Saturday, January 23, 2016
Michael Bloomberg Might Spoil The Milk!
He clearly is no fan of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Donald Trump.
The former mayor of New York, gun control advocate and media mogul Michael Bloomberg is considering a run for president as an independent. He believes that if Sanders, Cruz and Trump continue to succeed, he might become a spoiler.
Bloomberg ran three terms as the mayor of America's largest city.
Bloomberg is not too keen on Hillary Clinton as well.
Bloomberg is the "sort of independent candidate for whom economic elites have long been clamoring": liberal on social issues and conservative on economics. Sources say Bloomberg would be willing to spend $1 billion of his own money on the race, and he's been studying past third-party campaigns and polling his popularity against Trump and Clinton, the Times reports.
Bloomberg never pulled the trigger because he didn't think he could win, according to the Times. That could change this year, pitching himself as a "technocratic problem-solver and self-made businessman" against radical candidates. Sources say Bloomberg would likely run if it ends up being Trump or Cruz against Sanders. “Hillary is mainstream enough that Mike would have no chance, and Mike’s not going to go on a suicide mission,” says a friend and former DNC chairman.
Bloomberg could become a spoiler for the Democrats if he chooses to run.
Consideration could come as early as March.
Bloomberg won his first two elections as a Republican. He dropped the party in 2009 to run as an independent. He endorsed President Barack Obama in his reelection bid in 2012.
We shall see!