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Sunday, May 22, 2016 ISSUE #870

Weekly Comments:  Hillary battling both Sanders and Trump

 On CNN Thursday Hillary Clinton said firmly, “I will be the nominee.” But Bernie Sanders and his legion of young followers are refusing to give up. After all, he recently won in West Virginia and Oregon and finished in a virtual tie in Kentucky. He is drawing huge crowds in California ahead of the June 7 primary.

Mrs. Clinton was asked if Trump is qualified to be President. She said, “No.” I was not surprised because a lot of Republicans also question his qualifications. But the next question should have been, “Is Senator Sanders qualified?” Remember, he already said she is not qualified, so that would have gotten an interesting answer. She would have to say “yes” because she may need him as her Vice President to wrap up the election. Now, if she has others in mind for V-P, she could offer him a cabinet post. I suggest Treasury Secretary. If Sanders does not get a good offer from Hillary, he’ll apply to be the new President of Venezuela.

Donald Trump announced eleven possible Supreme Court nominees. He also listed half a dozen possible Vice President candidates. I think the most interesting one is Newt Gingrich. Their theme could be “2 Men, 6 Wives, and a Beauty Pageant.” That’s how you make American great again.

Meanwhile Clinton said she wants to be known as “Boring Hillary.” She prefers that over Heartless Hillary or Crooked Hillary. She probably got the idea from Calvin Coolidge, known as “Silent Cal.” He didn’t spew out an excess of words, but what he did say was never boring. He won the 1924 election on the theme of “Economy.”

Speaking of economy, Hillary said her husband would be in charge of reviving the Economy. As president, Bill Clinton did great with the economy, but he had Congressmen Newt Gingrich and John Kasich laying the ground rules for him. Together they balanced the budget three years in a row in the late 1990s. But I’m not sure the Clintons would be interested in any conservative principles now.

With all the young followers Bernie Sanders has with his socialist message, it makes you wonder about education in this country. When did our schools and colleges stop teaching about basic economics and capitalism? I suggest a required one week intensive workshop for every school and college so they can learn what we seem to have forgotten in the last 30 or 40 years. You may say, “That’s too much for those young minds to absorb.” Well, relax. This intensive training is for the teachers and professors. Every politician should get it too.   

Historic quote by Will Rogers:

“(Herbert) Hoover is formally in the race now.  The others are candidates by personal desires. It will be interesting to see what kind of race a known qualified man can make. This election will decide whether qualifications are an asset or a liability." DT #484, February 13, 1928

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