We’ll just have to wait and see, but like I said, I’m just going to do everything I can. I have high aspirations and confidence in myself and my abilities.
He will have a few things working in his favor, and the list starts with Manning. If Giants fans needed another reason to appreciate their longtime starter, they needed only to look at the situation unfolding in Pittsburgh as Manning’s 2004 draft classmate Ben Roethlisberger confronts his likely replacement.
The Steelers took Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph in the third round, and Roethlisberger practically promised to hidden the rookie’s playbook in interviews that followed. This, remember, is the same Roethlisberger who has hinted that his retirement is coming sooner than later.
But just before Boone was named manager, Kevin Reese, the Yankees’ vice president of player development, called Pedrique, who hadn’t yet heard from the team about his future.
The Democratic trajectory right now is more uncertain than it has been since I started in politics in the ’80s, said Simon Rosenberg, a longtime Democratic strategist at NDN, a think tank.
And I think no one has a leg up.
The questions are big ones — of style and policy — that can only be answered in the story told by the candidate who eventually captures the party’s imagination.
Some promote a vision of a youthful future, while others speak of their own wizened experience. Some use the language of the private sector, while others have begun to promote guaranteeing public-sector jobs for all unemployed Americans. Some speak of class as the defining American divide, while others focus first on racial and gender inequality. Some are brawlers ready to take on Trump, while others pose as healers to call the country back to better angels.
They have begun to grapple with the sense that Trump’s presence has erased all of the old rules, even for Democrats, and that the party should consider looking outside the standard roster of governors and senators — perhaps to a business executive-entertainer like Oprah Winfrey, who has so far resisted calls for her to run, or a mayor.