Sad to say, we here at AP are almost totally dependent on Repubicans to entertain us. Sounds perverse, doesn’t it?
We are very formulaic here because your solitary reporter always starts with something that actually happened or is likely to happen. Then we move into unreality, which, for many frustrated Democrats, is a place that is more comfortable than reality. After all, T. S. Eliot said in Burnt Norton that “…human kind/Cannot bear very much reality.”
So here’s where we are starting from today:
The RNC refuses to allow any gops to run for president if they agree to participate in presidential debates hosted by the Commission on Presidential Debates (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/13/us/politics/presidential-debates-rnc.html).
That strikes us as very odd, given that in 2016, Donald Trump mowed down all his primary challengers swiftly and without mercy, and those debates were hosted by the Commission.
But obviously, after he lost the 2020 election but refuses to admit it, Trump doesn’t want any primary opponents, and it seems as though he won’t have any.
So we tasked our Chief DC operative, associate solitary reporter Keith Coleman, with finding out if President Biden will run for re-election.
“Keith, of course I’m running for re-election in 2024. I have no choice as long as Trump is running.”