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Michael Bloomberg decides not to run for President as an Independent

March 7, 2016

  Michael Bloomberg, according to several reports, was seriously considering a third-party run for President but today he has officially announced that he will not be running. Here is more:

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced on Monday that he will not mount a presidential run this year, saying he doesn’t want to pave the way for Donald Trump or Ted Cruz to win the White House.

Bloomberg’s decision to back away from an independent bid is a relief for Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, who could have seen support bleed over to Bloomberg in a three-way race.

In an editorial he posted on Monday, Bloomberg said that if he had run, it was unlikely that any candidate would win a majority of electoral votes and that the responsibility of choosing the next president would be kicked to Congress.

“As the race stands now, with Republicans in charge of both Houses, there is a good chance that my candidacy could lead to the election of Donald Trump or Senator Ted Cruz. That is not a risk I can take in good conscience,” Bloomberg said.

  Of course Michael Bloomberg has known from the beginning that if he were to run a third-party campaign he would be taking votes away from the Democratic candidate, this is not something which just dawned on him today. It appears to me that the former New York City Mayor was using the threat of a third-party run as leverage to get something in return–a cabinet position of some kind. I would be willing to bet that Michael Bloomberg and Hillary Clinton have reached a handshake deal behind the scenes.

  Oh well, it would have been fun…

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. petermc3 permalink
    March 7, 2016 8:29 pm

    Birds of a feather shit together. Although he would make an excellent Sugary Soft Drink Czar.

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 7, 2016 8:33 pm

      Or an I am going to take your guns czar…


  2. March 7, 2016 9:57 pm

    His ego may have demanded a bit of attention since he saw what Trump has become. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. These guys egos are king size.

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 8, 2016 6:16 am

      That very well could be true as well, he wanted a little bit of publicity also…



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