Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Thinking About Bloomberg As Candidate And President

The man is an appallingly ignorant racist and sexist. But he’s a well-heeled light-skinned media mogul with a good feeling for popular opinion. He’s got a chance.

He’s probably not a traitor. As a not-very-observant Jew (and won’t the antisemites have a field day with that) he is at least not an antisemite. But I don’t see him reforming ICE, should he be elected. He probably won’t divest. I don’t see him raising his own taxes. (I wonder if he’ll publish his tax returns.) I don’t see him fixing the courts, or the banks, He probably would allow the ACA to stand. His environmentalism is likely to come into conflict with his support for big money. If we can flip the Senate, we might get some decent policies through, but we’re going to have to fight for them.

End of the Reconstruction, back to the Gilded Age.

Oh, well. At least he’s not Trump.



he's the only one that can beat trump

Raven Onthill said...

Can he, though? He is Trump-lite, and between Trump and Trump-lite voters may chose Trump. On top of which he is the gaff king. He's going to say more embarrassing things about blacks and women before the general election; he is too proud and too foolish not to. And both of those groups of voters we need.