Thirty six weeks left in the race to vote/veto day. Bernie is gaining ground; coronavirus is starting to affect the world economy. Will it begin the stock market’s long decline? I’d wager so.
Mojo is a great word. Actually, it could be two different things. Mow Hoe is one pronounciation, and that’s as in mojo pork, or pork steeped in a spicy citrus sauce and braised to fork tenderness. But I’m talking about the other version, Mow Joe. When your ‘mojo’ is workin’, everything is going your way, and your path to success is clear and bright. Trump’s mojo was workin’ in the runup to 2016, and he benefitted from a host of events that led to his surprise presidency. Well, that time is now over. Who he is and what he’s done has grossly affected his karma. He’s cooked as a person and as a candidate. It will all be downhill from here.
But then there’s The Bern. His mojo, derived to a great extent from having been cheated out of his candidacy in 2016, is workin’, groovin’ and cookin’. I predict Señor Bernardo will coast to a victory, promising to bring along his fellow candidates as a Team of Rivals, per Tom Friedman’s clear direction. That means everybody will vote for him, which they were mostly going to do anyway, as he isn’t Trump. His Mojo – and his karma – are clean and pure.
What I find interesting is that Bernie is also a Jew, but he’s not the same kind of Jew in the perception of people who are ignorant of their own biases as Bloomin’ Mike. Bernie is so much more grandpa-ish and kinda cute. He’s not threatening in any way. Bloomberg is threatening, both in behavior and appearance. But Bernie will be happy to use Mike’s money to be sure everyone in the farthest reaches of the country knows to vote for him. It’ll be a soft landing, for sure.
So anybody worried about the Russians hacking the election, or Trump’s dirty tricksters trying to pull any fast ones should be assuaged. It’s gonna be Bern all the way. Trust me on this.
By the way, I still haven’t written about Bezos and Amazon. I am back to buying things from there, having taken that break in January. But lack of Chinese production will soon make things difficult for Amazon. Workers away from their production lines will but a big chink in the supply chain. So rather than talk about the now with Amazon, next time I post, it’ll be about where they’ll go. Bezos is likely on the autism spectrum, and he’s also very smart – like most autistics. He’ll be ahead of the curve. Count on it.