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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Happy Belated May Day

Bernie Sanders (Socialist - VT) will be running for president as a Democrat.

He is not considered a "serious" candidate, because he currently polls at about 5.6% in the Democratic primary field, behind Elizabeth Warren, who isn't running, and Joe Biden, who hasn't declared.

Chris Christie IS considered a serious candidate.  He is polling at 6%, behind Bush, Walker, Rubio, Cruz, Paul and Huckabee.

The difference in perception - and it's not just media wankery - is because Chris Christie can raise money from Wall Street, and Bernie Sanders can not.

Now that David Wildstein has pleaded out and admitted that the GWB Traffic Nightmare was political retribution, it's tough to see how Christie survives as a viable candidate.

But within the money politics of a post-Citizens United world, Bernie Sanders is not a viable candidate.

And that's sad.

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