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Opinion Michael Bloomberg’s Ego Is an Agent of Socialist Change

23:40  08 november  2019
23:40  08 november  2019 Source:   nymag.com

Bloomberg leads Trump by 6 points in 2020 election matchup

  Bloomberg leads Trump by 6 points in 2020 election matchup Forty-three percent of likely voters would back Bloomberg if the election were held today, compared to 37% who would vote for Trump. Bloomberg is currently in sixth place, with just 4% of Democratic primary voters backing him. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg leads President Donald Trump by 6 percentage points in a hypothetical 2020 matchup, according to a new Morning Consult/Politico poll.

Let a thousand centrist candidates bloom(berg). Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images. These are anxious days for Democrats who favor gated communities and unfettered trade. Americans who believe in a woman’ s right to choose and private equity’ s right to loot

Michael Bloomberg ’ s Ego Is an Agent of Socialist Change . By Eric Levitz. The longer the Democratic Establishment refuses to accept that Mike Bloomberg is an extraordinary leader and was a stellar mayor. He has done a lot for the country. But I think it will be tough to replace hundreds

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Michael Bloomberg holding a laptop: Let a thousand centrist candidates bloom(berg). Stephen Maturen/Getty Images© Stephen Maturen/Getty Images Let a thousand centrist candidates bloom(berg). Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

These are anxious days for Democrats who favor gated communities and unfettered trade. Americans who believe in a woman’s right to choose andprivate equity’s right to loot, now need a Klonopin with their morning news.

Elizabeth Warren — the slayer of Summers, stumper of Stumpf, and all around bane of (finance) capital — boasts comfortable leads in Iowa and New Hampshire. In at least one of those states, a Trotskyist fellow traveler is her closest competitor. Now, the betting market’s invisible hand is pointing leftward. And those who fear that blue America is “going red” seem to have no safer bet than a septuagenarian who’s never quite sure what state he’s in (or else, a college-town mayor who may or may not have one black friend).

Michael Bloomberg opens door to 2020 presidential campaign

  Michael Bloomberg opens door to 2020 presidential campaign Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, is opening the door to a 2020 presidential campaign. Bloomberg announced earlier this year that he would not seek the Democratic nomination. But in a statement Thursday, his political adviser Howard Wolfson says Bloomberg is worried that the current crop of Democratic presidential candidates is "not well positioned" to defeat President Donald Trump. A BloombergBloomberg announced earlier this year that he would not seek the Democratic nomination.

Michael Bloomberg ’ s Ego Is an Agent of Socialist Change . Mike Bloomberg is an extraordinary leader and was a stellar mayor. He has done a lot for the country. But I think it will be tough to replace hundreds or thousands of conversations with ad buys.

Mr Bloomberg was a Wall Street banker who went on to found the financial publishing empire that bears his name. A philanthropist, he has donated millions of Mr Bloomberg is a large financial backer of gun-control advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety, which he helped found in 2014.

Which is to say: Davos Democrats’s disaffection with the 2020 field is understandable. The fact that their wing of the party has found itself banking on Joe Biden — a 76-year-old who is rambly beyond his years, and infamous for running memorably awful presidential campaigns in his prime — is surely distasteful for folks accustomed to hiring only the finest of help. But their frustrated entitlement is starting to cloud their judgment.

Although Uncle Joe isn’t an ideal standard-bearer, he’s still a totally viable one. In RealClearPolitics’s national polling average, Biden leads the field by nearly eight points. He’s in striking distance of Warren in New Hampshire, and blowing out his rivals in South Carolina. In hypothetical general-election surveys, he consistently outpolls the other Democrats, which surely bolsters his standing in the eyes of electability-obsessed primary-goers. And his campaign has managed to retain this formidable position while having to make due with much a much leaner budget than Warren’s, Bernie Sanders’s, or even Mayor Pete’s. If blue America’s deep-pocketed political patrons collectively made peace with their predicament, and went all in on Biden, they would have an excellent shot of securing control of the party’s commanding heights.

Michael Bloomberg Is The Answer To A Question Nobody Is Asking

  Michael Bloomberg Is The Answer To A Question Nobody Is Asking Fiscally sound, gun- and soda-grabbing Michael Bloomberg is the presidential candidate nobody wants.Michael Bloomberg was a very good mayor of New York City. He might even get a bridge named after him. He took the reigns from Rudy Giuliani, the greatest mayor in the history of cities, and kept Gotham on the right track. Without Michael Bloomberg, the Brooklyn Nets likely would not exist, and so for that alone I owe him gratitude. But let's be real for a New York minute, the number of people who want Bloomy to be president of the United States can probably be counted on no hands.

Former New York City mayor and billionaire mogul Michael Bloomberg is preparing to enter the crowded Democratic presidential primary for a chance to Mike Bloomberg presumably entering the race to prevent a socialist takeover or whatever but the candidate jumping for joy right now is Bernie.

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Alas, collective action doesn’t come naturally to this set. And so, Michael Bloomberg appears hell-bent on redistributing vast sums of his own wealth, so as to (unintentionally) advance the cause of democratic socialism.

As Axios reports:

Mike Bloomberg is jumping into the Democratic presidential race because he believes that Joe Biden is fading, opening the moderate lane next to Elizabeth Warren, sources close to the former New York mayor tell Axios.

Why it matters: “Mike will spend whatever it takes to defeat Donald Trump,” a Bloomberg source said. “The nation is about to see a very different campaign than we’ve ever seen before.”

… Bloomberg had been focused on how he could best influence 2020 from the outside. But he increasingly became concerned that all the leading Democrats have weaknesses Trump could exploit in the general election.

Bloomberg sees himself as an anti-Trump: practical and pragmatic, a self-made business leader, committed to issues such as climate and guns, and someone who recognizes the value of multilateralism and coalitions over isolationism.

Michael Bloomberg won't file for New Hampshire primary

  Michael Bloomberg won't file for New Hampshire primary There is no word yet on whether the former mayor plans to file to appear on the ballot in other states with early contests: Iowa, Nevada and South CarolinaFormer New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is still deciding whether to run for president but will not appear on the primary ballot in New Hampshire. Bloomberg does not plan to file to be on the ballot for the Democratic contest as in the first-in-the-nation primary in the Granite State, an aide familiar with his plans tells CBS News. The New Hampshire filing deadline is Friday.

While Bloomberg has flirted with presidential runs in the past, usually as an independent candidate, this time around is seemingly the closest he' s ever gotten to actually doing it, as the Times notes Bloomberg has never before actually taken the step of filing to put his name on the ballot.

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg , a Democrat megadonor and anti-gun extremist, is reportedly set to enter the 2020 Democratic Party primary race for Faiz Shakir, campaign manager for Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who is a socialist , said of Bloomberg , “More billionaires

Now, Bloomberg still hasn’t quite made his “final decision” about running. And past precedent suggests that the dictates of reason may eventually prevail over the pleas of his ego (and/or money-hungry consultants). But the fact that he is even considering an entrance is a testament to the super-wealthy’s boundless capacity for self-delusion. Bloomberg won mayoral elections in New York City by building a coalition of moderate Democrats and Republicans, and wildly outspending all of his rivals. In a Democratic primary, Bloomberg’s broad, bipartisan appeal among Hamptons homeowners will be of little use. And in a high-profile presidential race — in which all top candidates have ready access to earned media — the billionaire’s money will be much weaker currency than it was in NYC.

In 2020, no one can win the Democratic nomination without significant support among either white liberals or African-Americans. A Wall Street titan who (erroneously) insisted that only the systematic harassment of young nonwhite men could keep New Yorkers safe — and that “it was not the banks that created the mortgage crisis” — has no appeal with either constituency. He cannot possibly assemble Biden’s current coalition, let alone build on it. To the extent his campaign can have any impact (beyond diverting funds away from actually viable Democratic candidates), it will be to fracture the anti-anti-billionaire vote, thereby shaving precious percentage points off Biden and Buttigieg’s share of delegates. In other words, a Bloomberg candidacy would be an in-kind contribution to the Warren and Sanders campaigns.

Remarkably, the former New York mayor isn’t the only Establishment Democrat mulling an unintentional gift to the party’s progressive wing. Former Attorney General Eric Holder is also considering a late entrance to the 2020 race. And while Holder isn’t as wildly out of sync with the Democratic base as Bloomberg, he also has no obvious advantage over the existing center-left candidates. If Booker and Harris haven’t connected, why would a slapdash Holder campaign hit the mark?

All this said, corporate Democrats can still make “hope and stasis” their party’s 2020 ethos. They just need to put class solidarity above self-striving. Fortunately for the left, “not me, us” plays better streets than it does in the C-suites.

Michael Bloomberg Is Expected to File for the Alabama 2020 Presidential Primary .
Michael R. Bloomberg is actively preparing to enter the Democratic presidential primary and is expected to file paperwork this week designating himself as a candidate in at least one state with an early filing deadline, people briefed on Mr. Bloomberg’s plans said. Mr. Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor and billionaire businessman, has been privately weighing a bid for the White House for weeks and has not yet made a final decision on whether to run, an adviser said. But in the first sign that he is seriously moving toward a campaign, Mr. Bloomberg has dispatched staffers to Alabama to gather signatures to qualify for the primary there.

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