Do words mean anything anymore?
Tom Steyer, a lefty billionaire, wants to go from megadonor to candidate even though his voting base consists of the people he hires to fan his sweaty brow and feed spoiled purple grapes into his mouth. He’s entering the overcrowded Dem 2020 field with no asset except $100 million.
And a pledge to fight the corporate takeover of democracy.
Billionaire activist Tom Steyer said Tuesday that he will run for president in 2020, entering the crowded Democratic field late in the race with a pledge to focus on climate change and reforming the political system.
“If we can reduce the influence of corporate money in our democracy, and start to address the devastating impacts of climate change, we can unlock the full potential of the American people and finally solve the many challenges facing our country,” Steyer said in a statement accompanying the video.
“The other Democratic candidates for President have many great ideas that will absolutely move our country forward, but we won’t be able to get any of those done until we end the hostile corporate takeover of our democracy,” he said.
Steyer’s entrance into the race is likely to shake up the primary field, in no small part because of the vast sums of money at his disposal. The former hedge fund manager will spend at least $100 million on his presidential campaign, spokesman Alberto Lammers said.
You know, the only way to fight the “influence of corporate money in our democracy” is when an unpopular billionaire spends $100 million in a doomed egotistical effort to get to 12th place.