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Honeycombe8

(37,648 posts)
Wed Jun 20, 2018, 05:27 PM Jun 2018

Michael Bloomberg a potential Presidential candidate?

There is speculation...Chuck Todd's afternoon show. John Meachum guest.

Bloomberg has made some big donation, and when asked if he runs for President (which he hasn't said he'd do but hasn't ruled it out, apparently), which party he'd run as? He said the Democratic Party.

I like him, to the extent I know him and his policies.

Independents and a lot of people from center left & center right would consider him, I'd guess. Not sure what other groups would. Is he pro-union? Pro-gay rights? Pro-fair pay for women? Does he want to keep Social Security and Medicare? I think he describes himself as socially liberal, fiscally conservative.

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Michael Bloomberg a potential Presidential candidate? (Original Post) Honeycombe8 Jun 2018 OP
Bloomberg is savey enough to know that running as an independent would re-elect trump. I doubt he still_one Jun 2018 #1
Maybe I misspoke. Todd was reporting. Not giving an opinion. Honeycombe8 Jun 2018 #3
not a surprise since that is what he did in 2016 still_one Jun 2018 #15
IMHO.. and others, if Bloomberg ran as an independent in 2020 it would split repukes not dems Thekaspervote Jun 2018 #19
I agree he wouldn't split Democrats, but I think he could take independent votes away from Democrats still_one Jun 2018 #20
75 years old. We need new candidates not the same old, same old. I still like the Joe Kennedy. patricia92243 Jun 2018 #2
Who is Kenndy? Honeycombe8 Jun 2018 #4
I like him too but... JNelson6563 Jun 2018 #7
Bloomberg is the perennial hope of the BothSides Brigade... JHB Jun 2018 #5
this shanny Jun 2018 #22
TAMMY DUCKWORTH! Squinch Jun 2018 #6
Wouldn't that be something?! deurbano Jun 2018 #14
Not to mention a landslide. Squinch Jun 2018 #17
I do not think he wants it. JNelson6563 Jun 2018 #8
I don't think so, either. Honeycombe8 Jun 2018 #11
No. NY_20th Jun 2018 #9
Too Damn Old trof Jun 2018 #10
People who say that get attacked... Honeycombe8 Jun 2018 #12
Thank you. trof Jun 2018 #16
Well I'll say one thing. He at least is a genuine successful business person and I have no doubt Trek4Truth Jun 2018 #13
I'm very glad for his support in flipping the House and anything else productive, but don't like deurbano Jun 2018 #18
Fuck no. shanny Jun 2018 #21
NO we can do it Jun 2018 #23
I wouldn't vote for him in a million years. N/T Midwestern Democrat Jun 2018 #24
Well, I didn't think he'd go over well with Democrats generally. LOL. Case resolved! nt Honeycombe8 Jun 2018 #25
No Me. Jun 2018 #26

still_one

(91,508 posts)
1. Bloomberg is savey enough to know that running as an independent would re-elect trump. I doubt he
Wed Jun 20, 2018, 05:31 PM
Jun 2018

will run though. Todd is usually full and f it

Honeycombe8

(37,648 posts)
3. Maybe I misspoke. Todd was reporting. Not giving an opinion.
Wed Jun 20, 2018, 05:37 PM
Jun 2018

Facts are neutral. Todd is great at reporting facts.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2018/06/20/bloomberg-making-big-step-run-for-president-democrat/S3a42RR5kxcGfhNKZ7S7TL/story.html

I don't think he will. But it looks like he's prepared to spend money to back some Democrats in certain places. Which is GREAT news.

Thekaspervote

(32,148 posts)
19. IMHO.. and others, if Bloomberg ran as an independent in 2020 it would split repukes not dems
Wed Jun 20, 2018, 06:53 PM
Jun 2018

Besides, he hates dotard. He won’t do anything that might remotely cause dotard to win again in 2020

Honeycombe8

(37,648 posts)
4. Who is Kenndy?
Wed Jun 20, 2018, 05:38 PM
Jun 2018

You mean the rising star Kennedy? I don't think he's on the slate for this Presidential election. He's too young & inexperienced.

But hey, if he'd run, I'd be game. If he's the sort of person who would seek advice.

I'd like to see some fresh blood in key races in the party. And it looks like we're getting it.

JNelson6563

(28,151 posts)
7. I like him too but...
Wed Jun 20, 2018, 05:45 PM
Jun 2018

He needs to cut the big pharma donations he gets and deal with the fact that pot needs to be legal. Until he evolves on those issues, no.

JHB

(37,105 posts)
5. Bloomberg is the perennial hope of the BothSides Brigade...
Wed Jun 20, 2018, 05:44 PM
Jun 2018

The "No Labels" people and similar groups who, no matter how numbat the Republicans get, always pretend there is an equal weight of nuttiness on the left.

Hell, no, to Bloomberg.

JNelson6563

(28,151 posts)
8. I do not think he wants it.
Wed Jun 20, 2018, 05:47 PM
Jun 2018

I would guess he'd rather use his power while maintaining his comfortable life. He doesn't strike me as one who wants to jump into the WH fishbowl.

Honeycombe8

(37,648 posts)
11. I don't think so, either.
Wed Jun 20, 2018, 05:52 PM
Jun 2018

I think he's just has clearly said no, and then is making sizeable donations to Dems. So I think people are speculating.

He has more power behind the scenes, I'd guess.

 

NY_20th

(1,028 posts)
9. No.
Wed Jun 20, 2018, 05:48 PM
Jun 2018

I appreciate his generosity in helping financially to elect Democrats, but no, he is not Democratic Presidential material.

Honeycombe8

(37,648 posts)
12. People who say that get attacked...
Wed Jun 20, 2018, 05:53 PM
Jun 2018

for ageism. But I agree (I'm over 60).

It's good to get fresh blood into any organization. Esp now that we've seen this newest generation, how competent they are. It's time to pass the torch. And let's face it. It takes a certain amount of energy to run this nation.

trof

(54,254 posts)
16. Thank you.
Wed Jun 20, 2018, 06:07 PM
Jun 2018

At almost 77 I have a hard enough time just keeping up with day to day life.
As my granny used to say "My get up and go has got up and left."

Yeah, I know there are some octogenarians who are still running marathons and climbing Mt. Denali. Good for them.
But they are (by far) the exception.

Fuck it.
I'm OLD and I make no bones about it.

 

Trek4Truth

(515 posts)
13. Well I'll say one thing. He at least is a genuine successful business person and I have no doubt
Wed Jun 20, 2018, 05:54 PM
Jun 2018

he would be infinity better than the fraud of a businessman that's in there now.

deurbano

(2,887 posts)
18. I'm very glad for his support in flipping the House and anything else productive, but don't like
Wed Jun 20, 2018, 06:21 PM
Jun 2018

him much personally. He's another billionaire opportunist who was basically able to buy his way into being mayor of NY (after becoming a Republican, since he couldn't get selected as the Democratic nominee)... and he was Rudy 9-11's chosen successor. He also pressured the City Council to change the rules so he could get a third term.

https://www.npr.org/sections/politicaljunkie/2009/10/new_york_city_mayor_bloomberg.html

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