Democrats, especially right now, will show little appetite for a rich New Yorker trying to buy his way into the White House.
We do not need billionaires trying to buy offices for themselves or trying to buy politicians to do their bidding from candidates who suck up to them.
Bloombergs’s very campaign, like the campaigns of Tom Steyer and Donald Trump, is a desperate response to the threat of tax proposals from Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. The campaigns of Bloomberg, Steyer and Trump prove exactly why their proposals by Elizabeth Warren (quickly copied by Bernie Sanders) to get money out of politics and make the wealthy (who have benefited the most from a system that enabled them and protects them) pay their fair share (and relieve the over-taxed, highly squeezed middle class) are exactly what is needed.
Especially with Bloomberg’s history of “stop and frisk” (which he defended and even bragged about until very recently when, after belittling Joe Biden for apologizing too much, Bloomberg apologized for what once was his proud achievement) no candidate can win without significant support from the African American community, and this is a deal-killer not only with African-Americans but with all who stand with them in their struggle for justice.
May 31, 2017