I am trying to catch up on my emails and it is getting harder and harder to do as more and more candidates are finding my email address…and as the campaigns efforts to fund raise ramp up as spring elections and primaries get closer and closer. But this one from Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren talks about candidates who have dropped out…and some billionaires who feel no pain:
Kamala Harris and Kirsten Gillibrand — two women senators who, together, won more than 11.5 million votes in their last elections — have been forced out of this race, while billionaires Tom Steyer and Michael Bloomberg have been allowed to buy their way in.
Our party and our democracy deserve better.
Our democracy should not be for sale, and yet, billionaires have been able to use their money to try to buy this election outright.
Running for president shouldn’t be a passion project for bored billionaires. Billionaires shouldn’t have the power to recruit their other billionaire friends into this race, or make threats about what they’ll do to the American economy if they don’t get their way.
Elizabeth is running to be the best president that money can’t buy. She doesn’t sell her time to the wealthy, doesn’t hold fancy fundraisers with special access for big donors, and isn’t beholden to corporate interests or their lobbyists. She’s in this fight for working people.Emphasis is from the original email.
We’re going to root out corruption in Washington right at the source — and level the playing field for working people in this country…I have removed the fundraising details. The emphasis is from the original email.
Thanks for your help,
I have a problem with Mr. Bloomberg’s entry into this race. If he wanted in, he should have gotten in months ago when every one else did. This late entry seems to support Sen. Warren’s position that this is purely an ego stroke. Certainly Mr. Steyer’s presence is as well but he’s been at it the entire time.
There will be more to say about the race…