I’ve been busy with a project so I missed the debates, and haven’t been in the comments. So, apologies if someone else already mentioned this.
Consider this copy for a 30 second ad that I just made up:
When the Gulf of Mexico was threatened by a blowout in the Deepwater Horizon well, the Obama Administration sent in the Energy Secretary, Steven Chu, a Nobel Prize winner in Physics who played a “commanding role” in getting that disaster under control. Chu had the smarts and respect to overrule the well owners, BP, when they proposed band-aids that threatened the Gulf. The oil spill was stopped, due in part to competent oversight by Democrats in power.
Today, when the world is threatened by a pandemic, the Trump Administration repeatedly overruled experts at the Centers for Disease Control. Possibly infected patients were met by workers without protective gear or proper training. And the person sent in by Trump is Mike Pence, a man who knows nothing about public health, and who oversaw the worst HIV outbreak in Indiana history due to inaction and failure to support common-sense public health measures.
Who do you want running the country?
Here’s something Bloomberg can spend his money on if he wants to run more than a vanity campaign.
(I’m generally skeptical of the “send in a Nobel Prize winner” mentality, but the oldsters in the audience might remember Richard Feynman and the Challenger disaster commission, where he stole the spotlight in a press conference by doing an ad-hoc experiment with a piece of O-ring and a cup of ice water. The fact that I remember it, and the further fact that he was right, indicates the huge public relations impact of someone who basically has no fucks to give and tells it like it is. We sure don’t have that with the Trump Administration.)