As if this election cycle weren’t confusing and dispiriting enough, word now arrives that former New York Mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg is “seriously considering” running for president as an independent.
It’s truly difficult to apply the adjectives “serious” or “seriously” to this cycle. Just how many New York nutters with out-sized egos and money to burn are there?
Like the Donald, Bloomberg has been a Democrat, a Republican, and an independent. It’s truly hard to say where he would draw support from beyond the anti-gun and anti-Big-Gulp crowds. He claims he might be willing to spend a billion dollars of his own money on a campaign, demonstrating once again that it’s possible to have more money than sense. The NYT headline says Bloomberg “senses an opening” in the race. What with the Trumpkins and the Hillaryites emotionally welded to their candidates, it is beyond hard to see where this opening is.
Look for the spirit of Harold Stassen to announce soon.