What the shit?
Courtesy of Politico:
Mike Bloomberg is privately lobbying Democratic Party officials and donors allied with his moderate opponents to flip their allegiance to him — and block Bernie Sanders — in the event of a brokered national convention.
The effort, largely executed by Bloomberg’s senior state-level advisers in recent weeks, attempts to prime Bloomberg for a second-ballot contest at the Democratic National Convention in July by poaching supporters of Joe Biden and other moderate Democrats, according to two Democratic strategists familiar with the talks and unaffiliated with Bloomberg.
The outreach has involved meetings and telephone calls with supporters of Biden and Pete Buttigieg — as well as uncommitted DNC members — in Virginia, Texas, Florida, Oklahoma and North Carolina, according to one of the strategists who participated in meetings and calls.
With Sanders’ emergence as the frontrunner in the presidential primary, Democrats in those states have recently raised the prospect that the democratic socialist could be a top-of-the-ticket liability.
“There’s a whole operation going on, which is genius,” said one of the strategists, who is unaffiliated with any campaign. “And it’s going to help them win on the second ballot … They’re telling them that’s their strategy.”
It’s a presumptuous play for a candidate who hasn’t yet won a delegate or even appeared on a ballot. And it could also bring havoc to the convention, raising the prospect of party insiders delivering the nomination to a billionaire over a progressive populist.
If Bloomberg attempts something like this he will ensure that Donald Trump wins a second term.
There is simply no way that the Democratic party could recover from this and unite their voters in time for November.
I have been yelling at the top of my lungs that we have to vote for whichever candidate wins the nomination but honestly I do not think I could vote for Bloomberg if he pulled this kind of shit.
It would not even be a case of holding my nose in the polling place, this would be fighting the urge to vomit while filling out my ballot.
If this is really happening then Barack Obama is going to have to break his silence and intercede.
Because nobody else could put a stop to it.