Saturday, 12 November 2016

The Black Empty-Suit or the Latino-Empty Suit?

Over the next six months, the VIP group of the Democratic Party will meet at some hotel conference.  Their chief topic after lessons learned from this 2016 failure?  Who to start pushing for 2024 (maybe 2020, but I doubt it).

Eventually, some consultant for the party will convince them that they can't run another white guy/gal, period.  It has to be a minority guy.....to get the extra votes needed.

So the question is....do you go for a empty suit filled by a unknown black guy or a unknown Latino guy?

Everyone will agree that the formula around President Obama was perfect.....he was a virtual unknown, with no real filling material for his suit.  It only makes sense.....it needs to be a total unknown, with no foundation crap, no corruption situation, no connection to the Saudis, and easily have a life written about them (whether it's true or not).

So, do you pick a Latino guy or black guy?

The Latinos in roughly ten years will be the number one minority in America.  It would make sense to push a Latino-empty-suit.

But then you ask.....will the blacks get hurt by this Latino guy?  Can the Latino-empty-suit pull black votes?

Then you ask....aren't there different Latinos?

Oh my. There are Puerto Rico Latinos, Mexican Latinos, Cuban-conservative Latinos, Cuba-liberal Latinos, Haitian Latinos, Salvadorian Latinos, Honduran Latinos, Panamanian Latinos, etc.

Would the general Latino population circle the camp with a Mexican Latino empty-suit?  Maybe. How about a Cuban-liberal Latino empty-suit?  Probably not.  Would blacks circle the camp of a Mexican Latino empty-suit?  I have my doubts.

So if you were looking for a five-star circus to erupt in 2021.....watch for the race to find the next empty suit and what nationality or culture the guy or gal will be.  If you could just find some black-Latino Salvadorian gal with a Columbia law degree who is married to some pro-NFL black quarterback....man, that would be the charmer to hook up with and vote for.

The Thing About Grubhub

One of the technology and food sector trend companies....Grubhub....had their stocks fall drastically yesterday.  Five-percent.  Cause?  Well....there on Wednesday, the CEO put out an employee email saying that if you voted for Trump.....you were probably not going in the direction of the company as an employee and you'd best leave.

That memo?  Well....it went public real-quick.

Yeah, it got GOP people aggravated and some vow never to use Grubhub ever again.

The CEO, Matt Maloney?  Well, he says that people mistake the way he worded the memo, that he just wanted a peaceful environment to exist within the the company.

Oddly, on the same day that he put this memo out....he sold 14.5 thousand shares of the company, for roughly $500,000. (Wiki info)

Did he calculate this and sell before the 5-percent drop?  Hard to say.  The CNBC crowd aren't really diving into this story.....maybe the Wall Street Journal will do a piece next week to detail out what was going on.

The thing here is that as a business enterprise.....doesn't matter if it's a six-man tire-sales shop, or a 3,000 man IT developmental company....you can't get into politics and expect to survive.  This trend, which I suspect started in the 1990s.....has reach an epidemic state.  Why these CEOs get this "stupid"?  I think there's a new group of CEO who came out of college in the 1980s and got dragged into some different way of thinking.

What will happen to Grubhub?  My guess is that they will find a ten to twenty percent drop in the customer base within three months.  Maloney will try to explain this to the board at some special 'quiet' meeting in April or May of 2017.

Maloney's explanation will be that it's all a temp-thing and recovery will be seen with new advertising.  Three or four of the board members won't buy into this suggestion.  By July of 2017....Maloney is sent off (let go).

What will happen next is some move by the board to acquire another similar company....fuse the two.....and rename Grubhub into something totally different.  The new CEO hired?  He or she will be told in a direct way that they are not to be political in any shape or form. They probably will even be told they are not to donate money to some candidate unless it's for their state or local town.

As for Maloney?  My bet is that he gets into politics in 2018 and runs for some office (maybe state legislature....maybe even some US Senator job).