Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Bloomberg not so popular as presidential candidate

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Over the weekend, I saw a ton of “Bloomberg for president” TV ads.  They were good and probably very expensive.
On the ground in Texas, Mr. Bloomberg got off to an unimpressive start.  In fact, 45 people showed up to hear the New Yorker, according to news reports:
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg claims he is ready to spend more than $1 billion in an effort to oust President Trump, but money may not be bringing supporters to his campaign.Just 45 people showed up to Bloomberg’s latest rally with TV star Judge Judy Sheindlin in Texas on Saturday, according to the New York Post.“Unlike everyone else in this race, I think what’s important is beating Donald Trump,” Bloomberg told the sparse crowd of fewer than 50 people in San Antonio.Bloomberg, 77, has eschewed tradition by entering the race late, forgoing attempts to make the debate stage, spending big out of his personal account, and focusing on the later states in an attempt to gain the 2020 nomination.
To be fair, maybe they will come later.  Or maybe everyone down in San Antonio was caught up in the Texans-Chiefs game.
Who knows for sure?  The bottom line is that money is not buying much of a following.
Mr. Bloomberg’s problem is that he can buy the nomination and end up with a very unhappy convention.
Do we really think Senator Sanders is going to turn around and tell his supporters to join the Bloomberg line?  I don’t think so.
Mr. Bloomberg would be a bigger factor if he ran as an independent and avoid the crazy left-wing corner holding the Democrats hostage.  He will never make that corner happy, no matter how hard he tries to buy them off or dumps on President Trump.
In the meantime, millions of dollars got 45 followers in Texas.
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