Voting for Change
By Ed Hoffman
Hopefully, Memorial Day wasn’t just another barbeque day for you; I sure know it wasn’t for me. After our Pushups for Charity event last week, I learned that someone asked if the hard work my staff and I do on behalf of wounded veterans was “all for show.” I’m thankful that the person who was asked replied, “No – this is who Ed is.” Hopefully, caring about our nation’s veterans is who you are, too.
As we discussed on my show last week, Hillary Clinton has been saying she refuses to “normalize” Donald Trump’s candidacy. In other words, we should write Trump off as a joke candidate and vote for her, the only “real” person in the running. Well, we’re about to see America’s reputation in the world go over a cliff – so I don’t know that this is the time for a normal candidacy. In state after state, people have spoken that a normal candidacy is not what they’re interested in. What they’re interested in is change. Didn’t “change” propel another candidate’s election once – like in 2008?
Hillary has also been attempting to make a connection between Trump’s Wall Street ties and the mortgage meltdown of 2007 and 2008, which is completely ridiculous (especially for someone who has plenty of Wall Street ties herself). Her attack ad exploits Trump’s decade-old comment, “If there is a bubble burst…you could make a lot of money.” Okay, fine. But did he cause the bubble to burst? Of course not. If you want to know how it really happened, just google “2005 Senate Banking Committee.” If you watch those committee hearings, you’ll see with your own eyes that Democrats like Chris Dodd and Barney Frank were responsible, not Donald Trump. Like the average people who came to my real estate seminars, Trump wisely bought up foreclosed properties after the bubble burst. He just did it on a larger scale, because he could. If you could, wouldn’t you?
Some of you may ask, “But what about Wall Street? Didn’t you say ‘The Big Short’ told an accurate story?” Yes, I did; if you watch ‘The Big Short,’ you’ll see how Wall Street used the government’s little bottle of poison to create a mass plague. There were two entities that contributed to the collapse of the housing market: the government, which started it – and Wall Street, which capitalized on the government’s mistakes. Hillary Clinton thinks voters won’t question her attacks. Let’s prove her wrong.
When you go to the polling place on June 7, remember that. Remember that “change” isn’t owned by the Democrats; if you’re a Republican, you can vote for change too. I’m voting for Donald Trump as the Republican nominee, Tom Del Beccaro for U.S. Senate, and Doug Shepherd for Congress in the 41st District. How will you use your vote this election cycle?
Ed Hoffman is host of The Main Event on AM590, which airs Saturday 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM and Sunday 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Follow him on Twitter @EdHoffman, and like him on Facebook by searching The Main Event 590.