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Bloomberg Drawing Up Plans for Presidential Run


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: U.S. politics, Election 2016, Michael Bloomberg, former NYC mayor, possible presidential run )

Judy
- 1240 days ago - politico.com
The former NYC mayor is more likely to take the leap if the "extremes" -- meaning Trump, Ted Cruz or Democrat Bernie Sanders -- prevail.



   

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Nancy Anderson (21)
Saturday January 23, 2016, 6:09 pm
We don't need another billionaire running. I hope he doesn't jump in.
 

Judy C (91)
Saturday January 23, 2016, 7:07 pm
So true, Nancy.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 23, 2016, 11:35 pm
THANKS FOR SHARING
 

Ben O (128)
Sunday January 24, 2016, 6:09 am
I heard about it yesterday. He can afford to campaign, that's for sure! : ~ (
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 24, 2016, 7:42 am
Another accident waiting to happen. We don't want this.
 

donald Baumgartner (6)
Sunday January 24, 2016, 12:50 pm
If Hillary wins the nomination, he won't run !!! Hillary in 2016 !!!
 

Colleen L (3)
Sunday January 24, 2016, 12:52 pm
Money verses money....this is funny. Wish I had half of what each one of these has to blow. I'd donate it wisely. Thanks Judy
 

Donna G (42)
Sunday January 24, 2016, 1:30 pm
I'm still voting for Bernie. Bernie identifies himself as a Democratic Socialist. So many people equate Socialism with Communism; but, Democratic Socialism is not either. Mr. Bloomberg apparently doesn't understand that there are an awful of of people who are tired of voting for the lesser of two evils. Bernie Sanders is not an extremist. He wants to lead the country back to where it used to be.

Hillary has a lot of money behind her campaign; but, it is mostly coming in from the wealthy, including corporations. If she wins the nomination and then the general election, we will continue to have more of the same policies which favor the corporations and the wealthy.

Bernie for President 2016!
 

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Sunday January 24, 2016, 1:45 pm
If Bernie wins the Primaries, Bloomberg thinks he will be the "moderate, non-Socialist" alternative for the DEMOCRATS. The Dem Establishment is COUNTING ON Hillary winning - so what is left for them if Bernie wins the Primaries? AN ALTERNATE DEMOCRAT CANDIDATE. I'm sure a bunch of "leaders" have thot this thru carefully. THE DEMS RED-BAIT BERNIE AS MUCH AS THE RETHUGLICANS DO.

But the thing is, RED-BAITING JUST DOES NOT HAVE THE CACHET, THE PANACHE, THAT IT USED TO.
It just DOESN'T.
Poll after Poll after Poll has shown, that A VERY LARGE PERCENTAGE OF AMERICANS THINK SOCIALISM IS A VERY FINE IDEA.
Entire Generations by now have grown up outside of the Cold War, totally unaffected by that brutal nonsensical Hysteria it invoked.
LOTS of us have actually BEEN to Democratic Socialist countries like Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, etc., and have seen A HIGHER STANDARD OF LIVING THAN IN AMERICA. MORE Leisure and Happiness. FREE HealthCare and Higher Education. AND WE WANT SOME OF THAT FOR OURSELVES.
The whole thing about calling Bernie "an Extremist" IS BASED ON RED-BAITING - and on the NO-LONGER-KISS-OF-DEATH that the Word "Socialism" is supposed to rouse up - BUT IT NO LONGER HAS THAT POWER.

The DEMS SNEAKILY INVOKE RED-BAITING ON BERNIE, by saying that the RETHUGLICANS are going to invoke it! The words "Socialism" and "Democratic Socialist" are, in the present day, POSITIVES for Bernie, not Negative AT ALL!!!
DON'T LET THESE TRANSPARENT SCARE TACTICS WORK. Bernie is MUCH MORE electable than Hillary, even in a three-way election with the Dems - they vainly hope - split! Bernie will get the INDEPENDENTS, the first-time Voters and the people who haven't been voting much out of Cynicism and Disillusionment, and even Conservatives DISGUSTED with what the Rethugs have become... Bernie, SOCIALIST as he is, is MUCH MORE ELECTABLE THAN HILLARY, whom polls show people don't trust... and with reason.....

Bloomberg it seems to me, is JUST ACTING AS A PAWN, PART OF SNEAKY DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP *THREAT* to "Split the Party" if Bernie is voted for in the Primaries, as a DESPERATE LAST-DITCH ENDEAVOR TO STOP HIM, STOP HIM AT ALL COSTS.....
Saying, in effect, to Voters in the Primaries, "Don't vote for Bernie OR THE DEMOCRATIC VOTE WILL BE SPLIT AND THE RETHUGS WILL WIN....."
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday January 24, 2016, 1:58 pm
Noted. Thanks, Judy.
Well, I'm still thinking of the possibility of Trump ending up running as a 3rd party candidate. So, Bloomberg entering will definitely confuse this election. I'm all in for Bernie; as is my entire family. If we can get his 50-state strategy running smoothly, none of the possible alternative candidates will matter. Although Bloomberg is much different from Trump on social issues, Bernie still comes out on top by taking no donations from Big Business, Wall Street, wealthy billionaires, etc....
 

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Sunday January 24, 2016, 2:03 pm
Asked by Meet The Press host Chuck Todd on Sunday morning what he thought about the possibility of running against either Trump, Bloomberg, or both, Sanders did not demure.

"My reaction is, if Donald Trump wins and Mr. Bloomberg gets in, you’re going to have two multi-billionaires running for president of the United States against me," Sanders said. "And I think the American people do not want to see our nation move toward an oligarchy, where billionaires control the political process. I think we’ll win that election."
 

Mitchell D (82)
Sunday January 24, 2016, 2:23 pm
So, we have the quoted Bloomberg person saying that Bernie is against Capitalism...which is not true, but it speaks to my concern about the right being able to so easily portray him as a Communist, which her is not. But, in "Idiot America," sadly, the loudest screamer gets to be seen as having spoken the truth.
 

Mitchell D (82)
Sunday January 24, 2016, 2:28 pm
Read:
"Idiot America, How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free"-Charles P. Pierce
 

Janet B (0)
Sunday January 24, 2016, 2:38 pm
Thanks
 

Roger G (148)
Sunday January 24, 2016, 2:57 pm
noted, thanks
 

Dotti L (85)
Sunday January 24, 2016, 3:07 pm
OH, No, not another one.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Sunday January 24, 2016, 4:28 pm
Just what we need, another stinking billionaire getting into the election process. All it is to them is another game to keep themselves busy and interested. They been there and done that, so lets do this. Meanwhile within the USA half the population is living in poverty, we have the largest population incarcerated, the homeless population is still large which includes homeless children, we still have millions without health insurance and the next disaster is the Elders because their meager incomes can't keep up with the costs.
 

Nancy C (806)
Sunday January 24, 2016, 5:29 pm
However, if Hillary is the nominee, I may have someone to vote for since I hesitate to "sit it out". But, if we take votes from the dems...there's the trump factor. Uyhuyhuyhuyhu. Bernie...get in there.
 

Judy C (91)
Sunday January 24, 2016, 7:08 pm
Maybe if Bloomberg does decide to run, more people might begin to see a pattern....
 

Edith B (146)
Sunday January 24, 2016, 9:32 pm
I used to watch The View, when Barbara Walters was still on it. She frequently had Bloomberg as a guest. I heard enough then to know that I would never vote for him. This is another ploy by the establishment to keep Bernie out of the race.
 

Dt Nc (0)
Sunday January 24, 2016, 10:07 pm
Danke
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Monday January 25, 2016, 12:13 am
Noted!
 

Thomas M (8)
Monday January 25, 2016, 10:45 am
Sorry, Bloomberg, no chance. No more 1%ers please.

 

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 6, 2016, 8:11 am
No comment. Ty Judy. Noted with a sneer and detected the smell of a rat.
 
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