Friday the 13th. – the day after the Democratic debate and a name game

Friday the 13th. could be bad news for one or more of the candidates who participated in the Democratic Party debate last night. Once again, I felt overwhelmed by the number of persons who met the criteria to participate in the debate, the merry-go-round format of questions and answers at dizzying speeds. I haven’t watched the post-debate analysis today so I have no idea who the media thinks won, lost, or was neutral in the outcomes of the performances. I’m sure I’m not a good judge because I confess my favorables floated among all  the candidates with the same dizzying speeds of their answers.

I’ve decided to whittle my choices for the next debate using the non-scientific method of a name game. I am assigning point values to my reaction of the names if they were President with 1 point being the lowest and 3 being the highest. I invite you to play along in the privacy of your own home. Then we can compare our results. Isn’t this fun?

President Amy – 1 point

President Cory – 2 points

President Pete – 3 points

President Bernie – 1 point

President Joe – 1 point

President Warren – 2 points

President Harris – 3 points

President Yang – 1 1/2 points (he gets the extra half point for sending me $1,000 a month)

President Beto – 2 points

President Castro – 2 points

Now about the score. Looks like Pete and Harris each had 3 points. Cory, Warren, Beto and Castro each had 2 points. Yang had 1 1/2 points. Amy, Bernie and Joe each got 1 point.

So, according to my name game poll, my next debate would inclue Pete, Harris, Cory, Warren, Beto and Castro. Say goodbye to my bottom vote-getters.

Hm. I detect a pattern here, but I’ll let you have it your way, too.

Really, the only name I hope never to see with the title of President again is Donald Trump. Please.

Have a great weekend. Stay tuned.


About Sheila Morris

Sheila Morris is a personal historian, essayist with humorist tendencies, lesbian activist, truth seeker and speaker in the tradition of other female Texas storytellers including her paternal grandmother. In December, 2017, the University of South Carolina Press published her collection of first-person accounts of a few of the people primarily responsible for the development of LGBTQ organizations in South Carolina. Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home will resonate with everyone interested in LGBTQ history in the South during the tumultuous times from the AIDS pandemic to marriage equality. She has published five nonfiction books including two memoirs, an essay compilation and two collections of her favorite blogs from I'll Call It Like I See It. Her first book, Deep in the Heart: A Memoir of Love and Longing received a Golden Crown Literary Society Award in 2008. Her writings have been included in various anthologies - most recently the 2017 Saints and Sinners Literary Magazine. Her latest book, Four Ticket Ride, was released in January, 2019. She is a displaced Texan living in South Carolina with her wife Teresa Williams and their dogs Spike, Charly and Carl. She is also Naynay to her two granddaughters Ella and Molly James who light up her life for real. Born in rural Grimes County, Texas in 1946 her Texas roots still run wide and deep.
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15 Responses to Friday the 13th. – the day after the Democratic debate and a name game

  1. cindy knoke says:

    I agree. Pete is impressively presidential.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Susanne says:

    My own non-scientific opinion (which carries zero weight since I’m a Canuck) is what a delicious thing it would be to have a President Castro in the Oval. Hee hee.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Luanne says:

    I wish I could give more points to Yang, but one. Zero to Castro. One to Joe. Maybe two to the rest. No 3s. Big sigh.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Wayside Artist says:

    I’m betting early and often on Warren. She’s the only one I feel can beat tRump. I can’t express my feelings about the Orange Fool in public. Wouldn’t be prudent. 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Wayside Artist says:

    Also hope this Friday the 13th has you on the mend. 🍀

    Liked by 1 person

    • The mend is definitely happening, but Lordy, it sure does seem slow to me. I am weary of angst over my knees – both original and bionic!! 🙂


      • Wayside Artist says:

        The woman who owns the farm where my horses are had a knee done 2 years ago. I watched her run after a horse today like she was 18. She my age. I’m hobbling along. Damned knees!! Nothing but trouble.


  6. Finding it hard to keep up with them all. I think your rating system as good as any 😉

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