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So Bloomberg Wants into the 2020 Race Because the Dem Field Is Too Weak to Beat Trump?

His leftist New York City views aren't a national sell for victory, as this op-ed points out

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Michael Bloomberg is not the only American signaling his dissatisfaction with the current crop of candidates vying to take on President Donald Trump next year.

Millions of people are disappointed with the candidates on the Left, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to win anything.

Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City, is correct that the Dem field is weak.

Former Vice President Joe Biden might have been able to beat Trump in 2016 — but not now.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is too far Left to garner the general public support needed to win a presidential election.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who recently had a heart attack, wants to sit in the Oval Office and push his socialist agenda.

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Bloomberg, a billionaire businessman, could offer a credible alternative to those who do not like Trump — but his leftist New York City views aren’t a national sell for victory.

Bloomberg has been kowtowing go China ever since that country threatened to shut down his news bureaus in their country.

Does he think he can negotiate a meaningful trade agreement with China if he’s elected president?

I seriously doubt it.

As the Associated Press has noted, “Bloomberg, who initially ruled out a 2020 run, has not made a final decision on whether to jump into the race. If he were to launch a campaign, it could dramatically reshape the Democratic contest less than three months before primary voting begins.”

“The 77-year-old has spent the past few weeks talking with prominent Democrats about the state of the 2020 field, expressing concerns about the steadiness of … Biden’s campaign and the rise of liberal Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, according to people with knowledge of those discussions.”

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“In recent days, he took steps to keep his options open, including moving to get on the primary ballot in Alabama ahead of the state’s Friday filing deadline.”

In a Thursday statement, Bloomberg adviser Howard Wolfson said Bloomberg believes Trump “represents an unprecedented threat to our nation” and must be defeated, as the AP noted.

“But Mike is increasingly concerned that the current field of candidates is not well positioned to do that,” Wolfson also said.

“Bloomberg’s moves come as the Democratic race enters a crucial phase. Biden’s frontrunner status has been vigorously challenged by Warren and … Sanders, who are flush with cash from small-dollar donors. But both are viewed by some Democrats as too liberal to win in a general election face-off with Trump.”

Republicans don’t have anything to fear with a Bloomberg candidacy.

As mayor, he took actions limiting how much and what was available for citizens to eat — and he advocated gun control.

Bloomberg is a liberal Democrat dedicated to imposing regulations and restrictions on citizens because he believes the big government knows better than citizens about the choices they can make.

The bottom line is that the potential entrance of Bloomberg into the 2020 presidential race marks perhaps the most significant sign yet of rising anxiety among prominent Democrats over the current candidate field.

What does Bloomberg think he’ll accomplish that Trump already hasn’t?

Pretty tough going up against the best economy in decades, the lowest unemployment, more people off food stamps, highest homeownership in decades, highest number of minorities working ever, lower taxes, higher wages, safer borders — and so on and so on.

What is he going to do to improve America besides, in my view, looting the American taxpayer to hand out freebies to moochers?

This piece originally appeared in and is used by permission.

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