[guest post by JVW]
Because that’s just what the party is searching for!
Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is expected to file paperwork ahead of this week’s early deadline to enter the Alabama Democratic presidential primary as he seriously considers entering the race to take on President Trump in next year’s general election, according to The New York Times.
Howard Wolfson, a close adviser to Mr. Bloomberg, said on Thursday that Bloomberg is “increasingly concerned that the current field of candidates is not well positioned” to defeat President Trump.
“If Mike runs, he would offer a new choice to Democrats built on a unique record running America’s biggest city, building a business from scratch and taking on some of America’s toughest challenges as a high-impact philanthropist,” Wolfson said.
It makes a lot of sense. Mr. Bloomberg (born February 14, 1942) hits that sweet spot where he isn’t veering towards senility like Bernard Sanders (born September 8, 1941) yet at the same time he doesn’t have the same impulsiveness of youth that Joe Biden (born November 20, 1942) continually exhibits. If you are worried that Tom Steyer (estimated net worth of $1.6 billion) will come off as a veritable pauper against Donald Trump (estimated net worth of $3.1 billion), then you are no doubt cheered by the idea that the Democrats — the party of the working man and woman — now have someone in the race whose net worth (estimated at $52 billion) is obscenely higher. If you like Elizabeth Warren but worry that deep down inside she isn’t enough of a busy-body regulator for your tastes, you now can vote for the guy who banned Big Gulps and trans fats in New York. If you aren’t quite comfortable with President Trump’s personality yet are still worried that the Oval Office requires a megalomaniacal New Yorker who spends half his time in Florida, then you now have a champion in the other party.
I want to reemphasize what I have been saying since Campaign 2020 kicked off: I was entirely wrong in all of my predictions in the last Presidential election cycle, so nothing I write here should be taken to have any level of insight. That said, I simply can’t imagine Michael Bloomberg rising to the top in today’s intersectionality-obsessed Democrat Party. But in this entirely stupid age I won’t be surprised if the level of suck is yet to overflow the tub.