe it is their destiny.
You, Kingmaker, are in the position to make history and change that. You have the power.
There remains one candidate who represents your party better than either of those wobbly old aristocrats.
Give it some thought.
Then, exercise your power and change the world.
Thanks for listening,
A Final NOTE:
I am not a Democrat; I am basically apolitical. And, with no dog whatsoever in this presidential
fight I have, until now, amused myself by observing the process with the casual eye of relatively
smug detachment. However, if there is any way for the tattered remains of that Party to put up
any candidate other than those two, I'm willing to work toward making that happen.
My guess is that a lot of Democrat voters would probably be nearly ecstatic about the possibility
of making such a miracle occur as well.
Tulsi Gabbard is especially suited to the task, being one of those rare politicians who says what
she means and means what she says. With her on one side and Trump on the other, at least
we'd have a horse race. (Not the bloodbath currently slated.)
And isn't that what the two party system is all about?
But also, there is this:
I'd really like to see those people, each, take up the banner of Kingmaker, because I have a real
understanding of what they must be feeling right now. For 56 years I honestly believed that I was
a writer, until—at age 70—through their singular and combined efforts, ten thousand publishers
and thirty thousand literary agents finally convinced me that I am not.
ONE THING MORE 3/11/20
You ran on the promise of putting someone other than another rich old white male in that
office. If you take a stand AGAINST the DNC-created tidal wave for Biden, you will be
fulfilling that promise. This is YOUR opportunity to create the revolution your supporters
expect from you. Throw the rules out the window and make this TRULY historical change.
IF you want someone who genuinely has a shot at beating Donald Trump, you need
someone who can draw voters away from him, not someone who is so ridiculous that he'll
galvanize Republican voters. You need a candidate who will drive your voters to the polls,
not send the undecided Trumpward, as either of those other two guys would.
For anyone who doesn't like Trump, the man; cannot stand his pompousness, his constant
tweeting, cringes whenever they see him on air, because he lacks dignity and presidential
comportment, not to mention his inability to talk about anything without using it as yet
another chance to aggrandize himself... Tulsi Gabbard is your best response.
IF the Democrats want to put up someone who is anything but pompous, does not tweet
more than any sane person might, has dignity and comportment suitable to the office, has
the ability to talk reasonably about issues without making it about herself, (and, as kind of
added little benefit, wears her hair in a normal, easily understood way, with no distracting
cantilevers or unnecessary angles...) Tulsi Gabbard.is your PERFECT candidate.
Tulsi Gabbard would take all of those voters who can't stand the man that is Trump, AWAY
from him. Tulsi Gabbard can give those folks what they long for in a President-- and for
any who insist-- a female President too!
So, Kingmaker, do what you said you'd do; do what you promised your supporters, shake
things up and make Tulsi Gabbard your party's Presidential Nominee.
This is YOUR opportunity to make history!
That is all I have to say.
It's good advice-- take it or leave it.