Michael Bloomberg may see an opening in the New Hampshire results

by MARA GAY & JOSH DAWSEY  |  published on February 11, 2016

Hundreds of miles from the New Hampshire presidential primary, aides to former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg eyed the solid victories Tuesday by Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump as potential boosts to a Bloomberg candidacy.

The results were just one more sign to Bloomberg’s advisers that he may have an opening as Democrats and Republicans embraced candidates they said were unlikely to resonate with voters in a general election. Bloomberg is expected to meet with Frank Luntz, the pollster and market researcher, this week, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Steve Schmidt, a Republican strategist who served as a senior adviser to Sen. John McCain during his 2008 campaign, said the field of candidates was weak and that the former mayor could win.

“Any combination of them in a general election would open a path for an independent candidate,” said Schmidt, who isn’t advising Bloomberg. “There’s a big opening in the middle of the electorate, and Bloomberg is on point in that space.”

  • Phyllis

    Do you suppose this man, with all his education and billions, is dumb enough to think the people in this country would elect him? We all got to watch his idiocy play out in NY.

  • ADRoberts

    Bloomberg is absolutely correct. Having two fanatic liberals in the lead in both parties does indicate the need for a THIRD radical liberal to run. LOL.

  • Della Furlow Wicks

    Nobody would vote for him! They shouldn’t even allow anybody to come in this late,8 months into the process! The other candidates have put alot of time and effort and money into it already so that’s bs

    • David Kledzik

      Bloomberg, what a p.o.s. he is. Bodyguards galore, and wants to take our 2nd Amendment rights away, F@!$ him. As king Leonitis said at the battle of Thermopylae, “Molon Labe”.

  • Webb

    Mikie, save your money, add It to your billions…
    Buying Wasted Time is a Bad Investment!!
    Just Like the Money You Waste On Gun Taking…

  • Oh Yeah, I’d vote for him in a heartbeat. All my life I’ve wanted some idiot liberal president whose most urgent project was to limit my coca cola purchases to 1 16oz. soda, his slogan can be “HE BANNED THE BIG GULP, RAH, RAH, RAH”, or some such Democrat/Socialist/Communist/Marxist/Leninist/Fascist CRAP.
    GO TRUMP!!!

  • Gary Vogt

    Just another left of Lenin Democrat.

  • gf

    Bloomberg can’t win. So the question is, who would benefit?

    • The Redhawk


  • yzwisey

    Bloomberg and the left don’t seem to get it. We are sick and tired of big government trying to regulate everything such as:what eat and drink and how we raise children and what they are indoctrinated with in school. Let him run and lose.

    • jug

      Yes, and further split the democrat/communist party!
      Run Bloomie, run!

      • The Redhawk

        AMEN…Run BLOOMIE RYN!!

  • Rick

    In my opinion,He’s another George Soros waiting to happen. He wants to be a dictator hates cops , guns , the constitution, soda and loves criminals scum bags ! You think the Muslim in the White House is bad God help us he runs and wins.

    • The Redhawk

      YES.. BUT Imagine the Disarray at the DNC …. Why Deranged Debbie will definately leave the Reservation.. Bernie will Also Return to be an Independent and the LYING SIOW will definitely POOP in her Orange pant suit in Federal prison wondering ” WHAT IF……”

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