I contend that’s exactly why Bloomberg got into the race: to get the leading Democrat contenders to stop their “wealth tax” rhetoric. He doesn’t want/expect to win, he just wants a position to cripple them if they continue pushing that point.
Very interesting theory. Mine was that Bloomberg would partner up with Duval Patrick, one having a natural base and great presentation, the other having the money and potential organization. Another theory is that he's just going to spend his money attacking Trump, so the whole thing is just a 100 million donation to the Democratic party. But his initial ad buy seemed to be more about actually promoting himself.