Democrat candidate Mike Bloomberg learned a very expensive lesson on Super Tuesday. Even a billion dollars worth of political advertising won’t buy your way out of a sordid past or a history of racism.
Bloomberg tried to buy the election
Mini-Mike Bloomberg dropped out of the Democrat race for the White House as fast as he entered it. He was convinced that all the money he has lying around could buy the election. The Super Tuesday results were a neon sign telling him to walk away before he made things worse for the Democrats.
Tuesday night he learned that you can’t erase a history of sexism and racism at any price. It was an expensive lesson. He easily blew through half a billion dollars on incessant TV ads. The real cost of his campaign is believed to be closer to a full billion.
Bloomberg didn’t throw his hat into the ring until November, when Joe Biden’s campaign was on life support and the ex-Republican decided the time was right to buy his way in.
A history of sexism and racism that won’t go away
The skirt chasing playboy banked on a strategy of bombarding the airwaves with his message, which he wouldn’t need to defend because television is a one-way medium.
The first time he set foot on the debate stage, he was ambushed. Pocahontas Elizabeth Warren clubbed him with her tomahawk. As Politico describes it, she savaged the former New York City Mayor “over his treatment of women, his wealth, and his defenses of past policies like stop and frisk.”
Narrowing the field
In the wake of Super Tuesday, it’s clear that the Democrats have narrowed the field down to two candidates, rabid socialist Bernie Sanders and milktoast moderate Joe Biden. Despite all the whining from the younger set, both are “old, white guys.”
Bloomberg is still betting that one of them will defeat President Donald Trump in the November general election. If Bernie Sanders gets his way, he plans to confiscate every dime Bloomberg has left to finance his social schemes. That leaves only one choice.
It’s no surprise that Bloomberg shifted his endorsement over to Joe Biden. His big corruption problem — with that Ukraine gas company his crack-head son, Hunter Biden, was mixed up with — seems to have blown over, for now.
Bloomberg backs Quid Pro Joe
Since “a viable path to the nomination no longer exists,” Bloomberg announced, he will work to make Joe Biden “the next president of the United States.”
“Three months ago, I entered the race for president to defeat Donald Trump. It is clear to me that staying in would make achieving that goal more difficult.”
“I’ve always believed that defeating Donald Trump starts with uniting behind the candidate with the best shot to do it. After yesterday’s vote, it is clear that candidate is my friend and a great American, Joe Biden.”
President Trump couldn’t let that pass without notice. “Mini Mike Bloomberg just ‘quit’ the race for President. I could have told him long ago that he didn’t have what it takes, and he would have saved himself a billion dollars, the real cost. Now he will pour money into Sleepy Joe’s campaign, hoping to save face. It won’t work!”
Mini Mike Bloomberg just “quit” the race for President. I could have told him long ago that he didn’t have what it takes, and he would have saved himself a billion dollars, the real cost. Now he will pour money into Sleepy Joe’s campaign, hoping to save face. It won’t work!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2020