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Mike 03

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Hometown: Modesto California
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Current location: Arizona
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Kudos to Bloomberg. Some people think he's "going low" but what he's actually doing

is "hitting down from a higher position." Parse his insults and you'll see what I mean.

He doesn't say, "You're fat." He says "you lie about your obesity."
He calls him "Donald"
He says, "I wouldn't hire you except to run a golf course" (especially this one, placing himself as the employer and Trump as the employee).
He says, "You're private phone number wasn't even worth writing down in my little black book filled with the names of people far more important than you are."
"We know the same people...and they laugh at you..." etc...

Some of these aren't exact quotes, but they are what he's actually saying to Trump.

EDIT: Also, you notice how Bloomberg often doesn't speak "about" Trump in the third person but addresses him directly. "Donald, we know the same people..." "Donald, where I come from we measure your height from the neck up."

My candidate is Warren, but if she drops out I'm done messing around.

I'm going straight to Bloomberg, unless there's a Joe or Amy Miracle on Super Tuesday.

Bloomberg is landing punches.

He reminds Trump of his father. Both actually were self made, whereas Trump inherited and squandered a fortune.

Bloomberg is the ultimate New York insider, the very thing Trump's always wanted to be, but New York mocked and derided him.

All that historical and psychological baggage is in play now.

It's like if you're a big talker about how popular you were in high school, but you go to your 20th high school reunion and the person who was really popular and successful in high school humiliates you in front of everyone.

Can you imagine how that would feel?

That's how Trump feels.

MineralMan proposed something interesting a week or two ago that

struck me as having great merit and is in harmony with Bloomberg's attitude all along. If Biden can gain strength and establish himself, Bloomberg would then throw his support behind Biden. I really think Bloomberg was counting on Biden and that the only reason he's become a "thing" this week is because people are worrying about Biden.

Bloomberg wants to stay involved in the attack, but I think he can take or leave the presidency. I thought that was his plan all along, but unexpected developments happened. Shit got real and he stepped up his spending.

I agree with your post.

At least Bloomberg isn't gathering college students into an arena and saying "vote for me, I can make your tuition and your student debt go away" when he knows deep down he can't, because if Bloomberg did that it would be deceptive.

You ask "but what about everybody else?"

I can't speak for everybody else, but purple states want to win senate seats.

Mark Kelly wants to be Martha McSally.

We want good turnout. We need good turnout. We need enthusiasm.

Also, once in the Oval Office, we need someone who can work with others and win people over to legislate things that can pass in both houses.

Lastly, I don't view what I said as "attacking" Bernie; IMO it's thinking strategically and using my common sense.

"Impossible to draw any conclusions from this"

Sun Tzu must be laughing in his grave at the idea it's irrelevant that Fox news is pushing Bernie, or that Trump is urging his fantatical supporters to vote in open primaries for Bernie Sanders.

How many rational faculties does one have to suspend in order not to get a clue?

Well I guess you haven't spent much time in Arizona.

In the last six years I've met one Bernie supporter and she was too young to vote.

We have a life and death Senate race here.

Especially in a year like this, when people were already anxious to begin with and something

like two thirds are so petrified about electability that they are pushing policy considerations to the side.

Good post.

He didn't expect Biden to run into trouble this quickly

He could have just enjoyed his life and thrown his billions-dollar-campaign machine behind Trump.

Or he could have waited, which is what he probably planned to do (I mean, wait until around summer to really start spending money), and just sat back and let Bernie be the front runner. But so much changed so quickly, he stepped up his spending (he doubled it).

Why on earth would he go to this trouble? And this expense? When all is said and done, I predict he spends at least two and a half billion dollars (based on his current burn rate of $38 a second).

I think it's exactly like another DUer put it, "he doesn't give a shit if he's president or not" he just wants to jump into this fight to make sure Trump is annihilated.

People forget something: Mike Bloomberg has a life. And this fiasco will probably take a couple of years off it.

The best way to get Trump elected was for him to do nothing and not spend a cent unless it was at the last minute to help Trump directly. His life expectancy will probably drop slightly for jumping into this from the stress and the attacks he's about to endure.

I don't mean to be rude... but jesus christ.

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