Today’s Campaign Update, Part II (Because the Campaign Never Ends)
Biden Buffoonery Update! – To end his long, softball interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, Quid Pro Joe looked at the camera and said, “Thanks, Chuck!”
I swear I don’t make this stuff up:
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 1, 2020
During the interview, Biden also promised to “end the Ebola crisis.” Surreal.
Hooboy. Five more months of this stuff. And then maybe four more after that if he and the DNC are able to rob The Commie of the nomination at the Milwaukee convention.
But onto the main topic here, which is, “what happens if Mini-Mike Bloomberg decides to run an independent campaign after failing to win the Democrat Party nomination?
I’ve been meaning to write about this for a week now, since I’ve gotten the question from several readers. But each day it has been overtaken by the parade of other major political events. With a fairly slow-ish news day upon us, now’s a good day to do it.
First, it’s doubtful Bloomberg would make this move in any event. Why? Because he really isn’t interested in being your president. As noted in this morning’s Campaign Update, he’s running as both a proxy for the dead-broke DNC, and as a stalking horse for heading off The Commie, in order to ensure either a Biden or Pantsuit Princess general election candidacy. His ad campaign has thus far been aimed at driving up President Trump’s negatives – a complete failure to this point – and his ads going forward will likely be more aimed at softening up The Commie at the behest of the DNC.
Second, the only way he would even consider an independent run would be if The Commie becomes the Democrat Party’s nominee, an outcome the DNC will do everything in its power to prevent.
Third, if the tiny ex-Mayor does mount an independent run, who would be voting for him? Would he take more votes away from President Trump or from The Commie? That’s the real balancing act to consider here, isn’t it?
So, what Democrat votes would he conceivably take away from The Commie? Obviously, the votes of actual liberals who can’t stand the thought of voting for a real, true-blue communist just because he happens to the standard-bearer for the Democrat Party this time around. How many such thoughtful liberals remain living in the United States today is an open question, as liberalism as a political philosophy has spent the last 28 years trending away from anything resembling actual reasoning in favor of shrill name-calling and identity politics.
But there is no doubt that Mini-Mike, currently pretending to be a Democrat, would steal millions of potential votes from The Commie, no matter how he were to construct his ad campaign.
On the GOP side, we have a similar equation: There is no doubt that a segment of the GOP voter base that we like to refer to as the #NeverTrump nitwit faction is itching to vote for somebody, anybody other than the Bad Orange Man in the White House. But as former congressman Joe Walsh found out the hard way during his extremely brief primary challenge of President Trump, you can cram every one of these #NeverTrump nitwits into an average inside cabin on one of the third-rate cruise ships they lease twice a year for their money-grubbing “seminar” cruises.
Other than those dozens of Bill Kristol-worshipping assclowns who actually thought that bald-headed creep from Utah, Evan McMullin – who still hasn’t paid off his campaign debts, by the way – was a viable presidential candidate in 2016, the population of Americans who identify as Republican voters who would choose to vote for Mini-Mike rather than their own incumbent President is very tiny indeed. So this is not really a viable hunting ground for the little ex-Mayor.
Independent voters would be a much more target-rich environment, though, and this is where Mr. Excitement could conceivably make a difference in the race. Sanders’ radicalism is going to turn off a huge portion of this voter group, so the question would become how big a slice Bloomberg could cut out for himself. That would largely depend on whether or not Mini-Mike could credibly present himself as a viable candidate who could actually win the race. As Ross Perot discovered in 1992, doing that is incredibly difficult for an independent candidate, regardless of how deep his pockets happen to be.
The bottom line is this: Bloomberg is identifying himself as a Democrat, a posture he has assumed for more than a decade now. As a Democrat, he would almost certainly end up taking more votes away from the Democrat candidate than from Trump, and it really wouldn’t matter how he ended up constructing his messaging.
So let Mini-Mike spend all the time and money he wants on an independent campaign: If his goal would be to harm the President’s re-election chances, he would be throwing tons of good money after bad.
That is all.
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