The Stars may be aligned for Bloomberg

  
By:  Vic Eldred  •  9 months ago  •  31 comments


The Stars may be aligned for Bloomberg
“And I said, ‘We just can’t have another four years of this.’ And then I watched all the candidates. And I just thought to myself: ‘Donald Trump would eat ‘em up’.”

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The Iowa Caucus is only 3 weeks away. The democratic party is still torn between the moderate elements who seek somebody who can beat Donald Trump and the more radical wing which simply wants to vote for those candidates who share their world view. It's an old story for the party. Moderate democrats force themselves to be pragmatic and the extremists simply vote for those whom they fall in love with. The race going into the early primaries is still wide open:

" A new  Des Moines Register poll  out Friday showed the four leading candidates — Biden, Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg — within the margin of error of each other. And some 6 in 10 likely caucusgoers say they're still open to being persuaded."

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/no-earthly-idea-who-will-win-iowa-caucuses-5-keys-n1114106

It is expected that the extreme candidates like Sanders or Warren could take one or more of the early primaries, with the designated "moderate" Joe Biden counting on his black support to take South Carolina. What if the first 4 primaries are split up that way, with three or 4 candidates dividing up the spoils? That would surely favor the candidacy of Michael Bloomberg. Bloomberg could then come in and pick up delegates in the important primaries that follow.

Listening to Bloomberg it occurred to me that he at least appears to be a moderate. It is highly debatable if he really is, however he has certain advantages over Biden in this all important category. The most obvious being that Bloomberg may be the rare democrat who could hold his own on a debate stage with Donald Trump. Biden would be savaged by Trump within 15 minutes. Sanders & Warren would not only have a tough time with Trump but they are too extreme for a general election. Buttigieg, who looks and sounds like an elitist, is another who would have a hard time in a general election. The others are falling by the wayside. Bloomberg also has governing experience. Twelve years as Mayor of the nation's largest city. He has name recognition. He has support from law enforcement as well environmentalists. Finally there is money and Bloomberg has plenty.

I hate to make such a prediction considering the fact that at this time Bloomberg dosen't even have 15% support within the democratic party. I have to believe that democrats will at some point come face to face with reality. Yes, I definitely see this happening, either via a big Super Tuesday performance by Bloomberg or an eventual brokered convention - it will have to be Bloomberg if democrats are to have a chance. It's right in front of our eyes. You can't help but see all the Bloomberg commercials on tv. It seems like it's either him or the Shriners Hospitals for Children commercials (which I end up writing a check for -it's so unfair!).

It's in the air - the democrats are going to figure it out!

It's Bloomberg!


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Vic Eldred
1  author  Vic Eldred    9 months ago

"Ranked by Forbes as the eighth-richest American, Bloomberg has flooded U.S. airwaves and social media feeds with messages that he stands the best chance to beat Trump, spending more on campaign ads since he launched his campaign in November than his main Democratic rivals have over the last year."

https://news.yahoo.com/democrat-bloomberg-fortune-help-beat-110932875.html?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  JBB @2    9 months ago
Mike Bloomberg has committed a billion dollars to supporting the evental Democratic nominee against Trump no matter if it him or not.

I guess politics does make strange bedfellows. Imagine Bloomberg committing a billion dollars to Sanders should Sanders win the nomination?

 
 
 
charger 383
3  charger 383    9 months ago

His ads are more annoying than insurance ads featuring an Emu

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
3.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  charger 383 @3    9 months ago
His ads are more annoying than insurance ads featuring an Emu

Not possible.  I hate those ads.  Whoever came up with the idea for that ad campaign should be unemployed.

 
 
 
charger 383
3.1.1  charger 383  replied to  sandy-2021492 @3.1    9 months ago

Both of them make me think the product is undesirable and something I would not want. 

Who comes up with these Ads?

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
3.1.2  sandy-2021492  replied to  charger 383 @3.1.1    9 months ago

I don't think I've seen a Bloomberg ad.  I don't watch much TV.  So I'll have to take your word for it that they're annoying.

The emu ads are way worse than the ones shot in front of the Statue of Liberty, which went from either mildly amusing or forgettable to really silly and annoying.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
3.1.3  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  charger 383 @3.1.1    9 months ago
Who comes up with these Ads?

Someone who has a very odd sense of humor and no idea of the product. That emu is no Mayham, LOL

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
3.1.4  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  sandy-2021492 @3.1.2    9 months ago
I don't think I've seen a Bloomberg ad.  I don't watch much TV.  So I'll have to take your word for it that they're annoying.

I don't find them annoying. I find them informative if you don't know anything about the guy, or what are his ideas. 

You need to watch more TV! Why are you wasting your time on something like reading? jrSmiley_91_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
3.1.5  sandy-2021492  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @3.1.3    9 months ago

The Mayhem commercials are awesome.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
3.1.6  sandy-2021492  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @3.1.4    9 months ago

My TV-watching routine:

1.  Sit in recliner, turn on TV.

2.  Dog jumps into my lap.

3.  Get warm from dog being on my lap.

4.  Fall asleep at the first commercial break, if not before.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
3.1.7  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  sandy-2021492 @3.1.6    9 months ago
Fall asleep at the first commercial break, if not before.

Those commercial breaks are a killer. I always drift off during them, if I am a wee bit tired. 

 
 
 
Sunshine
3.2  Sunshine  replied to  charger 383 @3    9 months ago
His ads are more annoying than insurance ads featuring an Emu

Boring too and he is boring.  No excitement for his own policies and ideas.  

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
3.2.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Sunshine @3.2    9 months ago

Oh come on...

Sorry, he's just not the guy to come up with catchy phrases. I'll take dull but effective anyday.

 
 
 
pat wilson
3.2.2  pat wilson  replied to  Sunshine @3.2    9 months ago

I'll take boring any day over the disaster we have right now.  

ANY DAY !!  

ANY FREAKING DAY !!

 
 
 
TTGA
3.2.3  TTGA  replied to  Sunshine @3.2    9 months ago
Boring too and he is boring.  No excitement for his own policies and ideas.

Probably just as well since his policies and ideas, based on his past performance, is to rule every aspect of our lives.  I'm no fan of politicians of any stripe but at least the Republicans main objective is to LEAVE US THE HELL ALONE.

 
 
 
squiggy
3.3  squiggy  replied to  charger 383 @3    9 months ago

"...ads featuring an Emu"

They caused me to hate yellow.

 
 
 
TᵢG
4  TᵢG    9 months ago
... it will have to be Bloomberg if democrats are to have a chance

I think you are correct.  That is certainly my current analysis.

 
 
 
Tacos!
5  Tacos!    9 months ago

I can't disagree with this. I think Bloomberg has an excellent shot.

Buttigieg, who looks and sounds like an elitist, is another who would have a hard time in a general election.

Notwithstanding his strong showing in several polls, he has no shot. I'm sure he's a lovely man, and he may do very well in Iowa, but he will be done by the end of Super Tuesday.

 
 
 
squiggy
5.2  squiggy  replied to  Tacos! @5    9 months ago

He did pick up a million votes by shrugging off the salami killing.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
6  Just Jim NC TttH    9 months ago

384

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
6.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @6    9 months ago

Another meaningless meme to spread propaganda. 

He owns 6 houses, of which he shares with his daughter, one jet, a Mooney Bravo, and three cars, 2 Audi R8, a Chevy Suburban. He does not own a helicopter. 

He also gave a billion dollars to Johns Hopkins and 500 million to Baruch College last year. 

And you get 5 vote ups from people who just eat this crap up as fact. Really sad.

 
 
 
squiggy
6.1.1  squiggy  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @6.1    9 months ago
He owns 6 houses, of which he shares with his daughter, one jet, a Mooney Bravo, and three cars, 2 Audi R8, a Chevy Suburban.

That's tellin him.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
6.1.2  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  squiggy @6.1.1    9 months ago

Here's a concept. He earned that money by himself. Not like Trump who got is 24 million seed money in the 1960's from his daddy and owns far more than Bloomberg. I can make an accurate meme to go with that, but I won't since I am trying to be respectful to Vic. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
7  author  Vic Eldred    9 months ago

President Trump   on Monday lashed out at former New York City Mayor and Democratic presidential hopeful   Michael Bloomberg , defending his administration's health care record. 

"Mini Mike Bloomberg is spending a lot of money on False Advertising," Trump tweeted.

"I was the person who saved Pre-Existing Conditions in your Healthcare," he continued, adding that he would "always protect your Pre-Existing Conditions, the Dems will not!"

thehill.com/policy/healthcare/477946-trump-hits-back-at-mini-mike-bloomberg-over-health-care

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
7.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Vic Eldred @7    9 months ago
"I was the person who saved Pre-Existing Conditions in your Healthcare," he continued, adding that he would "always protect your Pre-Existing Conditions, the Dems will not!"

Considering that the Dems were the ones who gave it in the first place, I am not sure how Trump could tweet that other than that is his opinion and therefore meaningless. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
7.1.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @7.1    9 months ago

My point there was that Trump recognizes Bloomberg as a veiled contender and he has set his sights on him.

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
8  Dean Moriarty    9 months ago
 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
8.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Dean Moriarty @8    9 months ago

Last week he was polling way better. And as we learned from the last election, should we really be trusting polling? I think not.

 
 
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