February 10, 2016

100 Words -- Hostile Takeover

The results of the New Hampshire primary are official. Both major parties are the subject of hostile takeover bids from candidates bypassing “the establishment” to appeal directly to frustrated and angry voters. We haven’t seen this much populist fervor since the 19th Century. Neither major candidate is into modest proposals. Trump wants to build a wall across our southern border while Sanders wants to tear down Wall Street. And that’s just for starters. Both vow to tear up the existing social contract and start over. Meanwhile, the old guard has been caught completely off guard. Where it stops, nobody knows.


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