Just when you thought things were as complicated as possible…

Last week, there was “breaking news” that former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin was endorsing Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination. She has been campaigning with him this week in her own inscrutable style.

I thought things were about as complicated as they could be with Clinton and Sanders close in the polls in Iowa and New Hampshire and Trump still leading the giant Republican field with Cruz in second place.

And then billionaire and former mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg, upset that it might turn into either Trump or Cruz versus Sanders in the general election, announced that he was considering running as an independent candidate, which he would finance on his own up to one-billion dollars. He will decide by early March after he sees the outcome of the first few state contests.

Bloomberg has been a Democrat, a Republican, and an independent. I am uneasy at the prospect of him running in the general election totally on the basis of having enough money to fund a campaign, without any participation of the voters.

If Trump gets the Republican nomination, Bloomberg enters as an independent, and either Sanders or Clinton get the Democratic nomination, we would have all the major candidates with ties to New York, which is a little strange.  (Although Bernie Sanders has spent most of his adult life in Vermont, you can still here the accent of his native Brooklyn when he speaks.)

I had already felt that this political cycle was chaotic.

I can’t come up with a word to adequately describe it now.
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Author: Joanne Corey

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13 thoughts on “Just when you thought things were as complicated as possible…”

    1. If I were willing to go with impolite, I could have come up with another word for Sarah Palin’s style than “inscrutable,” too. Alas, I am unfailingly genteel when I write. 😉

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    1. I had thought it had gotten to the self-parody stage years ago when Sarah Palin was running for vice-president and Tina Fey appeared on Saturday Night Live and got laughs using Sarah Palin’s exact words. There is talk among serious commentators that the Republican party may cease to exist as a result of this election cycle. It’s frightening to be living with the consequences of a major party that is too dysfunctional to participate in governance in an effective way.

      Every time I think we have reached the height of bizarre-ness, something else happens….

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