Yes, Deval Patrick has officially joined the race. I’ve signed up for his emails and will add him to the analysis. Tomorrow.
Today, I want to talk about yesterday. Pete Buttigieg reminded his supporters to behave. Amy Klobuchar proclaimed her color-flipping strength. And impeachment was on the minds of some of the candidates.
It hit me today: there are no political emails in my inbox I look forward to reading anymore. I used to like Pete Buttigieg, Beto O’Rourke, and Jay Inslee, but the latter two have dropped and Buttigieg’s emails are no longer an infrequent treat. Cory Booker will occasionally surprise me with a good one, but not nearly frequently enough for me to anticipate it. Sometimes Joe Sestak can make me laugh.
I never want to open a Julian Castro or Bernie Sanders email, and Elizabeth Warren’s are only ever enjoyable when she has new merch designs.
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Anyway, moving on to Thursday’s emails. Steve Bullock still believes he has the best chance to win, Cory Booker is worried about Michael Bloomberg, and Pete Buttigieg said thank you.
The end of the month is always a busy week for campaign emails, and the end of October was no different. Between Julian Castro threatening to drop out, Kamala Harris slashing at her campaign to save money, and Beto O’Rourke actually dropping out, the week was very eventful. Of course, all of that paled in comparison to the Liberty and Justice dinner on Friday night.
Friday was… wow. Between the Liberty and Justice dinner in Des Moines, Iowa, where supporters of 14 candidates converged on the Wells Fargo arena for a dinner widely touted as “the place where candidates become Presidents” and Beto O’Rourke dropping out of the race, Friday had a surprising amount of activity for the first of the month.