Billionaire Mike Bloomberg is gonna get pounded by the Democratic 2020 Presidential candidates….
I MEAN POUNDED….
The media attention ‘Money Mike’ is getting ain’t gonna help him….
I can’t see Democrats wanting to pick a Billionaire Presidential candidate next year…
It just doesn’t seem right…
Especially with Donald Trump’s flaunting HIS money which is nothing compared to Bloomberg…
The other rich guy running with Democrats, Steyer isn’t going anyplace either ….
Bernie Sanders insists he has nothing personal against Michael Bloomberg.
“I really don’t.”
He just thinks he’s trying to “buy an election,” is demonstrating “the arrogance of billionaires” and, as Bloomberg opens his near-bottomless wallet to pay for TV ads, is complicit in “undermining” American democracy.
One day after Bloomberg announced his late entry into the Democratic presidential field, Sanders and his progressive allies aren’t holding back.
“What he believes — and this is the arrogance of billionaires: ‘Hey, I can run for president because I’m worth $55 billion, and maybe I’ll take $1 billion out of that $55 billion’ — not a lot, when you’re worth that much — and … start running a massive amount of TV ads in California and, in fact, all over this country,” Sanders told reporters after a town meeting with union members in New Hampshire on Monday.
Earlier in the day, it was Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s turn, when she told a crowd in Iowa that Bloomberg was “making a bet about democracy in 2020: He doesn’t need people, he only needs bags and bags of money.”
She said, “I think Michael Bloomberg is wrong, and that’s what we need to prove in this election.”
Bloomberg, the former New York mayor, announced his campaign on Sunday, positioning himself as a moderate alternative to former Vice President Joe Biden. But his self-funding — including an enormous, initial $34 million ad buy — has drawn fierce criticism from progressive Democrats, including Sanders and Warren.
The criticism of Bloomberg’s spending is not new, and began even before he announced his campaign. In response, he has emphasized his middle-class upbringing and the large sums of money he has spent on Democratic causes….