Michael Bloomberg has already spent over $300 million in his race for the Democrat nomination for President. So far. But he can’t outrun his past advocating race-based policing, something that doesn’t play will with the far left wing of the Democrat party, a significant factor in the 2020 nomination process.
Not too long ago, Mayor Mike actually said that race should determine which people get targeted for more “stop and frisk” stops by police. Clearly, advocating that cops use race-based investigative stops doesn’t really rate as particularly woke. To say the least.
Democrat presidential candidate and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg said in 2013 that his city’s “Stop and Frisk” policy actually targets whites too much and minorities too little, considering anecdotal crime statistics. Bloomberg railed against a particular news service that was badgering him on the issue.
“They just keep saying, oh, it’s a disproportionate percentage of a particular ethnic group. That may be, but it’s a non-disproportionate percentage of those who witnesses and victims describe as committing the murder. In that case, incidentally, I think we disproportionately stop whites too much, and minorities too little,” Bloomberg said in a June 28, 2013 interview on WOR’s John Gambling radio program.
Somehow I suspect the average law-abiding African-American or Latino in America would have a problem with arbitrary police stops based merely on the complexion of their skin.
As they should. That’s not a very American thing to do and arguably a civil rights violation.
The former mayor’s $300 million in ads garnered him not a single vote in Iowa’s caucuses, a contest he skipped. He won’t participate in New Hampshire next week, in the Nevada caucus on the 22nd or the South Carolina primary on the 29th, either.
New: Mike Bloomberg Is Paying ‘Influencers’ to Make Him Seem Cool
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) February 7, 2020
Instead he’s pouring all of his cash into ads designed to boost his less-than-hip image and build name recognition while the rest of the Democrats knock each other off. The plan is to then do well in the Super Tuesday primaries.
Will that work? We shall see. Las Vegas currently has him as the second most likely candidate to win the nomination behind Bernie Sanders.
Meanwhile, news like this probably won’t help.
The Intercept found that exact passages from at least eight Bloomberg plans or accompanying fact sheets were direct copies of material from media outlets like CNN, as well as the American Medical Association and other organizations. https://t.co/NJxwE2r6uK
— The Intercept (@theintercept) February 7, 2020
Shades of Joe Biden. Stay tuned.