Mike Bloomberg is an honest man.pic.twitter.com/ASRHfs1dxU— Richard ?? Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) February 26, 2020
I’m not betting against Bernie Sanders.
We’ve already spent a year debating which Democratic candidate would be the best for our movement and largely concluded it would be Tulsi or Yang. Neither gained any traction with Democratic voters.
Bernie is the most popular Democratic candidate. He is leading in the polls. He tied Buttigieg in Iowa. He has won New Hampshire and Nevada. There is no reason to believe that Bernie will start losing the race now to Bloomberg who is the most disliked candidate in the Democratic race and who is losing ground in the polls. This race could be over next week or even earlier if Biden loses South Carolina.
I largely agree with Keith’s take that Bloomberg would be the better accelerationist candidate from a metapolitical standpoint given that as an arrogant neoliberal technocrat he is the embodiment of everything that is wrong with our system. The populist Right and Left can find common ground in hating Michael Bloomberg. In a two man race, I expect Bernie to emerge victorious though. In the event that Mini Mike defeated Sanders and actually won the Democratic nomination at a contested convention, he would divide the party even worse than in 2016 and Trump would be easily reelected.
I find it more likely that Bloomberg and Steyer will suffocate the moderates who will run out of money and clear the path for Bernie to the nomination. We will see in South Carolina.
Note: We will know much about this race after Super Tuesday.