ABE WON’T BE SILENT - Let me quote Bette Davis from “All About Eve” when I say, “Fasten your seat belts; it's gonna be a bumpy night.” Seriously, kids, it’s going to be a terribly bumpy presidential election campaign now that Cornell West has just announced that he's throwing his hair into the POTUS race and will run as a third-party candidate representing the People’s Party.
I guess Mr. West is no longer a member of the Democratic Party since he trashed Barak Obama a few years back. But like every other far-left ex-democrat, he has pipe-dream plans for America that are very democratic YET unrealistic when we see the nature of how our political system works or doesn’t. Sure, it’s easy for him and Marianne Williamson to spew theoretical nonsense, but give me a break with these holier-than-thou wanna-be presidents. It’s not like Cornel is a witch like Samantha from “Bewitched,” where he can twiddle his nose and get rid of Kevin McCarthy in time for the November 2024 election.
Let me reiterate what I posted last night for those who missed me on TikTok or Instagram; if one of the three party candidates doesn't get 270 electoral votes, Kevin McCarthy becomes president of the United States. It then will get decided by the House of Representatives. That better scare the beJESUS out of 100 million Democrats to make sure we vote for Joe Biden should he be the Democratic nominee, which, you never know what tomorrow brings. So, if you’re a Democrat and don't vote for Joe, you must leave Earth. Yes, Earth. Do the math.
(ABE GURKO is the executive producer of a documentary “Won’t Be Silent,” about the extraordinary Women of Protest Music. He's an Opinionator who hosts a podcast, "Conversations From the Edge of Democracy," that discusses the current state of our fragile political landscape. Abe is a contributor to CityWatchLA.com. [email protected]. Abe’s opinions are his own and not necessarily those of CityWatchLA.com)