Thursday, May 28, 2015

More Presidential Candidates

Bernie Sanders officially entered the race for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination against Hillary Clinton on Tuesday.  I wouldn't say he's off to a slow start, but his announcement in Vermont was carried live only by the low-rated MSNBC, which means that the people who were at the actual event likely outnumbered people watching it on TV.
It remains to be seen if anyone is going to vote for a candidate who advocates for the common man to strike back against the powerful.  Could such a candidate get a lot of buzz?  Let's watch Rick Santorum and see.  The conservative former two-term Pennsylvania senator declared his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination and spoke about restoring middle-class jobs, fighting back against big business, and building a new economy by inventing in renewable energy.  What?  Dude, the guy was beginning to sound like . . . Bernie Sanders!   
Santorum's announcement was carried live by Fox News . . . and MSNBC.  
Meanwhile, I'd been hoping for Republican governor John Kasich of Ohio to run for President because I considered him the least scary Republican presidential prospect.  Then former three-term Governor George Pataki of New York announced he was running for President.  Okay, now he's the least scary Republican. All of the Republicans are scarier than the scariest Democrat, but I'll gladly accept the Republican who scares me the least as President.
Things are getting pretty weird now . . ..     

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