The Democrats’ Best Hope

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The Democrats' Best Hope

If you look at pres­i­dents over the past 40-​plus years, one thing is clear: Most of them come from out­side the swamp.

Jimmy Carter was gov­er­nor of Georgia.

Ronald Rea­gan was gov­er­nor of California.

Bill Clin­ton was gov­er­nor of Arkansas.

George Bush was gov­er­nor of Texas.

Don­ald Trump was a businessman.

All of them ran AGAINST Washington.

Only George H. W. Bush was a true Wash­ing­ton insider. Barack Obama was mar­gin­ally an insider as a junior sen­a­tor from Illinois.

That’s 32 out of the past 44 years in the hands of outsiders.

So how can jour­nal­ists take seri­ously the cast run­ning or may be run­ning for the Demo­c­rat nomination?

Joe Biden, Kamala Har­ris, Cory Booker, Bernie Sanders, Eliz­a­beth War­ren, Amy Klobuchar, Kirsten Gilli­brand, and Beto O’Rourke are insid­ers try­ing to be outsiders.

Sim­ply put, vot­ers are smarter than these peo­ple think they are. Just look at the insid­ers who have fallen by the way­side: Ted Kennedy, Bob Dole, John McCain, John Kerry, and Hillary Clinton.

If I were a Demo­c­rat, God for­bid, I would try to con­vince Mark Cuban to run.

He and Trump are cut from the same cloth. Cuban is a busi­ness­man who knows how to run com­pa­nies. He’s brash and out­spo­ken. He’s never held elec­tive office and comes from Texas, a key polit­i­cal bat­tle­ground in a pres­i­den­tial race. He is the con­sum­mate outsider.

The 60-​year-​old Cuban was born in Pitts­burgh to an auto­mo­bile uphol­sterer. His grand­par­ents came to the United States from Russia.

His net worth stands at about $4 bil­lion, hav­ing made money in com­put­ers, enter­tain­ment, and sports. He even worked as a bar­tender and a dance instructor!

As the prin­ci­pal owner of the Dal­las Mav­er­icks, he helped to cre­ate a win­ning team from a peren­nial loser. He’s also been fined more than $1 mil­lion for his per­sis­tent crit­i­cism of how the NBA operates.

Cuban is also an admirer of lib­er­tar­ian guru Ayn Rand and has cre­ated a fund, The Fallen War­riors, to sup­port the fam­i­lies of those killed or injured in the Iraq war.

I’m not sure any­one can stand toe to toe with Don­ald Trump, but Cuban is prob­a­bly the Democrat’s best chance.

For­tu­nately, I doubt the Democ­rats will take my advice.

If you look at presidents over the past 40-plus years, one thing is clear: Most of them come from outside the swamp.

Jimmy Carter was governor of Georgia.

Ronald Reagan was governor of California.

Bill Clinton was governor of Arkansas.

George Bush was governor of Texas.

Donald Trump was a businessman.

All of them ran AGAINST Washington.

Only George H. W. Bush was a true Washington insider. Barack Obama was marginally an insider as a junior senator from Illinois.

That’s 32 out of the past 44 years in the hands of outsiders.

So how can journalists take seriously the cast running or may be running for the Democrat nomination?

Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Beto O’Rourke are insiders trying to be outsiders.

Simply put, voters are smarter than these people think they are. Just look at the insiders who have fallen by the wayside: Ted Kennedy, Bob Dole, John McCain, John Kerry, and Hillary Clinton.

If I were a Democrat, God forbid, I would try to convince Mark Cuban to run.

He and Trump are cut from the same cloth. Cuban is a businessman who knows how to run companies. He’s brash and outspoken. He’s never held elective office and comes from Texas, a key political battleground in a presidential race. He is the consummate outsider.

The 60-year-old Cuban was born in Pittsburgh to an automobile upholsterer. His grandparents came to the United States from Russia.

His net worth stands at about $4 billion, having made money in computers, entertainment, and sports. He even worked as a bartender and a dance instructor!

As the principal owner of the Dallas Mavericks, he helped to create a winning team from a perennial loser. He’s also been fined more than $1 million for his persistent criticism of how the NBA operates.

Cuban is also an admirer of libertarian guru Ayn Rand and has created a fund, The Fallen Warriors, to support the families of those killed or injured in the Iraq war.

I’m not sure anyone can stand toe to toe with Donald Trump, but Cuban is probably the Democrat’s best chance.

Fortunately, I doubt the Democrats will take my advice.