NYT: Mike Bloomberg commissioned a poll to see how he’d do as an independent against Trump and Hillary

posted at 11:23 am on January 11, 2016 by Allahpundit

In case you missed it over the weekend. In an election where the two major parties seem ready to belch up Hillary and Trump as their nominees, it’s only fitting that the third-party challenger be deeply unlikable too. Why should conservatives choose among the lesser of two evils when they could choose among three?

Election 2016: The Democrat, the Democrat lite, or the Democrat lite-est? Maybe Bernie Sanders will decide to go fourth-party and give America a real choice.

“The Republican Party has never done anything for the working man like me, even though we’ve voted Republican for years,” said Leo Martin, a 62-year-old machinist from Newport, N.H., who attended Mr. Trump’s Claremont rally. “This election is the first in my life where we can change what it means to be a Republican.”…

Some political leaders, eyeing the Republican split, are sensing opportunity.

Michael R. Bloomberg, the billionaire media executive and former New York mayor, was intrigued enough by the prospect of Mr. Trump’s becoming the Republican standard-bearer that he commissioned a poll last month testing how he would fare against Mr. Trump and Mrs. Clinton, according to two sources close to Mr. Bloomberg. But he has often very publicly flirted with a run, savored the attention, then announced that he would not pursue the candidacy.

Nothing would capture the zeitgeist of working-class rage and alienation this year like a soft-spoken Wall Street tycoon worth $40 billion jumping into the race to cleanse America of its guns and Big Gulps.

Forget about it, says David Graham at the Atlantic. Mike Bloomberg’s a vainglorious, media-friendly rich guy who relishes the attention he gets from flirting with running for president, but he’ll never pull the trigger — which was exactly what people like me said about Trump the day before he announced last summer. Graham makes a fair point that if Bloomberg’s poll showed him doing well it would have been leaked by now, but let’s not set the bar too high this early. Hillary and Trump were two of the most famous people in America even before they jumped into the race. Bloomberg would spend big bucks introducing himself to the public to raise his profile. Also, I doubt you can get an accurate sense right now of how likely voters from each party would be to back an independent, before any primary votes have been cast. Ask a Rubio or Christie fan today if they’d back Cruz or Trump over Hillary and I bet most would say yes; ask them two months from now, after Cruz or Trump has battered their guy into submission with nasty attacks, and maybe they’ll think otherwise. It’s hard to see Bloomberg picking up disgruntled Democrats who prefer far-left Bernie Sanders to Hillary but it’s easy to see him picking up votes from moderate Republicans who loath Trump (and Cruz?) as too reactionary. If he ran, it’d be a pure “destroy Trump” mission, I think. The question is this: Is that enough reason for him to do it?

Bloomberg’s said no in the past, that there’s no point undertaking an effort this enormous if you have no real chance of winning. But who knows? He’s 73 now and isn’t going to hold another office. Even a billion-dollar self-funded campaign would barely dent his personal fortune. Someone’s going to run as a centrist third-party alternative if we end up with Trump and Clinton, in which case why should Bloomy pass and let Jon Huntsman or whoever gain the glory of being the media’s designated “sensible” middle-ground candidate in the race? The trick for establishment Republicans in recruiting an independent challenger to Trump in the general election is that any pol with a future in the Republican Party wouldn’t dare take on the responsibility, knowing that GOP voters would blame him for enabling Hillary’s eventual victory. None of that is a problem for Bloomberg. He could style his candidacy as a spot for “solutions-oriented” people who are “serious about compromise” to park their votes; he’d get a ton of press out of it, a spot onstage at the debates next fall, a megaphone for his gun nonsense, and probably a few high-profile endorsements from Trump-hating establishment GOPers. He could even frame his run as the beginning of what he hopes will be a durable third-party which he’ll fund in the years ahead. He really has nothing to lose.


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You must be this high to run for President….

Oil Can on January 11, 2016 at 11:25 AM

Will anti-Trumpers support Bloomberg or Hillary?

It will be a tough choice for them, I’m sure.

Redstone on January 11, 2016 at 11:27 AM

Oh good, I was just thinking that what a Clinton/Trump face-off really needs is another statist.

thirtyandseven on January 11, 2016 at 11:29 AM

The climate change pushing / gun & diet controlling socialist Bloomberg would probably be happier running on a ticket with the socialist Sanders.

Wouldn’t 2 New Yorkers be enough? Oh wait, it would be 3 New Yorkers.

Bloomberg would end up taking mostly Hillary or Sanders votes, and Trump would destroy him. Talk about a target that’s bigger than even low energy Bush. Bloomberg would be dismantled. Lol.

anotherJoe on January 11, 2016 at 11:30 AM

Election 2016: The Democrat, the Democrat lite, or the Democrat lite-est? Maybe Bernie Sanders will decide to go fourth-party and give America a real choice.

Ha! Allahpundit snark never gets old.

Although something tells me that that statement wasn’t 100% snark. Hmmm.

Aizen on January 11, 2016 at 11:30 AM

Someone’s going to run as a centrist third-party alternative if we end up with Trump and Clinton

Not really buying that. The liberal republicans’ idea of resurrecting the whig party to save the day is just a masterbation fantasy.

Magicjava on January 11, 2016 at 11:30 AM

low energy Bush

meant Act of Love Bush, my bad

anotherJoe on January 11, 2016 at 11:31 AM

Sell your soft drinks stocks now…..

Don L on January 11, 2016 at 11:31 AM

Heh, AP, you’d have 3 choices of New Yorkers to vote for :)

Schadenfreude on January 11, 2016 at 11:31 AM

Ask a Rubio or Christie Perry or Huntsman fan today if they’d back Cruz or Trump Romney over Hillary Obama and I bet most would say yes; ask them two months from now, after Cruz or TrumpRomney has battered their guy into submission with nasty attacks, and maybe they’ll think otherwise.

Did you say this in 2012, AP? Same Republican base, right?

I’m perplexed…

Dolce Far Niente on January 11, 2016 at 11:32 AM

Bloomberg would end up taking mostly Hillary or Sanders votes, and Trump would destroy him. Talk about a target that’s bigger than even low energy Bush. Bloomberg would be dismantled. Lol.

anotherJoe on January 11, 2016 at 11:30 AM

That was my thought..he’d siphon off votes from the left..

bazil9 on January 11, 2016 at 11:33 AM

Someone’s going to run as a centrist third-party alternative if we end up with Trump and Clinton

Don’t bet your cats on it.

Schadenfreude on January 11, 2016 at 11:33 AM

…unless you have Jeb in mind :)

Schadenfreude on January 11, 2016 at 11:33 AM

Please oh please oh please run, Mr Bloomberg.
Because Cankles.

And because President Trump or President Cruz as a result.
Perfect.

orangemtl on January 11, 2016 at 11:34 AM

Thank you God for this election season.

It is better than any other before.

Schadenfreude on January 11, 2016 at 11:35 AM

I’d like to see what the results of that poll were amongst the much-desired “African America” “community”, after Bloomie’s notorious “stop & frisk” policies in NYC. (Which, btw, I fully supported, as it wasn’t “stop & frisk” but “stop, question, and, if there was cause for reasonable suspicion, then frisk”–but that didn’t have quite the anti-police cachet that law-and-order-hating libtards were looking for.)

MMK on January 11, 2016 at 11:35 AM

Another rich guy with a big ego realizing he should have run against Hillary.

albill on January 11, 2016 at 11:35 AM

I actually see a Bloomberg run as helping Trump.

As blue collar dem voters, fed-up republicans, and many conservatives vote Trump, the GOP apologists and GOP people like Jeb would vote Bloomberg, and disgruntled moderate dems would vote Bloomberg.

If Bloomberg doesn’t run, the GOP apologists are going to vote Hillary, so a Bloomberg candidacy keeps those votes from going to Hillary while draining a few more moderate dem votes from her, while Trump manages to capture the “Reagan Democrat” blue collar dem voters and independents.

It ends up being a Trump landslide.

Monkeytoe on January 11, 2016 at 11:36 AM

Bloomberg is another open borders shill.

On immigration, climate change, gun control, diet control, education control, and all the key issues the multiculturalist Bloomberg aligns with the Democrat / Socialists. Once this is known, and Trump differentiates himself sharply from the other two, the people who want a stop illegal and Muslim immigration and stand up for their gun rights etc will vote for Trump and that will be more than 50%. Bloomberg and Hillary will split the rest of the votes. A Trump landslide. Bring it on Bloomberg. Make my day!

anotherJoe on January 11, 2016 at 11:37 AM

Clinton vs Bush – “The biggest Statist?”
Trump vs Bloomberg – “Who Want To Be a Multibillionaire”

Rix on January 11, 2016 at 11:38 AM

Before it’s over the Dems will have to run with Sandra Fluke as their candidate–since they’ve invested everything into the “war on women” meme.

Don L on January 11, 2016 at 11:38 AM

Why should conservatives choose among the lesser of two evils when they could choose among three?

Hmmm…What is a conservative? Is Paul Ryan the “real” conservative? He sort of reminds me of Merkel…How is that working out for Germany?

The point is Trump right now is the most conservative (with the possible exception of Cruz) on things that are most important to the survival of the republic.

William Eaton on January 11, 2016 at 11:39 AM

He really has nothing to lose.

Except for that healthy ego of is. If it looks like Bloomberg’s huge ego will take a hit by being rejected at the polls (and by a significant margin at that), he wouldn’t risk it.

Aizen on January 11, 2016 at 11:39 AM

Bloomberg and Hillary will split the rest of the votes. A Trump landslide. Bring it on Bloomberg. Make my day!

anotherJoe on January 11, 2016 at 11:37 AM

Bloomberg will only consider entering the fray if Hillary is indicted and shows willingness to drop out. Even then, Bloomberg is doomed. Like it or not, the minorities have a powerful aversion for Jews, even liberal ones – just look how they treat Sanders.

Rix on January 11, 2016 at 11:40 AM

As Jimmy Duranty used to say, “Hevreebuddy’s tryin’ ta get inta da act.”

Cleombrotus on January 11, 2016 at 11:40 AM

Clinton Insurance policy in case Trump lets it go to his head.

(He does that sort of think, you know)

WryTrvllr on January 11, 2016 at 11:41 AM

Two big money men going after it…one an extreme leftist, the other a more moderate leftist…

It would be interesting…

right2bright on January 11, 2016 at 11:41 AM

They should all have a contest.
https://youtu.be/wGhg-htVnJ0

Seth Halpern on January 11, 2016 at 11:42 AM

Oh good, I was just thinking that what a Clinton/Trump face-off really needs is another statist.

thirtyandseven on January 11, 2016 at 11:29 AM

nice.

WryTrvllr on January 11, 2016 at 11:43 AM

WTF is the difference between Trump and Bloomberg?

Trump is just a better talker, that’s all. A salesman. Someone that excels in telling dupes what they want to hear.

Moesart on January 11, 2016 at 11:43 AM

NYT: Mike Bloomberg commissioned a poll to see how he’d do as an independent against Trump and Hillary

…he’s really worried about Bernie doing it…and then taxing him 99% if Bernie wins.

JugEarsButtHurt on January 11, 2016 at 11:43 AM

Bloomberg is a gun control fanatic-he would take mostly from Hillary-welcome Bloomberg

gerrym51 on January 11, 2016 at 11:44 AM

William Eaton on January 11, 2016 at 11:39 AM

Couple days ago I’m driving and some young guy was in the intersection with 2 signs..Honk for Hillary/Bernie- No to Jeb Bush…I was like Jeb? Yeah..high polling-conservative Jeb is who he fears? lol..
My friend leaned out the window and yelled- You’re one dumb mother-phucker..lol..I was lmao.

bazil9 on January 11, 2016 at 11:44 AM

Once this is known, and Trump differentiates himself sharply from the other two, the people who want a stop illegal and Muslim immigration will vote for Trump…

Btw:

Cologne attacks: New Year’s Eve crime cases top 500

Update: 600

there’s more:

Aslan’s Girl [email protected]_Girl <a href="Aslan’s Girl [email protected]_Girl 11h11 hours ago Up To 500 Men Stormed Nightclub In Bielefeld, Germany, Sexually Assaulted Patrons In New Year’s Attack http://www.weaselzippers.us/249970-up-to-500-men-stormed-nightclub-in-bielefeld-germany-sexually-assaulted-patrons-in-new-years-attack/

No to the multiculturalist Muslim immigration promoting Bloomberg!

anotherJoe on January 11, 2016 at 11:45 AM

WTF is the difference between Trump and Bloomberg?

Trump is just a better talker, that’s all. A salesman. Someone that excels in telling dupes what they want to hear.

Moesart on January 11, 2016 at 11:43 AM

Michael “Bring More Illegals” Bloomberg
Michael “Outlaw Private Gun Ownership” Bloomberg
Michael “Muslims Belong to Manhattan” Bloomberg

Yeah, exactly like Trump. Concern trolls will concern.

Rix on January 11, 2016 at 11:45 AM

Hmmm…What is a conservative? Is Paul Ryan the “real” conservative? He sort of reminds me of Merkel…How is that working out for Germany?

Here we go again with the false dichotomy. “If Trump isn’t a conservative, then who is? Paul Ryan?” Of course, nobody of considerable credibility is arguing that.

The point is Trump right now is the most conservative (with the possible exception of Cruz) on things that are most important to the survival of the republic.

William Eaton on January 11, 2016 at 11:39 AM

No, he isn’t. Trump may be more “right-wing” than your typical establishment Republican (which isn’t hard to accomplish nowadays), but he’s still a big government type of person, at heart. Every problem can be fixed not by reducing the size and/or scope of government, but by putting him in charge of it. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul are the real conservatives; their “conservatarian” views on certain policies are what make them conservative-minded individuals.

Aizen on January 11, 2016 at 11:47 AM

Rix on January 11, 2016 at 11:45 AM

He’s not concerned..he hates Trump. I’ve seen his posts.
He’ll prob vote Hillary out of spite…one of those

bazil9 on January 11, 2016 at 11:47 AM

Will anti-Trumpers support Bloomberg or Hillary?

It will be a tough choice for them, I’m sure.

Redstone on January 11, 2016 at 11:27 AM

Don’t be a moron. The howler monkeys think that we have to rally around their idol if he wins the nomination or we don’t care about this country. But making no choice is also a choice. Should an ignorant, uninformed douchebag like Trump get the GOP nomination; I’m not going to vote for President in November. I’ll still vote downticket but not for somebody so utterly unfit for office as Donald J. Trump- snake oil salesman extraordinaire and utterly clueless idiot when it comes to governance.

In other words, those of us who don’t support Trump or Blue DO NOT HAVE TO VOTE for either.

Happy Nomad on January 11, 2016 at 11:50 AM

Bloomberg will only consider entering the fray if Hillary is indicted and shows willingness to drop out. Even then, Bloomberg is doomed. Like it or not, the minorities have a powerful aversion for Jews, even liberal ones – just look how they treat Sanders.

Rix on January 11, 2016 at 11:40 AM

C’mon. Is there really any merit to that? Can’t it be that Bernie is just an out-of-touch old codger who can’t sell “progressivism” the way Obama could (by lying)?

Aizen on January 11, 2016 at 11:50 AM

WTF is the difference between Trump and Bloomberg?

Moesart on January 11, 2016 at 11:43 AM

Rix on January 11, 2016 at 11:45 AM

Also Bloomberg is the biggest leftie on climate change. Worse than Christie.

Trump on climate change:

“This very expensive global warming bullshit has got to stop.”

“Our planet is freezing, record low temps,and our GW scientists are stuck in ice.”

“Surprise? 1970’s global cooling alarmists were pushing the same no-growth liberal agenda as today’s global warming.”

“I call it weather. You know, the weather changes.”

Trump at NH rally utilizes the conservative crowd to dismiss a leftist questioner, 1 minute video: http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4551721/trump-mocks-climate-change-question

anotherJoe on January 11, 2016 at 11:50 AM

WTF is the difference between Trump and Bloomberg?

Trump is just a better talker, that’s all. A salesman. Someone that excels in telling dupes what they want to hear.

Moesart on January 11, 2016 at 11:43 AM

Trump is better on abortion, marriage, illegal immigration, trade, the 2nd amendment, soft drinks and salt, populism, nationalism, and militarism. Bloomberg is simply a Democrat-weenie clone.

Stoic Patriot on January 11, 2016 at 11:51 AM

No, he isn’t. Trump may be more “right-wing” than your typical establishment Republican (which isn’t hard to accomplish nowadays), but he’s still a big government type of person, at heart. Every problem can be fixed not by reducing the size and/or scope of government, but by putting him in charge of it. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul are the real conservatives; their “conservatarian” views on certain policies are what make them conservative-minded individuals.

Aizen on January 11, 2016 at 11:47 AM

Rand Paul is, politically speaking, a neurosurgeon hoping to pass the Constitutional thread through the eye of Washington bureaucracy and corruption needle. Similarly, Ted Cruz is a carver. Either is a noble profession but unfortunately, the size of Fedzilla calls for an axe wielding butcher madman, not a precision surgeon or a carver.

Rix on January 11, 2016 at 11:51 AM

Will anti-Trumpers support Bloomberg or Hillary?

It will be a tough choice for them, I’m sure.

Redstone on January 11, 2016 at 11:27 AM

Whether the spoiler candidate is Bloomberg or Webb, I guarantee most anti-Trumpers will support them as a “real conservative alternative” to “that lying liberal Trump” (at least, when they’re not calling Trump a right wing extremist Nazi). None of these guys are going to give it up when we get to the general.

Doomberg on January 11, 2016 at 11:52 AM

Bloomberg is a gun control fanatic-he would take mostly from Hillary-welcome Bloomberg

gerrym51 on January 11, 2016 at 11:44 AM

Bloomberg is still traumatized from falling into a 32oz big gulp as a child.

Happy Nomad on January 11, 2016 at 11:52 AM

I think Nanny Bloomberg would suck more votes from the dems than the republicans…

trigon on January 11, 2016 at 11:54 AM

Trump is better on abortion, marriage, illegal immigration, trade, the 2nd amendment, soft drinks and salt, populism, nationalism, and militarism. Bloomberg is simply a Democrat-weenie clone.

Stoic Patriot on January 11, 2016 at 11:51 AM

Don’t forget environmentalism. I don’t think I’ve ever seen him say a positive thing about the “green” movement.

Doomberg on January 11, 2016 at 11:54 AM

C’mon. Is there really any merit to that? Can’t it be that Bernie is just an out-of-touch old codger who can’t sell “progressivism” the way Obama could (by lying)?

Aizen on January 11, 2016 at 11:50 AM

The #BLM thugs would sit on the sidelines if you were right, but they appear to actively interfere with Bernie’s events – and they’re were never shown to be Hillary’s campaign operatives.

Rix on January 11, 2016 at 11:55 AM

Doomberg on January 11, 2016 at 11:54 AM

No, he has been very vocal on climate change and that it’s BS.

bazil9 on January 11, 2016 at 11:56 AM

He’s not concerned..he hates Trump. I’ve seen his posts.
He’ll prob vote Hillary out of spite…one of those

bazil9 on January 11, 2016 at 11:47 AM

Spite? I’ve seen his posts, too. He’ll gleefully vote Hillary – like other establishment shills. Run a GOPe approved candidate vs Hillary – and the establishment really doesn’t care who wins, but they’d prefer Hillary. Smaller bulls-eye on one’s back when one isn’t leading.

Athos on January 11, 2016 at 11:57 AM

Whether the spoiler candidate is Bloomberg or Webb, I guarantee most anti-Trumpers will support them as a “real conservative alternative” to “that lying liberal Trump”

Doomberg on January 11, 2016 at 11:52 AM

Bloomberg and Web would both take votes from Hillary.

Seriously, it’s time for liberal republicans to come to terms with the fact they’re not going to win. Make your peace, prepare your papers, do whatever you have to do.

We’re 19 trillion dollars in debt. Socialism’s day of reckoning is at hand.

Magicjava on January 11, 2016 at 11:59 AM

Aizen on January 11, 2016 at 11:47 AM

As far as I am concerned now…Anyone who does support at least a temporary ban on Islamic migration into America is questionable. Hopefully they will find their way and come to the right opinion. If Trump can, certainly they can if they are what they claim to be.

Conservative should mean protecting the country, its institutions, constitution, laws, etc. Allowing the migration of Muslims into America means an end to all that. Period, end of story.

William Eaton on January 11, 2016 at 12:00 PM

CORRECTION!!!!!

As far as I am concerned now…Anyone who does NOT support at least a temporary ban on Islamic migration into America is questionable. Hopefully they will find their way and come to the right opinion. If Trump can, certainly they can if they are what they claim to be.

William Eaton on January 11, 2016 at 12:01 PM

It’s smooth sailing on the Trump train. Opps. It’s a train, not a boat.

SpongePuppy on January 11, 2016 at 12:02 PM

Whether the spoiler candidate is Bloomberg or Webb, I guarantee most anti-Trumpers will support them as a “real conservative alternative” to “that lying liberal Trump” (at least, when they’re not calling Trump a right wing extremist Nazi). None of these guys are going to give it up when we get to the general.

Doomberg on January 11, 2016 at 11:52 AM

Bloomberg and Hillary both seem like ideal uniparty choices for the anti-Trumpers, they are big into amnesty and other anti-Trumper pet issues.

Really though, while I can’t stand Bloomberg, he was a pretty competent mayor in comparison to De Blasio.

He has a Napoleon complex and wants to be everyone’s nanny, but he is definitely a competent guy who has achieved things.

Listening to his awful squawk is painful, though.

Redstone on January 11, 2016 at 12:02 PM

Rand Paul is, politically speaking, a neurosurgeon hoping to pass the Constitutional thread through the eye of Washington bureaucracy and corruption needle. Similarly, Ted Cruz is a carver. Either is a noble profession but unfortunately, the size of Fedzilla calls for an axe wielding butcher madman, not a precision surgeon or a carver.

Rix on January 11, 2016 at 11:51 AM

Okay, this made me chuckle. :)

The #BLM thugs would sit on the sidelines if you were right, but they appear to actively interfere with Bernie’s events – and they’re were never shown to be Hillary’s campaign operatives.

Rix on January 11, 2016 at 11:55 AM

Hmmm. You could be right, come to think of it. They do seem a bit hostile towards the poor fella.

Aizen on January 11, 2016 at 12:02 PM

Athos on January 11, 2016 at 11:57 AM

True, man.

I wanted to puke voting for McCain but I sucked it up and did what I had to to stop Barry. I’m not dong that again but I’d never vote for a leftist.
I’d rather be cousin Pookie and sit on my couch. The establishment people make me wanna hurl…I’m not giving in again.

bazil9 on January 11, 2016 at 12:03 PM

Bloomberg is further to the left than Hillary. He’d only siphon off votes from disappointed Bernie fans. I wish he would run and make this election an even bigger fun fest.

polly2150 on January 11, 2016 at 12:07 PM

Allah is right, this might actually be a smart move – in a way – by Bloomberg.

He can’t win. He’s unlikable. He’s even shorter than Rubio(w/o the lifts) . He has a voice like a nag. He’s a republican but he is a bigger gun grabber than Obama and Christie…

BUT Hillary may be done and the Dems might be stuck with Bernie. Bloomberg might hit that sweet squishy spot and get soft Rs and some xtra dumb Ds – Those who hate Trump but can’t go full commie. He might get 15% from 100+ million, which, though an expensive ego stroke, isn’t even a dent in his overall fortune. Though …he’ll have to spend LOTS more than the others since he’s less likeable than even Kasich(?).
In normal times he’d get under 1% nationally – he’d have to drop out early – which would be humiliating for a guy like him, but now, maybe he can get 10-15. He would be in all the debates and he’d have a respectable Presidential run to add to his legacy.

I hope he doesn’t run. I hope his polls showed him at too low a % to run.

I want to see Trump vs Sanders without the mess of Bloomberg getting in the way.Bloomberg, Kasich, Huntsman … debate killers – time wasters.

BoxHead1 on January 11, 2016 at 12:08 PM

Report on Cologne New Year’s Eve Assaults Says Police Overwhelmed … Wall Street Journal – ‎15 minutes ago
DÜSSELDORF, Germany — Police in Cologne were overwhelmed, unable to assist victims, and yet didn’t call for extra help as hundreds of people, mainly women, were robbed or sexually assaulted on New Year’s Eve, according to a report prepared by police.

Barracuda Brigade [email protected] 4h4 hours ago
Muslim Refugees Beat Swedish Man To Death After He Offers Them Food And Clothes… – BB4SP http://ln.is/bb4sp.com/qOpxU

NO to the Muslim immigration promoting Bloomberg!

anotherJoe on January 11, 2016 at 12:10 PM

No one cares.

chimney sweep on January 11, 2016 at 12:15 PM

Trump at NH rally utilizes the conservative crowd to dismiss a leftist questioner, 1 minute video: http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4551721/trump-mocks-climate-change-question

anotherJoe on January 11, 2016 at 11:50 AM

Yeah, he’s also still on the birther theme when it comes to attacking Cruz. What a douchebag! If I wanted to know about bankruptcy laws I’d consult Trump. When I want to know about Constitutional law, I’ll contact somebody who knows the law.

Happy Nomad on January 11, 2016 at 12:18 PM

That would be the biggest gift to Republicans imaginable. If Bloomberg won, you might actually see Republicans competitive in states like PA, NJ, MI, WI, MN.

This is why he won’t run.

Atlantian on January 11, 2016 at 12:18 PM

DÜSSELDORF, Germany — Police in Cologne were overwhelmed, unable to assist victims, and yet didn’t call for extra help as hundreds of people, mainly women, were robbed or sexually assaulted on New Year’s Eve, according to a report prepared by police.

anotherJoe on January 11, 2016 at 12:10 PM

I thought women in these situations were supposed to piss on themselves, blow a whistle, just say no, or fire off a shotgun.

Happy Nomad on January 11, 2016 at 12:19 PM

I wanted to puke voting for McCain…

bazil9 on January 11, 2016 at 12:03 PM

McCain was the worst!

Except Romney… I actually felt worse voting for Romney.

In fact it’s really the bad afterfeeling of voting for Romney that really persists… even 4 years later.

At least McCain appeared to have genuine battle-scarred character. Unlike the Madison Ave manufactured stiff Romney who was all teary eyed about standing up for gay rights and diversity and all the other leftist causes like climate change and last year took it upon himself as a true lily-fingered varmint shooting Northeastern squish to go where he doesn’t belong and lead the charge to ban the Confederate flat. Sickening.

Make it a real pukefest: Bloomberg / Romney 2016!

anotherJoe on January 11, 2016 at 12:20 PM

Pfft, take my guns and my 24 oz soda’s? Scrue U!

bernzright777 on January 11, 2016 at 12:24 PM

I thought women in these situations were supposed to piss on themselves, blow a whistle, just say no, or fire off a shotgun.

Happy Nomad on January 11, 2016 at 12:19 PM

Yup. Or start the day with enduring protection: don’t wear deodorant!

anotherJoe on January 11, 2016 at 12:24 PM

Make it a real pukefest: Bloomberg / Romney 2016!

anotherJoe on January 11, 2016 at 12:20 PM

Total pukefest! I’m getting pretty tired of holding my nose every time I go to vote!

bernzright777 on January 11, 2016 at 12:25 PM

anotherJoe on January 11, 2016 at 12:20 PM

McCain was worse for me then Romney. But I had Palin..went to several rallies. She was a bright spot that I focused on.

bazil9 on January 11, 2016 at 12:32 PM

OH PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE run

dio55 on January 11, 2016 at 12:35 PM

In other words, those of us who don’t support Trump or Blue DO NOT HAVE TO VOTE for either.

Happy Nomad on January 11, 2016 at 11:50 AM

Which is why dems win. The big problem with cons is that they are no better than spoiled children. It’s their way or they are not going to play. This was evident with the last election and will be evident with this one as the cons stay home because they don’t get their perfect candidate which is generally themselves.

Dr. Frank Enstine on January 11, 2016 at 12:37 PM

With his common-sense gun safety platform, what could go wrong?

roy_batty on January 11, 2016 at 12:38 PM

During Prohibition, Drugs and alcohol were either banned or tightly regulated while tobacco and soda pop were unregulated and firearm ownership was a protected right. In the future utopia of the progressive left, it appears drugs and alcohol may be unregulated but tobacco and soda pop will be either banned or tightly regulated while firearms will be made unavailable by suing any manufacturer or retailer out of business.

I guess they will call that progress.

KW64 on January 11, 2016 at 12:40 PM

He can’t win. He’s unlikable. He’s even shorter than Rubio(w/o the lifts) . He has a voice like a nag. He’s a republican but he is a bigger gun grabber than Obama and Christie…

He was a democrat before running for mayor in 2001. Republican as mayor. Switched to independent after leaving office.

He’s solid uniparty statist.

WryTrvllr on January 11, 2016 at 12:43 PM

Oh yes, a democrat Perot. Yes please!

clement on January 11, 2016 at 12:45 PM

What’s the matter? He afraid Hillary won’t take our guns away fast enough?

CurtZHP on January 11, 2016 at 1:04 PM

Time to crap your pants, lefties and righties.

Schadenfreude on January 11, 2016 at 1:12 PM

using the terms “Huntsman” and “sensible” together is a non-starter.

He is nuthin’ but a Demobillion aisle straddler

Senator Philip Bluster on January 11, 2016 at 1:15 PM

The author had two tours in Vietnam as a junior officer and subsequently served as command Intelligence briefer in Hawaii where he updated CINCPAC, John McCain’s father, on POW matters.

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/07/trumps_trump.html

Schadenfreude on January 11, 2016 at 1:20 PM

Bloomberg and Huntsman could get the country club members vote, but the workers there would be voting for Trump.

Senator Philip Bluster on January 11, 2016 at 1:22 PM

Bloomberg’s policies and city

Schadenfreude on January 11, 2016 at 2:54 PM

Different sex, same rotten communist program. Gee, and he isn’t any better looking than Hillary either. DNC really, really scared and desperate and they have every right to be and more! Trump to trump the idiots!

Roselle on January 11, 2016 at 3:14 PM

McCain was worse for me then Romney. But I had Palin..went to several rallies. She was a bright spot that I focused on.

bazil9 on January 11, 2016 at 12:32 PM

Agreed. I voted for Whatzizname/Palin. I figured, he’s so old, she had a chance of inheriting the position. But he’s still here, and she’s faded. Oh, well.

But look, almost anyone would be better than H>. I’ll vote for anyone, even Trump, over her; just to keep her out of office. I’ll deal with his shortcomings, after he gets elected.

ReggieA on January 11, 2016 at 4:39 PM

Would guarantee Trump a 1984 style landslide.

Allahpundit, you are smoking something if you think he would poach more votes from Trump than Hilldog, they(the beast and Bloomstick) both are shooting for almost the same pool of voters, you need to get your levels checked.

Rusty_Shackleford on January 11, 2016 at 6:48 PM