Monday, January 25, 2016

The Outlines Of A Bloomberg/Bush Ticket Take Shape

UPDATE. (Bloomberg run inevitable)


Bloomberg Willing To Spend $1B On Possible Presidential Bid

 CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reported. Sources close to Bloomberg told Kramer the former mayor is ramping up a possible presidential run regardless of who gets the Democratic nomination, eyeing an Independent third-party bid."

It's going to happen-he's 72 with $30 billion and his clock is running out. It'll be the best thing for Trump. If its Sanders as the Dem's nominee it will be 50 states for GOP

Update; Media continues push concerning viability

"If Bloomberg runs, he’ll be the richest presidential candidate ever"


From Breitbart

"Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush praised former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg today, calling him a “good man” and a “patriot.”

Jeb Bush: Michael Bloomberg A ‘Good Man’ And A ’Patriot’

During an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper this morning, Bush was asked what he thought of the news that Bloomberg was considering entering the 2016 presidential race.

Mike Bloomberg is a good man,” Bush said. “We disagree on a whole lot of things, but he’s a good person and he’s a patriot and wants the best for the country.”
When asked if he would consider supporting Bloomberg if Trump was the nominee, Bush said it was “not going to happen.”

The controversial liberal mayor has spent millions of dollars promoting gun control, and has proposed many nanny state provisions in New York City, such as banning sodas over 16 ounces, reducing sodium levels in food, banning trans-fats, and even to ban loud headphones.

Bush served as a Bloomberg Family Foundation director from March 2010 to 2014, an organization that worked with liberal groups like Planned Parenthood and the Sierra Club.
In 2015, Bloomberg praised Bush as one of the candidates he thought would best lead the country as president."

As you can clearly see, Bloomberg Family Foundation Member Jeb Bush evaded the question as to whether or not he would not support Donald Trump if he were the nominee-classic politician speak. 

He could have simply stated "I am a proud Republican running for the Republican nomination, I believe wholeheartedly I am going to win but if i didn't I would of course support our proud party's nominee as I've pledged to do, as has Donald Trump."

But no, he's left plenty of wiggle room for "I didn't think it was going to happen but now it has, yes I will join with Mayor Bloomberg who I respect as a true patriot to save this great country of ours and etc."

Where are we at with the Bloomberg third party run at this point? There have been a number of trial balloons floated in the last few days here and here  here and earlier here These, mostly east coast media, give a pretty wide examination of the situation which basically boils down to; 

1. Bloomberg has the money

2. If any of Trump/Cruz/Sanders are the nominees there could be an opening for a centrist

The roots of this go back to 2010 where, again,the New York Times and particularly Kathleen Parker floated the concept and "named names." Hot Air ran an aptly titled piece with insiders background;

"Oh my: New RINO/DINO alliance ready to take America by storm." 

That the possibility of a Bloomberg run is taken
very seriously this time is shown by the sharp reaction from left and right-ish with both Vox and Politico attacking it as a threat to Hillary and Sanders. Bizarrely the very odd Anthony Weiner whose wife works for Hillary advises that Bloomberg could win.

Could Bloomberg win? of course not. If you scroll down through the link above there are a series of Electoral College maps which in Bloomberg's best case scenario show the impossibility of him winning. 

What he can do of course is to deny one of the major candidates a win, or throw the election into the House for the Republican majority to choose the Republican candidate as president, which is why the attacks from the left of course.

If Trump is the nominee I would expect Bloomberg to run and for Trump to win-who knows Trump might even win New York state which would be beyond ironic. If Sanders is the nominee the Republican victory would be of epic proportions-quite possibly a 50 state sweep.

If Jeb (and I want to make it clear by "Jeb" I mean either him or any Establishment Republican of high profile) joins with Bloomberg, which I don't doubt for a second could happen, the transition for the Republican party from Establishment to truly populist/conservative would be complete. It is a consummation devoutly to be wished.  
"Run Mike Run"

See also my June article

If Hillary Falters; A Bloomberg Independent Run 2016?

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