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Opinion Michael Goodwin: Bloomberg's 'stop and frisk' remarks won’t derail him in 2020

19:45  13 february  2020
19:45  13 february  2020 Source:   foxnews.com

Trump and Bloomberg call each other racist as 2020 election fight heats up

  Trump and Bloomberg call each other racist as 2020 election fight heats up President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg escalated a war of words.WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday accused each other of being racist, escalating a war of words between the two wealthy businessmen.

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Michael Bloomberg wearing a suit and tie: Democratic strategist Laura Fink and Republican strategist Erin Elmore react.© Provided by FOX News Democratic strategist Laura Fink and Republican strategist Erin Elmore react.

Michael Bloomberg has spent as much as $500 million trying to buy the presidency and has been getting a decent return on his money. The former New York mayor is making a move in national polls, hitting 15 percent in a recent Quinnipiac survey, good enough for third place in the Democratic field.

Amid lots of buzz about his unorthodox strategy and rising chances, the poll is the first solid sign of a sweet spot. It’s timely, too, coming as Joe Biden limps out of New Hampshire and draws closer to the inevitable collapse, opening a lane for Bloomy.

AOC says Bloomberg’s stop-and-frisk damage-control bid falls short

  AOC says Bloomberg’s stop-and-frisk damage-control bid falls short U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Wednesday that she wasn’t buying billionaire presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg’s attempt to distance himself from his 2015 remarks about “stop and frisk,” a controversial anti-crime policy that was used when he was mayor of New York City. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); “People's lives were ruined,” Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., told reporters on Capitol Hill about the Bloomberg policy, according to The Hill.

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All of which made Tuesday a rotten time to have a bad day. The emergence of a 2015 recording in which Bloomberg forcefully defended stop, question and frisk is causing a political uproar.

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Most critics argue the recording will make it difficult for him to attract far-left liberals and black voters, and some think it could be fatal to his chances. I don’t think that’s true, but in the short term, the episode does prove another point: Money is no substitute for authenticity.

These days, that’s the real political gold. Bloomberg had it, and squandered it in a pander bid.

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Michael Bloomberg should take his billions and go home .
Just when you thought the Democratic presidential field couldn’t get anymore pathetic, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg enters the race representing everything the Democratic party supposedly stands against. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Billionaire capitalist? Check.A white elitist using his hefty bank account to buy his way into a presidential election? Check.Someone who engaged in racial profiling while NYC mayor? Check.But that’s not all.

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