There’s nothing to beat a yacht vacation, I am happy to tell enquirers and my customers have been pleased to confirm that down the years. But for me that still means hard work in the office sewing up the myriad of details and work at my Marblehead office computer. This week in the broiling heat I had planned to spend a few hours keeping up with the CNN TV debate as the Democrats tried to choose their presidential candidate.
Then came a horrendous thunderstorm, downing trees and axing local power lines – and of course shutting off the TV broadcast. So I and a friend took refuge in a local restaurant immune to the cuts where staff were happy to to turn on the TV set over the bar.
Boy was I in for a surprise. Joe Biden coped with much of the criticism from his nine would-be rivals . Then came an African-American Senator unknown to me, 50-year-old Cory Booker from New Jersey, who once as Newark mayor spent 10 days living in a tent to highlight a local housing crisis. On TV this week, he was very powerful and impressive. A local jury set up in Idaho by CNN gave him the highest marks of the night. One woman said he “reminded her of Obama”, who hasn’t yet endorsed any of the candidates. Other commentators next day thought Cory was the pick of the bunch. Obama hasn’t recommended anyone and MIchelle has let it be known so far that she is not interested. But if Cory got the nod, could Mr.Trump face a really tough fight from a new Obama? I really began to wonder. President Cory Booker? If that’s what happens, Remember, you read it here first.
As we say in the biz, as the propeller turns…