Democrat voters and party officials are nervous that Donald Trump is well positioned to win re-election next November.
Polls show voters moving in the President’s direction thanks to the Democrats’ un-American impeachment witch hunt.
And now the Democrat Party just got smacked with some really bad news about the 2020 chances.
Democrats looking at the presidential field continue to see a weak slate of candidates that many in the party believe have no chance of defeating Donald Trump.
That’s why former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick – with the urging of former President Barack Obama and many on his team – jumped into the race.
Patrick was not the only candidate that initially passed on the race only to reconsider after assessing the weakness of frontrunners Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Pete Buttigieg.
Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced last spring he would not run for president.
Bloomberg judged former Vice President Joe Biden as too strong with the establishment and Democrat voting base.
But months of Biden’s inept and painfully awkward campaign convinced Bloomberg and Patrick that Biden was a paper tiger and there was still an opening to run as a conventional center-left Democrat with Sanders and Warren hogging the far-left air space in the primary.
That’s why after hemming and hawing about presidential bids in 2008 and 2016, Mike Bloomberg finally made it official and entered the presidential contest.
“I’m running for president to defeat Donald Trump and rebuild America. We cannot afford four more years of President Trump’s reckless and unethical actions. He represents an existential threat to our country and our values,” Bloomberg’s announcement statement read. “If he wins another term in office, we may never recover from the damage.”
Days before Bloomberg’s official announcement, his campaign purchased over $30 million worth of TV ads in two dozen key primary states to introduce Bloomberg to the voters and build his polling support so Bloomberg can qualify for future presidential debates.
Some pundits believe Bloomberg getting into the race spells doom for former Vice President Joe Biden.
Bloomberg casts himself as a pragmatic problem solver trying to save the Democrat Party from a socialist nominee.
That is the exact same argument Joe Biden is trying to make.
But given Biden’s anemic fundraising efforts and Bloomberg’s $40-billion-dollar fortune, Bloomberg enters the messaging war with Biden at a decided strategic disadvantage.
Bloomberg’s theory of the case is that the early states will produce multiple winners which leaves the field with no clear frontrunner.
The billionaire’s gambling that he can score wins when the primary moves to Super Tuesday and beyond where multiple states are contested on the same day and financial resources and not on the ground organization determines the winner.
Bloomberg’s millions will cover up the fact that he is a radical leftist that wants to ban and confiscate firearms and promotes the conspiracy theory about so-called “climate change” to effect a massive government takeover of Americans’ lives.
These positions make him unelectable, but Bloomberg is counting on his personal fortune to hide those facts from voters.
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