Substantial presidential campaign demands
The Kansas City Star
It will be business as usual with the emphasis upon usual because presidential campaigns demand money from business. A great deal of it. Romney and Obama, two moderates, court coffers.
One campaign issue will surely be the economy because one would be stupid not to know that, right? Bill Clinton, or rather James Carville y’all, knew it and abused, I mean used “it’s the economy stupid.” And we were. And he was. And he opened a new era of dysfunction allowing bankers and traders to wear the same T-shirt. That went well and thanks to Obama’s, I mean Tim Geithner’s, unstressful tests on financial institutions, it’s derivatives business as usual. Green digital slime. So, what’s your beef?
You desire a campaign with a bit of dignity and substance? How about a moderate one? Two tip-toeing, very careful not to jostle the financiers. Pleasant to your ears. Short little stops in your locale, holding up beers? Kissing babies with tears. Placating your fears. Confronting sneers with “can we solve this over beers?” Used that one, so did Obama. Use it again. Mitt will try it with root beer, mark my words.
Don’t be stupid. You won’t. You cannot demand but you can vote.