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Tue Mar 5, 2019, 05:08 PM

Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg bows out of 2020 Democratic presidential contest

Source: Washington Post

NEW YORK — Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Tuesday that he would not run for president, concluding his path to the Democratic nomination was narrow and he could accomplish more as a private citizen.

The decision removes from the race one of the world’s richest men, a self-described centrist who had the potential to dominate early primary spending and complicate the campaigns of other moderate candidates.

“I believe I would defeat Donald Trump in a general election,” Bloomberg, 77, said in a statement posted online Tuesday afternoon. “But I am clear-eyed about the difficulty of winning the Democratic nomination in such a crowded field.”

In place of a candidacy, Bloomberg has committed to funding a new independent political operation with the goal of preventing the reelection of President Trump, with intensive voter targeting and outreach in swing states over the next 18 months.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/former-new-york-mayor-michael-bloomberg-bows-out-of-2020-democratic-presidential-contest/2019/03/05/103826d2-3f62-11e9-922c-64d6b7840b82_story.html

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Reply Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg bows out of 2020 Democratic presidential contest (Original post)
BumRushDaShow Mar 2019 OP
Autumn Mar 2019 #1
bearsfootball516 Mar 2019 #2
PoliticAverse Mar 2019 #3
NewJeffCT Mar 2019 #4
still_one Mar 2019 #8
BumRushDaShow Mar 2019 #10
onetexan Mar 2019 #13
NewJeffCT Mar 2019 #5
JudyM Mar 2019 #6
NewJeffCT Mar 2019 #7
TeamPooka Mar 2019 #9
CDerekGo Mar 2019 #11
onetexan Mar 2019 #14
Me. Mar 2019 #12
clementine613 Mar 2019 #15
jcmaine72 Mar 2019 #16
BlueWI Mar 2019 #17

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 05:09 PM

1. Was he in? I missed it.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 05:12 PM

2. Nope, there was just speculation that he might have wanted to try.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 05:15 PM

3. "I believe I would defeat Donald Trump in a general election," - I wonder who has the bigger ego.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 05:20 PM

4. Bloomberg is a legitimate billionaire

Trump isn't even close to one

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 05:35 PM

8. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 06:06 PM

10. THIS

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 07:43 PM

13. teeeheee so true

So glad to hear he'll throw his support behind a candidate, whomever wins the nomination.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 05:21 PM

5. I'm glad he is out, and I'm actually excited

that he seems to be working with some pretty smart people to develop technology to help counteract Cambridge Analytica and also GOTV on the Democratic side.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 05:28 PM

6. Good. Would be great if more wealthy folks used their $ to help fix the country and the planet.

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Response to JudyM (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 05:32 PM

7. He has put a lot of money

towards gun control at the local and state level - a good $50 million or more

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 05:42 PM

9. smartest thing he's done in a while. Now go fund good candidate Bloomie.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 06:25 PM

11. Age Limit

Ok

So the United States has a minimum age for President (35 years) but when the hell are we going to say, you're too old to be President? I mean, I'm pushing 60, there's stuff I wouldn't ever consider attempting now that I used to do at random at 30.

Take for example 45, he won't go through a legitimate Medical Physical, or Mental Evaluation, and look what a raving idiot speech he gave at CPAC 2019. As well, I'm with these States enacting legislation requiring a Presidential Nominee release their tax returns in order to be listed on their Ballots.

This idiot-in-chief has shown Americans, how corrupt Politics has truly become. Not that it wasn't corrupt before, it's like nothing this guy does, or says is wrong. If any previous President, Republican or Democrat had attempted even 1/8th of the crap the orange turd does on a daily basis, EVERYONE would be pushing for Impeachment.

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Response to CDerekGo (Reply #11)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 07:46 PM

14. there should be legislation to require those things - mental & physical evaluation, TAX RETURNS, ...

the age thing doesn't bother me, as long as a candidate is mental & physically fit for the job (maybe not past 80).

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 06:29 PM

12. Thank God

If his presidency would be anything like his mayoralty we'd have another autocrat on our hands,

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Response to Me. (Reply #12)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 09:11 PM

15. Agreed.

Crime and murder rose exponentially during Guiliani's and Bloomberg's autocratic rule.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 09:15 PM

16. That was fast. Good.

Go count your billions, Bloomy. Leave the job of restoring sanity to America to the sane.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 10:47 AM

17. Sideshow concluded.

On to the real campaign.

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