The Democrats are still addicted to the Wall St./Corporate money. And Gillibrand is a NY Senator. She obviously sees herself as Clinton’s aire apparent:
A senior executive at pharmaceutical giant Pfizer will host a campaign fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, CNBC has learned.
Gillibrand is slated to attend a March 31 fundraiser at the New York home of Sally Susman, Pfizer’s executive vice president and chief corporate affairs officer, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter. Ticket prices range from $1,000 to $2,700, these people added.
It began with Elizabeth Warren New Year’s Eve 2018 announcement that she would seek the nomination for president in 2020. That is 673 days before election day. Does that make sense?
A presidential term last 4 years. Therefore candidates are running for the White House for almost 2 years. That’s insane. And it gets worse every election cycle. This means elected officials are spending all this time running for office usually outside of the state where they elected in. And the insanity is not limited to the time it times to run for the president. It has become normal for a candidate to raise $1 billion for their campaign. Equally insane.
So should it be any wonder that we have the failed government that we do? We should demand a law that would prevent a presidential candidate to raise campaign money 6 months before the election. That would limit the campaign to that period of time.
And while we are at it, let’s have public funding of campaigns. And in that way we take the corrupting influence of money out of elections.
It would be a mistake for Bernie Sanders to run for president again in 2020. Like the last time the Democratic Party will make sure that he does not win the nomination. Additionally, he won’t be running against the most unpopular Democratic politician in American history. And by running a failed campaign he will be leading his supporters into a wild goose chase. Bernie should’ve have been leading a third party movement after 2016 rather than wasting his efforts transforming the Democratic Party. Sanders is an Independent, why not act accordingly. If he does decide to run then it should as a part of third party ticket. In the process Bernie will help build a movement. But he won’t do that. Sanders prefers a fanciful dream of becoming president rather doing the glamorous work of creating a true revolution in America.
Sen. Bernie Sanders is widely considered a top contender for the Democratic Party nomination in 2020, but he doesn’t have the backing of what some politicians rely on as a close ally: his home state paper.
“Bernie Sanders should not run for president. In fact, we beg him not to,” the editorial board of the Barre Montpelier Times Argus writes in a piece published Monday.
The paper dings Sanders for missing “dozens of votes that likely would have helped Vermonters” during his 2016 primary run against eventual nominee Hillary Clinton.
It hammers the Green Mountain State independent for favoring the national media circuit — Stephen Colbert’s late-night show, CNN hits and spots on MSNBC — over talking to local reporters.
For those pushing O’Rourke this is very good news. And bad news for Sanders. You usually don’t win the nomination without winning Iowa or New Hampshire. Bernie has stopped running since 2016. And despite that he is not the frontrunner. Although the Iowa caucus is a year away there is nothing to suggest Sanders would make up the ground:
Joe Biden is the top choice of nearly a third of Iowa Democrats likely to participate in the 2020 presidential caucuses — putting the former vice president atop a roughly 20-candidate field 14 months ahead of the first votes, according to a new poll released Saturday.
The first Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom survey before the 2020 caucuses shows Biden beginning a potential bid at 32 percent in Iowa, more than a dozen points ahead of the second-place candidate, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. The 2016 runner-up for the nomination is at 19 percent.