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Former Nanny Mayor inches closer to presidential run

Former Nanny Mayor inches closer to presidential run

Alert watch raised on the Slurpee scale

Former Nanny Mayor Michael Bloomberg has made a public statement indicating he is considering running for President.

This represents a slight elevation of speculation and posturing.

The NY Times reports:

Michael R. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City, confirmed in an interview with The Financial Times that he was actively weighing an independent campaign for president in 2016.

Mr. Bloomberg said he was “looking at all the options” in the election and lamented the state of the race. “I find the level of discourse and discussion distressingly banal and an outrage and an insult to the voters,” Mr. Bloomberg told the paper.

The comments are Mr. Bloomberg’s first public expression of interest in the presidential race, but aides acting on his instructions have already drawn up detailed plans for a possible campaign.

The former mayor’s deliberations are about to enter a decisive phase: His aides said he intended to make a final call on the presidential race by early March, and planned to take a fresh round of polling after the New Hampshire primary to gauge the viability of a campaign.

The most likely scenario for a Bloomberg run would be the selection of Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont as the Democratic nominee, and Donald J. Trump or Senator Ted Cruz of Texas as the Republican pick.

Who, exactly, is clamoring for a Michael Bloomberg for President campaign? (Other than Michael Bloomberg)


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I still think the future Democratic nominee has not yet entered the race.

    Miles in reply to Valerie. | February 8, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    I agree.

    I have long thought that Biden wanted to run all along, but didn’t want to do anymore campaigning that absolutely necessary. It is physically tiring and expensive as well.
    And maybe he’s been getting a bit of practice in on how to keep from inserting his foot in his mouth as well.

    I don’t think “O” cares one itty bit about the democratic party and anyone with 1/2 a brain would damn well figure that he hates the Clintons with a deep burning passion, no matter the public proclamations.

    Remembering the insults from them, I figure he wouldn’t bypass the opportunity to legally roast all of them over a slow fire if he had the chance, so I think Hillz was given the SoS position not just to shut her up, but also to entice her into a formal position where, if she kept up her usual, well known, corrupt ways, she’d hang herself.

    I may be wrong, but I think that as soon as there’s just enough political blood in the water, that AG Lynch will announce a Federal Grand Jury indictment of Hillz for this classified e-mail crap (one might hope the whole family for their foundation quid pro quo scheming as well) and Joe Biden will be ‘convinced’ to ride to the rescue.

    Milhouse in reply to Valerie. | February 8, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    I agree. They’re waiting with the indictment until Clinton gets a heap of delegates, and then they’ll drop it on her. She will have to drop out, and they’ll parachute someone in to take her place. No need to worry about filing deadlines, they’ll just take her place on the remaining ballots, and her pledged delegates.

    But I don’t think it will be Biden. I can’t see the 0bama machine making the effort for him. If it’s not Michelle 0bama then I don’t know who it might be. Eric Holder, perhaps?

    Estragon in reply to Valerie. | February 9, 2016 at 12:16 am

    It will be Biden, the reluctant candidate entering the race only to save the party when Hillary reaches critical mass. He’s acceptable to the far left, friendly with the Clinton Machine, and tight with Big Labor. May choose Warren as VP. This will be necessary to avoid further losses down the ticket.

    He won’t win the general, of course, unless we do something stupid like nominate Trump.

      MikeInCA in reply to Estragon. | February 9, 2016 at 5:24 am

      Wrong again. Biden has no base, and Bernie’s is growing everyday. And Biden did lousy in almost every primary he was ever in.

      Bernie/Chelsea 2016!

        inspectorudy in reply to MikeInCA. | February 9, 2016 at 2:25 pm

        I think you are mistaken and I’ll tell you why. I have family and friends that are Demorats and they would vote for a dead Demorat rather than anyone else. It has never been about the candidates for them and it never will. Just listen to some of the pro hillary voters and you will see that integrity, honesty, truthfulness and duty to the Constitution do not ever come up. “She is the most qualified and has the most experience” crap over and over again. According to their values Al Capone should have run the FBI! Demorats are all about team and never about the final candidate. If Biden were to step in with Elizabeth Warren as his mate then EVERY Demorat, even those disposed to vote for Bernie, would vote for Biden/Warren.

    clintack in reply to Valerie. | February 9, 2016 at 8:11 am

    Yep. But they tried floating Bernie, and it was a disaster.

    So who *is* going to be the candidate? I’m beginning to believe Michelle Obama might take a stab at it.

      clintack in reply to clintack. | February 9, 2016 at 8:12 am

      Bah. I mean they tried floating *Biden*, of course.

      Milhouse in reply to clintack. | February 9, 2016 at 11:57 am

      It will be Michelle. They’ve already started floating the idea, to get people used to it. She will feign reluctance, refuse the crown three times, and then accept it only on condition that the party unites behind her and nominates her by acclamation. Which it will do.

So Bloomy doesn’t want to run against Hillary but wants to run against anyone who dares oppose her. Good to know.

If NannyBloom runs as an independent, others more in the know than I figure he’ll draw votes from the democratic nominee much more than the republican.

Please, Nanny Bloomers, STAY…!!! Er…RUN…!!!

He’s rich enough, will he just buy Trump, and tell him “You’re fired!”?

It’s his massive ego, same as convinced him NYC needed him – and he won that one. The guy really thinks he can convince the public he’s right about the issues.

It’s still a long shot he runs, but the decision doesn’t depend on rational logic.

Wow! A socialist, a felon and a blooming idiot all hoping to become El Presidente of Myopia.

That’s just what we need — a third NYC billionaire in the race.

    Milhouse in reply to clintack. | February 9, 2016 at 11:59 am

    If three, then why not four? David Koch for president. With Charles for vice president (they live in different states). Watch lefty heads explode.

Jeb wants to be our father and Bloomers wants to be our nanny. I feel a tantrum coming on.

casualobserver | February 9, 2016 at 9:05 am

I get the feeling his goal may be more to be a sponge for would be Trump voters than anything else. If he inches any closer to running it will be interesting to hear who he criticizes most.

The Democrats are in a real ” Pickle.” They have a Near Felon, a Socialist and another NYC Billionaire ” Know-it-All,” in the race. What kind of further ” Scum,” are going to run ? Regardless of Party, Why have the Candidates stooped to such low standards. Can’t we do better ? Is the system so corrupt that this is what we can expect ? Lets try to do better, without a” Family,” dynasty.

The office that Bloomberg should run for is Governor of Minisoda.

What ever happened to diversity in the democrat party? All they got are old white people running to become master of their plantation.