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Arthur I. Cyr: Is there a chance for Bloomberg?

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Billionaire business entrepreneur Michael Bloomberg has entered the still long endurance run for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. Immediately, he predictably is garnering media attention and blizzard of pointed political attack arrows.

Naturally, his enormous wealth has become a prime target, with inclusive complaints ranging from he is out to buy nomination and election to he is out of touch with average people. The first criticism is weak, while the second may gain traction.

“Money talks” is a durable declaration attributed to political philosopher Joseph P. Kennedy, father of President John F. Kennedy and founder of the durable East Coast political dynasty. The sentiment highlights a basic fact of life, and not just in politics. California political boss Jesse Unruh liked to say that money “is the mother’s milk of politics,” followed by very earthy references inappropriate in family news media.

Speaker Unruh, who for years dominated the California........

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