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Michael Bloomberg enters the race. Why?

Nobody in the Democrat Party cares about Michael Bloomberg

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by William Stroock, author of military fiction…

In the year of campaigning since the 2018 midterm elections, the race for the Democrat Party presidential nomination is as confused as ever.  As of this writing, there is no clear front runner with Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and now Pete Buttigieg all polling at or about 15% nationally followed by several also-rans.

Former Vice President Joe Biden is the most electable of this group.

Despite age and scandal, Biden’s campaign remains stubbornly alive. Biden has fended off serious challenges from Senator Kamala Harris (D-California) and the above-mentioned Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts). National polls place him at or near the top of the Democrat heap. Even so, Biden is a stumbling gaff machine who looks his age.

Also looking his age is Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont).

Despite having a heart attack earlier this month, Sanders is on the campaign trail peddling Socialist ideas even older than himself. Bernie Sanders may be an old Socialist, but he has a following of fellow old socialists and young Millennials who don’t remember the Cold War. These people support him no matter what. Sanders is endorsed by the Democrat’s young socialist extraordinaire, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Senator Elizabeth Warren took the lead during the summer. However, the more the Democrat electorate sees Warren, the less it likes her. Warren’s myriad ideas are expensive pipedreams with narrow appeal to affluent, bicoastal Dems.  Worse, Warren has an authenticity problem. As is well known, she lied about having Native American Ancestry. More recently, she claimed to have been fired from a teaching job for being pregnant. Records show Warren’s school board offered her a contract extension.

Warren is falling behind Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, the fourth largest city in Indiana. Mayor Pete has several plusses as a candidate. He is well-spoken, served in the United States Navy and is young. Actually, he is the only frontrunner who’s not 70 or above. Buttigieg is also gay. In the Democrat Party of 2019, concerned less with ideas and more with identity, Mayor Buttigieg’s gayness is a great asset at least among white, progressive Democrats. In some polls, he’s leading in both New Hampshire and Iowa, the fourth and sixth whitest states in the union. But Buttigieg stands little chance in the south where African Americans dominate the Democrat electorate.

None of the four frontrunners has support broad enough to win the nomination.

Which brings us to Michael Bloomberg.

The former three term mayor of New York City is an interesting man. Born and raised in Boston, Bloomberg founded his own media company named for himself and turned it into a current events and business news colossus. Bloomberg is a self-made billionaire many times over. Even though he was a lifelong Democrat, in 2001, Bloomberg registered as a Republican and won the party’s nomination for Mayor. He ran against Democrat nominee Mark Green, an impossibly smug liberal who actually claimed that had he been mayor on 9/11, he would have done as well, or better than Rudy Giuliani. Bloomberg won a squeaker of an election by about 50,000 votes. He was reelected easily in 2005 and 2009.

Bloomberg proved to be a competent mayor. He preserved Mayor Giuliani’s anti-crime legacy. Under Bloomberg, the graffiti stayed off the subways and the streets free of bums and muggers. He drove the murder rate ever further down via policies like stop, question, and frisk. Bloomberg did have some annoying nanny state tendencies like trying to ban trans-fats, salts, and large sugary drinks. He crisscrossed major city thoroughfares with annoying bike lanes, instituted a bike renting program, and mandated new buildings include spaces for bicycles.  During his last term, he travelled the globe lecturing on environmental issues while he spent his weekends at his home in Bermuda. Still, by the time Bloomberg handed Gracie Mansion over to the disastrous Bill de Blasio, New York City was safer than it had ever been.

Bloomberg had not been a man to pander. Even though he become mayor of New York City, the year after the Yankees/Mets World series, Bloomberg remained loyal to his beloved (and loathed in New York City) Boston Red Sox. But, Bloomberg panders now. In one of his first speeches on the campaign trail, he apologized for his stop, question and frisk policy saying simply, ‘I was wrong and I’m sorry.’

Bloomberg has an excellent resume, name recognition, and is vowing to spend hundreds of millions of his own dollars. But, he is running as a moderate in a party whose heart and soul lies on the left. Worse for Bloomberg, the Democrat Party of woke, leftist grievance politics is not going to nominate a white man for president, much less a Jew.  Bloomberg will spend millions of his own dollars and go nowhere, leaving the Democrat race exactly where it was when he entered.

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George Hartwell
George Hartwell
November 29, 2019

Reporters should stick to present-day facts and not predicting the future.

John Ellis
John Ellis
Reply to  George Hartwell
November 30, 2019

Mainstream reporters devote very little time on new reality, as over
95% of their words are a rehash of all the misery in past history.

William Stroock
Reply to  George Hartwell
December 28, 2019

I’m not a reporter.

Steve Brown
Steve Brown
November 29, 2019

I did not get the ‘why’ part. Assume he entered the race to counter the idea that billionaires should pay taxes, and also because the other candidates are so weak? And why couldn’t a person of Jewish faith be president? Apparently Tom Steyer believes that is possible!

John Ellis
John Ellis
Reply to  Steve Brown
November 30, 2019

“Why?” is a most valid question. For why is the voting public so brainwashed by mainstream media, as to think that Joe Biden could beat Trump, when Bernie Sanders has the only fighting chance to defeat such a Reality Star?

Mair Alight
Mair Alight
Reply to  John Ellis
December 4, 2019

Andrew Yang is solution oriented. His policies are sound and well thought out.. He has a sense of humor and is the most likeable of all the candidates (according to polls). He has a loyal ever-growing base of dedicated supporters. He knows how to raise money in ways in alignment with his values. He is a son of immigrants. He is focused on Humanity First and he is an Asian man who likes MATH (Make Americans Think Harder). Oh- and did I mention Andrew Yang will be our next President?!

John Ellis
John Ellis
November 30, 2019

“BRAIN DEAD” RICH — MACRON CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK
Never trust a spy, as they are most intelligent and most deceitful,
almost as deceitful as the rich. For the rich are the 25% of society that hoards 75% of the wealth, in so doing are the root cause for all the starving children there ever were. And every degree of increased temperature brought about by the global warming that they created. Surely, they are the kings and queens of stupidity.

John Ellis
John Ellis
November 30, 2019

TEST — DO YOU KNOW TRUTH?
The rich have the greatest motivation to vote,
the 50% working-poor have every motivation not to vote,
and that is why the 25% most wealthy win all elections.
Yes___ No___

The 25% most wealthy hoard 90% of the wealth.
Yes___ No___

Bob
Bob
December 1, 2019

Bloomberg was a supporter of the wars in Afghanistan, Libya, and Iraq.

I can't believe we're still called a country
I can't believe we're still called a country
December 2, 2019

Michael Bloomberg enters the race. Why?

Probably because not enough settlers in the West Bank yet and he wants to speed things up.

William Stroock

Thank you for not letting me down.

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