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Bloomberg got it right: This campaign’s all about sanity

Page image via the Newseum.

Page image via the Newseum.

In retrospect, Michael Bloomberg’s speech on Wednesday may have been the most important of the Democratic National Convention. By explicitly framing the contest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as a clash between sanity and insanity, between competence and incompetence, the former New York City mayor provided a framework not only for Clinton’s acceptance speech but for the rest of the campaign.

“Let’s elect a sane, competent person with international experience,” the Republican-turned-independent said in his plodding manner. “The bottom line is: Trump is a risky, reckless, and radical choice, and we can’t afford to make that choice. Now, I know Hillary Clinton is not flawless. No candidate is. But she is the right choice and the responsible choice in this election.”

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1 Comment

  1. Mike Rice

    “Be careful what you wish for, Cause you just might get it all” – Lyrics from Chris Daughtry’s song “Home.” Great song.
    The debt ceiling needs to be raised in March of 2017.

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