By: Nate James
Though he hasn’t made an official announcement, Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has made some preparations for a 2020 Democratic presidential bid.
Michael Bloomberg is a billionaire who has used to fortune to influential political policies toward an extremely progressive bent.
Politico reports: “Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is preparing to file paperwork to qualify for the Democratic presidential primary in Alabama, ahead of a Friday deadline. The move would be a first step toward a national campaign, though Bloomberg has not made a final decision to run.”
Causes Bloomberg has expressed support for in the past include: banning large sodas, gun bans, and limiting the freedom of the press.
Why It Matters:
The United States would change drastically if Bloomberg’s vision were to be realized: liberties would be stripped, and a nanny state would take hold in full force.
"We now need to finish the job and ensure that Trump is defeated — but Mike is increasingly concerned that the current field of candidates is not well positioned to do that. If Mike runs he would offer a new choice to Democrats built on a unique record running America’s biggest city, building a business from scratch and taking on some of America’s toughest challenges as a high-impact philanthropist."
Nate James writes from Texas.