Blogging has been light. Blogging here is always light! But it has been light because we have been enjoying Snowzilla.
There is no “Winter Storm Jonas.” That’s a Weather Channel marketing term. The proper term for the recent storm is “storm.” Or Snowzilla!
Anyway, among other things, I just learned that Mike Bloomberg is thinking about running for President. I am sure that many others have pointed out that he can’t win and would likely throw the race to the Republicans.
My question is, why would he bother? What is the raison d’être for his candidacy? Hillary Clinton isn’t friendly enough to Wall Street? Bernie Sanders would insult rich people? Insufficient citizens are frisked by police?
I kid, but the question is serious. What in the name of God could possibly be driving Mr. Bloomberg to even think about such a thing? I don’t understand, and not just because this blog was not a huge fan of his mayoralty. Oh, he wasn’t a terrible mayor. The bureaucracy was efficient. PlaNYC was pretty cool, if a bit overrated.
But what is a Bloomberg presidency supposed to bring to America that a Clinton administration wouldn’t?
I am left with the possibility that he would run solely to spite Bernie Sanders, in the still unlikely event that the Senator from Vermont should get the nomination. That seems ... petty. And it is contradicted by the fact that he really does seem to be thinking about running against Hillary as well.
Help me out here. Why is he even thinking about this? What does he think he brings that she does not?