The rumor mill grinds on

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.

16 thoughts on “The rumor mill grinds on

    1. It’s distressing, to say the least. I don’t want it to come down to a fight at the convention. I want to go marching in there with an obvious, strong leading candidate, someone who represents the entire party.

      1. Sometimes I think the 2 Parties have agreed to take turns running the country.
        Rumors of brokered convention started up a few weeks ago. (So you vote doesn’t really count….they do the choosing…)
        I don’t think Bernie’s followers are not going to go down easy this time.

  1. I have the same dilemma and I’m afraid my first choice (Mayor Pete) hasn’t a chance.  Even worse, I’m afraid the eventual nominee will be the one who promises the most free  things.  Like healthcare, lower drug prices (with no explanation of how), higher minimum pay – (Hey, they can always print more money), etc., etc.

    I’d like simple steps. 
    Prosecution of those who fail gun purchase background checks.
    A path to citizenship for immigrants.
    Easier (quicker) asylum verification without separating parents and children indefinitely.
    Allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices and pay for legitimate foreign made drugs.

    Pogo had it right.

    1. You and I know there’s no such thing as free stuff. But those with their hands out don’t care as long as they aren’t the ones paying.

      I like Mayor Pete too. I wish he were a little older, but it’s obvious that he’s well educated, well spoken, thoughtful, and concerned about his country. Whether this year or sometime in the future, I hope we continue to see him in government.

      I like your simple steps. Stepwise change has always seemed to me the most logical way to proceed.

  2. Personally, I’ve always like Hillary. But I don’t think for one second that she wants back into that rat race. No way does she want to listen to “Lock Her Up!” for another entire campaign season. She has her grandbaby and I’m sure she’s hoping for more in the near future. No. She has about as much interest in jumping back into this as I do jumping off the Eiffel Tower without a parachute.

    1. I do think it’s just an unsubstantiated rumor, but I don’t doubt for a second her political ambitions. Decades ago she didn’t want to be known as someone who just stayed home baking cookies, and I don’t think that’s changed.

... and that's my two cents