Tuesday, April 14, 2015

An Irrational Sum

I read somewhere that Hillary's presidential campaign spending goal is on the order of $2.5B. That boggles my mind. Just what do you campaign on at that point? How do you even attempt to portray yourself as defending the Little Guy? To get to $2.5B, you've got to be raising huge amounts of money from insanely wealthy donors.

Second, if you're raising that kind of cash after picking up lots of $200K to $300K speaking fees for cookie-cutter speeches, how can you campaign as someone who's in touch with ordinary Americans?

The whole thing is rife with cynicism.


tom said...

You'd probably be a bit cynical too if your daughter, at her first job out of school, took all year to make what you make in 20 minutes. And to add further insult, if you'd had a son, he'd be making $250k instead of $200k for that no-show job just because he's a guy.

IlĂ­on said...

"How do you even attempt to portray yourself as defending the Little Guy?"

The "Defending The Little Guy" politicians have *always* been cynically using "The Little Guy" to amass power and wealth to themselves. Not that "The Little Guy" has ever been an angel in any of this, either.

Trigger Warning said...

From SDA

April 13th, 2015: Hillary Clinton, under pressure from the left wing of her Democratic Party to aggressively campaign against income inequality, voiced concern about the hefty paychecks of some corporate executives in an email to supporters

April 11th, 2015: Chelsea Clinton in a Gucci dress, Mateo New York bracelet, Cartier bracelet, Garland Collection ring, Halleh ring.