“Republicans, don’t be led into the fools trap of saying it was not perfect, but is not impeachable. NOTHING WAS DONE WRONG!” – Donald Trump on Twitter
“Republicans started out saying he didn’t do it. Then he said he did it, but there is no quid pro quo. But then they said there might be [a] quid pro quo, but it’s not an impeachable offense. They are just trying to provide enough of smokescreen, so when the Senate doesn’t convict they can say he shouldn’t have been impeached in the first place.” – Bob Shrum in the Wall Street Journal
Despite the hysterical, instant-gratification impulses of the media, here are some things we won’t know this week:
1. Whether the House impeachment hearings will change public opinion.
2. Whether the Senate will have a full trial or vote to remove President Trump.
3. Whether Rudy Giuliani will be indicted.
4. Whether John Bolton will put forward information that mortally wounds the president.
5. Whether Joe Biden will execute a plan to revive his candidacy.
6. Whether the Democratic Party’s nominating electorate will fall in love with Mike Bloomberg.
7. Whether Mike Bloomberg
will realize that the Democratic Party’s nominating electorate will not fall in
love with him. (Unless the trial balloon hits him in the face and he halts his
attempt – again — to be president.)
8. Whether the national media will take full stock of the strengths of Elizabeth Warren’s and Bernie Sanders’ campaigns.
9. Whether the Amy Klobuchar boomlet will go boom.
10. Whether the China or North American trade deals will be reached.
My take: This is a big week. But not THE week. Take a breath.
Thank you to all our veterans and those serving today.
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