Adapted from the Twitter feed, Wednesday, February 1, 2017.
Thing to keep in mind about the junior senator from New York is she's the junior senator from New York!
Senator Kirstin Gillibrand of New York
Here's my secret which isn't much of a secret: Back before HRC declared, when it was still a question whether she would run, I was hoping she wouldn't.
But not for the conventional reasons. You know: She wasn't liberal enough. She was too compromised by her Wall Street ties. She would lose or find a way to lose. No coronations. No dynasties. Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. Nope.
I was hoping she wouldn't run so that the way might be clear for Kirstin Gillibrand.
Gillibrand was my first choice then and she's my first choice for 2020. I'm glad she's way out in front in opposing Trump's nominees. I admire her no end. And I’m proud she’s my senator. But here’s something to keep in mind when wishing more of her colleagues had as much courage and gumption.
She's my senator. That is...
She’s the senator from THE GODDAMN STATE OF NEW YORK!
She got 72% of the vote last time out. Her stands against Trump's nominees are not going to cost her re-election in 2018. Not many other Democratic Senators running for re-election in 2018 have her job security.
To put it mildly.
Taking the stands she's taking will help her win the presidential nomination. She can take those stands because she's from New York and not from, say, Montana or North Dakota or West Virginia or Florida or...
You get my point, so I'm done with this. For now.