It was disturbing to hear from those Democrats supporting the return of a former governor to run for that office in 2021, that the current candidates (all Black, two of them women) must “wait their turn; they are not ready yet”. The current needs of the Commonwealth are too burdensome for them to bear, they say.

I heard this same exclusionary talk more than 30 years ago.

Seemingly, the Democrats have not learned that absent strong voter support from those constituent groups, there may be no victory celebration by ANY Democrats.

I call on the party leadership, including the current governor, to denounce that rejecting and divisive rhetoric.

Stay tuned.

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