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Antifar
11/07/19 5:47:02 PM
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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/07/us/politics/michael-bloomberg-president-2020.html

Michael R. Bloomberg is actively preparing to enter the Democratic presidential primary and is expected to file paperwork this week designating himself as a candidate in at least one state with an early filing deadline, people briefed on Mr. Bloombergs plans said.

Mr. Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor and billionaire businessman, has been privately weighing a bid for the White House for weeks and has not yet made a final decision on whether to run, an adviser said. But in the first sign that he is seriously moving toward a campaign, Mr. Bloomberg has dispatched staffers to Alabama to gather signatures to qualify for the primary there. Though Alabama does not hold an early primary, it has a Friday deadline for candidates to formally enter the race.

Should Mr. Bloomberg proceed with a campaign, it could represent a seismic disruption in the Democratic race. With his immense personal wealth, centrist views and close ties to the political establishment, he would present a grave and instantaneous threat to former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., who has been struggling to raise money and assemble a ideologically moderate coalition.

But Mr. Bloomberg could also reshape the race in other ways, intensifying the Democrats existing debates about economic inequality and corporate power, and offering fodder to the partys rising populist wing, led by Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, who contend that the extremely rich already wield far too much influence in politics. Mr. Bloomberg has repeatedly expressed discomfort with certain policies favored by both Ms. Warren and Mr. Sanders.

Howard Wolfson, a close adviser to Mr. Bloomberg, said on Thursday that the former mayor viewed President Trump as an unprecedented threat to our nation, and noted Mr. Bloombergs heavy spending in the 2018 midterm elections and this weeks off-year races in Virginia. Mr. Bloomberg, he said, has grown uneasy about the existing trajectory of the Democratic primary.
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Mr. Bloomberg will have to move quickly if he is to compete in a serious way for the Democratic nomination. Beyond Alabama, several other states have filing deadlines in quick succession, including New Hampshire, with its crucial early primary. While he has maintained a cluster of high-powered advisers in New York, he would have to build a campaign from zero in the early primary and caucus states, and it may be difficult for him to qualify for the two remaining debates this year.

In a Democratic race, Mr. Bloomberg would face a battery of complicated questions about his political ideology and governing record. He has been a vigorous advocate for core liberal causes, like gun control and battling climate change. But as mayor Mr. Bloomberg also championed police searches that targeted black and Latino men; in an interview last fall, he defended his administrations stop-and-frisk policing strategy and also expressed skepticism about the #MeToo movement.
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Though Mr. Bloomberg could still opt against running, even his preliminary steps toward a campaign may come as a blow to Mr. Biden, who has been counting on strong support from centrist Democrats, traditional party donors and much of the business community to carry him forward in the race.

When Mr. Bloomberg previously announced in March that he would not run for president, advisers indicated the decision was shaped in part by Mr. Bidens strong popularity with Democratic primary voters. But Mr. Bidens position in the race is evidently no longer imposing enough to keep Mr. Bloomberg at bay.


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Intro2Logic
11/07/19 5:49:31 PM
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OK Bloomberg
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legendary_zell
11/07/19 5:56:05 PM
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Intro2Logic posted...
OK Bloomberg


May he get the Howard Schultz treatment.
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konokonohamaru
11/07/19 5:57:08 PM
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He's afraid of Elizabeth Warren winning, that's why. True facts
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Politics
11/07/19 6:00:09 PM
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Warren and Sanders need to figure out who is going to drop out NOW so we can just team up and stop this shit. I have issues with both of them, but either would be much better than Bloomberg/Biden
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Antifar
11/07/19 6:09:00 PM
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konokonohamaru posted...
He's afraid of Elizabeth Warren winning, that's why. True facts

Seems like his presence, if anything, will help Warren/Sanders by siphoning some votes away from Biden/Buttigieg.
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King_Hutton
11/07/19 6:12:31 PM
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Antifar posted...
konokonohamaru posted...
He's afraid of Elizabeth Warren winning, that's why. True facts

Seems like his presence, if anything, will help Warren/Sanders by siphoning some votes away from Biden/Buttigieg.

And even if no one votes for him, I feel like hell make those two look better in the debates. An out of touch rich asshole who supports most of the same stuff as Biden and/or Buttigieg will help to prove what Warren and Sanders are saying.
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Questionmarktarius
11/07/19 6:19:02 PM
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...any day now, Oprah.
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Antifar
11/07/19 7:23:00 PM
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Bumo
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KiwiTerraRizing
11/07/19 7:25:21 PM
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Democratic donors pushed him into this since Biden has tanked. They are scared of Sanders and Warren.
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Anteaterking
11/07/19 7:26:32 PM
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Yeah the only way Bloomberg running should make moderates happy is if they believe he will surpass Biden.
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AngelsNAirwav3s
11/07/19 7:26:38 PM
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Intro2Logic posted...
OK Bloomberg


lol RIP campaign

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ElatedVenusaur
11/07/19 7:31:45 PM
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He'll struggle to out-poll the margin of error. He and Steyer are unintentionally making excellent arguments for a wealth tax.
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Polycosm
11/07/19 7:37:48 PM
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AngelsNAirwav3s posted...
Intro2Logic posted...
OK Bloomberg

lol RIP campaign

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Hanky_Bannister
11/07/19 7:47:27 PM
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running on empty
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Broseph_Stalin
11/07/19 7:52:25 PM
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at least he's not running third party

ElatedVenusaur posted...
He and Steyer are unintentionally making excellent arguments for a wealth tax.


there's no such thing as an excellent argument for a wealth tax
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konokonohamaru
11/07/19 9:27:17 PM
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ElatedVenusaur posted...
He'll struggle to out-poll the margin of error. He and Steyer are unintentionally making excellent arguments for a wealth tax.

How so?
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jumi
11/07/19 9:30:29 PM
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Yawn. Another billionaire for Liz to wreck.

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Doom_Art
11/07/19 9:35:09 PM
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Broseph_Stalin posted...
at least he's not running third party
If Warren or Bernie is the nominee you can expect that announcement in spring/summer next year

Him and Gabbard can run and try to split the Dem vote three ways. Don't think they'd be successful but what do I know

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Zack_Attackv1
11/07/19 9:38:59 PM
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Took him long enough.
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Balrog0
11/07/19 9:40:14 PM
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I think you leftists are underestimating him tbh. His enormous amount of money and political connections will help him define himself by his stances that actually were ahead of the curve (gun control and climate change) in a way that Biden or the other centrists can't

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HellRatUFO
11/08/19 1:03:53 AM
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Id consider voting for Bloomberg, just wish he wasnt a gun grabber. Might roll the dice and hope the worthless hacks that call themselves conservatives in Congress play gridlock and block any gun related bills.
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Questionmarktarius
11/08/19 1:06:59 AM
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HellRatUFO posted...
Might roll the dice and hope the worthless hacks that call themselves conservatives in Congress play gridlock and block any gun related bills.

There's more guns in American than there are Americans in America. Any serious attempt at a meaningful gun grab is going to be a mess.
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ThyCorndog
11/08/19 1:08:45 AM
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Intro2Logic posted...
OK Bloomberg
Lol

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Balrog0
11/08/19 11:09:21 AM
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https://www.axios.com/michael-bloomberg-2020-presidential-race-decision-8d6f720f-5b7e-467f-abca-2d64a81bfab3.html

Bloomberg, who will make a final decision "soon," isn't expected to seek or accept campaign contributions, according to a second source.

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Tony_Biggie_Pun
11/08/19 11:11:37 AM
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Lmao
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King_Hutton
11/08/19 11:11:57 AM
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Balrog0 posted...
https://www.axios.com/michael-bloomberg-2020-presidential-race-decision-8d6f720f-5b7e-467f-abca-2d64a81bfab3.html

Bloomberg, who will make a final decision "soon," isn't expected to seek or accept campaign contributions, according to a second source.

The fuck?
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Balrog0
11/08/19 11:13:58 AM
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well its one way to prove you have $52 billion

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Milkman5
11/08/19 11:15:18 AM
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Elizabeth Warren is an establishment candidate, she is pushed and endorsed by the party.

The only non-establishment candidates sre Bernie and Yang
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K181
11/08/19 11:15:36 AM
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I'm at the point where I'm convinced that the only way to force billionaires to spend money is to have people convince them to run for president.

Seriously, where does Bloomberg play well other than in Staten Island and a Florida nursing home?
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SquantoZ
11/08/19 11:20:13 AM
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Another racist running for president?! Fuck this guy!

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Antifar
11/08/19 2:41:36 PM
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BilalPowell
11/08/19 2:45:41 PM
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A little late. He'd have a better shot getting the Independent nom.
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Questionmarktarius
11/08/19 2:46:40 PM
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Antifar posted...
https://twitter.com/etbrooking/status/1192871898939580416

I don't even know what I'm looking at.

It's strangely... lovecraftian.
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Doom_Art
11/08/19 2:52:40 PM
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"Owning it Together"?

Bloomberg go on Chapo

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InfinityMonster
11/08/19 2:54:34 PM
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This asshole was garbo in NYC, especially during blizzards. He wouldn't shut down schools even when there was like 2 feet of snow. The entire tristate area would shut down, but not NYC.
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Phantom_Nook
11/08/19 3:00:54 PM
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but why though
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Jeff_Garcia7
11/08/19 3:42:45 PM
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K181 posted...
I'm at the point where I'm convinced that the only way to force billionaires to spend money is to have people convince them to run for president.

Seriously, where does Bloomberg play well other than in Staten Island and a Florida nursing home?

They spend it all on ads, filling the pockets of the media platforms that they hold significant shares and maintain influence over. Once you're richer than most countries you've got the game rigged to where whatever you spend just comes right back to you.
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YookaLaylee
11/08/19 3:44:23 PM
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InfinityMonster posted...
This asshole was garbo in NYC, especially during blizzards. He wouldn't shut down schools even when there was like 2 feet of snow. The entire tristate area would shut down, but not NYC.
Yeah, I hated that lol

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SmidgeIsntBack
11/08/19 5:53:40 PM
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https://twitter.com/RealAlexRubi/status/1040369128161390592?s=19
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Antifar
11/08/19 6:41:20 PM
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Congratulations to the people he's paying for this

https://twitter.com/michaelscherer/status/1192929806704402433
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King_Hutton
11/08/19 6:48:08 PM
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Antifar posted...
Congratulations to the people he's paying for this

https://twitter.com/michaelscherer/status/1192929806704402433

Hahahahaha
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Tony_Biggie_Pun
11/08/19 6:57:31 PM
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InfinityMonster posted...
This asshole was garbo in NYC, especially during blizzards. He wouldn't shut down schools even when there was like 2 feet of snow. The entire tristate area would shut down, but not NYC.


Lmao he was working the school children like slaves. Shows how he really feels about the people
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HellRatUFO
11/08/19 9:09:31 PM
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Questionmarktarius posted...
HellRatUFO posted...
Might roll the dice and hope the worthless hacks that call themselves conservatives in Congress play gridlock and block any gun related bills.

There's more guns in American than there are Americans in America. Any serious attempt at a meaningful gun grab is going to be a mess.


Im against gun control in general, stop and frisk is especially god awful though..
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Tyranthraxus
11/08/19 9:10:54 PM
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Bloomberg is literally just going to pull votes away from Biden and give Warren/Sanders easy wins.

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BilalPowell
11/08/19 9:30:11 PM
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Tyranthraxus posted...
Bloomberg is literally just going to pull votes away from Biden and give Warren/Sanders easy wins.

But they cancel each other out too. Just what Mayor Pete needs.
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Hanky_Bannister
11/08/19 9:32:20 PM
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Womberg
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konokonohamaru
11/08/19 9:35:29 PM
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Antifar posted...
Congratulations to the people he's paying for this

https://twitter.com/michaelscherer/status/1192929806704402433


Lmao taking a page out of Hillary's playbook
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