Low-key one of my favorite subplots of the Democratic primary. Watch this new ad from Bloomberg — not the first one this month to prominently feature Barack Obama, mind you — then read on.
I don’t come away from that concluding that Obama has endorsed Bloomberg. You probably don’t either. It looks a lot, in fact, like the ad that Joe Biden ran featuring old A/V of Obama at the start of the primary, and of course Obama famously hasn’t endorsed Joe. But you and I watch a lot of political ads relative to the average person and might be more attuned to nuances in the message. Imagine if you haven’t watched many and you hear this come on your TV in the background while you’re busy doing something at home. Or better yet, you hear the radio version of it that doesn’t make clear when Obama’s warm words about Bloomberg were uttered (i.e. not recently).