“Presidents’ Day? George Washington’s birthday? Whatever you decide to call it, the third Monday of February is meant to celebrate past and present presidents,” said the McClatchy-owned Idaho Statesman.
The markets are closed on Presidents day, so MHProNews will hereby share an update on the 2020 presidential race against the backdrop of a snapshot of the history of this federal holiday.
Several of the 2020 presidential candidates have visited manufactured home communities. Senators Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and now ex-candidate and former HUD Secretary Julian Castro are among those who have made stops during this election cycle. On the Democratic side, the stops have highlighted problems with predatory behavior or other similar issues in manufactured home communities. In a contrast, President Donald J. Trump has not mentioned those issues, focusing on policy or saying positive and encouraging things to residents, as the reports linked here, here and here highlight.
President Trump at Daytona 500
Presidents have made the trip to the popular Daytona 500 before. But in showman style, President Donald J. Trump had Air Force One do a flyby of the stands.
Then, after saying the famous, “Gentlemen, start your engines” he took a lap around the track in the armored presidential limo, dubbed “The Beast.”
President Trump is certainly taking his share of fire from 2020 Democratic contenders. Among those lobbying attacks ads are those from former GOP New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who’s net worth has been estimated between $52 and $60 billion dollars. Bloomberg has trained most of his fire thus far on President Trump, spending hundreds of millions of dollars on televised ads. A new ad, though, targets rival Democratic contender Senator Bernie Sanders. Here is left-of-center MSNBC upacking that and more about the 2020 race on the left.
Senator Sanders has said that Bloomberg is trying to buy the election, but has stressed that the “1 percent” is still only “1 percent” of the population – meaning, there are more everyday American voters than billionaires, or millionaires like himself.
Sanders is said to have an edge in Nevada, according to recent polling. While Nevada will be significant, especially for former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign, even more so will be South Carolina. If Biden fails to win that race, it will be all but over for former President Obama’s veep.
Despite Senator Amy Klobuchar (MN-D) third-place finish in New Hampshire, and former Mayor Pete Buttigieg essentially tying with Senator Sanders in Iowa and New Hampshire, neither of those two candidates are looking strong – per RCP polling averages – nationally or in the upcoming race in Nevada. Senator Warren’s campaign has been sinking, with a weak fourth place finish in New Hampshire, which neighbors her home state of Massachusetts. Southern NH is essentially part of the Boston, MA media market – not a good sign for what lies ahead for Warren.
The betting odds currently favor President Trump, but the strongest candidate among the Democrats per odds-makers seems to be billionaire Bloomberg. Several pundits opine that either Bloomberg or Sanders will be the ultimate 2020 Democratic nominee. If so, the general election will shape as an epic POTUS Trump vs. Socialist or Trump vs. Billionaire battle. MHProNews will continue to monitor and periodically report on these races, given that several aspects are significant to manufactured housing industry professionals and other stakeholders. Unfortanately, the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) emailed ‘news and updates’ has failed to mention many of the issues being raised by 2020 candidates, legislators, attorneys general or other law enforcement agencies. Thus it is even more important for savvy professionals and investors to track follow reports like this, because the post-production and ‘umbrella’ associations are not providing numerous insights on political and legal issues that are brewing that are likely to impact their bottom lines if they are not properly understood and addressed.
For prior reports that delve deeper on the 2020 campaign related issues that MHI or other industry sources fail to mention, see reports linked above or further below. That’s a wrap for this report on manufactured housing “Industry News Tips and Views Pros Can Use“ © – MHVille’s runaway #1 news source, where “We Provide, You Decide.” © (News, fact-checks, analysis, and commentary.) Notice: all third party images or content are provided under fair use guidelines for media.
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