Clearly Michael Bloomberg does not think much of the democratic primary field as he has repeatedly discussed entering the race. And, frankly, he’s not wrong. Last night’s democratic debate was an underwhelming snooze fest. Biden, who was once the darling of the party and seemingly the best option to run against Trump, is continuing to fall behind, even before the Ukraine scandal with his son was brought to the forefront.
A source told CNBC “Bloomberg is in if Biden is out.” While Biden has shown zero signs of exiting the race and adamantly claims Trump knows he “would beat him like a drum” Bloomberg may need to be prepared to put his money where his mouth is. Public speaking just isn’t Biden’s thing, as he proves time and time again at each debate. His slurs get worse, his comments make less sense, and he has not been able to ride the “I was Obama’s Vice President” coattails as he had planned.
If, however, Bloomberg is standing by to see if Biden ends his presidential bid, why did Bloomberg write an op-ed in the Washington Post advising the democratic primary candidates. “Rarely are the candidates asked, and more rarely still do they talk about, how they would go about achieving their goals” Bloomberg wrote.
He continued, “The fact is: A legislative proposal is only as good as the execution plan that accompanies it. And even the best plans must be flexible enough to accommodate necessary changes, to prevent the perfect from being the enemy of the good.” Not entirely sure what that means, but he continued:
The presidential aspirants are not short on big ideas. But voters must demand they explain how they intend to move from proposing plans to actually implementing them, including passing them through Congress. Those who dodge the question by speaking of revolution and the bully pulpit aren’t up to the job.
This does not seem like the behavior of a man who has all intentions of standing idly by in case the field runs dry and he needs to step in to save the day. So, is Bloomberg in fact prepping to butt in on Biden’s turf? Only time will tell, as he has already been quoted as saying he intends to stay out of the presidential race due to the “difficulty of winning the Democratic nomination in such a crowded field.” The field is looking pretty bleak right now.