This week I examine the roster of Democratic contenders vying to unseat Donald Trump. It’s fascinating to watch them trying to create a larger public identity and harness the cultural forces they need to stand out.

For my jumping-off point I consider two articles in last week’s Sunday Review in the New York Times:

  1. Donald Trump Is Not A Sinister Genius”, by Ross Douthat, which makes the case that Trump is beatable, and
  2. Tinder the Vote”, by Eve Peyser, a comic take on each of the Democratic candidates in the form of a quick dating profile.

If article #1 is correct then one of the people profiled in article #2 will be the next President of the United States. In this episode I share which of them is – and isn’t – getting my heart fluttering. Let me know what you think at [email protected]!