The race for the White House in 2020 has been one of the most unsightly and ghastly abominations of political theater the world has ever seen.
Not only are there still well over a dozen Democrats vying for their party’s nomination, but many seem to be remaining in the race for no real reason other than to collect donor cash and move the pile to their personal portfolios.
To be fair, there are only four candidates who have even the slightest chance at making it onto the ballot in just less than a year’s time, and it took the Democrats several months to even get this far.
Now, for reasons completely unable to be discerned, another prominent leftist is throwing his hat into the crowded and chaotic ring.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is preparing to file paperwork to qualify for the Democratic presidential primary in Alabama, ahead of a Friday deadline. The move would be a first step toward a national campaign, though Bloomberg has not made a final decision to run.
“We now need to finish the job and ensure that Trump is defeated — but Mike is increasingly concerned that the current field of candidates is not well positioned to do that,” longtime Bloomberg aide Howard Wolfson said in an email. “If Mike runs he would offer a new choice to Democrats built on a unique record running America’s biggest city, building a business from scratch and taking on some of America’s toughest challenges as a high-impact philanthropist.”
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Current NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio was a contender for the 2020 nomination at one point, embarrassingly being booed by his own citizens as he announced his candidacy.
Bloomberg’s entrance into the race will likely find itself similarly criticized, but this time from a debate stage full of marginal Democrats who just want the party to make a darn choice.
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