This 2019 Bloomberg clip is getting a lot of play on progressive-leaning sites because of Bloomberg’s shitty comments about transgender people and his allegation that identity issues hurt Democrats:
“If your conversation during a presidential election is about some guy wearing a dress and whether he, she, or it can go to the locker room with their daughter, that’s not a winning formula for most people,” Bloomberg said.
I thought this excerpt about running for president in 2020 was interesting. Bloomberg says he can’t run as a Republican because Trump and then talks about how he wouldn’t be a viable candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination either because the party has moved so far left and his views are “centralist.”
Bloomberg says he’d have a ceiling of 30% in the Democratic Party and that his candidacy would only work if he went on an “apology tour” for his views. He’s on that tour now. In the clip, he also says he’s too old to run. This was last year, and he’s no younger. What changed?