'Mini' Mike Bloomberg starts making a name for himself in the campaign

Michael Bloomberg got into the Democrat primary game late, but with $56 billion at his back, he's making up for lost time.  Unfortunately for him, he's a bad candidate running against a master.

In March 2019, Michael Bloomberg said he wouldn't run.  That was a smart decision, because it let the other 400 (or so) candidates duke it out amongst themselves.  Only when the field had been winnowed down, with a few clear frontrunners, did Bloomberg finally throw himself into the race.

By January, with Democrats worried about an open socialist, a senile has-been, a lying harridan, and a baby boy, did some decide that maybe Bloomberg wouldn't be such a bad thing.  Despite being an unpleasant, out-of-touch plutocrat with despotic tendencies, was Bloomberg just what the Democrat Party needed to save itself?

Certainly, Bloomberg has a great ground game.  At one point, he spent more than $100 million on ads in three weeks and is paying field organizers $6,000 a month.  He already has 1,000 staffers on the ground.

With virtually unlimited funds and the appearance of being sane in an insane field, one would think Bloomberg would be a shoo-in for the Democrat Party.  But there are a few problems.

The first problem is that the Democrat Party is corrupt.  It was corrupt in 2016, and it's doing it again in 2020:

After claiming they'd cleaned up their act, the Democratic National Committee has done it again: Rigged its own nominating process to keep Bernie Sanders off the Democratic ticket for president. They did that in the last election, putting a thumb on the scale for Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders, and after that ugly behavior got out, they took great pains to assure would never happen again.

But here we are, with this report from Politico:

The Democratic National Committee is drastically revising its criteria to participate in primary debates after New Hampshire, doubling the polling threshold and eliminating the individual donor requirement, which could pave the way for former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg to make the stage beginning in mid-February.

Typical Democrats: If you're playing by the rules and losing, change the rules.  Fair play is for suckers.  The irony is that the irate Bernie Bros would do exactly the same given the chance.  Still, cheating to promote Bloomberg will not convince Bernie fans to vote for the little guy.

The second problem is that Mike Bloomberg is an unappealing candidate whom Trump is already beginning to define in devastating fashion.

The president has christened Bloomberg, who is around 5'6" tall, "Mini Mike."  There's nothing wrong with being short (although the taller candidate in a media age usually wins), but the epithet has allowed Trump to get into the Democrats' heads.  On Sunday, Trump tweeted out a string of attacks against Bloomberg:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trump repeated the point about Mini's height later in the day on Sean Hannity's show:

Bloomberg's campaign couldn't resist taking the bait:

Bloomberg's National Press Secretary Julie Wood fired back after the eight-minute footage aired.

She said: "The president is lying. He is a pathological liar who lies about everything: his fake hair, his obesity, and his spray-on tan."

That's a bad response.  Trump's looks are old news, but Bloomberg's campaign just made his height new news.  If Bloomberg ever debates Trump, all that people will notice is how Trump towers over mini-Mike.

The third problem is that Bloomberg, who has already shown himself to be a tyrant-wannabe, is desperate to grab American guns.  To that end, he ran a commercial during the Super Bowl, which has a large pro-gun contingent in the fan base, lying about the number of children killed by guns, lying about one young man killed by a gun, and lying that his gun-grabbing plans could make a difference.

Tin-eared, totalitarian in a nanny state way, short, buying an election, and anti-gun — this man is not the savior the Democrats think he is...but he will make a lot of campaign consultants and workers rich along the way.  So, yay, capitalism!

 

 

 

 

Michael Bloomberg got into the Democrat primary game late, but with $56 billion at his back, he's making up for lost time.  Unfortunately for him, he's a bad candidate running against a master.

In March 2019, Michael Bloomberg said he wouldn't run.  That was a smart decision, because it let the other 400 (or so) candidates duke it out amongst themselves.  Only when the field had been winnowed down, with a few clear frontrunners, did Bloomberg finally throw himself into the race.

By January, with Democrats worried about an open socialist, a senile has-been, a lying harridan, and a baby boy, did some decide that maybe Bloomberg wouldn't be such a bad thing.  Despite being an unpleasant, out-of-touch plutocrat with despotic tendencies, was Bloomberg just what the Democrat Party needed to save itself?

Certainly, Bloomberg has a great ground game.  At one point, he spent more than $100 million on ads in three weeks and is paying field organizers $6,000 a month.  He already has 1,000 staffers on the ground.

With virtually unlimited funds and the appearance of being sane in an insane field, one would think Bloomberg would be a shoo-in for the Democrat Party.  But there are a few problems.

The first problem is that the Democrat Party is corrupt.  It was corrupt in 2016, and it's doing it again in 2020:

After claiming they'd cleaned up their act, the Democratic National Committee has done it again: Rigged its own nominating process to keep Bernie Sanders off the Democratic ticket for president. They did that in the last election, putting a thumb on the scale for Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders, and after that ugly behavior got out, they took great pains to assure would never happen again.

But here we are, with this report from Politico:

The Democratic National Committee is drastically revising its criteria to participate in primary debates after New Hampshire, doubling the polling threshold and eliminating the individual donor requirement, which could pave the way for former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg to make the stage beginning in mid-February.

Typical Democrats: If you're playing by the rules and losing, change the rules.  Fair play is for suckers.  The irony is that the irate Bernie Bros would do exactly the same given the chance.  Still, cheating to promote Bloomberg will not convince Bernie fans to vote for the little guy.

The second problem is that Mike Bloomberg is an unappealing candidate whom Trump is already beginning to define in devastating fashion.

The president has christened Bloomberg, who is around 5'6" tall, "Mini Mike."  There's nothing wrong with being short (although the taller candidate in a media age usually wins), but the epithet has allowed Trump to get into the Democrats' heads.  On Sunday, Trump tweeted out a string of attacks against Bloomberg:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trump repeated the point about Mini's height later in the day on Sean Hannity's show:

Bloomberg's campaign couldn't resist taking the bait:

Bloomberg's National Press Secretary Julie Wood fired back after the eight-minute footage aired.

She said: "The president is lying. He is a pathological liar who lies about everything: his fake hair, his obesity, and his spray-on tan."

That's a bad response.  Trump's looks are old news, but Bloomberg's campaign just made his height new news.  If Bloomberg ever debates Trump, all that people will notice is how Trump towers over mini-Mike.

The third problem is that Bloomberg, who has already shown himself to be a tyrant-wannabe, is desperate to grab American guns.  To that end, he ran a commercial during the Super Bowl, which has a large pro-gun contingent in the fan base, lying about the number of children killed by guns, lying about one young man killed by a gun, and lying that his gun-grabbing plans could make a difference.

Tin-eared, totalitarian in a nanny state way, short, buying an election, and anti-gun — this man is not the savior the Democrats think he is...but he will make a lot of campaign consultants and workers rich along the way.  So, yay, capitalism!