The Canadians’ candidate
Anybody knowing his Superman is aware that he cannot be an American Citizen since he was not a ‘native born’ American and, worst, lived at the North Pole. Since the comic strip was co-authored by Canadian Joseph Shuster, the issue was dear to him. Shuster’s cousin later founded the greatest Canadian duo, Wayne and Shuster.
Since we are in Canadian trivia, all must know that our free health system had its debut in Alberta.
Something that Senator Ted Cruz doesn’t seem to know, as he didn’t seem to know that he was born a Canadian up to last year. Something he admitted since he allegedly renounced his Canadian Citizenship last year. As a graduate of Princeton and Harvard Law School, one is left to wonder about the credentials of both universities.
The orange guy is also a graduate of a prestigious university: Wharton. His first wife, Ivana, was from Montreal as we all know. Lesser known is the fact that he is now in charge of a business started by his grand-father, who made a lot of his money running brothels ‘restaurants’ in the Yukon.
Which brings us to the only candidate who can pinpoint Stanstead on a map, Bernie Sanders.
Years ago, to illustrate the high cost of drugs, he was bringing busloads of Vermonters to our local pharmacy. Then, when the street closure issue on the border became a real issue, he came to town and with his help and that of Senator Leahy in the background, spared us a Trump wall.
Senator Sanders is mad as hell and refuses to take it anymore. And doing the impossible, he has the Clintons in a mad dash to keep up with him.
In person, he is an imposing man, not in the bullying sense, but of one who knows who he is, what his position is and how he can use it. Having seen him close up, he is a no BS man and a good listener, having his aide come in and take phone numbers and all. As a matter of course, he should give seminars on how to deal with people.
For us here, he would be the dream candidate. For the first time since Ebenezer Peck helped a young Illinois lawyer named Abraham Lincoln found the Republican Party, would we have a president who understood our region. Peck was one of the two Stanstead riding Members of Parliament in Lower-Canada. By the way, he also introduced ‘conventions’ as a way of choosing candidates.
So the rather bizarre not to say crazy way that the political parties in the USA choose their candidates has a lot to do with the way we were doing politics. Maybe Senator Cruz is right: Canada is the right place to be born to get into politics.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday detailed a Medicare-for-all plan to provide better health care for all Americans at less cost. “Universal health care is an idea that has been supported in the United States by Democratic presidents going back to Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman,” Sanders said. “It is time for our country to join every other major industrialized nation on earth and guarantee health care to all citizens as a right, not a privilege.” The proposal would expand Medicare, the popular and successful health care program for seniors, and build on the success of the Affordable Care Act, which Sanders helped craft. Patients would be able to choose their own doctors and receive comprehensive care for everything from hospital stays to emergency room visits to primary and specialty care. Sanders’ Medicare-for-all plan would save $6 trillion over the next 10 years compared to the current system, according to a detailed analysis by Gerald Friedman, an economist