US House Rep and Iraq War veteran Seth Moulton has gotten an endorsement. Zach Budryk (THE HILL) reports, "Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal endorsed Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) for president Thursday, citing his 'character' and 'competence'."
Character and competence? Time to question Andrea Mitchell's for having the disgraced general on as someone to be listened to. In 2010, Stanley ended his career as a result of his remarks reported in ROLLING STONE by Michael Hastings. For those who never read "The Runaway General," Stanley's choice may be surprising. But those of us who read it knew, for example, that Stanley would never endorse Joe Biden -- who he ripped apart in 2010 interviews with Michael Hastings.
At the hear of Stanley's bitching was that he didn't like civilian oversight of the military -- which would suggest he's better suited to a junta. Tough for Stanley, that's not the way it is in the US. Again, shame on Andrea Mitchell for trotting this embarrassment out on TV.
Retired General McChrystal endorses Seth Moulton’s presidential bid
NEW: Retired US Gen. Stanley McChrystal endorses Seth Moulton for president; Moulton, a decorated Marine veteran and congressman, has not drawn enough support to make the first 2 Democratic debates.
Seth looks fat and sweaty in every picture these days.
The disgraced general endorsed him and Seth was thrilled to have it -- which does not speak well of Seth. Again, Stanley's forced resignation resulted from his attacks on Joe Biden and other civilians providing oversight of the US military. Stanley couldn't take that.
Seth's either incredibly desperate or he shares Stanley's hated of civilian oversight.
In the end, it doesn't matter. Seth's campaign is over. America has rejected him. They've rejected him so much, in fact, that late night clown Samantha Bee is now making jokes about him.
Once again, Seth has failed to qualify for the debates. July 30th and July 31st, the Democrats will offer ten candidates a night debating as they attempt to convince voters that they are the candidate who should be president. Seth failed to make the June debates and he's now failed to make the July debates.
The candidates who made the debate? From Mike's "Tulsi made the second debates!!!" last night: "The first night, July 30th, will be Marianne Williamson, Tim Ryan, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Beto O'Rourke, John Hickenlooper, John Delaney and Steve Bullock. The second night, July 31st, will be Tulsi Gabbard, Kirsten Gillibrand, Michael Bennet, Kirsten Gilibrand, Julian Castro, Cory Booker, Andrew Yang, Kamala Harris, Jay Inslee, Mike DeBlasio and Joe Biden."
Seth's campaign is over. His insults of Pete Buttigieg probably didn't help him.
This is why Seth Moulton is getting 0% in the Dem primary
Seth Moulton on Pete Buttigieg () https://www.politico.com/story/2019/07/11/politico-forum-seth-moulton-2020-1408879 …
I don't know what's funnier -- Seth thinking a winning strategy was playing the bully jock or thinking that as fat as he is today he could still pull off a jock pose.
But he's history even if he can't grasp that.
If you are a sitting member of Congress, he is, and you can't make it on to the debate stage, it's over for you. This is twice in a row. His campaign has failed to ignite or inspire.
Maybe he should go on Samantha Bee's show -- it might suggest he's a good sport.
25 people are seeking the Democratic Party's presidential nomination. Only 20 of them made the cut for July's debates.
Marianne Williamson made the cut. In fact, all six women made the cut.
All six are running unique campaigns and appealing to a variety of voters. They each stand out. Too many of the male candidates -- including some who will be on the debate stage have failed to stand out in any way at all. They're just a blur.
Senator Amy Klobuchar will be on the stage. Following the last debates, the press refused to report what happened and were intent upon creating their own narratives. One of the most laughable, you may remember, was that Julian Castro was now a breakout star that he would be at the top of the polls and . . . he didn't budge a bit. He's still a nobody. Focusing on predictions, instead of what took place, allowed many to miss that Amy did what she needed to do last time, she was pointed when needed and she was also laid back and humorous. She's established that side and it will be interesting to see whether she digs in deeper with that at the end of the month or if she offers something different.
Senator Elizabeth Warren will be on stage with, among others, Senator Bernie Sanders. They may be able to strongly reject attempts to shut down Medicare For All.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was not served well by the MSNBC monitors/moderators last time. Let's hope CNN does not rush to shut down women and that when they tell a Joe Biden, for example, that his time is us, that they enforce it instead of letting every man prattle on as happened with last month's debate.
Senator Kamala Harris made the cut.
She will again share the stage with Joe Biden. Hopefully, this go round, the press won't feel the need to lecture and hector her. It was sexist and everyone should be ashamed of themselves -- especially a certain USA TODAY columnist.
And US House Rep and Iraq War veteran Tulsi Gabbard made the cut as well.
From the beginning, many commentators dismissed her -- some even ridiculed her. She's still in the race and she's made both debates. She's run on issues and has provided a common sense approach. She came across strong in the last debate and she'll probably consolidate that this go round.
Again, all six women qualified. They are six different women with six different visions for the future.
Applause to them all.
We'll do a Saturday Iraq snapshot to cover Turkey's latest attack on the KRG and more.
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