New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, left, and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., appear before the start of an early St. Patrick’s Day parade in the Queens borough of New York, Sunday, March 3, 2002. The 3rd annual parade included marchers, such as gays, who would not normally be represented in the city’s more traditional parade on March 17. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
Matt Drudge dropped something that’s surprising some today – the news that Mike Bloomberg was considering Hillary Clinton as a possible vice-presidential running mate, should he get the Democratic nomination for president.
Of course, he has a long way to go to beat Bernie.
It’s also problematic to have presidential and vice-presidential candidates from the same state for the Electoral College, so according to Drudge, Bloomberg, the former Mayor of New York City was even considering going as far as to change his official residence from NY to homes he owns in CO or FL.
While Clinton has previously said she wouldn’t be running, she told Ellen DeGeneres “never say never” and wouldn’t rule out the question of running as a vice-presidential candidate completely.
Drudge claims Bloomberg polling found the combination would be considered a “formidable force.”
Clinton not only has a grudge against Trump for beating her in the 2016 election, but she also has attacked the presumptive leader right now for the Democratic nomination, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), believing he is one of the reasons she lost ultimately.
Trump folks clearly weren’t overly concerned but they pointed out the clear effort that would mean against Sanders.
Hillary can’t resist trying to steal the nomination from Bernie a second time. https://t.co/ZPu0Ue6JjD
— Tim Murtaugh – Download the Trump 2020 app today! (@TimMurtaugh) February 15, 2020
From Daily Caller:
The Trump campaign and former associates echoed the White House’s line.
“Hillary apparently can’t resist trying to steal the nomination from Bernie Sanders a second time,” said Erin Perrine, deputy communications director for the Trump campaign. (RELATED: Bernie Sanders Calls James Carville A ‘Political Hack’)
“It appears that Bloomberg is colluding with Hillary to once again steal the Democrat nomination from Bernie,” Republican strategist and former White House official Andy Surabian told the Daily Caller. “Did anti-establishment Dems really think the establishment oligarchs in their party were just gonna roll over in the face of Bernie’s revolution?”
In 2016, there was a big scandal at the Democratic convention and the DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz had to quit when leaked internal emails seemed to show a plot to damage Bernie/lean toward Hillary prior to the nomination being decided.
They really think that’s a “formidable force?” Money and someone who still can’t figure out why she lost, multiple times?
Go ahead…make our day!!! https://t.co/AqMP8l3RCW
— Tony Shaffer (@T_S_P_O_O_K_Y) February 15, 2020
New hashtag? #BloombergDidn’tKillHimself…