Leadership Note:
As Long As You’re Up… (?)
31 July 2019

¶ The fact that a genuine presidential candidate said this makes it less a rhetorical question and more a performative utterance.

“I don’t understand why anyone goes to all the trouble of running for President of the United States to tell us what we can’t do and shouldn’t fight for.”

As I savor this challenge, it strikes me, sadly, as increasingly unlikely that a man — an American man, anyway — would have made it. Whatever becomes of Elizabeth Warren’s bid for the Oval Office, I shall try to honor her call for good old-fashioned backbone. 

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