Skip to comments.Michael Bloomberg Is Open to Spending $1 Billion to Defeat Trump
Posted on 01/11/2020 4:19:10 PM PST by karpov
SAN MARCOS, Texas Michael R. Bloomberg on Saturday did not rule out spending a billion dollars of his own money on the 2020 presidential race, even if he does not win the Democratic nomination, and said he would mobilize his well-financed political operation to help Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren win in November if either is the party nominee, despite their sharp policy differences.
Mr. Bloombergs plans would effectively create a shadow campaign operation for the general election, complete with hundreds of organizers in key battleground states and a robust digital operation, ready to be inherited by the party nominee regardless of who that nominee may be.
Already, Mr. Bloomberg has spent more than $200 million on advertising, putting him on pace to spend by early March about the same as what President Barack Obamas campaign spent on advertising over the course of the entire 2012 general election. If Mr. Bloomberg fails to win the nomination, future spending would be redirected toward attacking Mr. Trump.
It depends whether the candidate needs help; if theyre doing very well, they need less. If theyre not, theyll need more, he said in an interview after a lunch stop at a barbecue restaurant during a campaign swing through Texas.
While he did not rule out dropping a billion dollars on his effort, the former mayor of New York City blanched slightly at the size of the number, before mentioning the $2.8 billion he spent on charitable contributions last year, with the bulk going to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University.
You know how much money a billion dollars is? said Mr. Bloomberg. Its a lot of money to me. Its a lot of money to anybody.
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According to Predictit the Republicans now have an even change of keeping the Presidency. A few months ago they were 55-45 underdogs. We should not panic about Bloomberg, but our campaign finance restrictions should be lifted if he can bulldoze them.
He can buy all the propaganda video’s he wants, it still won’t sway any voter for Trump.
Pretending to run for President is the only way he would be allowed to contribute a billion dollars to the DemocRAT cause.
Sanders and Warren just as well be called McGovern and Mondale. HAHA
Actually it’s no longer the “DemocRAT’s”; they’re now “Demiranians”
Rules don’t apply to democrats.
Bloomberg, you go girl! I am behind you 100%. I really am. blow that party apart!
The article says "If Mr. Bloomberg fails to win the nomination, future spending would be redirected toward attacking Mr. Trump." So he can still spend billions even after he fails to get the nomination, as long as his spending is "independent" (snort) of the Democratic candidate's campaign.
Go right ahead, Chump. First of all, you’re not getting the nomination any more than “Pig” Steyer and all his ads will. Secondly, Trump will slaughter you in the general election. The most successful economy of this century vs the guy who ran NYC into the dust? Easy choice for anyone with some objectivity.
....a fool and his money.....
If spending money meant getting votes than Clinton would be president.
I welcome Bloomberg being 1 billion dollars poorer for no results.
....a fool and his money.....
are soon partners.
Steyer is a detestable puke. He is heavily invested personally in this green crap he is pushing. A hedge fund thief and a fraud.
Let Bloomy spend all that Ill-gotten gain in vain.
Media: “A billion dollars? Yea for Bloomberg!”
All the money in the world wont save the Democrats. They dont get it.
A billion won’t make him any taller or give him a personality.
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