‘They’re going to lose,’ Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg says of other Democratic candidates

The Democratic disrupter made stops in Ohio today to try to put his campaign for a critical state in play. Michael Bloomberg is on the Ohio ballot and on the ground in Chillicothe and Columbus. The former New York City mayor talked shop and sipped decaf with fellow Mayor Luke Feeney at Paper City Coffee.He talked opioid crisis at a roundtable down the street. And talked with us about his late-entry reasons for running.”You see what Trump has done and to be able to guess what I will do based on past experience. And I think for an awful lot of people they would much prefer the kind of government that a Bloomberg administration would provide, the quality people that we would attract,” he said.The self-described man of means tells us he now feels compelled to run. He labeled another wealthy New Yorker as unsuitable for his current address of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and touched on his imprint on impeachment. “I spent an awful lot of money to support 24 candidates who were good on guns and good on immigration to run for the House in 2018. Twenty-one of them won. That put Nancy Pelosi in, switched the House from red to blue and the impeachment came out of that,” said Bloomberg.Bloomberg listened during the roundtable discussion as a mother spoke about losing her pregnant daughter to a heroin overdose.”My daughter was prescribed a medication in 2012 for a sprained ankle,” Christina Keeton told him.Keeton now runs a sober living house and spends considerable time bringing people into treatment.”And one that’s working in treatment herself today had to go bury her sister from a heroin overdose. So, it’s all around us.”Bloomberg said it seems no one wants to bear the cost of solving what he calls a national emergency.”It’s enormous. And the high schools today you’re seeing kids ODing which we never saw before,” he said.He is in the early stage of trying to get his message out in Ohio. His path to the nomination is a rocky one.Other Democrats — like Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders — have a head start and will compete in Iowa and New Hampshire. He’s all about climate change and gun control. But he was an unapologetic advocate for stop-and-frisk until he announced. “In retrospect, I made a mistake, apologized for it and look, what I’ve got to do is keep focusing on the problem of young people getting killed with guns that they shouldn’t have,” said Bloomberg.He’s not on the debate stage, but would like to be if DNC rules were changed. He said the more he watched, the less he heard about practical solutions.”And I also watched and I kept thinking to myself, ‘they’re going to lose to Donald Trump.'”He has a ready line for rivals who slam his wealth and super-sized advertising budget.”What, you want me to spend less to get rid of Trump?” he deadpanned. He called the president’s style and policies totally inappropriate. Trump won Ohio by eight points three years ago, taking 80 of the 88 counties. So, Bloomberg is aiming for a big splash on March 3 in Ohio and eight other primary states.”I have the wherewithal and why should I walk away? Don’t I have the responsibility to try?”Bloomberg believes Trump has damaged America beyond belief.The Trump Ohio campaign returned the favor by calling him an out of touch coastal billionaire who is trying to buy his way in.

The Democratic disrupter made stops in Ohio today to try to put his campaign for a critical state in play.

Michael Bloomberg is on the Ohio ballot and on the ground in Chillicothe and Columbus.
The former New York City mayor talked shop and sipped decaf with fellow Mayor Luke Feeney at Paper City Coffee.

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He talked opioid crisis at a roundtable down the street. And talked with us about his late-entry reasons for running.

“You see what Trump has done and to be able to guess what I will do based on past experience. And I think for an awful lot of people they would much prefer the kind of government that a Bloomberg administration would provide, the quality people that we would attract,” he said.

The self-described man of means tells us he now feels compelled to run. He labeled another wealthy New Yorker as unsuitable for his current address of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and touched on his imprint on impeachment.

“I spent an awful lot of money to support 24 candidates who were good on guns and good on immigration to run for the House in 2018. Twenty-one of them won. That put Nancy Pelosi in, switched the House from red to blue and the impeachment came out of that,” said Bloomberg.

Bloomberg listened during the roundtable discussion as a mother spoke about losing her pregnant daughter to a heroin overdose.

“My daughter was prescribed a medication in 2012 for a sprained ankle,” Christina Keeton told him.

Keeton now runs a sober living house and spends considerable time bringing people into treatment.

“And one that’s working in treatment herself today had to go bury her sister from a heroin overdose. So, it’s all around us.”

Bloomberg said it seems no one wants to bear the cost of solving what he calls a national emergency.

“It’s enormous. And the high schools today you’re seeing kids ODing which we never saw before,” he said.

He is in the early stage of trying to get his message out in Ohio. His path to the nomination is a rocky one.

Other Democrats — like Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders — have a head start and will compete in Iowa and New Hampshire.

He’s all about climate change and gun control. But he was an unapologetic advocate for stop-and-frisk until he announced.

“In retrospect, I made a mistake, apologized for it and look, what I’ve got to do is keep focusing on the problem of young people getting killed with guns that they shouldn’t have,” said Bloomberg.

He’s not on the debate stage, but would like to be if DNC rules were changed. He said the more he watched, the less he heard about practical solutions.

“And I also watched and I kept thinking to myself, ‘they’re going to lose to Donald Trump.'”

He has a ready line for rivals who slam his wealth and super-sized advertising budget.

“What, you want me to spend less to get rid of Trump?” he deadpanned.

He called the president’s style and policies totally inappropriate.

Trump won Ohio by eight points three years ago, taking 80 of the 88 counties. So, Bloomberg is aiming for a big splash on March 3 in Ohio and eight other primary states.

“I have the wherewithal and why should I walk away? Don’t I have the responsibility to try?”

Bloomberg believes Trump has damaged America beyond belief.

The Trump Ohio campaign returned the favor by calling him an out of touch coastal billionaire who is trying to buy his way in.