According to a Saturday tweet from Matt Drudge of the Drudge Report, Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg is considering Hillary Clinton as a possible running mate. Drudge cites sources close to the Bloomberg campaign.
Seriously?? Bloomberg is spending millions or more on his unorthodox campaign, and if he gets the nomination he would then hamstring himself by naming Hillary Clinton as his running mate? It’s been rumored that she “wants back in.”
What a thoroughly disgusting display of blind ambition that would be. This is not the time for (another) egotistical billionaire to buy his way into the White House (so much easier than the usual grind through campaign season), nor for a bitter loser to get back at the man who beat her in 2016.
Yes, the goal is to beat Trump but also, ideally, to replace him with a leadership team that has the nation’s well-being at heart, not their own personal motives.
Of course, this could all be a rumor started by Bloomberg’s opposition (in either party) to scuttle his campaign. Or it could be that lots of Democrats think this would be an ideal pairing. As an independent voter, I think it’s a terrible idea. As far as I’m concerned, Hillary’s goose was cooked four years ago and she’s gone, or should be, forever from politics.
Furthermore, we have a much larger pool to choose from than just rich New Yorkers and their view of the world.