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Thu May 16, 2019, 06:46 AM

 

A 17-year-old politics junkie scooped Bill de Blasio on news of his own presidential launch

Washington Post

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio had it all planned out — a stunt inside Trump Tower on Monday, an announcement on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Thursday and, from there, outings in Iowa and South Carolina to begin making his case that he should be elected president.

But a high school junior in St. Louis had other plans, which were set into motion on Wednesday.

Gabe Fleisher, the 17-year-old whose “Wake Up To Politics” newsletter reaches 50,000 people each weekday, was scrolling through a politics blog after school — “I did my homework, too,” he maintained — when a small item caught his eye. He paused. It was an announcement from a local wing of the Democratic Party in Sioux City, Iowa, inviting members to see de Blasio on Friday at the mayor’s “first stop on his Presidential announcement tour.”

The finding threw an elaborately choreographed launch into disarray. The Democrat had been scheduled to lift the curtain on his candidacy on the morning talk show, fending off the press until then.

Gabe posted a image of the notice on Twitter, and, with that, “the cat was out of the bag,” he said in an interview Wednesday night, as he finalized an outline for his Thursday morning newsletter. The high school student rises each day at 5:55 a.m. to flesh out the bulletin, whose slogan affirms, “Politics doesn’t have to be confusing.”


I'd say this kid's subscriptions are going up by a factor of 10.

https://www.wakeuptopolitics.com
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 07:42 AM

1. He apparently did do his homework and will surely get a good job when he finishes school

 

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 08:50 AM

2. Capitalism at its finest. He's already on his way & isnt even out of high school yet!

 

Although i bet DeBlasio's campaign isnt too thrilled with him.
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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #2)

Thu May 16, 2019, 11:41 AM

4. Actually, his newsletter is free

 

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #4)

Thu May 16, 2019, 03:22 PM

5. But its the VOLUME that counts!!

 

From an old joke that i cant remember......

he gets that sub number to the right point & he could sell ads & still keep it free
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 09:10 AM

3. Nice work Gabe!!

 


Bernie & Elizabeth 2020!!!
Welcome to the revolution!!!
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