And So the List Gets Longer
So Michael Bloomberg may be running for president after all…
Billionaire Bloomberg, former New York City Mayor, has dropped some very big hints he’ll join the 2020 presidential race to secure the Democratic nomination.
Who is he?
Bloomberg is a 77-year-old philanthropist and media tycoon with some experience in government, having ran, and won, for NYC mayor three times (‘02, ‘05, ‘09). Bloomberg is also a very successful businessman who founded Bloomberg L.P., and is known for his Bloomberg Terminal, a computer software system providing financial data widely used in the global finance industry.
Why is he running?
Well, last March, Bloomberg announced he would sit the 2020 race out, but with the success and rise in popularity of progressives like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, centrist Bloomberg may be heading straight toward Biden as a potential opponent by entering the race.
How successful will he be?
At the moment, it’s unclear whether or not he’ll gain traction in key states necessary to swing the election, but polls and data, since his semi-announcement, have been incredibly low – the highest unfavorable rate in the field, actually.
If Bloomberg speaks up, gets loud and expands his appeal to reach average, middle-income Americans, he could have a serious shot. But only time will tell with this one!