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Welcome back to The Best & The Brightest, I’m Peter Hamby. In tonight’s edition, reporting from Virginia on the “draft Glenn Youngkin” donor fantasy. (Sorry to be the one to keep bursting these bubbles.) More on the latest G.O.P. primary wishcasting below.
But first… a congressional update from Abby Livingston…
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Of course donors are salivating over Glenn Youngkin, the 6-foot-6 Harvard MBA and private equity billionaire-turned-Republican governor straight out of central casting circa 2012. But let’s be real: there is no electorate for Youngkin, no actual plan to draft him, and no logical process to do so.
At times in recent months, I’ve felt like Puck’s resident political curmudgeon, crankily swatting down buzzy takes that are just completely detached from reality. The idea that Ron DeSantis is the new John McCain. The notion, peddled by some Republican donors, that Tim Scott is...
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