What do Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders, and John Kasich all have in common?

What do Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders, and John Kasich all have in common?
The brave new world of social distancing, Milwaukee style. Twitter video (Rex Chapman)

[Ed. – No, it’s not that their fathers were postmen.  They’re all scheduled to speak at the Democrats’ virtual convention, which starts on 17 August.  Republicans who knew not to bother with Kasich back in 2016 are feeling pretty smart right about now.  Editorial note: we normally like to use our stock-photo glamour shot of Milwaukee to illustrate convention-related news, but something about this other image we have of Milwaukee (above) seems interestingly appropriate.  It came from this story.]

“It goes without saying that the party’s two most popular figures,” former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, will get a big role even with time so limited, Politico writes. Former President Bill Clinton and 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton are in as well. …

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) reportedly doesn’t have a slot yet, nor do any of her fellow progressive political newcomers. But the party has reportedly made room for former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican who ran against President Trump in 2016. He’ll speak on the same night as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) “in a demonstration of unity,” Politico writes.

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