Democratic presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg entered the Democratic primary competition too late to participate in early primaries like Iowa and New Hampshire. Instead, he’s spending hundreds of millions of dollars (out of his own pocket) on ads and focusing on the Super Tuesday primary states. This year, 15 states will primary or caucus on Super Tuesday, March 3.
By most metrics, Bloomberg still has a shot at getting the Democratic nomination.
And if he does, he might just pick Hillary Clinton as his running mate.
Bloomberg’s internal polling has found the combo “would be a formidable force,” campaign sources told the Drudge Report Saturday.
Formidable? Eh. I’m not sure teaming up with the last round’s loser is a great strategy, especially when her political stock seems to have fallen since 2016. (Remember when Hillz and Bill had to slash prices for their own book tour?)
Besides, just last week, Hillary said she doesn’t really want to be VP and “probably” wouldn’t accept an offer from another Democrat.
“I never say never because I believe in serving my country,” she told talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. “But it’s never going to happen.”
I think Hillary still wants that top spot too much to be someone’s number two. If she could figure out a way for the DNC to hand her the Democratic presidential nomination, she’d take it in a heartbeat.
Nevermind that round two against now-incumbent Donald Trump would probably go worse for her than 2016 did.
If Bloomberg (or anyone else) does tap Hillary for VP, he better consider shelling out a few bucks on extra security. If he won, President Bloomberg would literally be the one person standing between Hillary Clinton and the one thing she’s wanted for decades but hasn’t been able to obtain.
I’m not saying the Clintons are shady and bad things sometimes happen to people who stand in their way, but I’m not not saying that.
Watching this election cycle keeps reminding me of that old Douglas Adams quote:
The major problem – one of the major problems, for there are several – one of the many amor problems with governing people is that of whom you get to do it; or rather of who manages to get people to let them do it to them.
To summarize: it is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it.
To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.”
(Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe)