Skip to comments.Bloomberg qualifies for next debate, and rivals are getting ready
Posted on 02/18/2020 3:45:39 AM PST by Libloather
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday qualified for this weeks Democratic presidential debate in Nevada, putting him on the same stage as his rivals for the first tie in the race for the partys nomination.
The debate on Wednesday will be the ninth in the contest for who will challenge Republican President Donald Trump in the Nov. 3 election.
A late entry to the race, Bloomberg, 78, has risen in public opinion polls as he pours money from his estimated $60 billion personal fortune into a national campaign, spending hundreds of millions of dollars on television ads.
When he takes the stage on Wednesday, he is likely to be challenged directly by rivals over his use as mayor of a policing policy widely seen as discriminatory and of supposed sexist practices at his company.
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If his rivals want to they can bury him under the crap that has come out of his arrogant mouth over the years.
Does Bloomberg have enough money to purchase enough votes in the swing states in order to defeat Trump?
bloomturd might pay them to build a smaller lectern, and order the cameras on his side of the stage to face up towards him.
Debate-wise...I wouldn’t give him any bonus points. Both Mayor Pete and Bernie Sanders might get some good punches in.
Remember....there’s two additional debates coming up after this, 25 Feb and 15 Mar. If he does marginally in all three...his chances diminish.
Maybe Pete will push Mikey’s stool in.
Bernie vs Bloomie would be such theatre.
Bloomberg is not stupid, but he is ignorant about much he is not interested in (such as farming) and he is hampered by his mindset, which, from NYC, assumes many things which are not true.
I might watch the debate, simply to see how he does. I doubt he has much experience in such a format.
On the other hand, he may be decent at giving canned, deflecting answers that have little to do with the question asked.
If his competition is smart they will pick some of his other elitist statements because he will be peeped to come back at the ones that are out there.
Time will tell but he certainly has enough money to outdo the President in ads....everywhere.
60 billion is a lot of money.
My guess he stands on a box...lets hope the others get boxes also just to prick him
Newt Gingrich has already recognized Bloomberg as the biggest threat to Trump. Bloomberg paid $300,000 directly to the Democratic National Committee, the only candidate to do so. Afterwards the DNC kicked 4 Bernie supporters off the Committee and changed the rules to allow Bloomberg to participate in the debates.
IMO, Bernie will arrive at the Democratic Convention without a majority of delegates. The Super Delegates will be allowed to vote on the second ballot and they will give the nomination to Bloomberg. Trump won WI, PA and MI by very thin margins. All Bloomberg would have to do is bleed off some of those Democratic Union voters from Trump and he would carry the rust belt.
Trump is always being underestimated.
Don’t panic. He knows how to throw a punch better than anybody
Bloombox is the perfect foil for Crazy Bernie. Bloombox personifies everything Bernie and his Bernsheviks hate. Since Little Mike is Bernies only real threat, he had better mop the floor with him.
"I have always carried that lesson with me. And, as president, I will do everything in my power to put an end to all forms of discrimination.
I will label hate crimes as domestic terrorism and charge perpetrators accordingly.
I will launch a national, coordinated effort, led by the FBI director and Department of Justice, to crack down on violent extremists.
I will expand the Department of Educations Stop Bullying Campaign, so we can put an end to harassment in schools including on college campuses."
They should ask him if he's going to be willing to treat "hate speech" as terrorism, and what qualifies as hate speech.
They should ask if he's prepared to treat the black Muslims who attacked Jews in NY as terrorists, and what his response would be.
All Bloomberg would have to do is bleed off some of those Democratic Union voters from Trump and he would carry the rust belt.
And Trump pick up Bernie voters who for the second year in a row see their candidate shafted by the party of “ inclusion” of all thoughts etc....
Bloomberg may play in the northern states and California, but I have a hard time seeing how the others want NYC light across the entirety of the US
The DNC is going to use Bloomberg to force Sanders out. So much for democracy.
“Trump won WI, PA and MI by very thin margins. All Bloomberg would have to do is bleed off some of those Democratic Union voters from Trump and he would carry the rust belt.”
All any dem candidate would need to do is ... the above. That formula is not confined to Bloomberg.
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