Like swallows returning to Capistrano, reports emerge that Michael Bloomberg is considering running for the White House. Again.
The former New York Mayor immersed his toes in the water in both 2012 and 2016, and retreated to the race in 2020 last March. Always for the same reason: He concluded that he could not win.
He was right and many real candidates should follow Bloomberg's example. Last week's 12 Democrats in the debate proved that quantity does not guarantee quality.
But a new reality prompts Bloomy's second thoughts. Senator Elizabeth Warren, the far left, is increasingly likely to win the nomination and direct the party in the political wilderness.
Bloomberg, a Democrat again, being Republican and independent, regards Warren's economic plans as dangerous nonsense,
Taking the microphone after her, he told the audience: "I just told Senator Warren on his way out:" Senator, congratulations, nice talk. But let me just remind you, if my company was not successful, we would not be here today, so enough with these things. "
Earlier, he denounced her wealth tax plan, saying: Venezuela."
Bloomberg's review, reported by CNBC, comes with speed. It is said to hold off until Joe Biden crater or crate
Big mistake, because by this time it will be too late.
It is true that Biden is an obstacle for others, which is why I called him out a month ago. My opinion then was that no other relative centrist , including Bloomberg, will not run because nobody can beat Biden in the primary.
But with by the time it was clear that the former Vice President could not go the distance and win the nomination, his early debates were appalling, and his inability to finish the sentence without going nonsense was painful to watch.
And that was before President Trump's focus on the fact that Biden's son, Hunter, earns millions from foreign governments while his father is vice president.
Many hits on Joe Biden have an impact. Warren has outpaced him in most polls and has already been recognized as a party worker. His donors are also becoming flirtatious, with the most recent fundraising report showing Biden following Warren, Senator Bernie Sanders and even Pete Butigig.
However, since Dem voters are split between the big field, Biden may be limping well in the primary season, which starts with the Iowa cuckoo on February 3 and includes Super Tuesday just a month later.
At some point he will collapse, but there probably won't be enough time for a newcomer to enter the race and accumulate
That's why Bloomberg has to take over now. It will be too late later.
He is also 77 years old, and although he has megabildons, he is not getting any younger. If not now, when?
This is not an endorsement, certainly not a general election. Trump's economic policies are boosting incomes and opportunities for tens of millions of people, and his America First program is a roadmap for national renewal. Assuming the president stops firing at his feet, he will be a formidable opponent.
But America needs two viable parties that compete with many of the same voters to make our system of checks and balances governing reality. Nowadays, the Democratic Party is tilted too far, left under the leadership of arrogant coastal elites who are hostile to the freedom of expression, religion, and day-to-day care of working and middle-class citizens.
The sophisticated idiocy of the Republic of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her anti-Semitic friends would be a laughing matter if they were not serious force players leading much of the party's agenda. Their support for impeachment helped to push speaker Nancy Pelosi along this devastating path.
Warren is smarter but not ideologically different. Her claim to be a capitalist is as false as her claim to have an American Indian heritage.
Hiding from a fig leaf in search of justice, it aims at taking away private health insurance and imposing large tax increases on individual and corporate wealth. As one of her opponents correctly accuses Warren, she wants to use government power to sanction and punish Americans, not to help them.
Her job-killing policies must be challenged by a credible party candidate, and Bloomberg is uniquely qualified for the role.
His three-month mayoralty was a huge success, as he led New York out of the dark after 9/11 into a new Golden Age of security and prosperity. He is one of the great business minds of our era and his philanthropy is a model for generosity, even so much of it is focused on such political issues as gun control, abortion rights and fossil fuels.
Alas, like most rich people who preach the evils of climate change, Bloomy's personal carbon footprint is gigantic, with mansions in abundance and a private fleet of planes.
While Bloomberg tells friends he doesn't believe there is room for him in the campaign, he would shake up the race and give voters a reasonable alternative. He has a team eager to go and money would not be the object of letting him make the case that he knows how to run a government and will do for the nation what he has done for New York.
While posting it in the Washington Post last week, "Presidential graduate students don't come up with big ideas. But voters need to explain how they intend to go from proposing plans for their actual implementation, including going through Congress." Those who shy away from the issue by talking about revolution and the pulpit of the abuser are out of work. "
That sounds like a campaign speech. But this is now or never.
RUSSIA again, Hill
Hillary Clinton sounds like the late senator Joe McCarthy, his habit of seeing communists behind every tree, is voiced by Clinton's habit of accusing her opponents of working for Russia.
The 2016 loser who still says that Trump used Russia to steal elections. , now accuses Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) of being "raised" by Vladimir Putin, and says Green Party candidate Jill Stein is a "Russian acquisition."
Both women fired back, as Stein accused Clinton of defamation, and Gabbard called her "the Queen of the Warming People, the Incarnate of corruption and the personification of the decay that destroyed the Democratic Party. "
Amen to all this. Enough for a flourishing jive
Reader Michael Castagna is alive to the cost and futility of the City Hall Thrive program. He writes:
"Prosperity should create an office in every homeless shelter, prison, half-house, courthouse, hospital and in every place visited by the homeless. Each section must have a contact point for a Thrive agent.
"Until then, stop spending money on a conversation. And stop pretending to care for the mentally ill. "