Bloomberg Plans Independent Bid for Presidency… Willing to Spend $1B to Stop Trump

Bloomberg Plans Independent Bid for Presidency… Willing to Spend $1B to Stop Trump

My friend Denise Simon predicted this three months ago. Somehow she just knew that Bloomberg would jump in. Looks like Bloomberg will enter the race as an Independent. I don’t think he really plans on winning… he plans on spending that $1 billion to stop Trump. He haaates Trump and will doing anything to stop him. He’s that unhinged. Bloomberg is 73 and probably figures he can’t take his money with him, so he’ll take Trump out with it if he has to. Bloomberg will make a final decision by early March. He doesn’t have a prayer in heaven of being elected, but he’ll do all he can to scuttle Trump and get a RINO as the nominee.

Michael Bloomberg

From Allen West:

Galled by Donald J. Trump’s dominance of the Republican field, and troubled by Hillary Clinton’s stumbles and the rise of Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont on the Democratic side, Michael R. Bloomberg has instructed advisers to draw up plans for an independent campaign in this year’s presidential race.

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Mr. Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, has in the past contemplated running for the White House on a third-party ticket, but always concluded he could not win. A confluence of unlikely events in the 2016 election, however, has given new impetus to his presidential aspirations.

Mr. Bloomberg, 73, has already taken concrete steps toward a possible campaign, and has indicated to friends and allies that he would be willing to spend at least $1 billion of his fortune on it, according to people briefed on his deliberations who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss his plans. He has set a deadline for making a final decision in early March, the latest point at which advisers believe Mr. Bloomberg could enter the race and still qualify to appear as an independent candidate on the ballot in all 50 states.

He has retained a consultant to help him explore getting his name on those ballots, and his aides have done a detailed study of past third-party bids. Mr. Bloomberg commissioned a poll in December to see how he might fare against Mr. Trump and Mrs. Clinton, and he intends to conduct another round of polling after the New Hampshire primary on Feb. 9 to gauge whether there is indeed an opening for him, according to two people familiar with his intentions.

Per The New York Times: “Mr. Bloomberg’s aides have sketched out one version of a campaign plan that would have the former mayor, a low-key and cerebral personality, deliver a series of detailed policy speeches, backed by an intense television advertising campaign that would introduce him to voters around the country as a technocratic problem-solver and self-made businessman who understands the economy and who built a bipartisan administration in New York.” Bloomberg has changed parties a number of times. He started out as a Democrat (before 2001), then switched to Republican in 2001-2007 and then moved on to Independent in 2007. With a potential Bloomberg, Trump and Clinton mix, you are looking at two billionaires and a multimillionaire in the race.

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