“Michael R. Bloomberg has instructed advisers to draw up plans for a potential independent campaign in this year’s presidential race. His advisers and associates said he was galled by Donald J. Trump’s dominance of the Republican field, and troubled by Hillary Clinton’s stumbles and the rise of Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont on the Democratic side,” reports the New York Times.
Mr. Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, has in the past contemplated running for the White House on a third-party ticket, but always concluded he could not win. A confluence of unlikely events in the 2016 election, however, has given new impetus to his presidential aspirations.
Today’s Question: Should Bloomberg make a bid for the White House?
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— Jonathan Shieber (@jshieber) January 24, 2016
If Bloomberg enters the race he'll split the disenfranchised billionaire voters who have grown bored having all the access. #OrSomething
— Lizz Winstead (@lizzwinstead) January 24, 2016
Reminder: Bloomberg was a staunch advocate of New York City's racist stop-and-frisk policy that was later ruled unconstitutional.
— Bree Newsome (@BreeNewsome) January 24, 2016