The primary is hard to forecast right now but it seems a bit ridiculous that PredictIt bettors think that Bloomberg is almost as likely to win the Democratic nomination as Bernie Sanders. pic.twitter.com/qX72JPcgWI
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) November 26, 2019
I could vote for Mike Bloomberg probably as much as I could vote for Tulsi Gabbard. Because don’t we want to do better than the worst POTUS* in history.
Aside from the racist cynicism of stop-and-frisk, his corporate misogyny, his gun-ignorance, and that sugary-drink 16 oz. fascism, I want to be able to vote for Mike Bloomberg after Super Tuesday.
It’s a big tent and there’s plenty of clowns on the midway. As long as he doesn’t do that anti-progressive reactionary discourse that we now see from some candidates about the costs of healthcare. Perhaps he won’t even show up on a primary debate stage.
He apologized for stop-and-frisk without a bit of reflection on the Nuremberg laws, so that must mean Democrats are OK with any abuse of state power.
If anything, Mike fulfills the entrepreneurial expectations of Yang, the egoism of Steyer, and the bipartisanism of Biden, and if he shares the ticket with Buttigieg, we might have some apotheosis of the antichrist.
Regardless, I will be voting for a Democrat in the General Election, even as the Russians will have us repeating the purity defections of 2016 because their bots/trolls will convince some of us of something, something.
So, “let’s get it on”.
Bloomberg’s campaign is what happens when a billionaire nurtures an abiding confidence that he’ll be president one day, along with the enabling conviction that at some point the world would call upon him to run. And then it doesn’t. But mortality is creeping, so you do it anyway.
— Adam Jentleson 🎈 (@AJentleson) November 26, 2019
Bloomberg’s Billionaire Status Is Not the Answer https://t.co/X0Rlf4Wagn "If Democrats decide that the answer to a faux billionaire is a legit billionaire, then they have not learned much from the past four years."
— Justin Yost (@justinyost) November 26, 2019
Michael Bloomberg didn't just host & do a photoshoot with Crown Prince MBS in 2018 in NYC, but just 2 months ago, a year *after& the Khashoggi murder!, Bloomberg also praised MBS for making "progress" and taking Saudi Arabia "in the right direction":
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) November 25, 2019
If white Dems make Bloomberg the nominee over black and brown Dems’ objection they will prove that they are not true allies and there will likely be a real problem in 2020… https://t.co/hwGeFzmVyP
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) November 25, 2019