Thursday, January 31, 2008

Lifestyles Of The Rich & Political

Even though I am a registered independent, I've been naturally drawn to most of the Democratic Presidential Candidate coverage. Don't get me wrong, I pay attention to the Republicans, but I go out of my way to build knowledge on the Dems.

Overall, I feel disenchanted with politics in America. I just can't envision the Republicans offering up something new and progressive, unless it's helping the rich get richer -for example, "i'll do away with income tax & the I.R.S.". To me the overwhelming majority of the candidates are all the same, Good Ol' Boys, with a small tweak in political philosophy in a desperate attempt to set them apart.

I happened upon this web article on the candidates lifestyles. It delves into their homes, net worth, and cars of choice. I still haven't figured out why I am so surprised by the information, but I guess it's just very telling when you see it in black and white.

If Bloomberg decides to enter the race, he'll make all the other candidates seem like paupers with their measely multi-million dollar net worth. If you don't know, Bloomberg is the mayor of New York City and worth an estimated $11.5 billion. Talk about being able to buy an election.

Now, now that's not very democratic of me.

See how your frontrunner lives their "out of the candidacy" daily life. You may just be surprised.


  1. Interesting stuff. I like knowing how the other (richer) half lives. And Bloomberg? Whew! That is one rich dude.

  2. It's funny, but I was definitely drawn to their houses. They should have a "political cribs", can you imagine their refrigerators? For the record, I adore Obama's house and wouldn't mind Romney's vacation pad.


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