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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:13 PM

 

Bloomberg ready to spend 'whatever it takes' to become president

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg would be willing to spend as much money as necessary from his $50 billion fortune to win the Democratic presidential primary and defeat President Trump.

A Bloomberg source told Axios on Friday that "Mike will spend whatever it takes to defeat Trump. The nation is about to see a very different campaign than we’ve ever seen before," the source added.

The former mayor of New York City has not finalized the decision to jump into the Democratic primary, but he is planning on filing paperwork for the first primary deadline in Alabama. He would spend the money to run a national campaign rather than a campaign focused just on early states.

Bloomberg, 77, is not expected to take any campaign contributions if he does run. Forbes estimates he is worth $52 billion and one of the top 10 wealthiest people in the world. His wealth would dwarf Trump, who is worth an estimated $3 billion, and Democratic primary competitor Tom Steyer, who is worth $1.6 billion.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/elections-2020/bloomberg-ready-to-spend-whatever-it-takes-to-become-president/ar-BBWtjJE?li=BBnbfcL

Just what we need, someone to buy the office.
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:18 PM

1. perfect

 

No more daily texts, emails and calls begging for $1.... ( sarcasm) Booker is the worst.
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:20 PM

2. Money buys your way?

 

I smell the musky, lavish scent of Oligarchy in the air. I think this is just foreplay.
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:23 PM

3. The cat is well and truly out of the bag ...

 

Wall Street is scared.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1287340061
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:27 PM

4. No thank you

 

No more billionaires who think government should be run like a business.
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:31 PM

5. There is not enough money on Earth for Bloomy to win the nomination

 

He will get zero votes from People of Color (35% of the Primary vote) …….He will get next to zero votes from self- described " very liberal" voters" ……….The moderate to conservative lane comprises about 35% of the Primary vote and he is competing with Biden, Buttigieg and Klobuchar for that vote ………..Bloomberg can't win …..
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:32 PM

6. I'm good with him jumping in our primary.

 

No doubt he is qualified.

I have no doubt he will not win.
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Response to TidalWave46 (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:54 PM

8. How much are people selling their votes for?

 

I had no idea how many people are fighting not to have their vote bought! How much are they selling them for? Nor how stupidly the Democratic Party is reacting to his announcement. They certainly didn't balk when he gave millions of dollars to candidates in Virginia that led to our historic win last week. I had no idea you knew what could be accomplished with billions of dollars being spent on state after state Democratic Party groups tha local members just don't care about. He's as qualified as much as anyone else currently running. Actually, more so. We've never had a progressive billionaire run for office before. Without Bloomberg's contributions to the 2018 elections in almost every state in the country, we might still have a red house. Please think about what you write before you post it. The reflexive anti-billionaire responses are so very tired.
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:45 PM

7. If he is truly willing to spend whatever it takes

 

to defeat Trump, he should simply be donating the funds to some entity putting up Anti-Trump ads in battleground states, so that whoever is the winner in the primary could benefit.

Because it's not going to be him. If he were serious, he should have entered sooner. But he cannot possibly think that he has some reasonable chance in emerging as the winner of the primary at this late stage. It's a vanity project, and seems more aimed against Warren at this point.

Hopefully it's a trial balloon that gets quickly deflated. Of course the Morning Joe crowd is salivating, they have been trying to get him to run since 2008, Mika even talked about how she had a crush (?!) on him. And let's not forget that Donnie has been running with a "Mitt or Nikki Haley could crush any democrat" fairy tale that has no basis in reality.
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:55 PM

9. He's not "buying" the office, he's buying advertising and other media to spread his message.

 

Isn't that what ALL the candidates are doing?
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Response to George II (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:59 PM

10. It seems more that he can outspend anyone else

 

There used to be limits on this before Citizens United.
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:19 PM

11. I'm not sure, but I don't think there were ever limits on candidates spending their own money....

 

....on their campaigns. I believe the Citizens United decision was related to third party spending unrelated to candidate committees.

As it is, Super PACs still can't contribute to candidate committees (other than the $5000 limit for all PACs), nor can they coordinate with the committee.
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:23 PM

12. No there actually weren't on spending on one's own campaign

 

In the 1970's Buckley vs Valejo said a candidate can spend unlimited funds on his or her own campaign. Buckley ran for mayor NYC if I recall correctly and was able to bust the spending limits.
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:40 PM

13. I am open to Candidate Bloomberg....

 

I do agree that our current candidates have yet to confront the real issue.....Trump Crime Family.... Bloomberg is all about ridding the White House of this filth that has hunkered down on Pennsylvania Ave.

So, I guess my only and Primary issue must be is to defeat Trump.....I think Bloomberg can "handle Trump". I have yet to of felt the comfort regarding this vital issue of exterminating the WH rodent from any other Democratic Candidate....I was probably thinking, it's just to early for them to invite the battle, could be a distraction from the impeachment...that said, I felt some comfort with Bloombergs decision to run as a Democrat.
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:58 PM

14. Great someone else who wants to buy the White House.

 

All he will do is insure that we lose in 2020 just like Sanders did in 2016.
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 07:49 PM

15. He bought his mayor position, I can see why he thinks he can buy the prez

 

Of course it's all ego driven, $50 billion will do that
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:34 PM

16. Billionaires bidding on our nation like it's an auction.

 

Disgusting.
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