Money Makes Elections Go ‘Round

Money Makes Elections Go 'Round
  • The road to the White House is paved in gold.
  • The field dwindles to four contenders.
  • Younger voters could push the party far to the left.
  • Some national polls show Sanders with a double-digit lead.

(NewsReady.com) – The field of potential nominees for the Democratic Party’s November 2020 attempt to unseat current incumbent President Donald Trump has dropped to four with the exit of Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN). That leaves Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT), former Vice President Joe Biden, former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).

Mike Bloomberg

The erstwhile chief executive of America’s most populous metropolis has said he is running a self-funded campaign. To say the man is “rich” is about the equivalent of saying the sun is “hot.” He ranked as the eighth richest person in the world in 2019 and his $50 billion net worth is 10 times what it takes to be considered in the top tenth of the 1% crowd.

He loaded up his war chest with over $460 million. With that kind of moolah, one can see why he bragged about buying 21 seats in the United States House of Representatives.

Bernie Sanders

The loud and proud socialist has professed his admiration for the government of the now-defunct Soviet Union while visiting there on his honeymoon in the 1980s and for the late soul-crushing dictator of Cuba, Fidel Castro. His campaign slogan may as well be: “Vote For Me and I’ll Give You ‘Free Stuff!’”

The exceedingly long-time denizen of the US Capitol Building loves to paint himself as a man of humble means so that he can empathize with his target audience. It’s not clear how a man with 3 houses and a net worth of $2 million, admittedly a pauper-ish figure in his circles, relates to 20-somethings still living with their parents because they can pay off their mountain of student loan debt. He’s managed to rake in over $130 million in donations.

Elizabeth Warren

As the lone female left in the race, one might think she’s fighting an uphill battle for an office historically occupied by a man. However, that may not be the case. For some reason, her false claim to being a part of the Cherokee Nation by blood has not caused the “woke” segment of society to castigate her for cultural appropriation. Maybe that’s why her fundraising efforts have topped the $90 million mark.

Joe Biden

His resume for the top job in the government includes two pertinent items. First, he occupied a seat in the United States Senate from 1973 to 2009. Second, he was vice president under Progressive Liberal near-messiah, Barack H. Obama. He tries to claim to be a more centrist candidate. Compared to Sanders, he’s practically Rush Limbaugh. He’s managed to bank just a bit over $75 million.

One thing is certain, the aftermath of Super Tuesday will be quite telling. The voters from the Left will signal whether they will embrace a socialist president, be swayed by the ocean-deep pockets of an uber-rich businessman, or will back one of the D.C. insiders.

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