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    Quote Originally Posted by JimL View Post
    The fact that he's rising in the polls is due to the fact that he isn't well known, hasn't actively campaigned, and his entire campaign has been nothing but a half a billion dollars worth of self promoting tv ads. Bloombergs biggest mistake was in becoming eligible for the debate.
    This has to be accurate. There's no way that Bloomberg's campaign will actually withstand scrutiny. He seems calculated to alienate nearly everybody in one way or another - anti-gun, pro-nanny state, pro-Iraq war, elitist, pro-racial profiling... who is actually going to be his base?
    "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingsGambit View Post
    This has to be accurate. There's no way that Bloomberg's campaign will actually withstand scrutiny. He seems calculated to alienate nearly everybody in one way or another - anti-gun, pro-nanny state, pro-Iraq war, elitist, pro-racial profiling... who is actually going to be his base?
    Mostly right leaning moderates. I don't even understand why he is running as a democrat. He only became a democrat in Oct. of 2018. He should be running as a republican against Trump.
    Last edited by JimL; 02-20-2020 at 06:45 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    The stuff that has been coming out makes him sound worse than Trump.
    Big time. Virtually everything that the TDS crowd hates about Trump, both real and imaginary, they're gonna get with Bloomberg.



    Well, I guess he won't Tweet nearly as much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimL View Post
    Apparently you didn't watch the debate last night.
    He was hit hard by his political opponents. Pretty much what everyone expected.

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    I don't know if anything exemplifies our modern age of sound bite politics more than Trump tweeting about how Bloomberg was racist for his stop and frisk policies; despite the fact that he himself campaigned in 2016 to expand stop and frisk beyond New York City. His tweet still remains effective because the factual basis is beside the point.
    "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimL View Post
    Mostly right leaning moderates. I don't even understand why he is running as a democrat. He only became a democrat in Oct. of 2018. He should be running as a republican against Trump.
    What would be the point, given that a number of states' GOPs went ahead and canceled their Republican primaries?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimL View Post
    Mostly right leaning moderates. I don't even understand why he is running as a democrat. He only became a democrat in Oct. of 2018. He should be running as a republican against Trump.
    He was a Democrat right up until he decided to run as mayor and glomed onto Giuliani's popularity. After being mayor he changed parties again. Or, it would be more accurate to say that he changed labels because he hadn't changed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingsGambit View Post
    I don't know if anything exemplifies our modern age of sound bite politics more than Trump tweeting about how Bloomberg was racist for his stop and frisk policies; despite the fact that he himself campaigned in 2016 to expand stop and frisk beyond New York City. His tweet still remains effective because the factual basis is beside the point.
    It shows that while he might not have been a politician when he ran for office he sure has become one now. To paraphrase Nietzsche, be careful when you gaze long enough into the swamp for the swamp will gaze back into you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimL View Post
    The fact that he's rising in the polls is due to the fact that he isn't well known, hasn't actively campaigned, and his entire campaign has been nothing but a half a billion dollars worth of self promoting tv ads. Bloombergs biggest mistake was in becoming eligible for the debate.
    He's been rising in large part because of the Biden campaign's regular-as-clockwork implosion and people looking for another "moderate" alternative.

    As for being in the debate... Bloomberg has a Obama/Trump-sized ego and probably thought he'd do fine. And he likely felt he would be savaged even if not there (certainly true) and figured it'd be better if he could defend himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    He was a Democrat right up until he decided to run as mayor and glomed onto Giuliani's popularity. After being mayor he changed parties again. Or, it would be more accurate to say that he changed labels because he hadn't changed.
    He was a democrat 20 years or so ago, became a republican to run for mayor and then became an independent. He didn't become a democrat again until he decided to run in this election in Oct of 2018.
    Last edited by JimL; 02-20-2020 at 07:28 AM.

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