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May 28, 2015

Matt Bai: Unlike in 2012, What America Really Needs Now is a Distant, Ultra-Wealthy Elite With a Sense of Noblesse Oblige

Charles Cooke discovers, get this, Matt Bai making a case for Hillary Clinton quite opposite to his former rhetoric about Mitt Romney.

Bai, quoted by Cooke, is responding to Bernie Sanders' (mild) attacks on Hillary Clinton as "not like us."

His headline?

Hillary Clinton's not like the rest of us? Good!


....

Senator Sanders made this comment while sitting in what CNBC described as a “bistro near the Capitol,” which doesn’t exactly sound like Applebee's, but you get the point: Clinton is out of touch with regular Americans because she doesn't buy used cars or stockpile CVS coupons or save up for Disneyland like the rest of us do. To which I would only ask: why on God’s earth would we want a president like us? . . .

If you're asking me to choose between the self-made man or woman with resentments and identity issues, on one hand, and some arrogant oligarch who serves no financial master and is compelled to seek office mostly by some patronizing sense of altruism on the other (Michael Bloomberg, New York’s former mayor, comes to mind), then I'll take out-of-touch every time, and so should you.

Well gee that's awfully funny because the American people could have elected such a man in 2012 but the Matt Bais of the world screamed about Car Elevators.


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