A couple weeks ago after tennis we were all chatting up the election and one of my very liberal friends brought up Michael Bloomberg in the context of ,”I can’t vote for Hillary, don’t trust her, but Bloomberg would be OK as a third party alternative”. It got me thinking about the possibility. Yeah, another NY liberal in the mix, hardly an alternative to the current fair, until you look a bit closer. What separates Bloomberg from the other 2 morally challenged conmen? Bloomberg has actually accomplished things on his own. Not like Trump, who’s daddy gave him a few million then said go play, not like Hillary who has gotten everything handed to her riding on her husband’s coattails, Bloomberg is a true American success story. He has built companies in numerous fields and he actually ran a municipality , New York City, not exactly Wasilla Alaska.
Scratch that one off the books;
Mike Bloomberg is unlikely to run for president as an independent if Hillary Clinton looms as the Democratic Party nominee, sources said Tuesday.
The former mayor has been considering jumping into the race, but “the likelier path is if Bernie Sanders was the Democratic nominee,” a Bloomberg insider said.
“[Bloomberg] doesn’t want to take votes from her and make Donald Trump president”.
Too bad, but I wonder which candidate would be hurt more. This also assumes that voters must choose either Trump or Hillary, but they always leave out the third option, just staying home on election day.
Bloomberg is not a conservative, but really, that option is long gone. Right now I would settle for someone with a little integrity, someone that is not a liar, someone that understands the American dream of success, earned it on his own, someone that is not an ideologue and can work well with others, someone who gets American Exceptionalism and would work to restoring it’s fertile fields so others can partake of that success.