Michael Bloomberg Enters Race

Lauren Johnson, Staff Writer

The past few weeks offered us a new face in the race for president; businessman and former mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg. And lord knows we need another Caucasian, male billionaire who thinks he can run this god-forsaken country.

It comes as no surprise that Bloomberg entered the race. Neo-liberals and boomers yearned for a “more moderate” candidate than front runner Joe Biden and Bloomberg supplied.

Though his campaign has gained no friction thus far, he seeks to establish himself as the worthiest opponent of Trump.

“I’m running for president to defeat Donald Trump and rebuild America. We cannot afford four more years of President Trump’s reckless and unethical actions,” Bloomberg said as he first announced his campaign.

Yeah, yeah. We’ve heard these words before…for years. What can you actually offer to the country? How? Ask anyone what policies Bloomberg is either proposing or advocating for; no one can give you a definite answer. If someone is going to put so much effort into making yourself known as the “next American president,” you would think they would establish what they believe to be the best remedies to our many problems, first and foremost.

According to CNN, Bloomberg has already thrown $37 million towards presidential ads, which may have something to do with his being the 14th richest person in the world, let alone the ninth richest person in America.

However, despite being wildly successful from founding Innovative Market Systems, he apparently made a decent mayor as he served three consecutive terms, from 2002 to 2013. As much as I hate to admit, this speaks for itself as he was a republican in predominantly liberal New York City.

It is likely that one of the main reasons Bloomberg has emerged rather “late to the party,” might I say, is that Wall Street is unsatisfied with the current front runners the 2020 race has to offer.

Wall Street knows that Bernie and Warren will disrupt their transactions by introducing socialist policies, but also doesn’t like the volatility Trump could potentially bring to the stock market—with the ongoing trade war or with his obscene tweets and such. So naturally, they were able to produce a viable presidential candidate with their best interests at heart.

So voters beware, what seems to be a strong combatant of Trump is just another pawn in the game.