Television star Judge Judy Scheindlin officially endorsed New York Billionaire Mike Bloomberg for President of the United States Wednesday; despite the former Mayor’s reluctance to enter the 2020 race for the White House.
“We’re hopelessly divided, and a bitterly divided family cannot thrive. The only way we can begin to come together again, I said, is if Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City, becomes our next president,” wrote the judge in an op-ed for USA Today.
— The Hill (@thehill) October 16, 2019
“I realize I am taking a personal and a career risk in making such a statement. I have carefully stayed away from politics for 50 years, except to vote. But times have changed in our country, and I believe the moment has come for me to step out from behind the curtain. I want to speak honestly and from the heart — regardless of the consequences,” she added.
"I have carefully stayed away from politics for 50 years, except to vote. But times have changed in our country, and I believe the moment has come for me to step out from behind the curtain," writes @JudgeJudy Sheindlin in @usatodayopinion https://t.co/LrjGQ4Af9D
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) October 16, 2019
“I realize Michael Bloomberg said in March that he will not run for president in 2020 (though he might be reconsidering that position, according to anonymous sources). I respect his comment — but our political landscape has changed profoundly since he made it. There is ferment on the left and the right, candidacies are rising and falling, and this has created an opportunity for Bloomberg, a man of the center, to change his mind,” concludes Scheindlin.
Read Judge Judy’s full op-ed here.
Bloomberg Back In? The NYC Billionaire May Launch 2020 Campaign if Biden Struggles Continue
New York City billionaire Mike Bloomberg has reportedly told political insiders he may rejoin the 2020 race for the White House should Joe Biden continue his struggle to connect with voters on the campaign trail.
“Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York, has indicated to associates in recent weeks that Joe Biden’s recent struggles against Sen. Elizabeth Warren are making him rethink his decision to stay out of the 2020 Democratic primary, according to people familiar with the discussions. These people declined to be named because the conversations were deemed private,” reports financial website CNBC.
“I think it’s something he wants. He has not been shy about that,” said one insider. “Nothing can happen unless Biden drops out and that’s not happening anytime soon.”
Bloomberg -a former Republican, then Independent, then Democrat- served three terms as the Mayor of New York City.
Read the full report at CNBC.
2020 VISION: Mike Bloomberg Visits Iowa, Sparks Speculation of Potential White House Run
Billionaire Democrat and former Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg visited Iowa this week; speaking with supporters in the pivotal state just weeks before he’s expected to make an announcement regarding a potential run for the White House.
Bloomberg was addressing progressive voters while promoting his new documentary about climate change; saying Democrats “have to do something” now that they’ve taken control of the House of Representatives.
“If they just sit back and do the same thing that the people they just ousted did then I’m not gonna be happy and I’ve told Nancy Pelosi that,” said Bloomberg.
“They are used to having candidates from around the country come here every four years,” said Bloomberg. “They’ve seen it all and they understand you’re coming here because you want to get to know them and solicit the votes.”
Read the full story here.