Columbus: The Democratic race is down to Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden. (Tulsi Gabbard is a long, long shot). Even Mike Bloomberg, who spent half a Billion, had no influence except in American Samoa. Bloomberg’s lack of success makes you wonder how much influence Russia had in the 2016 election when they spent a few thousand dollars. How much can Putin afford this year with oil at $30 a barrel?
The coronavirus has jumped from China to our West Coast. In California they’re worried it could become a pandemic. In the rest of the country Democrats fear a Sanders win could cause a pandemic for their Party.
Bernie Sanders does not like Billionaires. He used to hate millionaires, too, but now he is one. So he tolerates ‘em . On television this morning he said the Walton family has over $100 Billion while their 2,000,000 Walmart employees make only $10 to $12 an hour. He kinda implied the Waltons should divide their wealth with those employees. And if he gets Brian Williams and his MSNBC crew to do the math, each employee would get $5,000,000.
Senator Sanders also said half the families in this country live “paycheck to paycheck.” In simple arithmetic (not the Brian Williams method) that means if they earn $3000 a month they spend $3000 a month. And a young couple with 2 or 3 kids will need all of that for a house, car, food and other essential expenses.
But “paycheck to paycheck” also describes families that get $6000 or $8000 or even $12,000 a month and choose to spend it all (or more). Instead of saving for college education, retirement or medical emergencies they spend every dollar. Naturally they will vote for Sen. Sanders for free college, free medical care, and a comfortable retirement from Social Security.
Sanders lost his lead to Biden in the Super Tuesday elections. An amazing comeback for the former Vice-President and Senator. TV commentators are asking Bernie if he will drop out if he loses Michigan this Tuesday. But why should he? He won California and half the states have not voted yet.
With only old white men (Sanders, Biden and Trump) in the race, maybe it’s time for “Will Rogers” to jump in. “I’m” 140, so I got ‘em beat on age. And I’m quarter-blood Cherokee (authentic, not like Sen. Warren). My great-grandfather, Robert Rogers, immigrated from Ireland in 1800, so I should grab the Irish vote.
And here’s the clincher: I’ll ask Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii to be my VP. Did you know she is part Samoan? Maybe she can persuade Bloomberg to give us his American Samoan delegates. Of course we would rather have the half a Billion he hasn’t spent yet.
Historic quote by Will Rogers:
“Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with nowadays.” DT #1538, June 28, 1931