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The Candidates are Amping it Up

By Ed Hoffman

Some people are calling this week the “Revenge of Trump,” thanks to an easy win in New York (as I’m writing this, the primary is tonight and the votes aren’t in yet but we all know how it’s going to play out). Last week, you saw Ted Cruz get a taste of New York values when his sound went out at the state GOP gala, perhaps not by accident. Next, we heard John Kasich say that he lives on another planet – well not really, but since he told the hosts of “Good Morning New York” that he’s the only Republican who can beat Hillary Clinton, it’s essentially the same thing.

And on the Democrat side, Hillary Clinton is finally getting what she deserves thanks to Bernie going completely unleashed. Here’s the former “Senator from New York,” getting slammed in her “adopted” home state by her opponent who is actually fromNew York – and even better, she’s being held accountable by debate moderators like Dana Bash of CNN. After all these years of being in her corner, some people in the media are tired of helping Hillary out and are finally ready to do their jobs as journalists.

It’s a beautiful thing.

Meanwhile, Bernie is being asked what he means when he promises to “break up the big banks,” and he can’t seem to give a straight answer. People say Trump isn’t specific enough about his ideas; well, it sure looks like that applies to the other side too. People say Trump only talks about how “tremendous,” “incredible” and “huge” things will be when he’s President; meanwhile, Bernie has a greatest hits list of his own and people are finally starting to wake up to it. Smart people, anyway.

There’s a lot happening with the New York primary right now that’s worth paying attention to, so I hope you’re watching. If you missed any of it last week, you can download my radio show, The Main Event, at iTunes or the AM 590 The Answer podcast page to get up to speed. We have the audio of Hillary being raked over the coals in the debate so you don’t have to scroll through hours of YouTube to find it (plus, you get my sarcastic and hilarious commentary!).

Speaking of New York, it’s now officially our sister state in the minimum wage “struggle” (that’s what our illustrious Governor Brown called his fight to strip California business owners of profits by forcing them to start paying people $15 an hour). By 2023, both California and New York will have a $15 minimum wage – so tell your kids they can forget about getting a fast food job in high school or college, because the local McDonald’s franchisee won’t have enough money to employ them. He’ll be in the back making the burgers himself.

Next week, the candidates will be in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island; I can’t wait to see what kind of accent Hillary decides to use and how she amps up her fist-waving, racially-charged speeches even more (she’s sounding angrier lately, isn’t she? Is that supposed to make her sound like Bernie?). By the time my show airs on Saturday, we’ll have plenty of things to talk about; hope you can join me!

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.

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