Beyond slogans
Friday February 07th 2020, 11:21 pm
Filed under: History,Politics

Watching the debate helped get another 150g cone of merino done towards that afghan.

One moment particularly stood out for me: when Buttiegieg stood up for Joe Biden and spoke of how Trump had for political gain tried hard to turn a son against his father, and a father against his son. Unfathomable.

Biden, taken by surprise, was both grateful and a bit misty for a moment.

When a few minutes later the moderator challenged Sanders with Hilary Clinton’s words about her formal rival, saying that in the Senate, he had no friends, nobody liked him, nobody worked with him, Biden caught the pain in Sanders’ eyes and with his let him know he was okay–and suddenly Biden was reaching towards his old friend and their arms were around each other. Klobuchar joined in the goodwill by talking about bills she and Sanders had worked on together for the good of America and proclaiming him her friend, too.

Buttigieg, Biden, Sanders, Klobuchar: all of them in those moments showed America the graciousness and kindness that we have so missed these last three years.

When they say they want to bring us together–they showed they meant it. They started with each other.

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I, too, was touched by those moments. Such a warm contrast to what we have seen in recent years, and such hope for the future. The little chuckle about “Sanders/ Klobuchar, no Klobuchar/Sanders” was a lovely moment, too. In advance of what will surely be a quite nasty election season, this was a nice reminder of the goodwill that still exists.

Comment by Pegi F 02.08.20 @ 6:09 am

They showed those moments on the news, here. I did a double-take: how amazing was that?

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 02.08.20 @ 12:36 pm

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