H/T Lead Patriot.
Many of us are saying, Judge Judy WTF?
Judge Judy, best known for her self-titled show where she hands down sassy judgments over petty cases has made her first political endorsement. It’s a puzzler. You would think Judy would back Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren but Judy chose a person who isn’t even running.
In her USA Today Oped, Judy explains why:
“I was invited to speak at the Cambridge Union in England earlier this month, and it was an honor to meet with so many intelligent, socially involved people. During the Q&A that followed my remarks, the moderator asked my opinion about the 2020 presidential election, and I didn’t mince words. I said our American family has been fractured in recent years. We’re hopelessly divided, and a bitterly divided family cannot thrive. The only way we can begin to come together again, I said, is if Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City, becomes our next president.
I realize I am taking a personal and a career risk in making such a statement. I have carefully stayed away from politics for 50 years, except to vote. But times have changed in our country, and I believe the moment has come for me to step out from behind the curtain. I want to speak honestly and from the heart — regardless of the consequences.
I realize Michael Bloomberg said in March that he will not run for president in 2020 (though he might be reconsidering that position, according to anonymous sources). I respect his comment — but our political landscape has changed profoundly since he made it. There is ferment on the left and the right, candidacies are rising and falling, and this has created an opportunity for Bloomberg, a man of the center, to change his mind.”
I realize that Judge Judy makes a ton of money (more than Ellen, in fact) so maybe she’s been a little out of touch but we already have a no-nonsense President who is sane, competent and honest.
It’s funny, however, that Judge Judy, a life-long Democrat. looked at the Democratic front runners and said “nah…”