JIM FUGLIE: View From The Prairie — Pres-i-dent Clin-ton

This will be the shortest blog post I’ve ever written. (Cheering, clapping of hands!) So short you can probably read it at a stoplight on your way to work (but don’t comment — that would be illegal).

Today is Tuesday, June 7, 2016, the day North Dakota Democrats will hold their presidential preference caucuses. I’ve already written about that here, back in February, so I won’t write much about it. I’ll just summarize what I said then:

“As for the Democrats, well, by the time they get around to implementing their 44-page plan, likely Hillary Clinton will already be the nominee …”


So here’s who I feel bad for today: A few hundred, maybe even a few thousand, active, avid — some even rabid — Democrats, many of them friends of mine, who were primed to swarm the Democratic-NPL caucuses tonight and enthusiastically  show their support for Bernie Sanders. Sorry, friends. It’s over.

I hope they’ll show up anyway — and rally behind our nominee, Hillary Clinton. I’m going to be there. I’ve made no secret of my support for the next President Clinton (drives Tom Gunderson and all my other Republican friends nuts, but I like that, and they’re still my friends), and I hope we can all get together and use every bit of our energy to elect her.

Because if we don’t, and by some terrible circumstance we elect Donald Trump president, I fear the possibility of a military coup having to take over the White House one day to stop a crazy man from pulling a trigger none of us ever want to see pulled.

This is important. Practice saying the five most important syllables in the English language right now: Pres-i-dent Clin-ton.

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