Billionaire Tom Steyer throws his hat in the ring for the Democratic nomination.

By |2019-07-09T13:37:29-08:00July 10th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |10 Comments


Courtesy of NYT:

Tom Steyer, the former hedge fund investor turned impeachment activist, announced on Tuesday that he would challenge President Trump in 2020, reversing a previous decision not to enter the race.

In a video announcing his campaign, Mr. Steyer positioned himself as a populist outsider, railing against corporate interests that he described as holding too much sway over the political system.

“Americans are deeply disappointed and hurt by the way they’re treated by what they think is the power elite in Washington, D.C.,” Mr. Steyer said in the video. “And that goes across party lines and it goes across geography.”

Included in the video were images of men who, Mr. Steyer seemed to imply, represented the excesses of corruption and greed, including Paul Manafort, Mr. Trump’s incarcerated former adviser; Bernard Madoff, the notorious Ponzi schemer; and Jeffrey Epstein, the investor who was indicted this week on charges of sex trafficking.

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Mr. Steyer said in an interview that he would hit the campaign trail quickly: After speaking at the liberal Netroots Nation conference in Philadelphia, he said he would campaign in the early primary state of South Carolina. He said he would unveil a plan for “structural changes” in the campaign finance system in the next few weeks and pledged to release his tax returns, though he did not set a deadline for doing so.

Steyer has said he will spend 100 million dollars of his own money to fund his campaign, and that is nothing to sneeze at. 

In fact, it may help him to ultimately outspend almost every other candidate in the race. 

Look I like a lot of what Tom Steyer has done.

His help in pushing for impeachment and attempts to hold Trump accountable for his lies has been invaluable. 

However, he is another old white male, in a political year that is crying out for diversity. 

Sure, he has money, but he does not have experience. 

And to be honest we already have an old rich white guy who campaigned on fixing Washington with no political experience to back him up in the White House, and to be honest I am not at all happy with how that worked out. 

Steyer can do a lot of good this campaign season, but it will not be by trying to buy this nomination. 

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10 Comments

  1. Anonymous July 10, 2019 at 7:35 am

    Laughable.

    Structural changes?

    Then do it, buddy – SMASH APART EVANGELICALISM! DESTROY THE IGNORANT QUEST FOR CERTAINTY.

    Otherwise, good luck, “hedge fund guy”. Mother Earth couldn’t give a shit about your hedge funds.

  2. HELL'O' July 10, 2019 at 9:01 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/07/trump-spent-a-decade-plotting-his-presidential-campaign-and-he-also-likely-lies-about-his-past-drinking-trump-biographers/

    “veteran reporters Allen Salkin and Aaron Short does something unique. After speaking with over a hundred sources on the record, Salkin and Short convincingly make the case that Trump has been serious about being President for over a decade. “The Method to the Madness: Donald Trump’s Ascent as Told by Those Who Were Hired, Fired, Inspired–and Inaugurated,”
    “Their story ends when Trump rode the escalator in his viral election announcement” “He was always addicted to media.”

    ” in the book we call Lara B. Lara B. Sharp. And she was the bartender who served him. And you know, like everybody else, it’s one of those things that people think they know about Trump, he doesn’t drink. – nobody is saying he drank to excess. But, to me the most interesting part of this is that when you read Donald Trump’s quotes, saying he doesn’t drink, he’ll say,
    “And anyway, I don’t like ~IT~.” ” It’s all over the place. It’s part of a persona. “I’m better than everybody else, I don’t drink.”” {BEER}

    • Anonymous July 10, 2019 at 12:02 pm

      “This is the era when Trump is single and looking for wife number three. And he was looking for her at parties where there were fashion models. The models would go to these clubs, they were letting them into the clubs for free. Ultimately it worked. He went to a fashion week party, where he was introduced to Melania.

      And nobody is saying he drank to excess. But, to me the most interesting part of this is that when you read Donald Trump’s quotes, saying he doesn’t drink, he’ll say, “And anyway, I don’t like it.”

      Well, the most obvious question a journalist should ask is, “How do you know you don’t like it if you have never tasted it!” You must have tasted it! But he says “I’ve never had a beer!”

  3. AK Lynne July 10, 2019 at 11:41 am

    I can think of a whole lot of excellent Democratic candidates challenging people like Susan Collins, Mitch McConnell, Devin Nunes and more who could use some of that 100 million. He’s going nowhere. Too bad he’s going to throw that money away for nothing.

  4. Anonymous July 10, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Too bad he doesn’t use his billions to support other candidates instead of running.

  5. Anonymous July 10, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    The problem with dems is that they think they have a choice. Trump has power and he isn’t going to let it go easily. Not if Putin can help it.

    • Anonymous July 10, 2019 at 3:09 pm

      So according to you, we should just stand back and let it happen, NO WAY.

      I don’t care if that draft dodging, rapist isn’t going to let go easily, they can take him away in handcuffs for all I care. He is going down and going down in a huggeee way.

  6. Anon July 10, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    I’m not going to write this guy off yet. At least he isn’t super old and unhealthy looking. Ha Ha. He’s better than Biden. I mean if the Dems put up some diverse candidate and they can’t get the kind of support an old school white guy can then I’ll take it. He sounds like a Bernie Sanders type, which would have beat Trump, so I’m going to watch and see.

    • nanna July 10, 2019 at 10:02 pm

      haha Bernie Sanders couldn’t even beat Hillary Clinton and this time he’s going to be left behind by candidates that haven’t spent the last few decades adding their name to other people’s bills and taking a handsome salary for doing it.

  7. nanna July 10, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    “Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald

    In no universe except his own mind does it make sense for this dude to run for the Democratic nomination.

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