With the Democratic Party seemingly headed for the kind of upheaval the Republican Party finds itself in these days, we find it strange that Dem frontrunner Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) has refused to debate challenger Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.) next month in California. Hold the debate, anyway, and leave her spot open? Just a thought. In our opinion, that would have been her chance to push forward her agenda in a way that might have united the core of the party. Clinton probably will capture the 475 delegates in the June 7 California primary, and that, it seems, will be that. However, any slipup by the candidate or her campaign could propel Sanders even more than ever imagined, and if he were to win the Golden State, that would be an upset of epic proportions. As we say, good theatre. Let’s sit back and see what happens.
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The Republicans’ “presumptive” nominee, Donald Trump (N.Y.), has been fairly quiet of late. Media sources inside and near the Beltway have him meeting with campaign experts – even those of bygone eras – in a girding for the general election race against, we believe, Clinton. That being the case, it should prove to be a battleground, the likes of which we never again may see. When people question Trump’s fitness for the presidency – and this is no endorsement, trust us – we are compelled to point to his multiple successes around the globe and the fact that he is adept at hiring high-quality men and women to get the jobs done. We have to assume it would be the same with his cabinet.