Four years ago, everyone and his or her neighbor were dumping on Mitt Romney. Republicans lambasted him in the primaries. Democrats were gleefully mocking him. Independents were aghast wondering how dare he run for President.
What was all the outrage about? Romney was worth $250 million!
He was too rich!
He was out of touch with ordinary Americans and could not understand having all that money. Skip ahead to now, four years later.
We have one billionaire businessman wowing stadiums full of Americans. A billionaire who is held on to the lead in the Republican race for the White House since last summer and looking like a winner.
Then on Sunday we hear another billionaire worth four times the billions of the other billionaire who is thinking of mounting an independent bid for the Oval Office.
The news and social media are salivating. Low income, blue collar workers and the middle class are ready to start dancing in the streets.
While on the other side we have a Democratic Socialist, who is an independent, giving the traditional Democrat shades of 2008 all over again. This man is in his 70s. This man proudly accepts the socialist moniker.
People born after the Wall fell and the Cold War ended are packing arenas for him. His followers have no memory or knowledge of the Red Scare. This candidate wants to spread social programs to the nth degree.
Conventional wisdom this election season has not only been tossed out the window with the baby and bath water, it is if it never existed.
We have the epitome of what Establishment embodies denying she knows what that means.
We other reliable, old-family candidates who are seeing the Establishment reluctantly resigning to back a reality television star.
What’s next – a resurrection of the Bullmoose Party?
Or maybe more appropriately the return of the Know Nothing Party?
I mean the Bullmoosers were progressives after all.
And the Know Nothings opposed immigration and Catholics.
Remember history does repeat itself.
From the Cornfield, what about the money?
What about the purity of American capitalism?
What about political correctness?
What about political dynasties?
In one week from today, we may start finding out the answers to all these questions.