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2020-07-28 1:01:49 PM  
He did already. He dropped out. Done. Vacation time now.
 
2020-07-28 1:04:07 PM  
He's having a bagel and a shmeer... be vewy quiet.
 
2020-07-28 1:05:39 PM  
Donating $18 million and office space to the DNC is helping Joe Biden. Who the hell does subby think the Democratic nominee is?
 
2020-07-28 1:06:38 PM  
Bloomberg donated $18 million and office space to the Democratic National Committee. He's also given more than $11 million to the House Majority PAC in support of House Democrats.

Which frees up money for the DNC to put toward the Presidential race, or any other race where they need it. Campaign finance is a little more complex than direct donations to individual candidates.

Mostly, Bloomberg has been spending his energy - and money - on the COVID-19 response. Bloomberg Philanthropies has spent $331 million on the effort.

So... yeah.  shiat happened, in case you didn't notice.

And finally, it ain't over yet.  Would you rather this guy dump millions in while Biden is ahead, or dump millions in when TrumpCo starts the cheating in earnest?
 
2020-07-28 1:07:09 PM  
What's to gain by doing it now, rather than closer to the election?  Biden hasn't even chosen is VP yet.  Plus the constant hell from the coronavirus coverage is like a nonstop ad campaign against Trump.
 
2020-07-28 1:13:26 PM  
You expect a Republican to keep his word? Ha!
 
2020-07-28 1:23:46 PM  

RodneyToady: What's to gain by doing it now, rather than closer to the election?  Biden hasn't even chosen is VP yet.  Plus the constant hell from the coronavirus coverage is like a nonstop ad campaign against Trump.


This. "Never interrupt your enemy while he is making a mistake".

The time for Bloomberg to step it up is when "just allowing the news media to report everything Trump does and everything Trump says over video of running battles in the streets and people dying of the pandemic" ceases to be your best campaign ad.

And then Bloomberg should buy up so much media in key markets that the only place Trump can get an ad aired is on Fox News.
 
2020-07-28 1:30:21 PM  
It's heart-warming to read about a filthy-rich monopolist coming to the aide of democracy with his couch change.

Not that he would demand never being audited again , let alone the retention of his money-printing business. Perish the thought.
 
2020-07-28 1:44:08 PM  
I was just wondering about that yesterday. He sure did drop off the face of the Earth.

I don't really care honestly. Good riddance.
 
2020-07-28 1:57:44 PM  
He changed his mind.  Next question please.
 
2020-07-28 1:58:03 PM  
Election ain't over yet.
 
2020-07-28 1:58:42 PM  
It's as if he were in it only to play spoiler to any candidate who'd have made him pay his fair share in taxes had he won the nomination.
 
2020-07-28 2:00:17 PM  
Well, maybe he's a little .... short.
 
2020-07-28 2:00:51 PM  
See? Democrats lie too.
 
2020-07-28 2:02:00 PM  

EyeballKid: It's as if he were in it only to play spoiler to any candidate who'd have made him pay his fair share in taxes had he won the nomination.


His role was to get people to say "Oh, fark, this guy is even worse than Biden!" so that they could go ahead and nominate Biden.
 
2020-07-28 2:03:34 PM  
Last I saw, Warren buried Bloomberg on national television.  He's too busy digging his way back to the surface.
 
2020-07-28 2:06:30 PM  
Republican oligarch Bloomberg only ran so that the progressives would lose.

Reminder that the DNC allowed Republican oligarch Bloomberg to pay the DNC $300,000 to let him cosplay as a Dem.

The DNC would rather let a Republican oligarch into their club than people who want first-world things like healthcare and wages.
 
2020-07-28 2:07:30 PM  
Perhaps Bloomberg feels that Biden already has this one in the bag and is directing his efforts towards other endeavors? Pandemics do have a way of causing people to shift their priorities.

/except for MAGAts
//they are eternally self-focused
 
2020-07-28 2:10:46 PM  
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2020-07-28 2:10:53 PM  
Hasn't the general election not even technically started?  Biden hasn't even been officially nominated yet.
 
2020-07-28 2:11:41 PM  
Yeah, it's interesting, in all these articles about donations and helping the campaigns, none of them seem to understand the holistic picture of how this is playing out.

In one corner, we have some pretty big conservative PACs with big teeth working on Trump from the conservative side - true believers who are sick of seeing their party destroyed, and playing to win it all back when the GOP loses in a landslide. It's a bold move, and it will probably work for them.

In another corner, you have a rag tag bunch of progressive PACs all united this time under one goal, to bring America  back from the brink. Outside of a few assholes Nina Turner who can't shut up and work toward 2024, most of them are willing to put their plans on hold until they get Trump out of office.

All that money swimming around is working in Biden's favor, without touching his own warchest, which is still stronger than Trump's. Worse for Trump, many of his previous donors are not willing to hand over wads of cash for him to grift, and they see the writing on the walls.

It's kind of remarkable to see this all play out.
 
2020-07-28 2:12:53 PM  
i got a gop talking point from my dad - probably courtesy of rw talk radio - bsabsvr because bloomberg used his money for his campaign instead of building trade schools.

so, im sure you can rattle off all the things republicans have built instead of hoarding their money offshore?  crickets.
 
2020-07-28 2:18:16 PM  

bluejeansonfire: Republican oligarch Bloomberg only ran so that the progressives would lose.

Reminder that the DNC allowed Republican oligarch Bloomberg to pay the DNC $300,000 to let him cosplay as a Dem.

The DNC would rather let a Republican oligarch into their club than people who want first-world things like healthcare and wages.


I'm dying to see you show your work on that one.  You think Bloomberg split off the progressive vote from Sanders/Warren??

ha_ha_ha_oh_wow.jpg
 
2020-07-28 2:22:38 PM  

GoldSpider: bluejeansonfire: Republican oligarch Bloomberg only ran so that the progressives would lose.

Reminder that the DNC allowed Republican oligarch Bloomberg to pay the DNC $300,000 to let him cosplay as a Dem.

The DNC would rather let a Republican oligarch into their club than people who want first-world things like healthcare and wages.

I'm dying to see you show your work on that one.  You think Bloomberg split off the progressive vote from Sanders/Warren??

ha_ha_ha_oh_wow.jpg


The only thing Bloomberg did was cost Biden votes, Sanders entire strategy relied on a splintered field and somehow Bloomberg providing exactly that helped also sink Sanders campaign.  It doesn't make any sense.  Bloomberg running hurt the supposed moderate/establishment wing far more then it did the progressive wing.
 
2020-07-28 2:27:39 PM  

Thank You Black Jesus!: i got a gop talking point from my dad - probably courtesy of rw talk radio - bsabsvr because bloomberg used his money for his campaign instead of building trade schools.

so, im sure you can rattle off all the things republicans have built instead of hoarding their money offshore?  crickets.


I thought that one reason Republicans loved Trump, at least back in 2016, was that he was so rich he wouldn't need campaign donors and could fund his own campaign without needing to raise money, so spending his own money on the election meant he was independent of the evil donors.

(of course, that was all a lie, but that WAS the GOP talking points about 4 or 5 years ago)

. . .and don't forget how much they fawn over Trump for his conspicuous consumption.  Why aren't they upset that Trump spends his money on golden toilets instead of "building trade schools"?
 
2020-07-28 2:34:53 PM  

raius: GoldSpider: bluejeansonfire: Republican oligarch Bloomberg only ran so that the progressives would lose.

Reminder that the DNC allowed Republican oligarch Bloomberg to pay the DNC $300,000 to let him cosplay as a Dem.

The DNC would rather let a Republican oligarch into their club than people who want first-world things like healthcare and wages.

I'm dying to see you show your work on that one.  You think Bloomberg split off the progressive vote from Sanders/Warren??

ha_ha_ha_oh_wow.jpg

The only thing Bloomberg did was cost Biden votes, Sanders entire strategy relied on a splintered field and somehow Bloomberg providing exactly that helped also sink Sanders campaign.  It doesn't make any sense.  Bloomberg running hurt the supposed moderate/establishment wing far more then it did the progressive wing.


Bloomberg entered the race when Biden was considered a failed candidate and Sanders and Warren were surging.  Biden had a historic turnaround, and he deserves credit for it.  But Bloomberg's entry was to stop a Warren or Sanders win when one of them winning looked probable.
 
2020-07-28 2:35:52 PM  
It was a vanity campaign.  What did anyone think would happen?
 
2020-07-28 2:36:24 PM  

Psychohazard: raius: GoldSpider: bluejeansonfire: Republican oligarch Bloomberg only ran so that the progressives would lose.

Reminder that the DNC allowed Republican oligarch Bloomberg to pay the DNC $300,000 to let him cosplay as a Dem.

The DNC would rather let a Republican oligarch into their club than people who want first-world things like healthcare and wages.

I'm dying to see you show your work on that one.  You think Bloomberg split off the progressive vote from Sanders/Warren??

ha_ha_ha_oh_wow.jpg

The only thing Bloomberg did was cost Biden votes, Sanders entire strategy relied on a splintered field and somehow Bloomberg providing exactly that helped also sink Sanders campaign.  It doesn't make any sense.  Bloomberg running hurt the supposed moderate/establishment wing far more then it did the progressive wing.

Bloomberg entered the race when Biden was considered a failed candidate and Sanders and Warren were surging.  Biden had a historic turnaround, and he deserves credit for it.  But Bloomberg's entry was to stop a Warren or Sanders win when one of them winning looked probable.


See this guy gets it.
 
2020-07-28 2:38:05 PM  

Psychohazard: raius: GoldSpider: bluejeansonfire: Republican oligarch Bloomberg only ran so that the progressives would lose.

Reminder that the DNC allowed Republican oligarch Bloomberg to pay the DNC $300,000 to let him cosplay as a Dem.

The DNC would rather let a Republican oligarch into their club than people who want first-world things like healthcare and wages.

I'm dying to see you show your work on that one.  You think Bloomberg split off the progressive vote from Sanders/Warren??

ha_ha_ha_oh_wow.jpg

The only thing Bloomberg did was cost Biden votes, Sanders entire strategy relied on a splintered field and somehow Bloomberg providing exactly that helped also sink Sanders campaign.  It doesn't make any sense.  Bloomberg running hurt the supposed moderate/establishment wing far more then it did the progressive wing.

Bloomberg entered the race when Biden was considered a failed candidate and Sanders and Warren were surging.  Biden had a historic turnaround, and he deserves credit for it.  But Bloomberg's entry was to stop a Warren or Sanders win when one of them winning looked probable.


Right, but that still would have resulted in more vote splitting.  Bloomberg entering  was better for Warren/Sanders then it was for the candidates in the moderate lane.  If anything, had the DNC wanted to put their finger on the scale they wouldn't have let him join.
 
2020-07-28 2:41:52 PM  

raius: Psychohazard: raius: GoldSpider: bluejeansonfire: Republican oligarch Bloomberg only ran so that the progressives would lose.

Reminder that the DNC allowed Republican oligarch Bloomberg to pay the DNC $300,000 to let him cosplay as a Dem.

The DNC would rather let a Republican oligarch into their club than people who want first-world things like healthcare and wages.

I'm dying to see you show your work on that one.  You think Bloomberg split off the progressive vote from Sanders/Warren??

ha_ha_ha_oh_wow.jpg

The only thing Bloomberg did was cost Biden votes, Sanders entire strategy relied on a splintered field and somehow Bloomberg providing exactly that helped also sink Sanders campaign.  It doesn't make any sense.  Bloomberg running hurt the supposed moderate/establishment wing far more then it did the progressive wing.

Bloomberg entered the race when Biden was considered a failed candidate and Sanders and Warren were surging.  Biden had a historic turnaround, and he deserves credit for it.  But Bloomberg's entry was to stop a Warren or Sanders win when one of them winning looked probable.

Right, but that still would have resulted in more vote splitting.  Bloomberg entering  was better for Warren/Sanders then it was for the candidates in the moderate lane.  If anything, had the DNC wanted to put their finger on the scale they wouldn't have let him join.


He was the back up plan for the "moderate democrat" contingent.  The problem was his hubris at thinking he was more popular than he actually was.
 
2020-07-28 2:49:09 PM  

raius: Psychohazard: raius: GoldSpider: bluejeansonfire: Republican oligarch Bloomberg only ran so that the progressives would lose.

Reminder that the DNC allowed Republican oligarch Bloomberg to pay the DNC $300,000 to let him cosplay as a Dem.

The DNC would rather let a Republican oligarch into their club than people who want first-world things like healthcare and wages.

I'm dying to see you show your work on that one.  You think Bloomberg split off the progressive vote from Sanders/Warren??

ha_ha_ha_oh_wow.jpg

The only thing Bloomberg did was cost Biden votes, Sanders entire strategy relied on a splintered field and somehow Bloomberg providing exactly that helped also sink Sanders campaign.  It doesn't make any sense.  Bloomberg running hurt the supposed moderate/establishment wing far more then it did the progressive wing.

Bloomberg entered the race when Biden was considered a failed candidate and Sanders and Warren were surging.  Biden had a historic turnaround, and he deserves credit for it.  But Bloomberg's entry was to stop a Warren or Sanders win when one of them winning looked probable.

Right, but that still would have resulted in more vote splitting.  Bloomberg entering  was better for Warren/Sanders then it was for the candidates in the moderate lane.  If anything, had the DNC wanted to put their finger on the scale they wouldn't have let him join.


I agree.  I think, realizing this, it's partially why Bloomberg dropped out so quickly.

In the end, I'm content with Biden for this election, would prefer the Democrats never have a billionaire as their candidate, and realize the DNC still has a long way to go before it's progressive (but am happy with the direction, if not speed, they're going in).
 
2020-07-28 2:49:14 PM  

raius: Psychohazard: raius: GoldSpider: bluejeansonfire: Republican oligarch Bloomberg only ran so that the progressives would lose.

Reminder that the DNC allowed Republican oligarch Bloomberg to pay the DNC $300,000 to let him cosplay as a Dem.

The DNC would rather let a Republican oligarch into their club than people who want first-world things like healthcare and wages.

I'm dying to see you show your work on that one.  You think Bloomberg split off the progressive vote from Sanders/Warren??

ha_ha_ha_oh_wow.jpg

The only thing Bloomberg did was cost Biden votes, Sanders entire strategy relied on a splintered field and somehow Bloomberg providing exactly that helped also sink Sanders campaign.  It doesn't make any sense.  Bloomberg running hurt the supposed moderate/establishment wing far more then it did the progressive wing.

Bloomberg entered the race when Biden was considered a failed candidate and Sanders and Warren were surging.  Biden had a historic turnaround, and he deserves credit for it.  But Bloomberg's entry was to stop a Warren or Sanders win when one of them winning looked probable.

Right, but that still would have resulted in more vote splitting.  Bloomberg entering  was better for Warren/Sanders then it was for the candidates in the moderate lane.  If anything, had the DNC wanted to put their finger on the scale they wouldn't have let him join.


It's not vote-splitting when you know that all the conservative Democratic delegates were going to go to Biden in the end. It's more of a delay-votes-for-Biden strategy.
 
2020-07-28 2:54:29 PM  

Fart_Machine: raius: Psychohazard: raius: GoldSpider: bluejeansonfire: Republican oligarch Bloomberg only ran so that the progressives would lose.

Reminder that the DNC allowed Republican oligarch Bloomberg to pay the DNC $300,000 to let him cosplay as a Dem.

The DNC would rather let a Republican oligarch into their club than people who want first-world things like healthcare and wages.

I'm dying to see you show your work on that one.  You think Bloomberg split off the progressive vote from Sanders/Warren??

ha_ha_ha_oh_wow.jpg

The only thing Bloomberg did was cost Biden votes, Sanders entire strategy relied on a splintered field and somehow Bloomberg providing exactly that helped also sink Sanders campaign.  It doesn't make any sense.  Bloomberg running hurt the supposed moderate/establishment wing far more then it did the progressive wing.

Bloomberg entered the race when Biden was considered a failed candidate and Sanders and Warren were surging.  Biden had a historic turnaround, and he deserves credit for it.  But Bloomberg's entry was to stop a Warren or Sanders win when one of them winning looked probable.

Right, but that still would have resulted in more vote splitting.  Bloomberg entering  was better for Warren/Sanders then it was for the candidates in the moderate lane.  If anything, had the DNC wanted to put their finger on the scale they wouldn't have let him join.

He was the back up plan for the "moderate democrat" contingent.  The problem was his hubris at thinking he was more popular than he actually was.


I think he thought he could actually win, Biden still had a commanding lead when he announced.  It wasn't really until the first few primaries where people thought Biden might not win.
 
2020-07-28 3:08:44 PM  
Why won't the guy we tore to shreds for a couple of months for trying to buy the election give more than $18 million to buy the election for someone else?
 
2020-07-28 3:28:18 PM  
I had forgotten about that. It sucks. His attack ads were really good.
 
2020-07-28 3:32:51 PM  

LL316: I had forgotten about that. It sucks. His attack ads were really good.


So good you forgot he ran.

But, where else can you get the message that Donald Trump is bad at presidenting?
 
2020-07-28 3:35:40 PM  

LesserEvil: Outside of a few assholes Nina Turner who can't shut up and work toward 2024


Yeah!  You tell that uppity woman where her place is!
 
2020-07-28 3:56:50 PM  

Invisible Obama: Thank You Black Jesus!: i got a gop talking point from my dad - probably courtesy of rw talk radio - bsabsvr because bloomberg used his money for his campaign instead of building trade schools.

so, im sure you can rattle off all the things republicans have built instead of hoarding their money offshore?  crickets.

I thought that one reason Republicans loved Trump, at least back in 2016, was that he was so rich he wouldn't need campaign donors and could fund his own campaign without needing to raise money, so spending his own money on the election meant he was independent of the evil donors.

(of course, that was all a lie, but that WAS the GOP talking points about 4 or 5 years ago)

. . .and don't forget how much they fawn over Trump for his conspicuous consumption.  Why aren't they upset that Trump spends his money on golden toilets instead of "building trade schools"?


because (-R)easons and such furthermore comma
 
2020-07-28 4:10:12 PM  

hodgemann: LesserEvil: Outside of a few assholes Nina Turner who can't shut up and work toward 2024

Yeah!  You tell that uppity woman where her place is!


I'm sure you see her as a woman of color, but that has nothing to do with my remark. She could be as pasty white and pimply faced as you, same plumbing, and I'd still call that person an asshole for the remark about the "half a bowl of shiat" comment, which is not helpful, and part of the reason we are in this mess right now.

Then again, you are a Trump supporter, so you are happy to sow discontent into Biden's support. I guess we can add "misogynistic racist" to your tag as well.
 
2020-07-28 4:34:08 PM  

LesserEvil: hodgemann: LesserEvil: Outside of a few assholes Nina Turner who can't shut up and work toward 2024

Yeah!  You tell that uppity woman where her place is!

I'm sure you see her as a woman of color, but that has nothing to do with my remark. She could be as pasty white and pimply faced as you, same plumbing, and I'd still call that person an asshole for the remark about the "half a bowl of shiat" comment, which is not helpful, and part of the reason we are in this mess right now.

Then again, you are a Trump supporter, so you are happy to sow discontent into Biden's support. I guess we can add "misogynistic racist" to your tag as well.


Being honest is always helpful. Nina Turner was helpful by giving an honest and accurate assessment of Joe Biden, and you're being helpfully honest by living up to your user name.
 
2020-07-28 4:39:56 PM  

LesserEvil: I'm sure you see her as a woman of color, but that has nothing to do with my remark. She could be as pasty white and pimply faced as you, same plumbing, and I'd still call that person an asshole for the remark about the "half a bowl of shiat" comment, which is not helpful, and part of the reason we are in this mess right now.


Now tell us all about your black friend.
 
2020-07-28 5:37:23 PM  

AdmirableSnackbar: LesserEvil: hodgemann: LesserEvil: Outside of a few assholes Nina Turner who can't shut up and work toward 2024

Yeah!  You tell that uppity woman where her place is!

I'm sure you see her as a woman of color, but that has nothing to do with my remark. She could be as pasty white and pimply faced as you, same plumbing, and I'd still call that person an asshole for the remark about the "half a bowl of shiat" comment, which is not helpful, and part of the reason we are in this mess right now.

Then again, you are a Trump supporter, so you are happy to sow discontent into Biden's support. I guess we can add "misogynistic racist" to your tag as well.

Being honest is always helpful. Nina Turner was helpful by giving an honest and accurate assessment of Joe Biden, and you're being helpfully honest by living up to your user name.


I'm giving an honest assessment of her remarks and what I think of how it impacts Biden's support and only helps Trump's support. It's a distraction that is irrelevant at this time, I would love a more progressive agenda than what Biden will deliver, but REALISTICALLY, that wasn't going to happen. Let's do one thing at a time, and do it well - destroy the GOP in November and then move to push more progressive policies.

EyeballKid: Now tell us all about your black friend.


I never made it about race. The TrumpsterDumbster did. I've got zero to prove on that count. Nobody gets to play the victim card or race card when they get called out for comments they make. That's bulls hit. Hodgemann tried to play the race card because that's his frame of mind.
 
2020-07-28 6:09:56 PM  

bluejeansonfire: Republican oligarch Bloomberg only ran so that the progressives would lose.

Reminder that the DNC allowed Republican oligarch Bloomberg to pay the DNC $300,000 to let him cosplay as a Dem.

The DNC would rather let a Republican oligarch into their club than people who want first-world things like healthcare and wages.


The Bernie Bro is strong in this one.
 
2020-07-28 6:15:29 PM  
He got into the race when Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders were ascendant. He spent more than half the democratic field out of existence just by eating up available airtime and buying up available campaign talent.

Once the liberal multicultural and socialist leaning candidates had no chance he had no more reason to stay in the race.

It was honestly astonishing how little support more than half a BILLION dollars bought him.

but it was never about him winning, it was about him kneecapping the field so a Neoliberal moderate could get the nomination. Again.
 
2020-07-28 6:50:24 PM  

Tentaclefriendly: He got into the race when Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders were ascendant. He spent more than half the democratic field out of existence just by eating up available airtime and buying up available campaign talent.

Once the liberal multicultural and socialist leaning candidates had no chance he had no more reason to stay in the race.

It was honestly astonishing how little support more than half a BILLION dollars bought him.

but it was never about him winning, it was about him kneecapping the field so a Neoliberal moderate could get the nomination. Again.


No, it really wasn't.  Not everything is plot to stop Sanders, when he got in the race Biden still had a 10 point lead on Sanders.  Him entering the race hurt Biden, it further splintered the non Sanders progressive vote.  It helped Sanders and Warren, it didn't hurt them.  Hell it was Sanders entire campaign strategy to have a divided primary.

Biden won for the same reason Clinton and Obama won their primaries in 2016 and 2008, They were able to stem the bleeding on close races where the delegate count changed very little regardless of who won, and use the southern states to rack up huge delegate wins.    You will not will a Democratic primary if your opponent is able to rout you when it comes to the black vote because it will give you giant 25-35 point wins and scores of delegates.
 
2020-07-28 9:46:21 PM  

Invisible Obama: Thank You Black Jesus!: i got a gop talking point from my dad - probably courtesy of rw talk radio - bsabsvr because bloomberg used his money for his campaign instead of building trade schools.

so, im sure you can rattle off all the things republicans have built instead of hoarding their money offshore?  crickets.

I thought that one reason Republicans loved Trump, at least back in 2016, was that he was so rich he wouldn't need campaign donors and could fund his own campaign without needing to raise money, so spending his own money on the election meant he was independent of the evil donors.

(of course, that was all a lie, but that WAS the GOP talking points about 4 or 5 years ago)

. . .and don't forget how much they fawn over Trump for his conspicuous consumption.  Why aren't they upset that Trump spends his money on golden toilets instead of "building trade schools"?


Many of his supporters think he's "sacrificing" by being president. I've seen/heard it a bunch of times. "He's not taking a salary but look how rich Nancy is!"
 
2020-07-29 11:36:42 PM  

Psychohazard: raius: GoldSpider: bluejeansonfire: Republican oligarch Bloomberg only ran so that the progressives would lose.

Reminder that the DNC allowed Republican oligarch Bloomberg to pay the DNC $300,000 to let him cosplay as a Dem.

The DNC would rather let a Republican oligarch into their club than people who want first-world things like healthcare and wages.

I'm dying to see you show your work on that one.  You think Bloomberg split off the progressive vote from Sanders/Warren??

ha_ha_ha_oh_wow.jpg

The only thing Bloomberg did was cost Biden votes, Sanders entire strategy relied on a splintered field and somehow Bloomberg providing exactly that helped also sink Sanders campaign.  It doesn't make any sense.  Bloomberg running hurt the supposed moderate/establishment wing far more then it did the progressive wing.

Bloomberg entered the race when Biden was considered a failed candidate and Sanders and Warren were surging.  Biden had a historic turnaround, and he deserves credit for it.  But Bloomberg's entry was to stop a Warren or Sanders win when one of them winning looked probable.



This.

Wall Street was farking panicing.  Bloomberg did exactly what I expected.  He stayed in the race just long enough to have the desired effect, disappeared without investing the hundreds of millions he said he wouldn and also stiffed everybody he promised to pay until November.
 
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