I never really liked Michael Bloomberg. Of course, I can’t recall many New York mayors (even Rudy Giuliani) that were conservative…after all, it IS New York! But Bloomberg always hit me wrong. Maybe it was the money…maybe Sanders is right? Nah…that wasn’t it. But Michael Bloomberg came up with a correct decision yesterday. Not just for himself, but for America and I wanted to congratulate him.
He decided not to run for president as an independent.
See, a Bloomberg run probably would have actually helped the Republicans because he’s so damned liberal he would have pulled more from the left than the right. His whole reason for running was to stop Trump from winning…well, Trump AND Cruz. And someone got to him and showed him that neither of that would happen if he ran. Someone must have told him that he’d hurt Hillary more than he’d hurt Trump (or Cruz) so he decided it best to save a billion or so of his own money and sit this one out. Besides, I can’t think of a time when three candidates for president came from the same damn state!
And that brings me to today’s topic of a third-party candidate. Trump has talked about it. The media has bantered it around if Sanders loses (Sanders is actually an Independent), and Mitt Romney talked about it on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace this past weekend. All sides have thought about it this year because frankly there isn’t one candidate out there that is representative of their party. The question is why? Why in God’s name would anyone want to waste the time, money, and effort into running a third party candidacy for president when you know as well as I do that it won’t lead to anything but defeat. The only possible reason you would do it would be to make sure that the party you came from wouldn’t win. You’d basically syphon off enough voters to throw the election to the opposition party, which again, doesn’t make a hill of beans worth of sense. Can Mitt Romney honestly say that he’d rather have Hillary Clinton as president than Donald Trump? Forget Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio because I really don’t think they’d pull such a stunt. Is that really what Romney wants, because if it is, I would certainly question HIS membership in the GOP!
There is no reason in the world for a third party candidacy in today’s partisan world. You have zero chance of winning, and 100% chance of pissing off your former party. Not to mention you would accomplish absolutely nothing unless you’re coming from the GOP side and you are a closet Democrat or vice versa. Other than that, there is no reason in the world for someone to undertake such foolishness.
No, you get two choices for president in this country. You’ve got the Republicans, and you’ve got the Democrats, and that’s your choice. There is no third party because it’s not electable. Oh, others have tried in the past…most recently Ross Perot, but eventually it fails. And it will again.
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!