The Billionaire former NYC Mayor who served 2 terms as Republican and one term as a Independent is earning attention as a possible Democratic nomination sweepstakes contestant …..
The guy who WAS a Republican is now running against that party?
He’s put his money where his mouth is by promising to go in his deep pockets and spend $80 Million to help his newly adopted party….
A rich guy party hoping?
Where have we seen this recently?
Democrats voting for a guy like this?
(Bloomberg could only qualify as a Conservative Democrat….THAT probably won’t work with most Democratic primary voters these days…But I’ve said this before about the guy…He’s got a boat load of money and it works for him…He successful spend enough to get what Rudy Giuliani couldn’t get….A Third term as NYC Mayor…)
But the more interesting question is not if Bloomberg will jump into the Democratic primary but how he would fit into it. The short answer: awkwardly. He’s a billionaire who defends big business and Wall Street, and he’s a former mayor who is still defending his administration’s reliance on stop-and-frisk searches that predominantly targeted men of color. He’d also enter the race as an older white man at a time when the Democratic base has made it clear it’s increasingly interested in candidates who know firsthand what it’s like to live in America as anything but that…..