Maybe what the Dems need to select a candidate is a dance contest

Maybe what the Dems need to select a candidate is a dance contest
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It’s long been an unspoken rule of politics that when you’re running for president you’ll do anything. Way back when it was kissing babies. Nowadays, it is whatever the spirit moves you to do. If you’re former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, the spirit will move you to do anything and everything, from skateboarding onto the stage at campaign rally to livestreaming a visit to your dentist to sharing the story that you once pranked your wife by putting baby poop in a bowl and telling her it was avocado. It leaves one wondering if O’Rourke also peed on her leg and told her it was raining.

But one thing most politicians absolutely, positively shouldn’t do when spontaneity strikes is dance. And yet Democrats running for office seem to have an irresistible urge to do just that — usually with hilarious results. In 2015, while attending a birthday party on Martha’s Vineyard for former Bill Clinton adviser and civil rights activist Vernon Jordan, candidate Hillary Clinton was captured on video treating prospective voters to a few steps of the … well I have no idea what dance step she thought she was doing. You can watch the performance here, if you dare.

The latest Democratic candidate to cut a rag as cameras rolled was Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who, at the end of a rally, busted a few moves in time to the Aretha Franklin classic, “Respect.” Again, I don’t know what dance Warren was attempting to do, though maybe it was a Cherokee rain dance or something.

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Anyway, since Dems fancy themselves such dancin’ fools, maybe the way they should go about choosing their nominee is via a dance-off. They don’t have much else to run on anyway besides a bunch of pie-in-the-sky socialist prescriptions, such as free health care to illegal aliens.

My only request is that when they hold their dance contest they do it in the place Democrats prefer to do everything: behind closed doors with no media access.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to "Liberty Unyielding."