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Saturday, February 13, 2016

A CURIOUS CIRCUMSTANCE

If Trump wins the fight for the Republican nomination, as I more and more believe he will, there will be four possible match-ups come November:  Trump-Clinton, Trump-Sanders, Trump-Bloomberg-Clinton, Trump-Bloomberg-Sanders.  Three of these four hopefuls live in New York City and the fourth was born in Brooklyn, with the accent to prove it.

When I was a boy, we called a World Series between the Yankees and the Dodgers or the Yankees and the Giants a subway series. This is going to be a subway election.

4 comments:

Steve M said...

2016 reminds me of 1856 even more now. John Fremont, who edged a more establishment Republican Nathaniel Banks on one side, a breakaway Nativist candidate Fillmore, and an establishment democrat Buchanan in a three way race.

It didn't pan out with Fremont, but his strong showing that fed off anti-slavery sentiments helped set up an even bigger win for the left in the next cycle, when a nobody, 1-term moderate congressman from the boonies won the presidency; turned revolutionary as historical circumstances dictated, and eventually presided over one of the largest redistributions of wealth in human history.

Robert Paul Wolff said...

Steve M, very nice indeed! I love the last phrase of the last sentence. It was indeed according to some estimates half of the wealth of the slave owning states. Bravo!

Carl said...

Clinton lives in Chappaqua.

Carl said...

And the 2000 World Series was called a subway series long after you were a boy.