Bloomberg’s Out: Says He Won’t Run in 2020, Will Focus on Gun Control, Other Priorities

Bloomberg won't run in 2020

Michael Bloomberg (AP Photo/John Locher)

“Advisers said he ultimately decided not to run after concluding he could accomplish more through his political activism and philanthropic work over the next two years, and by focusing on such issues as gun violence, opioid addiction and climate change.

“’I’ve come to realize that I’m less interested in talking than doing,’ he wrote. ‘And I have concluded that, for now, the best way for me to help the country is by rolling up my sleeves and continuing to get work done.’”

And with that, as the Washington Post reports, Michael Bloomberg has announced that he won’t be running for the Democrat presidential nomination in 2020. He’s apparently having far too good a time funding campaigns to restrict Second Amendment rights to waste time tussling with the John Hickenloopers, Jay Inslees and Andrew Yangs of the world.

What does that mean for never-ending fight to defend and extend the right to keep and bear arms? It means Daddy Bloombucks isn’t going anywhere.

“I believe I would defeat Donald Trump in a general election,” Bloomberg, 77, said in a statement posted online Tuesday afternoon. “But I am clear-eyed about the difficulty of winning the Democratic nomination in such a crowded field.”

Instead, he’ll continue to write checks to support disarmament campaigns around the country like the magazine capacity limit in Colorado or I-1639 in Washington. It’s practically pocket change for him and he doesn’t have to hold press conferences or stand on a stage with a bunch of nobodies trying to stand out in a “debate.”

So he’s out. Well, probably…

“You should expect to hear a lot more from Mike Bloomberg,” said Kevin Sheekey, Bloomberg’s longtime political adviser. “Some people don’t run, and you don’t hear from them again. I think the reverse is true here.”

Shortly after Bloomberg made the decision Monday, his aides decided to go through with a previously scheduled meeting with outside vendors to decide on a campaign logo. The team had built a campaign website and planned a launch that would begin in his hometown of Medford, Mass.

“What we basically told him was we were going to build a car, and we were going to give him the keys,” said Howard Wolfson, a Bloomberg political strategist who helped draft the plans. “If he wanted to turn the car on, the car was going to work, and it was going to go fast and it was going to look good.”

comments

  1. avatar Jay in Florida says:

    Oh fooey.
    I so wanted to see the little peckerwood have his rear end handed to him during any of the debates.

    1. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

      This !

    2. avatar David says:

      He won’t run because the demoncraps have set a precedent of digging up old crap true or not…he can’t stand the scrutiny

  2. avatar Arandom Dude says:

    That’s a real shame. Bloomberg running would have been a yuge asset to Republicans.

    1. avatar LazrBeam says:

      Yep, ‘cause Bloomberg puts the fun in dysfunctional.

  3. avatar st381183 says:

    Bloomberg can go to hell!!!!

  4. avatar Tim says:

    So he’s not a *complete* retard. He’s seen what the dummycrats think of older, rich white guys. Howard Schultz & Bernie Sanders aren’t even allowed in the party.

    Maybe he should come out as an asexual, tranny, Martian?

    1. avatar Mikial says:

      No THAT’s a suggestion I can support!

    2. avatar doesky2 says:

      Yep, the Leftists are in full control and you have to have at least 3 or 4 intersectionality boxes checked to be viable as a candidate and being a deekhead isn’t one of them.

      Prediction…Biden is gonna bail also.

      1. avatar SoCalJack says:

        What about Bernie; dropout prediction? Most of the Dems are not onboard with Socialism.

        1. avatar Bob Jones says:

          Most of the rank and file DO want socialism. Particularly those first and second generation US citizens of Latin/South American, Indian, Chinese and African origins. The democrats will eventually unravel as the only common thread amongst their diverse membership is a hatred of white people and doing nothing for a living.

        2. avatar rosignol says:

          He might not drop out, but he’s not going to get the nomination.

          Bernie’s appeal will turn out to be pretty limited in a race where the alternative isn’t Hillary Clinton.

        3. avatar doesky2 says:

          Bernie has special Lefty credentials of being able to check the “Full On Marxist” box.

          Here is advocating the wonderfullness of bread lines in Marxist countries.

      2. avatar Southern Cross says:

        Bloomberg fails on the following criteria. He rich, as in could buy out Trump 10+ times over (ever heard of Bloomberg Financial Services?), he’s white, Jewish (Progressives see Jews as oppressors in the Middle East), and Male.

        He doesn’t tick any of the alphabet soup diversity boxes so unless he BUYS the Democrat Party he has no hope of nomination.

    3. avatar uncommon_sense says:

      Bloomberg’s response, “I don’t think so, Tim.”

      Maybe he should come out as an asexual tranny Martian.” — That there was funny stuff, Tim!

  5. avatar Bloving says:

    Ugh… link to WaPo.
    Pity, I’d love to jump on that article and leave some comments, but WaPo wants money from me first.
    🤠

  6. avatar T78 says:

    He knows people (particularly in the south) wouldn’t even vote for him.

  7. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

    if drumph ever does decide to shoot someone on fifth ave….

  8. avatar J.T. says:

    Why be the Democrat nominee when you can own the Democrat nominee instead?

    1. avatar Tim says:

      The democrat party: it’s a big plantation.

  9. avatar Gadsden Flag says:

    His ego is too large for him to loose. And loose he would. He didn’t want the embarrassment. Plus there’s the fact that he’s an asswipe.

    1. avatar The teach says:

      Lose… loss…loose.

      You are looking for lose👌

      1. avatar Gadsden Flag says:

        Right. Damn spell check. I wasn’t paying attention.

        1. avatar Toni says:

          i thought it was louse, as in he is a louse

  10. avatar MLee says:

    I’m pretty sure Trump was talking about Bloombag who doesn’t speak well in front of crowds and chokes something fierce, although he didn’t name. I wouldn’t doubt it was D. B. Bloombag. You never see the guy talking in front of a large audience and as others here have mentioned…he’s not well liked.
    The guy is smart enough however to know he’s going to look piss poor and not do well as a candidate. Hildabeast wasn’t smart enough until now to recognize that she has zero chance of winning.

  11. avatar tmm says:

    “Philanthropic work”? Yea, I don’t see the love.

  12. avatar Ark says:

    “But I am clear-eyed about the difficulty of winning the Democratic nomination in such a crowded field.”

    Translation: It is impossible for an old white male to win the Democratic nomination in 2020.

    1. avatar strych9 says:

      Too old, too white, too straight, too rich.

      And there’s a ton of policies he enacted or continued as Mayor that put him at odds with the Left. Everyone from Unions to race hustlers to tax hikers to climate weenies would attack him.

      Shit, these people boo Bernie off stage because he’s too white, straight and rich. They’d eat Bloomberg alive.

  13. avatar former water walker says:

    Damn and here I thought he’d just buy the Dumbocrat nomination…Bloomie & Soros-public enemies #1&2😩

  14. avatar W says:

    Bloomberg will also focus on climate change, from the comfortable environs of his two helicopters and private jet.

    Democrats are dead-set upon legislating inequality in America. Security guards, private jets for the wealthy. Income stagnation, no self defense, no individual transportation for the regular folks.

  15. avatar Specialist38 says:

    Yeah. Much easier to buy existing politicians and bankroll “grass roots” organizations to pressure the bought politicians.

    He is not stupid…just evil.

  16. avatar Pg2 says:

    And mikes all for mandatory vaccines. Perfectly consistent.

  17. avatar strych9 says:

    In other words he realized he can’t pass the new ultra-left litmus test in the primary due to his previous policies as Mayor of NYC and decided running 3rd party was a waste of time.

  18. avatar NORDNEG says:

    I’m pretty sure he thinks that there is too many freeks from the donkey party running, & Pelosi is probably screaming at the wannabes to chill, so they don’t spread their votes out to far…! All the donkeys think they can beat Trump. Ain’t gonna happen…. M A G A 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  19. avatar Timothy Toroian says:

    Mikey needs to spend some money on tutor on the Constitution. He might even find volunteers>

  20. avatar Ralph says:

    I guess after buying New York City for a mere $73 million and $78 million in successive elections, Little Mike decided to buy the whole country. And then he figured that since the border is open and the country is becoming a slum, it just wasn’t worth the money.

  21. avatar GS650G says:

    Mikey ran as a republican in New York because a bus load of people were on the democratic primary. He hates competition and if he can’t buy it or buy around it then he is taking his ball and going home.

  22. avatar Don Lindsey says:

    Why don’t someone take these morons to the wood, bend them over and bare their butts then fire a load from a shotgun with a shell filled with rock salt, Crip fried bacon and table salt and season these moron where their brains are up their butts holes,
    This is non-lethal but they will not sat down for a while and hopefully these imbecilic idiot might think twice about attacking Americans

  23. avatar Jim Buillock says:

    So, the guy can do more “doing” outside government than in?

    I thought the pernicious influence in politics of special interests, lobbyists, and money of various hues was A Bad Thing(tm.)

  24. avatar Bierce Ambrose says:

    Shocking no one, another advocate-billionaire thinks he can have more influence on the DL.

  25. avatar Sovereign says:

    “Why be the Democrat nominee when you can own the Democrat nominee instead?” Yes.
    Something even more insidious is that he, along with George Soros, Tom Steyer and others, will continue funding state and local campaigns, for candidates and ballot measures. Some of that funding will be hidden under innocuous-sounding names and some will go for dishonest republicans. They want to end up repealing the First and Second Amendment and putting their socialist green agenda into effect.

  26. avatar jimmy james says:

    And he would have to take a pay cut.

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