2020 Democrat Mike Bloomberg continues to face challenges in the current presidential election. The former New York City mayor’s manner of funding his candidacy has convinced folks on both the left and the right that his only interest lies in buying his way to the nomination.
Meanwhile, Bloomberg’s prior remarks about minorities, farmers, and factory workers are alienating and a turn-off to voters. Nevertheless, the 2020 Democrat keeps campaigning and attempting to convince Americans that he can take on Trump.
“Michael Bloomberg” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Gage Skidmore
During a town hall yesterday, Bloomberg was confronted by Bret Baier of Fox News who questioned whether or not he’s truly a Democrat. This inquiry comes as a result of the former mayor’s past status as a Republican and an Independent, as explained by Townhall.
Bloomberg on Trying to Prove He’s a Democrat
Baier held Bloomberg’s feet to the fire, pointing out that many leftist voters and candidates have trouble believing that the latter is truly a Democrat. The Fox News host furthermore pointed out that in light of this perception, there remains some doubt about whether or not Bloomberg is truly fit to head the Democrat Party in a general election.
Clearly shaken by the question, the businessman attempted to save himself by professing that he is, in fact, a Democrat. Bloomberg told Baier and the rest of the town hall audience that “changing parties” is allowed in America.
After affirming his status as a “registered Democrat,” the former New York City mayor went on to claim that he only ran for mayor as a Republican because Democrats “wouldn’t let [him] on their ballot.” Not long afterward, Bloomberg stated that his stances on climate change, raising taxes, and infringing upon Second Amendment rights make him a Democrat.
Why It Doesn’t Matter
At the end of the day, the Democrat Party has been very clear on how they feel about Bloomberg. Despite expending hundreds of millions of bucks on disinformation ads, Bloomberg is not the handpicked establishment candidate. That position has gone to Joe Biden who landed three new endorsements from former 2020 Democrats in less than 24 hours.
When it’s all said and done, Democrat elites are doing all they can to ensure that Biden wins the nomination. Bloomberg may have the capital to keep running, but he will not become the Democrat Party’s nominee, nor will he ever earn the trust of the party.
Today is Super Tuesday; only time will tell how much longer Bloomberg persists with the dead-end that is his presidential candidacy.
How much longer do you think Mike Bloomberg will remain in the 2020 race? What bearing will Super Tuesday have on his candidacy? Share your predictions with us in the comments section below!