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1901, 23 Jan 16

Bloomberg Considers Run for President

Because we need another New York billionaire in the race.

(Reuters) – Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, has told his aides to draw up plans for an independent campaign for the U.S. presidency, according to a source familiar with the situation.

Bloomberg has advised friends and associates that he would be willing to spend at least $1 billion of his own money on a campaign for the November 2016 election, according to the source, who spoke on condition on anonymity to discuss the former mayor’s thinking.

News of Bloomberg mulling a presidential run was first reported Saturday by the New York Times.

In many ways, Bloomberg is a lot like Trump. They are both pro-big government, pro-abortion, pro-eminent domain, etc. One difference is that Bloomberg’s big issue is his passionate hatred of the 2nd Amendment and Trump is pretending to be pro-gun at the moment. Bloomberg is also a lot richer than Trump, which has to get under Trump’s skin. I suspect that a Bloomberg candidacy is more likely to pull more liberals and Democrats than Republicans, which would favor the Republican candidate.


1901, 23 January 2016


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    I’d like to see this. No self respecting conservative would support the vanilla version of Bernie Sanders.

    It would divide liberal votes, which is a great thing.

  2. Mark Maley

    Actually , Bloomberg makes the most sense in a Trump – Bernie race

    Red blood conservatives stay home
    Bernie is too far left
    Bloomberg has actually run government effectively ( insert Big Gulp joke here )
    And as Owen said , could buy Trump a number of times .

    I would love to vote for him

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