The Wednesday Read

If you’re testing my waters you better know how to swim. – Unknown

Today’s topics include:

  • Iowa & Bullock
  • Politicians & Counting

Iowa & Bullock:

Politico is reporting that Governor Steve Bullock of Montana will travel to Iowa at the end of the week as he further explores a run for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Iowa in February – Bullock must really want to be President.

I’ve said before that I’m not sure why anyone would want to travel to Iowa. I lived there. It’s like the toilet bowl of the USA.

Bullock could better spend his time holding in-person town hall meetings across Montana. That’s something that U.S. Representative Greg Gianforte and U.S. Senator Steve Daines, appear to be afraid to do. Bullock would be much more competitive running for U.S. House or Senate than President.

Plus, the people of Montana are much nicer than the people of Iowa.

Politicians & Counting:

Up until about eighth grade, I enjoyed math. I guess I stopped liking math when the alphabet decided to get involved.

I did learn to count. Last night I counted the people watching Jeopardy at my house. There were two.

You see, counting is really pretty easy.

It amazes me how often President Donald Trump and his people fail at counting crowd sizes. Or maybe they just lie about it.

For example, at his El Paso, Texas, rally on Monday, Trump said 69,000 signed up. Since that is information only the campaign would know, I’ll take him at his word, which is hard to do these days. Trump also said that 10,000 were in the El Paso County Coliseum, but the fire department quickly corrected that and said only 6.500 were allowed in the Coliseum. (Source)

Trump also likes to tout the “mine is bigger than yours” count. He said that a Beta O’Rourke rally in El Paso at the same time only had 200–300 in attendance. Several sources report that estimates from O’Rourke’s anti-border wall protest show that 7,000 to 8,000 people attended his rally. Some other reports put attendance as high as 10,000 to 15,000. (Source)