You don’t need to work in politics to know that the Democrats are pretty much circling the 2020 drain and that they’re at their lowest point in decades.
This is due in part to the fact that their golden boy and best hope to stay in the game and achieve power is a daily disappointment. Former VP Joe Biden has all the charm and charisma of a rusted, leaky spitoon. He’s a gaffe factory that works overtime. I’m not even sure he knows where he is at any given moment.
You see it, I see it, and the rest of the American populace sees it too, but more importantly, the DNC sees it and as such, they needed to take action.
Now, you’d think that they would side with the next candidate down the line, but as the DNC has proven in the past, they don’t like Sen. Bernie Sanders. He’s uncontrollable, has zero compunction to be moderate, and as such, he can’t win the nomination. He can’t beat Trump, and the DNC needs someone a bit more palatable to the American people.
That leaves Sen. Elizabeth Warren who is about as unpalatable as whatever was in the aforementioned spitoon. Still, at least Warren has proved that she’s willing to play ball with the DNC and reverse her decisions on a dime if it means it’ll help her campaign. First thing’s first, however. They needed to get Sanders out of the way, and to do that, they needed to launch an underhanded attack on him.
As I said in my latest video, I’m not so sure that moment from the last Democratic debate would have happened as concerted as it did without the approval of the DNC.
The DNC has the power to manipulate many things, but even making Warren seem likable is about as tough as a task as it was to make Hillary Clinton likable. They failed then, they’re failing now. Warren is more of a useful tool than she is a legitimate candidate.
So what’s the plan now? How do they replace Joe?
Enter the ban hammer, former Mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg.
According to CNN, the DNC has now eliminated the donor threshold necessary to allow in Bloomberg so that he can participate in the next debate.
The donor threshold, which previously required candidates to receives donations from a certain number of people, have been dropped.
Adrienne Watson, a spokeswoman for the DNC, said the committee opted to end the donor threshold because now that “grassroots support is actually captured in real voting, the criteria will no longer require a donor threshold.”
“The donor threshold was appropriate for the opening stages of the race, when candidates were building their organizations and there were no metrics available outside of polling to distinguish those making progress from those who weren’t,” Watson said.
Now, what’s interesting is who is thrilled about this, and who isn’t. Firstly and obviously, the Bloomberg campaign couldn’t be happier according to a statement they released on the matter.
“We are thrilled that voters could soon have the chance to see Mike Bloomberg on the debate stage, hear his vision for the country, and see why he is the strongest candidate to defeat Donald Trump and bring our country together,” said Kevin Sheekey, Bloomberg’s campaign manager.
Who isn’t happy? The Sanders campaign according to Politico.
“To now change the rules in the middle of the game to accommodate Mike Bloomberg, who is trying to buy his way into the Democratic nomination, is wrong,” Jeff Weaver, a senior adviser to Sanders, told POLITICO as the rules were being announced…
“Now, suddenly because Mr. Bloomberg couldn’t satisfy one of the prongs, we see it get changed?” Weaver said. “That’s the definition of a rigged system where the rich can buy their way in.”
Why Bloomberg? Because Bloomberg has something that Warren doesn’t, and that’s the ability to seem like a likable moderate.
With Democrats abandoning the party and even rich donors taking a hike in order to avoid supporting candidates that would make them far less rich than they are now with regulations, taxes, and more, the DNC needs someone that appears less like a college radical and more like an upstanding politician who knows how to run a country.
He’s not, by the way. Bloomberg is just as statist as the next psycho in the Democrat lineup with a penchant for banning things he doesn’t like from sugary drinks to guns, and everything in between. He also considers himself your better, as he believes poor people should be taxed more so they don’t use what money they have to hurt themselves.
If you want to know how elitist the Democrats are and how superior they believe themselves to be, here's @MikeBloomberg saying the poor should be taxed so they don't use that extra money to hurt themselves. pic.twitter.com/cb7OhmicRu
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) January 28, 2020
Bloomberg was may of New York for some time and he’s a billionaire who runs a business. If the DNC could have an anti-Trump, then Bloomberg is their guy.
So out goes Biden and in goes Bloomberg, but like Indiana Jones, this isn’t going to be a quick swap that no one will notice. That boulder is coming.
Bloomberg has almost no momentum and unless he dazzles at the debates, which Americans have tuned out of in droves.
Still, you can expect “watch Bloomberg destroy X” clips on YouTube and Twitter in the coming months. Regardless, Bloomberg also isn’t necessarily a household name like Sanders, Biden, or even Warren are. The DNC is essentially having to build a brand from scratch pretty late in the game.
I’m not saying it’s impossible, but I am saying it’s improbable that even if they did succeed, it would be enough to win the end game, and that’s to defeat Trump.
Trump has way too much momentum, a strong economy, and more support than he’s ever had before. The chances of him losing at this point are so small you’d need a high-powered microscope to find them. The only thing that would help Bloomberg win is some dark miracle, which the DNC is above asking for.