Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Food for Thought

An old colleague/friend writes:
I am observing not defending or endorsing here, but part of the reason Bloomberg's getting traction (besides his gazillions of dollars of course) is that he is running aggressive ads against the person the Democratic nominee will be running against in November. There are a lot of people who have been waiting for someone to do that and have gotten impatient with the endless rounds of intramural sniping over whose healthcare plan is best or who's a neoliberal or whatever.

Other Democratic candidates looking to break through would do well to take note. I have seen several Bernie ads in just the last few days aimed directly at Trump, which is probably a Bloomberg effect.
Sounds like Mayor Pete got the memo, too.


jaragon said...

Bloomberg has great ads- in radio with Michael Douglas narrating his story to very effective tv spots.

barryearle said...

Fine. But what happens if Bloomberg is elected? What is his vision for this country? What are his policies? How will he help workers? What will he do about immigration, climate change, healthcare costs? What is his foreign policy? If we still have a Republican dominated Senate with Mitch McConnell at its head, how will Bloomberg deal with this to get his bills passed? In short, saying you want to defeat Trump is just not enough for, at least, this voter. I want to know what you are going to do once you are in office...besides still not allowing those women who signed NDAs about your behavior to speak out.