Bloomberg to Run Third-Party for President
Bloomberg running could actually be good news. This could split the liberal vote in the fall.
And there is no doubt that Bloomberg is a big liberal. He might try and claim he’s not a socialist like Bernie, but liberals always say that sort of thing.
It is a sad state that liberals can’t offer any true statesman for their candidates.
Check it out:
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is considering a third-party bid for president, telling allies he could spend at least $1 billion to mount the uphill climb, according to the New York Times.
He has reportedly set a final deadline of early March and has asked his aides to create a roadmap for his potential bid. Those efforts include research into state-specific rules on how to appear on presidential ballots and a “detailed study of past third-party bids,” the report says.
If Bloomberg were to run, one plan would have him give a “series of detailed policy speeches” and hit the airwaves with an aggressive push to boost his name recognition and frame him as a “technocratic problem-solver and self-made businessman who understands the economy and who built a bipartisan administration in New York.”
The paper previously reported that Bloomberg polled how he’d stack up in a three-way brawl against Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and Republican leader Donald Trump, and now says he will poll again after the New Hampshire primary.
Bloomberg has said he’d be more likely to run if Sen. Bernie Sanders won the Democratic nomination and either Trump or Sen. Ted Cruz won the Republican nomination.
Ed Rendell, a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, told the Times that he’d “take a look” at backing Bloomberg in that hypothetical situation.
The pledge to spend $1 billion of his fortune could upend the race and potentially pit two of the wealthiest candidates in modern times against each other.
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