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Mini-Mike Just Quietly Bailed Out the DNC

The Evening Campaign Update (Because the Campaign Never Ends)

Campaign finance laws? What campaign finance laws? – Apparently, federal campaign finance laws never envisioned the scam just pulled off by Mini-Mike Bloomberg. I told you when he got into the race that this was all a scam, that he wasn’t really seriously seeking the nomination, and his actions since that time only made my case.

Here’s how the scam worked:

  • In most campaign seasons both the RNC and DNC are flush with money and able to throw millions around to vulnerable campaigns and run TV and social media ad campaigns;
  • As of last November, though, the DNC was flat, dead broke and unable to raise enough money even to get out of debt;
  • Put simply, the DNC needed either a bailout or a proxy. Mini-Mike provided both;
  • Enter Mini-Mike and his fake presidential “campaign”;
  • The DNC couldn’t run ads attacking President Trump, but Mini-Mike, a multi-multi-multi-billionaire certainly could;
  • Even better, as a declared candidate for the office, he qualified for low advertising rates TV networks and stations are required to offer, leveraging his hundreds of millions of dollars even more;
  • So he spent three solid months, from early December through early March, spending a grand total of more than $900 million in his fake campaign, most of which went into anti-Trump advertising;
  • After failing to win a single contest and only a small handful of convention delegates, he abandoned his fake campaign after Super Tuesday.

Friday, Politico reported that, as a final act of largess to the DNC, he is deeding his state campaign operation to the Party, firing all of his employees who he promised to employ through November, and “donating” the state campaign budget’s remaining $18 million balance to it.

From the Politico report:

Mike Bloomberg’s defunct presidential campaign laid off hundreds more staffers Friday as he announced that that he’s folding his massive battleground operation into the Democratic National Committee.

Many of the Bloomberg aides — including those purged in an initial round of dismissals—were holding out hope he would deliver on a promise to keep them on his payroll through November, particularly with the coronavirus baring down. But those hopes were also dashed Friday when the staffers were told in frank conference calls that Bloomberg would not move ahead with his planned super PAC, and instead would cede his state operation to the DNC, including an $18 million infusion to help presumptive nominee Joe Biden.

The staffers, who said they were lured to the late-starting campaign with yearlong guarantees of competitive pay and health benefit packages, were invited to apply for jobs with the DNC as part of a “competitive process.”

“I guess it’s cheaper to give the DNC $18 million than keep promises because @MikeBloomberg just fired his whole campaign staff — including those of us promised jobs though November on his IE,” Amol Jethwani, a former aide, wrote in a tweet. “Disappointed I don’t have a job. Not surprised that a billionaire is cheating scum.”

Several other former aides said in interviews that the news comes as a massive blow amid the tanking economy. They believe the campaign has repeatedly strung them along while misrepresenting future opportunities.

“I am disgusted by Mike Bloomberg and his staff,” one of the Bloomberg aides, who like several others spoke on the condition of anonymity, told POLITICO on Friday. “He has left us with no health insurance during this pandemic. I have a family and do not know what we will do at the end of the month.”

The person added, “If the DNC and Joe Biden choose to ignore us, they are complicit as well. How can the party claim to care about working Americans while taking money from a billionaire that does not fulfill his promises to his employees?”

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How, indeed? I’ll tell you how: Because it’s the Democrat Party, and its toadies in the corrupt news media outside of Politico will just ignore the story.

Thus, you have a dude worth $62 billion before the financial meltdown stiffing hundreds of campaign workers who will now go file for unemployment. You also have a scam that would be a major scandal if any Republican attempted to pull it off going essentially unremarked by the “public watchdogs” in the corrupt news media

Welcome to journalism-is-dead-America.

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Staffers Confirm Bloomberg’s Decision to Debate was his Campaign’s Death Knell

Today’s Campaign Update, Part II (Because the Campaign Never Ends)

The leftist publication The Nation often publishes very interesting analysis pieces. One such piece ran on Friday. Titled “‘This Was a Grift’: Bloomberg Staffers Explain Campaign’s Demise,” the piece written by Ken Klippenstein makes for some very fascinating reading.

Klippenstein had access to several Bloomberg staffers who confirm the thesis that I laid out in the Campaign Update of February 22: That Bloomberg’s decision to enter the Las Vegas debate despite the fact he was not participating in the Nevada Caucuses was a strategic blunder that ultimately proved fatal.

Klippenstein not only traces the implosion of Mini-Mike’s failed effort to that debate, but to the moment when Elizabeth Warren slammed his very poor and public record of dealing with female employees:

…according to nearly a dozen members of his campaign staff, the former New York City mayor’s presidential dreams really died when Elizabeth Warren eviscerated his record on live television during the February 19 debate in Las Vegas.

Not a single Bloomberg staffer that I spoke to was surprised by the campaign’s implosion. Speaking on the condition of anonymity for fear of professional reprisal and because of the campaign’s nondisclosure agreements—which The Nation obtained a leaked copy of in February—campaign employees cited that bruising debate as well as a general lack of enthusiasm for Bloomberg among the staff as main factors ending his presidential run.

“Ever since the first debate all of us faced a ton of hostility [when knocking on] doors…and could hardly get any volunteers,” one field organizer told me. “I once had a woman chase me back to my car demanding that I say you can’t buy the presidency.”

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Now, here’s part of what I wrote in that Feb. 22 piece:

Using the RCP aggregate of betting odds as a primary gauge, the disastrous debate showing by Mr. Excitement, Mike Bloomberg, last Wednesday is going to have a major negative impact on his polling numbers and, by extension, on his ability to accumulate votes and maybe even win a state or two in the March 3 Super Tuesday primaries.

Just nine days ago, The Commie held a shaky 5-point lead over Mini-Mike in this important gauge of public sentiment, with Sanders pulling in 39% of the money being bet and Mr. Excitement 34%. That Commie lead began to expand, though, as video after video began to surface of Mini-Mike making horrific public statements offending all manner of traditional Democrat interest groups. By the time debate day came around, the Sanders lead had grown to 17 points.

In the three days since Bloomberg’s Vegas Waterloo, the bottom has dropped out. The Commie’s support has jumped up over 50% for the first time, while Mr. Excitement has crashed down to 22%. It is very likely that that near-30% gap between the two will only expand after Sanders scores what is going to be a big winning margin in the Nevada caucuses.

Before that debate took place, Mini-Mike had actually moved into slight polling leads in both Oklahoma and Arkansas, and was becoming competitive in a couple of the other Super Tuesday states, based solely on the strength of $300 million spent on TV and social media ads.  In polling released over the next 7-10 days, we will likely see those leads go poof!, as the impacts of his debate catastrophe begin to show up in the polling data.

I told you on Wednesday morning that there was no possible benefit for Bloomberg to appear in that debate: He wasn’t even on the ballot in Nevada – why take the risk of having exactly the horrific debate performance he in fact had? And there was no way this near-terminally boring old man who hadn’t participated in a debate setting in a dozen years was going to have a good night against a pack of desperate animals who have been doing nothing but debating and running their mouths for almost a damn year now.

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Back to Klippenstein’s piece in The Nation:

Several members of the campaign described Bloomberg’s debate as the beginning of the end. As another field organizer put it, “The people who liked Mike initially didn’t care about the sexual [harassment] allegations or stop and frisk, but they got turned off because they thought he made himself look weak and that he had let Warren walk all over him.”

A third staffer also said that the debate marked a turning point, after which phone calls with voters became more difficult. “The day after [the debate] when we made calls people were like, ‘Oh yeah, I was thinking about him [Bloomberg], but I’m not really sure anymore.’”

Bloomberg’s performance, specifically his handling of Warren’s questions, even alienated the campaign’s volunteers. Of the volunteers that quit, one campaign employee told me, “Just about every one of them said it was because of the debate performance or the NDA scandals.”

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Klippenstein’s piece also goes into detail about how Bloomberg staffers, seeing the handwriting of Bloomberg’s impending doom clearly written on the wall, actually used Mini-Mike’s tons of money to actively campaign for Sanders and other Democrat candidates leading up to Super Tuesday. It’s a fascinating piece that everyone should go read. Warning: you’ll have to spend $1 for a 24-hour access to The Nation’s website to do it, but I found it well worth the price.

 

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Resurgent Biden Proves That Trump Changed Presidential Politics Forever

Today’s Campaign Update (Because the Campaign Never Ends)

A billion dollars just doesn’t buy what it used to buy. – Think about this for a second: Between them, billionaires Tom Steyer and Michael Bloomberg just combined to pour right at a billion dollars of their own personal fortunes into what became two of the most spectacularly failed primary campaigns in American history.

Both men hired massive staffs of hundreds – with Bloomberg, it was thousands – of people who were supposed to be the best and brightest minds in the campaign professional cottage industry. They both paid hundreds of millions of dollars to the cream of the crop of advertising agencies and polling companies and social media outfits to produce slick ads and websites for their campaigns, filled with the latest messages that were sure to appeal to the maximum possible numbers of voters.

Both billionaires literally stuffed the pockets of local and national television channels, along with radio stations and web presences across the spectrum of the nation. Their ads were ubiquitous: At one point in January, I clicked on a link to a story at the Los Angeles Times, and literally every one of the 15 or so ads on the landing page had been bought by Michael Bloomberg. It became impossible to watch a 30-minute sitcom without seeing either Bloomberg or Steyer – or both – in multiple commercial breaks. At times, their ads ran back-t0-back-to-back.

It was, frankly, exhausting.

And what did these two men get for their trouble? What measure of success did they buy with their billion dollars of political spending? According to NBC News, in the only measure that actually matters in a nominating race, the delegate count, Bloomberg secured a grand total of 48 delegates, while Steyer came up with a big, fat zero.

Steyer and Bloomberg aren’t the only examples of big-money campaigns flaming out in recent history, i.e., since Donald Trump came along. Hillary Clinton was able to spend $2 billion on her presidential bid in 2016, outspending candidate Trump by a 3 to 1 margin, and still managed to lose. As I discussed in yesterday’s Campaign Update, Jeb! Bush frittered away roughly $300 million in the GOP primary process and failed to win a single delegate.

Both Clinton and Bush organized the exact same sort of traditional big-money campaigns that Bloomberg and Steyer did, hiring all the best people and ad agencies and social media and polling firms. The only thing all that money brought to them in the end was the stench of desperation and miserable failure.

Meanwhile, Trump’s campaign consisted of Corey Lewandowski and about a dozen other people. He actively campaigned against the DC-based professional political class, calling them all a part of the DC Swamp that he was coming to Washington to drain. The fact that Trump won by running such an overtly anti-political class campaign is why they all hate him so, and why the few such pros who have chosen to work for Trump have become pariahs among others in their profession.

Now comes this cycle’s Democrat nominating process, and all the candidates who have raised gobs of money only to flame out of the process. And it isn’t just Bloomberg and Steyer: Beto O’Rourke, fresh off spending a whopping $90 million and losing a Texas Senate race in 2018, initially raised tons of cash, only to see his public appeal crash and burn. Kamala Harris was the early favorite of both the corrupt news media and the DC professional political class. She also raised a ton of early cash and she also crashed and burned, flaming out before we even moved into 2020.

Bernie Sanders has consistently led the Democrat field in fundraising, the vast majority of it from small-money contributors. He even managed to become the clear front-runner in the race for about 30 seconds before Joe Biden, his campaign almost dead broke and having been largely written off by all the “experts” just 10 days before, came storming back in South Carolina on Saturday.

Biden then parlayed the momentum out of South Carolina to sweeping wins in 9 of 14 states on Super Tuesday, and is suddenly back in the driver’s seat with a clear path to being able to win the majority of delegates needed to secure the party’s nomination on the first ballot at its July convention in Milwaukee. You haven’t seen any slick, high-dollar Joe Biden ads because he hasn’t had the money to fund them. Biden wasn’t really worried about Steyer and Bloomberg creating a talent shortage in the available professional political class, because he hasn’t had the money to hire any of them anyway.

The reality of the last 10 days is that Joe Biden has been able to dispatch the billionaires and jump back into the clear lead in this race while running essentially the same kind of campaign that Trump ran throughout 2015 and 2016. It’s a campaign based almost purely on earned media and the candidate’s personality.

True, Biden’s personality is not remotely similar to Trump’s, but it doesn’t need to be. Biden is appealing to a completely different subset of the American people than Trump targeted 4 years ago. Trump was messaging to the part of the population that wants to clean out the Swamp. Biden is appealing to voters who want mythical free stuff from the government, and if that means the rehabilitation and perpetuation of the Swamp, they don’t care. Doing that requires a different kind of character and different messages, but the construct of the campaigns are strikingly similar.

The fact of the matter is that Trump has changed the requirements for what it takes to run a successful presidential campaign in modern times and we are seeing that reality play out in real time in this Democrat race for the nomination. While all the “experts” in the DC pundit class are still portraying Sanders as the “outsider” in this race, the truth is that Sanders has run a depressingly conventional campaign filled with slick TV ads, social media buys and a massive paid staff of political pros.

Biden hasn’t done that, but only – and this is key – because he hasn’t been able to raise the money required to fund that kind of campaign. But now, since his big showing on Super Tuesday, the money is suddenly pouring in. With Bloomberg now promising to pour gobs of his own money into Super PACs and other third party efforts supporting Biden, you can now expect the confused former Vice President’s campaign to start bringing in a bunch of ex-Bloomberg staff and, as a result, begin looking a lot like Bloomberg’s campaign – and by extension, just like the Hillary Clinton campaign looked four years ago.

This will happen to Biden because the candidate himself is likely as clueless about the real nature of his recent success as he is about which state he happens to be in on any given day. And you can bet that none of the political pros on his staff are going to put their own jobs in jeopardy by telling him.

In an appearance on Fox News last night, Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway told host Martha MacCallum that she thinks Joe Biden will end up being this year’s Hillary Clinton. She’s exactly right because, having helped to create it, she understands the way Donald Trump has forever changed the nature of our presidential politics.

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Mini-Mike Suspends – The Ball is Now in Fauxcahontas’s Teepee

Today’s Campaign Update, Part III (Because the Campaign Never Ends)

We won’t have Mini-Mike to kick around anymore, which is a crying damn shame when you think about it. – Just like that, Mike Bloomberg suspends his incredibly ineffective, humongously expensive presidential campaign; thus, the Democrat Party establishment has successfully now cleared the field of anyone who can be referred to as remotely “moderate” and left the clearly-addled Quid Pro Joe standing alone against The Commie and Lieawatha.

From the Axios article on Mr. Excitement’s withdrawal:

Michael Bloomberg, who spent hundreds of millions of dollars to self-fund his 2020 presidential run, announced Wednesday that he is suspending his campaign after a poor performance on Super Tuesday and will endorse Joe Biden.

The state of play: Bloomberg opted to skip campaigning in early states, staking his candidacy on a string of Super Tuesday victories to launch him to frontrunner status, but that plan was ultimately felled by the resurgence of Joe Biden’s campaign.

“I’ve known Joe for a very long time. I know his decency, his honesty, and his commitment to the issues that are so important to our country – including gun safety, health care, climate change, and good jobs.”

The big picture: Bloomberg’s self-funding drew backlash from an increasingly progressive party that is skeptical of the role of big money in politics. Bloomberg was one of two billionaires in the race, joined by Tom Steyer, who dropped out over the weekend.

The President himself responded to Mini-Mike’s announcement with a pair of hilarious tweets:

And…

Now that the Party’s panic has achieved its desired goal, the focus will fall on Princess Little Big Mouth Always Running to see if she will have the grace to clear the radical path for The Commie. Her continued presence in the field already cost The Commie at least two primary wins on Tuesday – in Massachusetts and Maine – and would be likely to continue to cost Sanders in the delegate count in future primary contests.

So, the question becomes about who Elizabeth Warren really is: Is she really the progressive radical she pretends to be, or just another tool of the Party’s establishment?

We will find out very soon.

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Bloomberg Surpasses Jeb! as America’s Biggest Presidential Flop

Today’s Campaign Update (Because the Campaign Never Ends)

Ok, so, who’s the biggest flop of all time in presidential politics? – In 1980, all of the nation’s punditry made huge fun of Texan John Connally for spending the then-princely sum of $6 million in the early GOP primary races before dropping out without having won a single delegate. He was widely considered at that time to be the biggest loser in modern presidential political history.

Boy, Connally sure doesn’t hold that dubious title anymore.

That trophy got taken in 2016, when Jeb! Bush and his supporting super PAC frittered away a grand total of around $300 million. For that phenomenal investment, Jeb! and his backers won exactly 0 delegates to the GOP convention. The former Florida Governor had entered the race as the odds-on favorite to become the eventual nominee, but, after taking a pounding from Donald Trump in the party’s 2015 debate season, the low energy candidate dropped out after a horrific showing in the New Hampshire primary.

But luckily for Jeb!, all of that $300 million was other people’s money, and he was able to slink back to Florida to resume his life of immense privilege. Like Connally in 1980, his political career was well and truly over but his personal fortune was intact.

There have been other big presidential primary flops in modern times – Howard Dean in 2004 and Rudy Giuliani and his infamous “Florida strategy” in 2008 come immediately to mind – but in terms of throwing good money after bad candidacies, no one could compare to Connally and Jeb!.

Until now.

Interestingly, the motto for the Jeb! Bush campaign in 2016 was “Jeb can fix it!”, which is eerily reminiscent to the “Mike will get it done!” motto for the campaign of America’s new all-time biggest flop in presidential primary politics, Michael “Mini-Mike” Bloomberg.

As only he can do, President Donald Trump summed up Mr. Excitement’s Super Tuesday showing in a 280 character tweet:

Yeah, that’s pretty much it, all right.

But hey, Mini-Mike did manage to win a caucus – in American Samoa, where a grand total of less than 400 people participated in the process. His campaign hasn’t told us how many millions he dropped on TV ads in that tiny island territory that most Americans don’t even know exists.

Otherwise, despite an investment of more than $500 million, with another reported $200 million of his personal fortune already committed in ad buys, Mini-Mike came up bupkis in terms of actually winning. Oh, he’ll rack up several dozen delegates once all the votes are finally counted in several states in which his third-place finishes got him above the 15% viability threshold, but that will be small consolation for this very small, hubris-driven man.

Rumors are circulating this morning that some of his teeming masses of senior advisors – none of whom apparently have a clue about what they’re doing to judge by the candidate’s performance – urged him on Monday to drop out of the race in order to avoid the humiliation he – and, let’s be honest, they – suffered last night.

It was good advice, as things turned out. They could see what was coming, even if the candidate could not.

Rumors are also circulating that Bloomberg was under “immense pressure” from party leaders Tuesday night to announce the end of his campaign following his latest disastrous showing. Assuming that is really happening, it is also good advice, because Mini-Mike is dead in the water. He could burn through his entire $60 billion fortune between now and the July convention and probably not win a single state primary.

The reason why is simple: Because the product being advertised does not match the reality of the product, and everyone knows it now. Mike Bloomberg is the Ford Edsel of American politics, and no amount of paid advertising can sell an Edsel.

Joe Biden has had to run his campaign on a shoe-string for the last several months. He spent pretty much no money at all on paid advertising in the majority of states he won on Tuesday, yet he was the big winner of the day. Similarly, in 2016, the Pantsuit Princess spent 3 times as much money on paid advertising as Donald Trump, and still lost because she, like Bloomberg, was a horribly unappealing candidate.

As I noted a few days ago, in fact, Bloomberg’s campaign is a perfect illustration of the very limited returns on investment in paid advertising. Those returns are becoming increasingly limited over time, since younger people under the age of 40 pretty much do not watch any paid advertising at all. What Mini-Mike bought with his half-billion dollar investment was a certain level of name recognition and pretty much nothing beyond that.

The temptation for Bloomberg and his enormous ego will be to keep soldiering on at least through March 17, when Florida – where he has been leading in the polls – is up, along with Illinois and Ohio, where he has also spent gobs of bucks. Hell, he’s already in for $700 million – why not make it an even billion and try to save some face here?

The problem with that reasoning, though, is that all of those Florida polls were taken before Biden’s win in South Carolina, and the huge boost that provided to his campaign. The next round of polls are very likely to show that “Joe-mentum” has carried Biden into the lead in all of those upcoming states.

When that happens, the pressure on Mini-Mike to drop his pretense of a campaign and line up behind Quid Pro Joe, as distasteful as that may seem to him, will become overwhelming.

But regardless of what Mr. Excitement does going forward, he has earned the title of the single biggest flop in modern presidential electoral history, and nobody, at least in this election cycle, can take that away from him.

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Bloomberg Appears to be Auditioning for his Own “Jackass” Film

The Evening Campaign Update (Because the Campaign Never Ends)

Mike Bloomberg is a raging jackass. That’s all there is to it. – Pardon my French, but man, this guy just personifies rank jackassery in tiny loafers.

Let’s look at the highlights from his day’s activities…

First, watch as Mini-Mike licks his fingers, touches all the food on the buffet and puts what he doesn’t eat back in the box:

Seriously, who does this? It’s an honest question.

Next, there was this:

Good lord, who are the imbeciles advising this jerk? For the record, the word “Tejas” was being used by Indians native to East Texas for centuries before any Spaniard set foot anywhere in the New World. What an uneducated oaf this tiny man is.

Oh, but it gets better…

Next, check this out:

Super Tuesday: Michael Bloomberg says he will eat at Chinese restaurant to show solidarity over coronavirus

um….how would eating at a “Chinese” restaurant in the United States show “solidarity” with the thousands of Chinese people suffering from the Coronavirus? I mean, it would show “solidarity” if you’re going to fly to freaking China to eat at an actual Chinese restaurant there.

Isn’t this racist? Would Donald Trump, if he said this exact thing, be portrayed by every Democrat and corrupt journalist in America as a racist for saying it?

Yep.

But wait, there’s more!

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Ok, it’s the same video as the one above, but it is such a jackass move it deserved to be repeated:

Jackass. A raging oaf of a jackass. That’s all there is to it.

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The Democrat Clown Show Moves Into Outright Panic Mode

Today’s Campaign Update (Because the Campaign Never Ends)

The Democrat Party’s “establishment”, i.e., the part of the party’s leadership that still tries to hide its’ true socialist nature, is pulling out all the stops for Quid Pro Joe. – Having now realized that Mini-Mike Bloomberg is too inept and flawed as a candidate to ever be able to unite the party’s demented voter base, the Democrat poobahs pulled out all the stops on Monday to try to lift their Unfrozen Caveman Senator to wins in some key Super Tuesday states today.

It probably won’t work, given that “pulling out all the stops” just means that Crazy Uncle Joe received the endorsements of several people who already failed miserably in their own attempts to do what he’s trying to do. First came Preacher Pete, who suddenly ended his campaign Sunday afternoon after reportedly speaking to both Jimmy Carter and Barack Hussein Obama His Own Self.

No doubt the Preacher was promised a nice, cushy cabinet spot for his troubles. Try to imagine this guy as your next Secretary of Defense, and you probably get the idea.

Next came Amy Klobuchar, who apparently got the same Obama call about 18 hours before she was poised to win the primary in her home state of Minnesota. There’s your next secretary of Homeland Security or Housing and Urban Development, folks, should Joe manage to Quid Pro his way into the Oval Office.

Serial looooooser Irish Bob O’Rourke even got into act, flying out to somewhere – I’m not sure where – to deliver an endorsement speech at a Biden event in another half-empty high school gym. After O’Rourke had finished, the Unfrozen Caveman Senator got up and delivered another incoherent speech that included this little gem:

Yes, you heard it right: “We hold these truths to be self-evident. All men and women created by the, you know, you know, the thing. You know, how we talk about. The, we, the people.” Somewhere, Thomas Jefferson is rolling over in his grave.

The obviously impaired geezer also apparently thinks Buttigieg is actually Eric Swalwell:

You could never make this stuff up, folks, never in a million years.

The Commie, Bernie Sanders, seemed unfazed by it all, being used as he is to seeing the Democrat establishment working to rig elections against him. He made a speech in San Jose, California in which he welcomed all the former Buittigieg and Klubuchar supporters into his fold, knowing that a large percentage of those folks – especially among the Preacher Pete support base – are commies at heart. He most likely laughed out loud when he saw O’Rourke trying to make himself relevant to something again.

Meanwhile, Mini-Mike Bloomberg made an ass of himself on national TV one more time, making the strategic error of appearing in a town hall on Fox News. Watch his answer when an audience member asks, “How do you justify pushing for more gun control when you have an armed security detail that is likely equipped with the same firearms and magazines you seek to ban the common citizen from owning? Does your life matter more than mine or my family’s, or these people’s?

Bloomberg: “Look, I probably get 40-50 threats every week, ok, and some of them are real. That just happens when you are the mayor of New York City, or if you’re very wealthy and you’re campaigning for president of the United States. You get lots of threats, so I have a security detail. I pay for it all myself, and, uh, um, you know, they’re all retired police officers who are very well trained in firearms.”

Oh. Does anything he said there justify his position of banning common citizens from owning firearms? What he just said there is exactly what you’d expect a hubris-consumed person of massive wealth and privilege to say: “It’s fine for very wealthy people like me and my security detail to have guns because we need them to protect us from people like you.”

Note that he rubs this ordinary guy’s nose in his own massive wealth not once, but twice in the span four sentences. An intelligent, well-coached candidate would have said something like, “Look, I’m a candidate for president right now, and before that I was mayor of New York City. The unfortunate reality of our society today is that, when you put yourself into those positions of public service, you have to have armed security because of all the threats you receive. I do not carry a gun in my personal life and never will.”

There, see how easy and much more effective that was? Who in the hell is advising this man?

The reality of Mini-Mike as a candidate is that he has got to be the single most clueless individual on the face of the earth. And this answer, in a nutshell, illustrates to us all why the Democrat party establishment is so panicked now to try to prop up the obviously impaired Biden.

Their efforts are probably too late and will most likely go for naught. There are 1357 convention delegates up for grabs today and the Commie is most likely going to win somewhere between 800 and 900 of them.  The rest will be split up in some proportions between Quid Pro Joe, Mini-Mike and Fauxcahontas, who has refused thus far to end her hopeless campaign, even though she most likely got the same call from Obama that the others received.

So, Gropey Dopey Joe might come away with 300 or so, with Mini-Mike and Lieawatha divvying up the rest.

By the end of the day today, a little more than 40% of the total delegates in this nominating race will have been awarded, and The Commie is poised to own right about half of the 1900+ he needs to win on a first ballot at the Democrat convention in July.

After yesterday’s events, you can literally smell the panic and fear setting in at DNC headquarters. For the rest of America, it is the sweet aroma of #WINNING.

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Coming Soon: The Fake Indian vs. The Three Elderly Amigos

Today’s Campaign Update (Because the Campaign Never Ends)

The countdown to the announcement of his new contributor agreement with MSNBC has begun. – Preacher Pete Buttigieg, the scripture mis-quoting failed ex-Mayor of a small college town in Indiana, suddenly decided to end his hopeless presidential quest Sunday afternoon, a decision that seems odd given that it came just a little more than a day before the opening of the polls for the Super Tuesday primary contests in 14 states.

The decision seemed even stranger given that it came mere hours after Buttigieg had given this interview with the execrable Chuck Todd on Meet the Press:

Buttigieg: We believe there are places from coast to coast…where our messages are resonating particularly well. We’ll be looking at the math as we continue to push and make the most of the resources that we have. I think what matters the most right now is calling Americans to that vision of what it could be like in this country if we could turn the page on the toxic and divided character of our politics right now.

There is already an American majority that agrees with us, that agrees with our party…you wouldn’t always know it from looking at the outcomes in Washington, but right now the American people are already with us. What’s going to be needed is a message and a messenger to make sure those priorities are going to be met. I find that is true in the reddest of states, and on the coasts as well.

Every single day, we do a lot of math on this campaign, so we’ll be assessing that at every turn.

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Huh. Guess he waited to “do the math” until after he’d spoken to Todd.

In all seriousness, the most likely thing here is that he and his staff met later in the day, and the math showed them all that his campaign was out of money, with zero prospect of winning a damn thing in any state, on Super Tuesday or at any other time down the road. Maybe he also got a call from George Soros or one of his many proxies, telling him that he had served his purpose in this campaign and that the money spigot was about to be turned off for good.

Either event would make it clear that it was time to see if the candidate couldn’t go make a deal with one of the cable news networks to become a paid contributor, like Andrew Yang already did at CNN. Hell, Preacher Pete is so glib, he’d be a good candidate to host a prime-time show on one of the liberal channels. I mean, c’mon, he’d be miles better than crazy Larry O’Donnell or Fredo Cuomo. Don’t be shocked if you see him pop up on one of the Super Tuesday analyst panels tomorrow night. He’s a natural.

Meanwhile, in Selma, Alabama… – Looky what happened to Mini-Mike when he made the stupid decision to go speak in a black church in Selma on Sunday:

I don’t know who is advising this guy, but whoever told the master of “stop and frisk” it would be just a peachy idea to go politicking in a black church in Selma, Alabama needs to be put on the next bus home.

And by the way, whatever happened to the separation of church and state in this country? Churches who allow their Sunday services to be taken over by politicians need to have their tax exempt status revoked. If you want to make your church facility an adjunct for the Mike Bloomberg, Bernie Sanders or Joe Biden campaign, then you need to start paying taxes, especially on the money you got from the candidate for letting him become your preacher for a day.

This is just one more example of how the political left in this country destroys everything it touches.

Hey, at least they weren’t in church. – Also-ran candidate Amy Klobuchar suffered her own bit of indignity on Sunday when this happened:

So, George Soros strikes again, sending Klobuchar a clear message through one of his proxy groups, Black Lives Matters, that it is well and truly time to end her own hopeless quest. Expect her to call it all good tomorrow night.

“I like these guys…they are funny guys…just kill one of them.” – So, that will leave Fauxcahontas standing alone against the trio of 78 year-old pasty-white men. If it were a Western movie, she’d be playing the role of El Guapo against the Three Elderly Amigos. Can’t wait to see the Amigos doing their dance number to “My Little Buttercup.”

Three Amigos- Bar Scene (My Little Buttercup) - YouTube

 

That is all.

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

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Joe Biden: The Unfrozen Caveman Comeback Kid – for 72 Hours

Today’s Campaign Update (Because the Campaign Never Ends)

He wants to be the president who appoints the first black female to the United States Senate! – That is exactly what Quid Pro Joe Biden told an audience at a rally on Friday, and the rest of the Democrat presidential field is so weak that they voted for him anyway.

So, now America’s Unfrozen Caveman Senator gets to be the Democrats’ Unfrozen Caveman Comeback Kid.  For about 72 hours. By then, most of the results from the Super Tuesday states will have come in, and Crazy Uncle Joe will be right back where he belongs, sucking the wind of The Commie’s campaign.

Even the ardent Biden hacks on CNN’s massive panel of election analysis hackery last night admitted that the prospects ahead for the buffonish ex-Veep are painfully thin: Hey, if he can win a few states – some combination of Arkansas, North Carolina and/or Virginia – on Tuesday, and be competitive enough to pick up delegates in some other states, like Texas and Oklahoma, then he can keep raising a little money and keep his horribly-run campaign on life support for a couple more weeks, until the next raft of big states come up on March 17. That is when the states of Ohio, Illinois, Florida and Arizona hold their primaries.

To his credit, Quid Pro Joe actually seems to be leading in Florida, although the polling data there thus far is very sparse, and the momentum from his big South Carolina win might well help him maintain that position there. We have no information thus far in terms of polls from any of those other states.

But let’s say Biden is actually able to win Florida and maybe one of those other states – one would certainly think he would be competitive in Illinois, for example. In that event, there would be no question that Quid Pro Joe would be able to continue making a fool of himself all the way through the July convention in Milwaukee.

With Steyer dropping out of the race last night [finally], and the Warren, Klobuchar and Buttigieg campaigns now having zero real reason to continue other than the candidates’ own hubris, Mini-Mike becomes the only other meaningful factor in the race from this point forward.

Make no mistake about it: Mr. Excitement is only a factor because he happens to have $62 billion to burn through. Despite having already frittered away half a billion, mostly on paid advertising, Bloomberg still has a net negative favorability rating among Democrat voters, and virtually zero appeal to the black voters who are so crucial to Democrat success. Exit polls from South Carolina yesterday showed Mini-Mike with at 22/66 favorable/unfavorable rating from the heavily-black Democrat voters in that state. That’s about the rating Satan would get from those same voters. He is a horribly unappealing candidate.

The question for Bloomberg now becomes what will he do after he has a terrible showing on Super Tuesday? Because that’s what is going to happen. It is doubtful he will actually win a single one of the 14 states being contested on Tuesday. He will not even be competitive in California, and is likely to finish a distant third in Texas, where the intensity of his advertising has dropped noticeably in the past week.

Bloomberg has repeatedly said that he is willing to spend up to $2 billion of his personal fortune in his effort to prevent President Donald Trump’s re-election. Regular readers here will know that my belief is that he never expected to be able to win the Democrat nomination, but became a “candidate” so that he would receive the preferential advertising rates that candidates are entitled to.

With the DNC essentially broke, Bloomberg serves both as a proxy for the anti-Trump spending the Party would have normally done, and as a stalking horse for Biden or some other “moderate” candidate to challenge The Commie come convention time.

Thus, my bet is that Mini-Mike will continue his “candidacy” through July regardless of his ability to actually attract votes, so that he can keep buying TV ads at the lower, preferential candidate rates.

Preacher Pete, Fauxcahontas and Klobuchar will all end their flagging efforts after failing to do much on Super Tuesday, which means Americans can now look forward to the prospect of having to endure a three-person contest between an outright communist radical, an obviously impaired former vice president, and a tiny billionaire with no prospects of winning anything other than the race to see who can burn through the most money.

That is our life, all the way through July.

 

My updated odds on the ultimate Democrat nominee:

The Commie – 5 to 4

Quid Pro Joe – 2 to 1

Someone not currently in the field – 10 to 1

Mini-Mike – 20 to 1

Klobuchar – 20 to 1 (She’s a potential compromise nominee at a deadlocked convention)

Fauxcahontas – 100 to 1

Preacher Pete – 1,000 to 1

 

That is all.

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

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