CNN’s Ana Cabrera kicked off a recent town hall meeting by telling 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and current New York Mayor Bill de Blasio: “you are really tall.” Cabrera noted that, if elected, de Blasio would become the “tallest president ever,” his 6’ 5” height besting Abraham Lincoln by an inch. She then, somewhat cheekily, said to Mayor Bill: “How is that height advantage working out for you?” (de Blasio received the support of only one percent of likely Democratic voters in the latest Fox News poll).
De Blasio responded: “Remember, the taller candidate has won every general election for president, but I think three times only. There’s only three exceptions in the history of the republic. So if you want to get rid of Donald Trump, choose the tallest candidate.” Of course, de Blasio is the tallest candidate among the veritable plethora of 2020 Democratic presidential aspirants, one inch taller than former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke. (President Trump is 6’ 3”).
So, de Blasio says to “Choose the tallest candidate” if you want to get rid of Donald Trump. This is fascinating when one considers that Bernie Sanders is essentially urging voters to “choose the reddest candidate” if they want to rid themselves of Trump, while Kamala Harris and Cory Booker are asking those same voters to choose the blackest candidate. Moreover, Andrew Yang is pleading with voters to choose the most Asian candidate at the same time Mike Gravel is imploring folks to choose the oldest…and therefore wisest candidate. Marianne Williamson is attempting to persuade people to choose the most new-agey candidate, while Beto O’Rourke appears to be begging people to “choose the most insane candidate.”
Elizabeth Warren had earlier attempted to define herself as the candidate with the most Native-American blood, but test results show Adolf Hitler, Mao Zedong and the Pillsbury Doughboy all had more tribal blood in them then Pocahontas possesses. This has caused Warren to demand citizens choose the oldest female candidate. Pete Buttigieg is imploring voters to choose the gayest candidate, etc., etc.
Oddly enough, the Democratic candidates never ask voters to choose the most intelligent, most patriotic, or “most American” candidate. As late as the fall of 2001, most Americans were proud of their heritage and the country was fairly unified in many respects. It is a far different-- and sadder-- story today, however, due to progressives’ limitless ability to be offended and their unceasing demand for “intersectionality.”
E Unum Pluribus. Out of one comes many. And this divided house cannot stand much longer.