Did You Know...

   

NYT: Former NYC Mayor Sodaban McGungrabby weighing presidential run

Share
By Doug Powers  •  January 23, 2016 08:55 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

Alternate headline: Climate change-fighting proponent of maintaining a small carbon footprint may seek to acquire 15th mansion and another private jet:

Michael R. Bloomberg has instructed advisers to draw up plans for a potential independent campaign in this year’s presidential race. His advisers and associates said he was 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.

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

Bloomberg’s “lead by example” platform would include pledging to do away with armed presidential security to prove to everybody that guns don’t make us any safer, right?

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

blog comments powered by Disqus

John Kerry escalates war on ISIS-like refrigeration; DNC may keep DWS in undisclosed location for convention (Open thread)

July 24, 2016 09:36 AM by Doug Powers

kerryclimate

Focus on the REAL threat: Air conditioning!

GOP convention night 4: This time it’s personal! (Open thread)

July 21, 2016 04:28 PM by Doug Powers

Trumpconvention

Party uniTED?

GOP convention night 3: Cruz control (open thread)

July 20, 2016 05:49 PM by Doug Powers

flagburner1

The usual suspects are outside


Categories: 2016 Campaign, Donald Trump, GOP

Follow me on Twitter Follow me on Facebook