“The reason this is such a big deal has â€” we have this big, messy, wonderful country where we fight with each other all the time, but nobody tells us what to think, what to fight about, what to vote for, except other Americans, and thatâ€™s wonderful and often painful.
“But weâ€™re talking about a foreign government that, using technical intrusion, lots of other methods, tried to shape the way we think, we vote, we act. That is a big deal. And people need to recognize it.
“Itâ€™s not about Republicans or Democrats. Theyâ€™re coming after America, which I hope we all love equally. They want to undermine our credibility in the face of the world. They think that this great experiment of ours is a threat to them, and so theyâ€™re going to try to run it down and dirty it up as much as possible.
“Thatâ€™s what this is about. And they will be back, because we remain â€” as difficult as we can be with each other, we remain that shining city on the hill, and they donâ€™t like it.”
–James Comey, 8 June 2017
We haveÂ a few yearsÂ in which toÂ find a presidential candidate. I’ve found mine,Â if he can be convinced to run. On either party’s ticket, or on a new one, as Emmanuel Macron has done in France.