The Beltway commentary on the Democrats has it that they are an unorganized group of feckless political ne’er do wells who cannot seem to fix on a message or follow through on a plan. This is the twenty-first century version of Will Rogers’ famous old quip, “I do not belong to any organized political party. I am a Democrat.” And yet, with a discipline and focus that would make a Republican proud, the House Democrats are proceeding steadily, deliberately, single-mindedly toward public hearings the week after next and a vote on impeachment before Thanksgiving.
I have no idea at all how it will turn out. It begins to look as though much may depend on whether John Bolton testifies. But the House will impeach Trump, and there will be some sort of trial in the Senate, all before the Iowa caucuses.
Say what you will about Nancy Pelosi, she is a Speaker for the ages.
I leave for Paris on December 6th. I hope I do not miss the fun.