Politics Isn’t Beans Bag

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is scaring Democrats. Yay. Maybe they’ll stop drumming up delusional socialist schemes and formulate practical policies. So they can actually beat Trump. A moderate pragmatist is always my choice. Like Mike Bloomberg.

But. For the tax-dodging elitist media couple Mika & Joe to confront Schultz about the cost of Cheerios is rich. A guy who grew up in the projects of Brooklyn and achieved the American dream. Warren & AOC castigating him for being a billionaire. Really? Get a grip.

Second Thoughts

Marine LePen came in second to 39-year old Macron. A former investment banker, he married his 24-years older former high school teacher. What? Yup. Stock market likes him better. Run-off will result in an outsider running France either way. Former Prez Obama emerges at the University of Chicago. The guy I voted for President, Mike Bloomberg is still my first choice.

Rory McIlroy tied the knot at Ashcroft Castle in Ireland. He wasn’t ready with Caroline and dumped her the day the invites went out. This time he showed up to wed a PGA friend.

World Collides

As Papa Francisco touches down on U.S. soil for the first time, he’ll almost cross paths with China’s Xi Jinping at the White House and on the Upper East Side. Pope Francis via Cuba. Chairman Xi flying in from Seattle. Old cultures colliding with high tech century. Russia helping us fight ISIS with Syria’s Assad and Iran. Strange alliances. Maybe for the better. New World Order.

Meanwhile, is El Trumpo tapping General Petraeus for his foreign policy team? And as Joe Nocera concludes in today’s New York Times, don’t we all wish Mike Bloomberg had run? I still do. June 4 SideTrek.

President Mike?!

GOP Gallery. Fired CEO carly. Brainless surgeon ben. Carnival cruz. Sweaty rube. Pastor huckster. Sanctimonious saintorum. Libertarian pall. Lindsey hawk. No name pat. Oops perry. That’s only ten. Five more ready to join the fractured fray. On the left? H-Rod. Uncle bernie. Metric lincoln. Wired o’malley.

The only answer? President Mike Bloomberg! A guy who actually ran stuff well and got things done. Public sector. Private Sector. Could spend his own bucks. No need for fundraisers. Beholden to neither K Street nor Wall Street. But. Would middle America vote for a short billionaire Jew from New York?!  They should.