In March this year, billionaire and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg made a decisive announcement about his Presidential campaign: there wasn’t going to be one. But in November, Bloomberg has made another announcement, and an about-face. “I’m running for President,” he now says flatly,”to defeat Donald Trump and rebuild America.”
Bloomberg has a distinctive plan to win the Democratic Party’s nomination. He won’t engage with his rivals in the earliest contests, in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, or South Carolina. Instead, he is placing all his bets on the multi-state “Super Tuesday” primary on March 3, 2020, expecting that a win there will vault him to the front of the pack.
There are eleven states involved in Super Tuesday’s event.
The Thing to Know:
To anyone who has ever said, “I voted for Donald Trump because he has built a great business by virtue of his savvy and America needs that savvy in its highest executive office” it is fair for Michael Bloomberg to respond, “Then you were misinformed about the particulars of the President’s business career and — if you are consistent — you will be ecstatic to learn about the particulars of mine.”