“Gov. Inslee, you’ve had an impact, but it’s time to come home”
Editor’s note: I am an Inslee for President contributor and now agree with The Olympian Editorial Board’s editorial as follows:
“Dear Gov. Inslee,
“Congratulations on an exemplary performance at last Wednesday’s Democratic presidential candidate debate. We liked the way you took on Joe Biden, and thought you made a strong case for the urgency of bold national and international climate action to avert catastrophic global suffering and an unimaginable human death toll by the end of this century.
“We agree with you that climate disruption will profoundly affect our national security, cause massive conflicts, and produce waves of human migration that make the current problem at our nation’s southern border look minor in comparison.”
“We were glad to see you take on the quixotic quest of running for president to ensure that climate change – which was almost wholly missing from the last presidential campaign – would be front and center in 2020.
“You have had an impact. In both recent debates, you’ve issued calls to action that challenged other candidates and deepened the public’s understanding. You have made plain the need for American leadership to avert global calamity.
“But now it’s time for you to come home.”
“2020 presidential campaign is keeping Washington Gov. Jay Inslee out of home state”
“Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has spent more than half his days traveling out of state on the campaign trail in the five months since declaring his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination.
“The Seattle Times and Northwest News Network report that between March 1 and the end of July, Inslee was on the road for all or parts of 90 days out of 153, or nearly 60 percent of the time, by the AP.