Sharpton for President?

Elizabeth Warren, No! Al Sharpton, Yes!

Wanna know how to guarantee a third Bush presidency? Dump Hillary Clinton and nominate Elizabeth Warren. It’s that simple.

If it wasn’t such an obvious strategy, I’d suggest that the mastermind behind this sudden flurry of pro-Warren media attention is none other than Karl Rove. How else to explain it?

Who really knows anything about Elizabeth Warren and her policies other than lesbians and a handful of new age lefties from academia? I practically live next door to Lizzy’s home state and all I know is that she wants to screw over some bankers. Admittedly, that’s not a bad idea, but beyond that she is something of a mystery. And from what I have seen on the news, Elizabeth Warren is as exciting as a bowl of cold porridge. I mean, even Elizabeth Warren doesn’t want Elizabeth Warren for president.

As a proud “lefty” and sometime Communist (according to my one conservative friend), if we must replace Hillary with another candidate, I humbly recommend Al Sharpton. Yes, we would still lose to Jeb Bush but it would be tremendous fun getting there!

After all, Sharpton is colorful (his personality, not his race rednecks), passionate, a lifelong Democrat, media savvy, and has a national constituency. Slightly more than half the country hates Sharpton, but nearly everyone knows who he is. That’s far more than what we can say about Liz Warren.

There’s another plus, Sharpton-wise. Given the number of felonious white cops who are shooting black males, there will be numerous media opportunities for Al to go to the afflicted town or city and let everyone know what’s what. I am all for that (letting people know what’s what, not the chronic racism among some cops).

Of course, my real bottom line is that we stay smart, try to win in 2016 and keep Hillary as our nominee. Yes, she’s no flame-thrower herself, but she is a household name, has excellent policy positions, and is actually funny, likeable, animated, and engaging when her handlers take her off automatic pilot and let Hillary be Hillary (trust me on this — I have seen this myself, up close and personal).

For all you Warren people out there, please wise up and don’t be chumps or clueless dodos. The Roves on the right would love nothing more than to see a second George McGovern on the presidential campaign trail.

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Frank Marafiote

Frank started the Hillary Clinton Quarterly in 1992 and has been "keeping up with Hillary" for more than 25 years. Recently retired, he worked in advertising and communications and also taught marketing courses several times a year for a local university.

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