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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:13 pm 
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I love what Bloomberg is doing with all the political ad buys. The ones hammering Trump are exceptionally good and I hope effective. I know if I had billions, I'd do the same. I can't think of a better way for one person to help humanity currently than what he's doing right now.

I'm not so sure he really wants to be President as much as help whoever the Dem nominee is. I'll say this, though; I'd welcome him as President. My standards for President have dropped dramatically, as it seems it has for everyone else.

The strategy is new (not participating in the early states, spending tons on Super Tuesday states). Anyone think he's got a chance, or is this just a ____ with Trump thing?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:17 pm 
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He could spend his money more wisely by either 1) buying out media properties like Sinclair to thwart their propaganda or 2) Pouring a fortune into cheap state legislature races to unwind the ways Republicans have gamed the electoral process to manipulate representation. Both of these would directly help him and probably go just as far as endearing the Democratic party voters to him enough to be a 4th tier candidate looking to win a brokered convention.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:22 pm 
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I'm really beginning to think Bloomberg has the answer to Trump. He's willing to fight fire with fire and he can outspend him by large margins. Unlike Trump Bloomberg is a legit billionaire. If I'm the Democrat candidate I'm on that podium in front of cameras daily mocking Trump for his failures as a businessman, his hilarious phoniness, from fake Time cover to his need to steal money from his own charity. There could be no valid response to these attacks because they're based in fact and Trump responding to them in any way would only bring more attention to what he's done. I would also emasculate the hell out of him by pointing out how he has to pay women for sex. I'd even point out obvious marital issues he's having with Melania who is constantly dissing him when he tries to hold her hand. I'd mock him for his hypocrisy on attacking military folks while whining to doctors about bone spurs so he could avoid Vietnam. I'd mock him for his failure to speak above the sixth grade level, I'd just go completely all out on him. That's what we need from the Left, but no one is interested in doing anything except "going high when they go low." That ____ doesn't work in this day and age. Not anymore.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:30 pm 
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Clinton outspent Trump by large margins. This helped her marginally and made the election closer than it could have been, but that's not the end all be all.

Bloomberg's stop and frisk policies (among other things) stand a good chance at dispiriting black voters in a national election. That could be more than enough to wipe out marginal gains from the wealth advantage. The Presidential election isn't a primary where outspending your opponents into oblivion in a nationwide campaign can reap significant benefits against opponents who can't fight back with paid media. Trump's gonna be on TV a lot and in your parent's Facebook. No amount of money is gonna change that.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:36 pm 
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Some Schmo wrote:
I love what Bloomberg is doing with all the political ad buys. The ones hammering Trump are exceptionally good and I hope effective. I know if I had billions, I'd do the same. I can't think of a better way for one person to help humanity currently than what he's doing right now.


Really? Trump is not the worst thing that happened to humanity. You could be donating billions to cancer or aging research. Trump is an idiot, but we have to find the solutions to the problems that got Trump elected, like Yang says. If the Democrats make it all about Trump, then he will win re-election in Nov.

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I'm not so sure he really wants to be President as much as help whoever the Dem nominee is. I'll say this, though; I'd welcome him as President. My standards for President have dropped dramatically, as it seems it has for everyone else.


Trump is a bad president, but I think he is better than other Republican presidents. Reagan funded and radicalized Afghan rebels and Bush started many unnecessary wars.

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He could spend his money more wisely by either 1) buying out media properties like Sinclair to thwart their propaganda or 2) Pouring a fortune into cheap state legislature races to unwind the ways Republicans have gamed the electoral process to manipulate representation..


Exactly!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:41 pm 
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EAllusion wrote:
He could spend his money more wisely by either 1) buying out media properties like Sinclair to thwart their propaganda or 2) Pouring a fortune into cheap state legislature races to unwind the ways Republicans have gamed the electoral process to manipulate representation. Both of these would directly help him and probably go just as far as endearing the Democratic party voters to him enough to be a 4th tier candidate looking to win a brokered convention.

True. Wouldn't be as entertaining for us all, though.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:52 pm 
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OMG what a brilliant idea. I wonder if anyone has pitched the idea to him. Buy Sinclair and FOX news and the Trumpublicans will have to start watching OANN.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:16 pm 
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Schmo. I kinda like the hell out of what he's doing.

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