Skip to comments.Bloomberg stages massive media barrage against Sanders, prepares for critical debate showdown
Posted on 02/24/2020 8:01:12 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum
Mike Bloomberg is preparing a massive media campaign against Bernie Sanders, whose commanding Nevada caucus victory has also drawn the attention of other top Democratic candidates -- and rankled establishment Democrats who believe that the far-left, self-avowed "democratic socialist" could alienate moderates and cost the party the White House.
CNBC first reported Bloomberg's new approach, which will employ opposition research, surrogates, and advertisements across multiple platforms. The volley began on Monday, as the Bloomberg campaign unveiled a video accusing Sanders of being weak on gun control -- an issue that Bloomberg has previously sought to corner. The former New York City mayor already has spent over half a billion dollars in campaign advertising, reports said.
The all-out blitz comes as Sanders' partial defense of Fidel Castro's brutal Cuban Revolution in an interview televised this weekend only underscored his possible vulnerabilities among Democratic moderates heading into Saturday's South Carolina primary and the 14 critical Super Tuesday contests three days later.
Additionally, Bloombergs campaign on Monday delayed a scheduled CNN town hall so that he can spend more time preparing for Tuesdays debate. He was scheduled to appear on CNN on Monday, but he'll now join the network for the live question-and-answer program on Wednesday.
A spokeswoman for Bloomberg called the debate crucial and said, The country cant afford to let Bernie Sanders skate by another debate without a focus on his extreme record. Bloomberg had his debate debut last week and his performance was widely deemed rocky and underwhelming for a candidate who has sought to give off the air of a front-runner.
The Bloomberg campaign didn't immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment.
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Mini Me going after The Bern. Beautiful! MAD follows.
Hold on to yer hat’s the rides’ gettin’ bumpy!
Democrat establishment wants Weekend at Bernies.
The Possible BIG mistake around here is thinking Bernie people won’t vote for someone else in the generals.
I’ve had FReepers with sons and daughters who support the Bern (it happens) who said that the kids already stated that they would vote for whomever gets the nod.
Well you already lost the White House in 2020. This will just give you a good excuse and also you might lose the House. But of course excuses won't get you back the 9th circuit or Supreme Court or the House if you lose it.
You suck DNC and lefties and democrats and you asked for this. This is the culmination of 50 years of perfidy and lying and scheming. Sometimes the 'arc of history' as the blank eyed sky-gazing Obama was fond of calling it, sometimes, eventually, it comes home to roost, as the con man Obama's mentor was fond of calling the instant when the arc lands back on earth.
So much Bloomberg political mail is showing up in the mail. He is sending two a day now.
Super Tuesday is 7 days away. Bloomie has to develop ad themes, produce them, buy the time in what 7 states and do so early enough to influence voters. Which means before the weekend, especially as conference hoops regular seasons draw to a close. This could cost another 500 mill. In a rational world Bloomie would be judged not competent to attend to his affairs.
Bloomberg, one of the only people Possibly more unlikable than Hillary.
Are there any Democrats that are likable at this point in time? How many Democrats love America more than they love their careers?
True, but Bloomberg is just a detestable human being, a true statist on every level.
Billionaires gone wild!
if Bern is not the nominee, the “kids” will just stay home and play grab ass with each other....they dont care about elections..they care about the newest “fad”...
The left set the fire and now they are feeling the Bern.
Going for the throat:
The Bernie Bros arent going to put up with this s##% from Bloomberg. Theyre making up lists of everyone who works for Bloomberg (not just the high muckety-mucks).
Excellent point. These RATS never seem to say anything positive about this country, only propose more problems to obfuscate the ones we already have, never solving anything. The same playbook that never changes....And yet their fools that vote for them are oblivious to it.
My son sent me a funny... picture of Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding, with Nancy labeled “Bernie” and Tonya labeled “DNC”. :-)
Bernie Sanders’ fifteen minutes of fame is quickly nearing its end.
That’s because he can’t win the South Carolina primary. Most Democratic voters in the South are African-American — an ethnic group that is known not to particularly favor Bernie Sanders’s ethnic group, Judaism.
So get ready for the big media-hyped comeback of Sleepy Joe Biden, who will win in South Carolina.
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