(not everyone will get this title but for those of you who do, you’re welcome)
Tuesday, June 7th. Yup, Primary Election Day in a handful of states. Does it matter? The election is irrelevant because we’re well on the way to be a close General Election match up between Hillary and Trump? Well, not so fast. Tomorrow’s election actually may have a significant impact on the next couple months leading up to the Democratic and Republican conventions and into November.
Today I had a lengthy conversation with Jane Sanders who is married to U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Although she did bust my chops a bit for throwing a few questions at her all at once (I tend to do that, just ask the Chasers) she was straightforward with her answers and really towed the ‘Party line’ regarding class warfare. Essentially saying that there’s enough money among the rich to fund all the projects desired by the American people, especially free college for Millennials.
The challenge with the “Party line” of course is what some on the political Left call hypocrisy as the Sanders family income reported in 2014 topped $200,000 putting them solidly in the top 6% of earners nationwide. Go ahead, check your income here… You know you want to…
Political reality is exposed this cycle more than most. I’ve discussed the brutal nature of politics before, specifically that the vitriol between the candidates this cycle is no worse than many elections going back to the founding of the nation. So it’s not the vicious nature of the battle for the White House that is any different this election. It’s always been a brutal path filled with vitriolic personal attacks and I believe it will continue to as long as we’re electing Presidents.