pancakes3 wrote: Pointgod wrote:
pancakes3 wrote:bloomberg will turn off a lot of far left, bernie-bro types but that only depresses voter turnout in solidly blue districts anyway. the question is whether he's able to get minorities and independents out in sufficient numbers.
Have you seen the recent clips about him? He’s not winning minority voters. If Hillary could be killed for saying super predators, I don’t see how Bloomberg gets a pass.
boomers are boomers first and minorities second. i can see old minorities, especially not-black minorities, shrugging it off. or even AA voters brushing it off. as an example, if you're nigerian and this travel ban is in place, are you going to sit out of the election based on a principled stand vs boomberg's stop-and-frisk comments from the 90's? maybe, but i don't think it's a foregone conclusion.
Check the link. Bloomberg made his comments about stop and frisk 5 years ago! And he’s not just making gaffes or missteps he’s defending racist policies that shows character and how he would govern as President.https://newsone.com/3902452/michael-bloomberg-racist-quotes-through-years/
“Ninety-five percent of murders — murderers and murder victims fit one M.O. You can just take a description, Xerox it, and pass it out to all the cops,” Bloomberg said while speaking the Aspen Institute in 2015 in a recently resurfaced minute-long clip that went viral this week and echoed his previous defenses of stop and frisk. “They are male, minorities, 16-25. That’s true in New York, that’s true in virtually every city (inaudible). And that’s where the real crime is. You’ve got to get the guns out of the hands of people that are getting killed.”
“Redlining, if you remember, was the term where banks took whole neighborhoods and said people in these neighborhoods are poor, they’re not going to be able to pay off their mortgages,” he said at the time. “Tell your salesmen don’t go into those areas. And then Congress got involved and local elected officials as well. And said, ‘Oh, that’s not fair. These people should be able to get credit.’ And once you started pushing in that direction, banks started making more and more loans where the credit of the person buying the house wasn’t as good as you would like.”
Anyway I don’t think that Bloomberg will get to the point where he’s a viable candidate for the Democratic Party. Bloomberg was a Republican and he literally supported George Bush for re-election in 2004. I’m sure there’s a lot more oppo research to drop. Why select Bloomberg when Pete is a much better alternative? I think by the point you get to Super Tuesday Pete will be more more of a presence. It will be a good litmus test for Democratic voters to see if they’ll essentially do what Republicans did with Trump.