It's presidential candidate announcement season (or intention to explore the possibility announcement season). And for some reason, that reminds me of Lyndon LaRouche. Remember him?
Growing up I remember this guy always ran for president. On the Sunday night before the election he would buy airtime on the major networks (for what had to be a hefty sum) and pitch his case for fifteen minutes. He was usually on at 10:45. At the time he got a laughably low 19 share. If he got a 19 share in that time slot today the networks would be fighting to sign him for five years. ABC would let him host the Oscars. But at the time it was a joke. Unlike Ralph Nader (who I still haven't forgiven), he made no impact at the polls. It was just a costly joke. Millions of wasted dollars for literally fifteen minutes of fame.
LaRouche's political career suffered a minor setback in 1988 when he was sentenced to fifteen years of imprisonment for mail fraud and tax code violations. But I digress.
The Democrats have to nominate a Presidential candidate that can win. We can't let this one get away. The stakes are just too high.
I admire Hilary Clinton. I think she's smart, compassionate, and we'd get Bill back as bench coach. I would certainly vote for her. But I know a lot of people who wouldn't, voters in her own party who personally dislike her.
I don't think she can win. And, I seriously worry, if that's the case why aren't we backing Lyndon LaRouche? And again, I say that truly believing in my heart that Hilary Clinton would make a fine president.
Hell, Lyndon LaRouche would be better than what we have now.
But we have to win. We HAVE TO win.
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