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Political Observers Wonder What Michael Bloomberg is Up to Dipping his Toe in the Race

As Fox Business notes, billionaire former mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg is filing papers to enter the Alabama primary. Most observers of the political scene believe that this step is a means to keep Bloomberg’s options open just in case he wants to enter the Democratic presidential race. However, the same pundits are wondering why Bloomberg is doing this and why now. The billionaire former mayor of New York is a supporter of the nanny state but is still considered a moderate compared to Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

A Bloomberg spokesperson is quoted as stating that the billionaire publisher believes that President Trump constitutes a threat to American democracy. He is also concerned that none of the current Democratic candidates are up to the job of beating him in the 2020 general elections. Hence, Bloomberg is increasing of the opinion that he and only he can undertake the task of defeating Trump.

Allahpundit over at Hot Air pronounces himself as a little bit confused as to what Bloomberg’s true motivation is.

“Once Biden got in, Bloomy stayed out, no doubt fearing that the two of them would divide the center and that that would benefit the anti-Wall-Street Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. Now he appears to have concluded that Biden is too weak to win, leaving him little choice but to rush in to fill the centrist vacuum. Except … there isn’t really a centrist vacuum. Biden continues to lead in national polls and in South Carolina. He and Bloomberg are highly likely to split votes. And Warren and Sanders are highly likely to benefit.”

Mind, the last people someone like Bloomberg wants in the White House are either Warren or Sanders. Their schemes for a Medicare for All and a Green New Deal paid for by a wealth tax scares people like the billionaire former mayor to death. Hot Air concludes that either Bloomberg thinks that he can drive Biden out of the race or this is a vanity move on his part, running for president as a lark before he passes on to the great beyond.

The Washington Examiner agrees that a Bloomberg running for president would benefit Elizabeth Warren the most. “And who could Warren choose as a better poster child for those opposed to her plans than a multibillionaire who decided to come out of political retirement and spend oodles of cash trying to take her down?”

The other problem with a Bloomberg run is that, while he is certainly saner than Sanders or Warren, he is certainly no prize from a conservative perspective. The Washington Examiner again labels Bloomberg as an “enemy of freedom.”

Bloomberg’s most controversial project as mayor of New York was an attempt to ban “big gulp” sugary soft drinks. The theory was that the more sugary beverages one consumes the more likely one is likely to become obese and get cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. Civil libertarians pushed back with the quaint notion that what one drinks should be one’s choice.

Bloomberg is also no friend of the Second Amendment, favoring the whole range of “common-sense gun safety laws” including enhanced background checks, red flag laws, and the banning of certain firearms termed “assault weapons.”

Bloomberg also has a super PAC that has financed the campaigns of a great number of Democrats. He was partly responsible for the takeover of the House by Democrats, a development that led to the impeachment farce.

One particularly obnoxious ad the Bloomberg super PAC cut was in support for Lizzie Fletcher, a Democrat running for a House seat in Texas in 2018. The ad mocked her opponent’s support for a NASA probe to Europa, a moon of Jupiter thought to contain. The war on science meme alarmed many in the scientific and aerospace communities.

Elizabeth Warren, perhaps welcoming of another billionaire to bask, tweeted a message to Bloomberg.

“Welcome to the race, @MikeBloomberg! If you’re looking for policy plans that will make a huge difference for working people and which are very popular, start here:”

Warren added a link to a calculator that shows how much billionaires would pay under her wealth tax.

Bernie Sanders was equally exuberant. He tweeted, “The billionaire class is scared and they should be scared.”

If Bloomberg does jump all the way in, the next debate that he is in should be entertaining.

Comments (23)

  1. Might had entered just to keep Hillary at home. Regardless with the current sham going on with the President no one is going to defeat him NO ONE and that is just HEARSAY

  2. As the old miner once said, Bloomberg isn’t worth the powder to blow him to hell. Just another egotistical rich boy who thinks he’s important.

  3. 2 things, : One he is terrified of paying 90% taxes under the 2 nutcases Warren and Sanders, the other is he probably doesnt like President Trump! Tough Cheese, Judge Judy endorsed him, probably friends and both Jewish, I thought she was supposed to be smarter than all the people appearing in her Court!???? She did say she doesnt do Social Media so possibly gets all her info from CNN? I thought she was smart ? Hmmmm TRUMP 2020 No question, no contest . They all sore that the under counter money has stopped, drug cartels paid a lot pf politicians to keep borders open, and foreign interests giving them presents ?$$$$$$$$

  4. Michael Bloomberg, wants to jump into the race to race himself out of existence.

  5. keep this rino out we do need fraitors

  6. How is President Trump not up to the job? All these wild statements, like “he lies,” “he’s committed all these crimes,” etc., but never without any specifics or evidence. It seems to be the President is up to the job. In fact, he’s more up to the job than any President in my lifetime and I’ve been around since before the middle of the last century.

  7. You are 100% spot on. George Soros is behind all the problems in our country. Why hasn’t he been extradited to where he committed his war crimes? Why is he allowed to stay here and ruin our country. I don’t know who is the real antichrist that American hating Muslim from Kenya or George Soros!

  8. Bloomberg is a Khazar Communist pos. No way he could be Trump. POTUS Donald J. Trump WILL BE re-selected in 2020.

  9. Bloomberg’s another willing pawn of George Soros. This is a prime example of people with more money than sense. Get rid of Soros and watch 85% of America’s problems get fixed. Screw ’em both!!

  10. What an idiot!!!! They all say the same old BS about Trump!!!! Please go away little Mikey!!!!! You don’t stand a chance…. SMDH!!!!!

  11. The billionaire class SHOULD be wary of the ROBBERY that would be taking place by Socialist/Communist politician ROBBERS who attempt to STEAL wealth that DOESN’T belong to them! It’s just their way of “getting even” and TAKING what they PERCEIVE what “belongs” to them (they’ll say “us” to make it more PALATABLE). These politicians should NEVER be allowed in office under ANY circumstances. They’re taking money (and, ultimately, introduce Communism/Socialism) that they didn’t earn.

  12. Bolshevik Bloomberg should dip his head into a barrel of arsenic

  13. Well let get down to the real reason why Michael Bloomberg is getting into the race! VIRGINIA! He saw SOCIALISM getting into place! With so many foreign people moving into Northern Virginia and wanted GUNS CONTROL laws. Bloomberg put his money into every DEMOCRATS CANDIDATE POCKET! And they succeed! Thank to PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO IDEA WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT! Because these Mom are so dam dumb! Bloomberg saw his opportunity to take over the Democrats party and force people to give up their RIGHT TO BAR ARMS! Who would thought VIRGINIA PEOPLE ARE STUPID? FIRST STAGE IS SET! Now on to TEXAS! BLOOMBERG now lot of people there don’t like firearms! I guess they rather be RAPE, SHOT, KILL BY A CRIMINAL WHO WILL HAVE A GUNS OR KNIFE! BUT CAN’T PROTECT THEMSELVES AGAINST THESE FOOL! I have always said it will be WOMEN WHO DESTROY AMERICA

  14. The only reason Bloomberg jumped into the race is to show the rest of the DERANGED and DEPLORABLE’S that anyone can run for the POTUS . But he is only showing them how STUPID and DEPLORABLE they really look trying to run against a person and a PRESIDENT they can’t ever BEAT !!

  15. MICHAEL BLOOMBERG can go DIP his TOE in the PERCIVAL SWAMP were the rest of the DERANGED and DEPLORABLE’S TOES are at.. NOBODY really really CARES what this THIRD RATE JACKKASS does !
    He’s got more SKELETON’S and PROBLEMS than any ordinary human being has in theirs . He doesn’t have a SNOWBALL CHANCE IN HELL to
    Seal the nomination for the POTUS PERIOD !

  16. You may not be aware,but him just saying he is a Jew doesn’t mean anything,90% of Jews today are Ashkenazi Jews,that means they are coverts to Judaism and many are not religious at all and are nonpracticing Jews,True Jews are that by birth,not just by religion,so that is why they support the democrats,they are as anti Christ as it comes.

  17. YES!!! I agree!! The Democrats are right to be shaking in their shoes. It is likely Bloomberg will get some moderate votes, but nothing compared to our President. Rising the Red Wave……TRUMP/PENCE 2020!!

  18. Easy question to answer: Bloomberg knows, like America knows, the democrats have no one who is electable
    in so far, and this bloke with all his money thinks he can run enough ad’s that he can convince people to vote for him,
    the gun grabbing POS!

  19. The last thing we need is another joo in gov.

  20. Convict Trump for what? The word “impeach” or “impeachment” have been bandied about since the day he was elected–even before he was inaugurated. The whole idea of removing him from office is a scam because it has been a cause looking for a reason since November 2016.

    The only reason the Dems are angry is that their pathetic candidate was not up to the task and they thought she’d waltz into office. Additionally, Trump didn’t take money from all the usual sources and thus sell his soul before he got elected. That makes every politician uncomfortable–makes them all realize they are beholden to others which Trump is not.

  21. THE DEMORATS SHOULD REALIZE THEY DON’T STAND A CHANCE AGAINST THE DON, AND THAT GOES ESPECIALLY TRUE FOR THE IDIOT NYC MAYOR WHO ON HIS OWN, HAS DECIDED TO DECLARE ANY SPEECH THAT PUTS SOMEONE DOWN, IT IS HATE SPEECH, SO I GUESS I AM GUILTY OF HATE SPEECH CALLING THE MAYOR AN IDIOT. HE MAY HAVE LOTS AND LOTS OF MONEY, BUT HE DOESN’T HAVE MUCH SENSE. ALL HE IS DOING IS HELPING ELIZABETH WARREN AND BERNIE SANDERS , ONE OF THEM, A CHANCE TO WIN THE DEMORAT NOMINATION FOR THE PRESIDENT FROM THEIR PARTY.

  22. HEY MAN. IMPEACHING TRUMP IS THE LAST THING THE DEMS WANT [but they do wish to keep hammering him so as to get a filibuster proof Senate]. EVEN IN ELECTIONS THAT REPUBLICANS WON, IT WAS BY 5-10% LESS THAN THEY GOT FOR THAT OFFICE IN THE PREVIOUS ELECTION. WANT TO STOP THE IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS? HAVE 20 GOP SENATORS PLEDGE TO CONVICT TRUMP AND THE DEMS WILL ABANDON THE PROJECT LIKE A HOT POTATO.

  23. Time for the Democrats to realize it is over for them. Pres. Trump is our guy. We love him and he will
    be in the WH for the next for years–if he wants to be there. It is time for the Dems to get back to work and do the job they were elected to do instead trying to turn over the will of the people. Stop wasting our tax dollars. GET WORK !!

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