It’s always interesting to watch people like Mehmet Oz, who have been very successful con artists in other fields, decide to run for political office and completely fail to get their two bit con man antics to translate to political success.
Why do so many flimsy con artists like Oz think they can make the transition to politics these days, when it’s so obvious they’re not cut out for it? When fellow con artist Donald Trump tried it in 2016, he turned out to be extremely inept at politics, but he accidentally won.
And while it’s very obvious that Trump was a terribly ineffective campaigner (lost by 3 million votes and then lost by 7 million votes), the entire mainstream media has spent the past several years falsely insisting that Trump was somehow a brilliant campaigner.
And so these fictional narratives about Trump having been good at campaigning – narratives that were only created by media con artists in order to drive ratings – have actually duped other con artists like Mehmet Oz into thinking that a flimsy con artist can campaign effectively.
Herschel Walker tried several con artist scams over the years with his food service industry companies, and got away with it. But his witless con artistry was never going to translate to politics. Yet the people around him really thought it was somehow going to work out.
If the mainstream media had ever once admitted that Trump was a terribly ineffective campaigner who wasted all his time on his base and therefore lost by millions of votes, maybe his fellow con artists from other walks of life would know better than to even try politics.
The ineptness of some of these con artist Republican candidates makes them easier to beat. But at the same time, if they do pull off the unlikely and win, we’re putting some of the biggest frauds in American history in charge of making the rules for the rest of us.
This is why it’s so crucial to make sure that these other lifelong con artists, who are suddenly running for office because the media told them that the inept Trump playbook was a strong one, all lose in this election cycle. It’ll help put an end to these kinds of candidacies, before we get stuck with any more of them in positions of political power.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report