ell, I guess you know the big apple is a very big place. Truman Capote called it “the only real city.” If you have ever been to New York, you know it’s loud and dirty, but you can feel a buzz in the air like no other place on earth. As if New York didn’t get enough attention, today it will hold a must-win presidential primary.
There is no suspense on the Republican side. Their loud and rude native son, Donald Trump, will win in a landslide. The Democratic Party, on the other hand, is having a very competitive race. Wait, that’s a pretty boring description. It has been a war, with both sides firing grenades.
One month ago Hillary Clinton was up by over 40 points. According to the latest poll she is only winning by 6 points now. I don’t know about you, but she looked irritated in the Brooklyn debate. Those damn transcripts came up again. Bernie doesn’t bring up the “damn” but he sure wants to see what Clinton said to Goldman Sachs.
Transcripts v. Tax Returns
Of course, Hillary Clinton does not want anyone to see what she said behind closed doors to any Wall Street bank, especially not Goldman Sachs. The Clinton campaign thinks she is being held to a higher standard. Hillary keeps saying that when all the other candidates release their secretive speeches to banks, she will as well.
The problem with that is Bernie Sanders, her only opponent, has already released his. He released them again in the Brooklyn debate when he threw his arms up and said that he made no speeches to Wall Street. The Clinton campaign then fired back and asked Bernie where his taxes returns were.
Sanders responded: “I don’t want to get anybody very excited, they are very boring tax returns. No big money from speeches, no major investments. Unfortunately — unfortunately, I remain one of the poorer members of the United States Senate. And that’s what that will show.” He released his 2014 tax returns on Friday, still no transcripts from the Clinton camp.