|Sunday, October 23, 2016||ISSUE #889|
Will Rogers is ignored by journalists
I read today that a certain group of people voted as follows several years ago: 94% for Lyndon Johnson in 1964, 81% for George McGovern in 1972, and 81% for Jimmy Carter in 1976. And this year more than 95% of contributions from this same group have gone to Hillary Clinton.
Who are these voters? If you guessed union leaders or members, well, you would be wrong. You could guess ten times and probably still not get it. The answer is… journalists. Yes, the TV and newspaper reporters we trust to provide the rest of us with hard news, facts, unbiased information.
In the final Presidential debate one of the six topics was foreign policy. Do you remember the big headline the next day about Hillary Clinton’s detailed answer concerning how huge foreign contributions to the Clinton Foundation influenced her decisions as Secretary of State? Probably not, because she avoided answering. The actual big headlines were about a Trump comment that had nothing to do with the six topics.
Secretary Clinton will probably win because she has made Donald Trump the issue. He keeps interfering with his own message with extraneous comments. He went to historic Gettysburg to announce ten things he would do quickly as President. But he began his address with extraneous comments about a lawsuit and the journalists left before he got to Point #1. Suppose Abraham Lincoln had started his famous address with “Before I begin, I want you folks to know that I hate the way you are treating my wife Mary. It’s disgusting. Now, four score and seven years ago….”
Speaking of history, the Chicago Cubs will play the Cleveland Indians in the World Series. It’s historic because no one under 70 remembers when either team won a Series. Having the World Series so late in October will create a quandary for candidates. As Will Rogers wrote in October 1928, “My idea of the height of conceit would be a political speaker that would go on the air when the World Series is on.”
My Will Rogers for President Campaign will wind up in Oklahoma just before Election Day. Despite the absence of attention from journalists I still have hope. If Evan McMillan can win Utah, Will Rogers can surely win Oklahoma. (go to WillRogersForPresident.com for Blogs, Photos, V-P candidates and Shopping)
Historic quotes from 1928:
The entire political world has been lined up solidly against us. The Anti-Bunk Party has had to fight against overwhelming odds all through this campaign. The Republicans and Democrats have combined to suppress us, and to prevent our great message from reaching the voters. Will Rogers’ name has been kept off the ballot.
Bunk is the supreme commodity, in which both of their parties must deal. If we eliminate Bunk, we would deprive them of the sole excuse for their existence.
Furthermore, our (opponents) have received secret support from political parties in foreign countries, including Russia. Europe has been watching this campaign closely, and the politicians over there view with alarm the Anti-Bunk activities in the U.S. They don't want the idea to spread to their countries.
“The less a voter knows about you, the longer he is liable to vote for you.”
“In this country people don’t vote for, they vote against.”
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