Tom Steyer, the other billionaire who tried to buy the Democrat nomination and failed, has a New York Times op-ed, “What I Learned While Running for President.”
Predictably, it’s all about the little people with their identity politics. Also, Tom Steyer learning things about them.
People who don’t know me think I must enjoy a life much like Mr. Trump’s. Golf, sycophants and luxury. I don’t. The grass-roots work I have done for a decade, and my presidential campaign, exposed me to people, places and problems I didn’t know much about before — and to new solutions and ideas.
People think I live a life of luxury. Also I keep learning about people who aren’t billionaires on the campaign trail.
Now, I don’t know whether Tom Steyer plays golf with gold-plated clubs, but aside from his TomKat ranch, he’s got a home on Sea Cliff Avenue.
Sea Cliff Avenue is small and exclusive. It offers views of the Pacific and Golden Gate Bridge. Homes are rather pricey.
According to listings, Steyer’s home is located on a 22 acre lot. (There’s some ambiguity because apparently the Post Office forced a change of address on Steyer’s property.)
A listing at that new address does match the size, mentions 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3 half-baths, three levels, an oversized ballroom, large skylight, game room with web bar, private gated driveway, marble master bathroom, and a large dressing room… not exactly unluxurious.
Sounds quite typical of the proliteriat to me.