By Sal Bommarito
One day after endorsing Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination, the New York Times demanded that she make her speeches to “Big Banks” available to the public. The Times should have also insisted that Clinton clear up her percolating email problems.
This was a seminal moment for the paper. Honestly, I’m shocked that the editorial board would do the right thing, considering that its editorial hurt Clinton to some extent. Kudos to the paper.
But really, the endorsement for the nomination was a no-brainer. The board had to pick Clinton. There’s only one other choice, and he’s a socialist. The real test will come when the newspaper endorses Clinton for president in the face of all her lies, distortions and evasions. I wonder if the paper’s backing will come even if Clinton is indicted relating to her email scandal. The choice will be between a liar or a loudmouth. Look for some serious wordsmithing by the editorial board when the endorsement is published.
The importance of the Wall Street speeches is undeniable. It’s highly unlikely that Clinton, who received $200,000 or more for each appearance, would portray her audiences as crooks responsible for all the economic woes of the country. Yet, that’s what she’s doing on the campaign trail to prove she is more liberal than Sanders. The left loves to see bankers squirm as populous candidates make inane accusations even if there is no proof of wrongdoing.
Clinton can’t have it both ways. She’s either going to support Wall Street and receive its financial backing, or not. What’s incredible is that many bankers continue to give Clinton money when she acts like she hates them. I suppose the donors believe Clinton will go easy on Wall Street if she is elected. Don’t depend on this.
Let me pose a simple question. Are you tired of Hillary Clinton yet with all her drama and deception? Keep in mind there have only been a few primaries and caucuses to this point. Hillary must still win many more delegates, speak at the convention and then run against Trump (probably).
A Clinton/Trump debate will be a TV extravaganza. The accusations and lies will be flying all over the stage. Both candidates are going to crawl into the sewer, seeking to expose the others warts. The contenders have plenty of skeletons in their closets, so it should be juicy.
I expect the election weariness we are experiencing will get worse. In New York, voters are anxiously awaiting political ads that will bombard their TVs prior to the primary. How many times do we need to hear about the “f-word wall” (to quote a former Mexican president), or that Hillary is a woman? Note: Hillary would be the first female U.S. president in history if elected. Just in case you didn’t know.
Frankly, I’m exhausted trying to decide whom to vote for. My choices are a reality program performer and real estate developer, a senator who has not been endorsed by any of his colleagues, another senator who is an inexperienced flip-flopper, a liar or a socialist. Can’t America do better?