A presidential trial balloon has been popped
Anybody who lives outside the dark blue-state liberal bubble knows that Elizabeth Warren would have a Custer’s chance at Little Bighorn of appealing to voters in flyover country when it comes to winning a national presidential contest. The Boston Globe has also come to that conclusion:
Et tu, liberal media?
Presidential runs seem to be in the state’s political DNA, in part because of the proximity of New Hampshire and its first-in-the-nation primary. And it’s often the right move: In 2015, this editorial page urged Warren to run, in part because of the lack of serious competition against Hillary Clinton. (Clearing the decks for Clinton didn’t exactly end well for Democrats, did it?)…
Warren missed her moment in 2016, and there’s reason to be skeptical of her prospective candidacy in 2020. While Warren won reelection, her margin of victory in November suggests there’s a ceiling on her popularity; Governor Baker garnered more votes than her in a state that is supposed to be a Democratic haven. Meanwhile, a September poll indicated that Massachusetts voters were more enthusiastic about Patrick making a White House bid than Warren.
Those are warning signs from the voters who know her best. While Warren is an effective and impactful senator with an important voice nationally, she has become a divisive figure. A unifying voice is what the country needs now after the polarizing politics of Donald Trump.
Hmm, it sounds like they’re only giving Warren about a 1/1,024th chance of winning the Dem nomination if she does run, and the campaign would backfire harder than her DNA test results. I for one hope Warren still runs because it’s going to be a three-ring circus and the more clowns the merrier.
(h/t Hot Air)
Shot & chaser time!
Actually there are three shots here from Bernie Sanders just to get everybody to understand what a dire crisis the burning of fossil fuels has apparently brought about:
And the chaser is frankly not that surprising because most of these climate change uber-alarmists are hypocrites of the highest socialist order:
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’s re-election campaign spent just under $300,000 on private jet use in October, Federal Election Commission (FEC) records show.
The Sanders campaign, which is funded primarily by small-dollar donors, paid Apollo Jets $297,685.50 on Oct. 10, FEC records reveal. The payment was marked for “transportation.”
“This expense was for transportation for the senator’s 9-day, 9-state tour to support Democratic candidates up and down the ballot ahead of Election Day,” campaign spokeswoman Arianna Jones told local website VtDigger.com, which first reported on the jet expenses.
“This cost covered the entirety of the tour from Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Carolina, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, California, and back to Vermont,” Jones said.
Got that? A senator from Vermont who says burning fossil fuels is going to be the death of us all torched a s**tload of gas flying private around the country to campaign for other people.
Same old socialist song and dance
Anybody who actually chooses to pay attention knows that all the “climate change” doom and gloom talk is all a giant wealth grab (even the French are starting to figure it out). And where there’s a wealth grab, you’ll find social justice warriors clinging to the movement like lampreys on a shark. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hasn’t even been sworn into Congress yet and she’s already figured that out:
How switching to indeterminate energy sources that would in the process cause the price of the only available existing energy sources to skyrocket would “help” the poor is anybody’s guess.
Here’s another national treasure who appeared with Bernie Sanders saying to act on “climate change” is to take action in favor of “gender equality”:
Here’s the capper: Leaders of the annual “fleece the masses” meeting disguised as a “Climate Conference” said this is what’s going to be required to save humanity:
In a rare intervention, presidents of previous UN climate summits issued a joint statement as the talks got under way, calling on states to take “decisive action… to tackle these urgent threats”.
“The impacts of climate change are increasingly hard to ignore,” said the statement, a copy of which was obtained by AFP. “We require deep transformations of our economies and societies.”
All this alarmism is a giant “transfer the wealth” cult, and anybody who doesn’t acknowledge that is an easy mark or in on the sham.
What happens when you’re out of political influence to sell
Bill and Hillary Clinton’s tour started in Toronto earlier this week, and I’d heard that there were a LOT of empty seats, but Maureen Dowd from the NY Times was there and spelled out just how bad it can get when a power couple is fresh out of influence to sell:
I’m looking around Scotiabank Arena, the home of the Toronto Maple Leafs, and it’s a depressing sight. It’s two-for-the-price-of-one in half the arena. The hockey rink is half curtained off, but even with that, organizers are scrambling at the last minute to cordon off more sections behind thick black curtains, they say due to a lack of sales. I paid $177 weeks in advance. (I passed on the pricey meet-and-greet option.) On the day of the event, some unsold tickets are slashed to single digits.
I get reassigned to another section as the Clintons’ audience space shrinks. But even with all the herding, I’m still looking at large swaths of empty seats — and I cringe at the thought that the Clintons will look out and see that, too. It was only four years ago, after all, that Canadians were clamoring to buy tickets to see the woman who seemed headed for history.
“HISTORY”? I’m sorry, Maureen, but that’s HERstory, and no… Hillary wasn’t headed there on election night either.
Dowd’s column was titled “Curtains for the Clintons” — and she’s not exactly a conservative.
Anyway, the real beauty in the Clintons’ tour is that there’s no stop in Wisconsin. Just perfect.