Jay Inslee, The Climate Change Candidate For President
Can Jay Inslee make the 2020 election about climate change?
Paul Waldman, March 3, 2019 (Washington Post via Winston-Salem Journal)
“Single-issue presidential campaigns are not generally successful, but what if the issue in question is the survival of most life on Planet Earth?...[Washington governor Jay Inslee is making climate change the centerpiece of his] 2020…That kind of clear vision may not be enough to win, but it's something you can't win without…[Inslee has been] a state representative, had a lengthy term in Congress, and] then was elected and reelected as governor…[His vision] is an administration organized around the climate crisis, an entire federal government working in unison to decarbonize the economy and help save the planet…
…[Inslee also wants to get rid of the filibuster and the electoral college and] supports statehood for D.C. and Puerto Rico…[With Inslee in the race and the practical realities of climate change becoming more evident on an almost daily basis,] it's going to become harder for the other candidates not to put out comprehensive climate plans and demonstrate that commitment…[Most other candidates] haven't yet made their purpose as clear…[but Inslee is] telling us exactly what his presidency would be about. We don't know yet how compelling his case will be and how primary voters will react…but the race is definitely better for having him in it.” click here for more