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D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

Plagiarizing the plagiarizer?

December 5, 2019 --

Last June, in a campaign speech in Iowa, former vice president Joseph R. Biden denounced President Trump as "an existential threat to America."   According to The New York Times, November 25, Mike Bloomberg, announcing his presidential candidacy, issued a statement that accused the president of representing "'an existential threat to our country and our values.'"  (LPR will acknowledge  that Mr. Trump may well be an  existential threat to "the swamp.")  

Mr. Bloomberg, by the way, says he will not ask people to donate to his campaign.  Considering that he is said to be worth more than $50 billion, wouldn't it be chutzpah for such a fabulously rich man to ask people to for money. 

LPR wonders if one Bloomberg campaign theme will be:  Vote for Mike, you have nothing to lose but big sodas. 

(In 2012, as mayor, Mr. Bloomberg got a law passed banning sodas larger than 16 ounces from restaurants. The New York courts rejected the law as unconstitutional.  As president, among other things, could he get the FCC to ban soda commercials from TV?)