The recent Democratic debate included Mike Bloomberg and I have to say I agreed with one statement he made the next day "The real winner of the debate last night was Donald Trump". I really feel that Trump is batting 1,000. There are probably others on the stage that agree with Bloomberg.
As I have tried to watch the debates, I really wonder if the moderators are not to blame for part of the problem. They do not seem interested in anyone on the debate stage answering questions as much they allow them to make prepared statements.
It really seems to me like a poorly done Jerry Springer show. I am not sure that any of the major broadcast networks have anyone that can ask questions that are relevant to many Americans.
In my opinion, being a dashing urbanite does not qualify you to moderate a political debate. Most, if not all, of the moderators have expressed political views that are extremely biased.
It is amazing how irrelevant most of the conversation during the debate is, especially as it pertains to rural America.
You must pay attention, which really is a task, but it always comes back to one theme. Washington knows best and we will make decisions for you.
Mike Bloomberg's vast knowledge of modern agriculture is truly impressive.
Bloomberg, Nov 17, 2016: "If you think about it, the agrarian society lasted 3,000 years, and we can teach processes. I can teach anybody - even people in this room, so no offense intended - to be a farmer. It's a process. You dig a hole, you put a seed in, you put dirt on top, you add water, up comes the corn. You can learn that."
If you look up total arrogance in Webster's dictionary there should be a picture of Mike Bloomberg! It is a problem that too many people in this country have no idea where their agricultural products come from, but I do feel that most people appreciate farmers a little more than Mike Bloomberg. If he is not successful in his attempt to be President of the United States, he would be a shoo-in for Secretary of Agriculture. He could certainly simplify the department.
Bloomberg would do well to visit some of the Land-Grant Institutions in America. I am sure that much of the faculty would be enlightened by his vast knowledge, especially as it pertains to corn.
The University of Nebraska would be a good place to start.
On another note, I would like to make one suggestion. As the economy continues to grow and companies are paying higher wages to attract and keep good employees, there should be more companies offering benefits that include health insurance. The strong economy could stimulate this added benefit without interference from the federal government. Many fast-food restaurants and convenience store chains are already offering better pay and benefits to attract employees. Just a thought, I could be wrong.