Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Micheal Bloomberg did a whole lot more than just file some paperwork this week; he shook up an entire political party.
Bloomberg’s name appeared in headlines yesterday after it was revealed that the Democratic philanthropist submitted the necessary documents in order for his name to appear on the 2020 ballot in Alabama. (Alabama, only for the reason that The Yellowhammer State has an unusually early filing deadline).
This isn’t the first time that Bloomberg has flirted with the idea of running for President, but it is the first time that he has taken it to this distance.
But, this maneuver may say less about Bloomberg himself, and more about the lackluster glut of candidates already duking it out on the campaign trail. For many in the Democratic Party, Mayor Mike’s move is a vote of no-confidence in the Biden’s and Buttigieg’s of the world.
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Some are even growing resentful.
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) was the latest Democratic presidential candidate to weigh in on billionaire Michael Bloomberg‘s possible entrance into the 2020 Democratic primary race Friday at a campaign stop in Iowa.
“Anyone can get into a presidential race, almost everyone has,” Klobuchar told supporters.
Klobuchar continued, saying that she respects the other candidates in the race because “at least they’re just saying their piece.”
Bloomberg, however, Klobuchar asserts, would enter the race because he thinks that “the rest of the candidates aren’t good enough,” adding that Bloomberg’s mindset isn’t what the primary race needs.
“We don’t need anyone coming in and telling us that none of [the candidates], with all of the work people have done for our country, are good enough,” Klobuchar said.
“I don’t buy that and I don’t think you do either.”
Bloomberg has sparred with President Trump before, giving that both were behemoths in The Big Apple, which could make for a very interesting campaign.
Mr. Mayor is seen as a centrist Democrat, much like Klobuchar and former Vice President Joe Biden, and his entrance seems to parrot the concerns that many in the party have about the viability of the leading candidates at this middle stage of the race.
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