Ever since the DNC Club road-map showed Bloomberg as the likely nominee to move into the Democrat race & assemble all of the ‘Never Bernie’ coalitions under one establishment tent, there has been speculation of a possible alternate motive: to bring Hillary Clinton back into the 2020 race.
Today, Matt Drudge takes that speculation to new levels as he claims exclusive sources to highlight Michael Bloomberg is considering doing exactly what people speculated.
Such a strategy is rather Machiavellian; unfortunately, that type of scheme is exactly what Club leadership would do. However, that said, this is more likely a test to see just how people would react publicly; and it is drawing apoplectic reaction from the AOC/Bernie wing of Democrat activists.
(Via Daily Mail) Mike Bloomberg is considering making Hillary Clinton his running mate, a source close to his campaign has told Drudge Report.
Polling found the Bloomberg-Clinton combination would be a formidable force to take on Trump in the race for the White House, the source said.
Former New York City Mayor and Democratic candidate Bloomberg is said to be considering even changing his official residence from New York to Colorado or Florida – where he also has homes – because the electoral college makes it difficult for US president and vice-president to reside in the same state.
Under the Twelfth Amendment to the US Constitution, which provides the procedure for electing the president and vice-president, it states that the two people could not both inhabit the same state as the elector.
Bloomberg’s campaign would not confirm or deny the reports when DailyMail.com reached out for comments.(read more)
As we watch the Club -vs- Bernie Sanders dynamic play out I would not put too much emphasis on the Clinton dynamic (¹yet). More likely for the Club’s intent this story starts to tell donors and “moderates” of a possibility. The overarching premise is that Bloomberg is maneuvering to be the Club nominee.
Notice how the story, by itself, positions Bloomberg as the presumptive nominee. Discussion of Bloomberg’s VP selection inherently implants a narrative that Bloomberg will be the nominee. Thus this is more likely the real motive for the story, and not the details within the story itself.
That approach, establishing the baseline psyche, is typical Club strategy. The more the Club (and their corporate media) can keep discussing Bloomberg as the nominee, the better it is for his nomination to succeed.
To be the nominee Bloomberg first has to get past Bernie Sanders. The ‘Never Bernie’ coalition will fall in line to the Club plan, they will put up no resistance. However, the real energy within the Democrat party is behind the AOC-Bernie caucus.
The strategically placed “rumor” per se’, appears to be more about positioning for Bloomberg, which is step one. The VP comes much later and will predictably be the bridge between the Club and a massive group of disgruntled activists.
If the DNC can pull-off the Bloomberg nomination; and assuming Bernie would not be the VP choice; Bloomberg’s VP selection will most likely be a progressive woman; and that woman has to be so appealing to the AOC-Bernie group that her appearance will heal the massive fracture created by the Club’s scheme to circumvent Bernie. It will not be Hillary Clinton because she does not fit that role; and it cannot be AOC.
¹A notable caveat is how the Club has indeed positioned some very serious Hillary Clinton political operatives around the table of the DNC rules committee (Barney Frank and John Podesta). Those prior selections do lend a modicum of credibility to the ‘sources’ framing the Bloomberg/Clinton ticket theory.
It looks like Bernie Sanders is going to win his third straight Democrat primary given the current polling from Nevada. The Las Vegas Review Journal conducted a poll of likely caucus attendees (Tuesday through Thursday) shows Bernie Sanders with 25% of the vote.
With the ‘Never Bernie’ vote split five ways, and with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg not on the Nevada ballot, it looks like Bernie is going to win another primary contest.
The Club has been using establishment allies to take shots at Bernie, but the Antifa mob behind his socialist race are swarming and blasting anyone who targets their lightbringer of free stuff. The Bernie-AOC wing have formed an impenetrable protective membrane around their candidate and most mainstream Democrats do not want to become their targets. It’s a remarkable dynamic.
Accepting the foregone conclusion, today New York Mayor Bill de Blasio attempts to increase his progressive credentials by proclaiming his support for Bernie.
NEVADA – Nevada’s culinary union, an influential force in the state’s upcoming caucuses, just fired a shot across the bow of Sen. Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign. In flyers, emails, and text messages, the union warned its members that Sanders’s “Medicare for all” plan would “end Culinary Healthcare.”
The culinary union has good reason to oppose Sanders’s plan. It provides top-tier benefits to 130,000 workers and their families. “Medicare for all” would destroy these benefits and saddle union members with far worse coverage.
Unions across the country have negotiated hard to provide generous health coverage to their members. In 2018, three-quarters of union members had access to dental benefits, compared with just half of nonunion workers. Some unions have even negotiated premium-free health benefits.
Sanders’s “Medicare for all” proposal would invalidate union health plans and force all their members into the same government-run plan as every other person.
In Nevada, that would mean the end of the Culinary Health Fund, which provides some of the best coverage in the state. Benefits include access to a members-only clinic that provides 24/7 urgent care, along with dental, vision, and pediatric care. Union clinics like this tend to offer high-quality care and have helped members save hundreds of dollars a month. (read more)
Well. Joe’s marbles are not in New Hampshire…
Joe Biden is done. Stick a fork in him. Kaput!
It’s just a matter of time before sleepy, creepy Joe falls back asleep and dreams of running barefoot through Ukraine cash with Hunter by his side.
We almost, and we mean ALMOST, feel sorry for Biden. Every time Joe ran for the nomination he lost. The Fake News wanted us to believe that he could beat Trump. After all, Biden was Barack Hussein Obama’s Vice President! It would be the third perfect term of Obama and the end of the anomaly called Trump.
They were wrong.
Biden came in 5th place in New Hampshire. In fact, he didn’t even show up on primary night, scurrying off to South Carolina before the results were final.
When reporters asked about the bloodbath in NH, all Biden could say was,
“I’m not giving up on New Hampshire! And don’t poke that in my face, okay buddy?”
It’s over Joe.
Who will drop out first? Biden or Warren?
Armstrong Economics Blog/Politics
Re-Posted Feb 14, 2020 by Martin Armstrong
Democracy is dying and it just looks like we have to go into the crash and burn. President Trump won more votes than any incumbent ever in history in New Hampshire. His rallies attract more people than any other and in most cases, all others combined. The Democrats have adopted such a left-wing agenda that it is truly scaring the “silent majority” who most often are never represented in the polls. In the Democratic camp, Bernie supporters realize that the game is rigged.
There are fears emerging among Bernie supporters that his nomination will be stolen like the last time. They fear that party-bosses claim that they have rewritten the nomination rules after the nasty 2016 primary race to quell a backlash from Sanders’ supporters, that will not matter here in 2020 – watch! Last time, the influence of the “superdelegates” backed Hillary which was not represented by any democratic vote. That is how the party can ignore the primaries when they do not like the result. They are absolutely correct – they will never allow Bernie to represent the party in November.
Even Bloomberg is acting very left-wing and many see him with resentment. The common complaint is that he made all his money and now wants to oppress the small business owners with his insane environmental regulations. He thinks he can just buy the presidency and vows to outspend Trump. Hillary outspent Trump by 10:1 so 2016 showed that money was not the deciding factor. Bloomberg is a very dangerous guy for his decision on the stop-and-frisk illustrates that his claim that crime was just too high and he had to do something demonstrates he has no respect for constitutional rights. This is not a dictatorship and many see his Napoleon Complex a very dangerous. Bloomberg News will, of course, pitch him to the world just like CNN will oppose Trump regardless of who the Democratic candidate will be. My bet is on Hillary still – (OPINION).
The real problem to emerge is interesting. When Obama was elected, we did not hear Republicans claiming “he’s not my president!” Something has seriously changed. Historically, everyone who voted for the losing candidate simply moved on and that was the end of the contest. This time, the left is hell-bent on oppressing the right and this is not what civilization is supposed to be about. No matter who wins in 2020, either side will just not accept a loss. This will lead to violence this time far more than people realize.
This is just not going to end well and it is part of the collapse in confidence in the bond market and governments. CNN and the rest of the biased media are fueling this divide. They just do not care what they are doing to the nation. We are no longer a democracy or a viable civilization that benefitsLIBERTY. It is all about suppressing the opponent.
This is why the backlash is becoming evidence from both sides. If the winner is not respected as the president, then what is the purpose of even having a unified country? The United States becomes the Free-For-All of States. We have New York declaring it is a “sanctuary” state issuing IDs to illegal aliens who then do not pay taxes or are ineligible to vote legally? So they defend people who cannot even vote or pay taxes? Very strange thinking indeed
Armstrong Economics Blog/Politics
Posted Feb 13, 2020 by Martin Armstrong
Impeaching Trump for asking Ukraine to investigate Biden’s involvement in ordering the shut down of any investigation into the corruption of the company that hired his son was too in your face and hypocritical for the average person. Biden himself interfered in Ukraine in the same precise manner they accused Trump of doing. Trump’s strong political standing has vindicated him because of the Democrat’s stupid approach to use impeachment in an attempt to manipulate the 2020 election.
Pete Buttigieg, the 38-year-old former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, which is a city with a population of only 102,000, is just not seen as someone capable of handling the office on a grand international scale. The Democrats themselves do not want him, for they see he has never held an elected federal office. So, like Trump, they do not see him as one of them. They fear that he remains unknown to the majority of Americans, and despite his magical rise to the top of the slate, what they fail to grasp is that in a field of Socialists and corrupt politicians like Biden, he may be the only normal person standing up these days. They are also concerned that his fundraising is coming from corporates who fear Warren and Sanders.
All of this is adding up to Hillary for President. She is waiting patiently in the wings far from the arrows of fellow Democrats. She wants to rise to the stage as a heroine who the nation turns to for survival. The one thing we can say about Hillary, she has always been for sale to the highest bidder. You can rest assured that the bankers will be on top. She stole the nomination from Bernie the last time. She will do the same this time
Joe Biden is staking out Nevada and South Carolina for his re-launch strategy; in a sad attempt to give the impression of viability where none exists.
Meanwhile having suffered a terrible defeat, coming in fourth place in her backyard state of New Hampshire, Elizabeth Warren is recognizing the voters are just not buying her pandering wokeness any more.
As many expected the inauthentic nature of Warren is a big part of the problem; the other issue is her constant fibbing and creepy phoniness. It also didn’t help when Senator Warren announced a nine-year-old transgender kid would be picking her cabinet.
The collapse of the two weakest remaining candidates, aptly named “Injun-Joe’, is a slow-motion train wreck with a foregone conclusion. Absent of an influx of cash, after the South Carolina primary on Feb 29th both Warren and Biden will likely suspend their campaigns.
Bernie Sanders remains the favorite to collect most delegates before the convention. Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar are second and third. Most pundits estimate when Biden drops-out his support will likely split between Buttigieg and Klobuchar. Similarly when Warren drops out half of her support will follow Buttigieg and Klobuchar and the other half will break-off and go with Sanders.
As long as Buttigieg and Klobuchar remain in the race – Bernie is in position to win the nomination with around 30 to 40 percent of the total vote. However, Mike Bloomberg is the wild card. The DNC supports mini-mike as an emergency in case no-one can stop Bernie Sanders.
That’s the way it looks heading into Nevada, and there will likely be new polling dropping on Thursday and Friday.
The polls closed at 8:00pm ET in the New Hampshire primary race for the 2020 nomination for President. With the race wide-open and the fiasco that took place during the Iowa caucus, tonight is important to the top five candidates.
Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Kloubuchar, Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden are the top-tier contenders for New Hampshire. A fifth place finish for Biden could likely end his campaign ahead of the Nevada caucus. Buttigieg and Kloubuchar are leading the ‘Never Bernie’ coalition.
UPDATE: The race has been called for Bernie Sanders. However, unlike 2016 Bernie did not win by as much. Pete Buttigieg was right on his tail, and Amy Kloubuchar performed much better than MSM previously expected.
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren did terrible considering this is her back-yard; and the dog-faced pony soldiers took Joe Biden to the woodshed.
New York Times Election Results Here
Instead of running the ’15/’16 splitter plan that worked in 2012 for Mitt Romney; if the GOP Club had planned with Jeb in the 2016 cycle to hang back until Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio could launch attacks against Donald Trump – then enter the race in March for the Florida splash… that would be somewhat analogous to what we are seeing within the revised plan currently underway within the 2020 DNC Club.
Right now, in the entry primaries, the DNC priority is ‘Never Bernie’; and toward that end Pete Buttigieg is the tool. However, in the background the DNC Club is positioning Bloomberg to save the day, and that is becoming visible in new national polling.
Forget Biden. Joe Biden’s current “national polling position” is merely a reflection of months of media narrative building on behalf of the former VP. As voters tune-in Biden is not in the picture. Sleepy Joe is dissolving daily & that shows up in these early primaries. So on a national scale just remove Biden and reassess. Now we see Bloomberg coming in.
That’s the plan visible within the narrative construction. Warren is inauthentic; the media and Club organizers gave her a shot and it didn’t work. Right now Warren’s value is in keeping Sanders from gaining more far-left momentum as many, likely most, Warren progressives’ will go to Sanders. Remember, national delegates are proportional.
Joe Biden will keep dropping and Buttigieg will benefit; however, the Club knows Buttigieg cannot survive the bright spotlight…. but Bloomberg can scoop up Buttigieg’s delegates at a convention, at least that’s the Club’s visible outlook.
With proportional delegates the key for the Club to defeat Bernie is to keep his early delegate count as low as possible and stem any left-wing momentum. It also helps that Bernies’ 2020 support level, based on early state polling, is significantly lower than it was in 2016…. This helps the Club sell their unelectable Bernie narrative.
Watch tomorrows results in New Hampshire. Pete Buttigieg will likely do much better than expected; there is even a strong possibility he could win. Buttigieg has been getting a massive lift from favorable corporate media coverage and Wall Street is assisting.
Regardless of a win or close second place. The national media message coming out of New Hampshire will be heavily weighted toward favoring Pete Buttigieg.
The end goal is Bloomberg.
Bernie Sanders knows the Club objective is ‘not Bernie’; however, Bernie is not confronting the end goal of Bloomberg; that implies Bernie is preserving his sell-out option for maximum financial benefit.
We keep watching…