About the Election

About the Election

This is the year of the Tory tickets. All four of the men selected to run are the sons of millionaires. The fathers of three of the four were millionaires many times over. They are being generously supported by their fellow millionaires. The Democrats had so many fat cats lining up to give money at their Atlanta convention that according to the Wall Street Journal “even those who have written $100,000 checks must line up—last names A–L at one table, M–Z at another, to receive their credentials.” Meanwhile the number of small donors giving money to the Democrats is down sharply. The big money breeds a comparable arrogance as in the case of a Hollywood highroller annoyed by a Cuomo speech on the problems of the Northeast. “A lot of Californians found that laughable,” he said, “because on a bad day this state could buy New York and turn it into a housing development.”

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