Well, that is welcome news.
Courtesy of NBC News:
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s massive campaign apparatus and an army of some 500 staffers will march on through the general election in November even if he loses the Democratic nomination, campaign officials tell NBC News, shifting their efforts toward working to elect whomever the party selects to face President Donald Trump.
Bloomberg’s vast tech operation will also be redirected to help the eventual nominee, as Democrats struggle to compete with the vaunted digital operation built by Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale. Hawkfish, a digital company started by Bloomberg that’s carrying out his $100 million online ad campaign, will be retained through Election Day to help defeat Trump, the officials said.
Awaiting the eventual nominee would be a shadow field operation across the country that’s currently unparalleled in size by any of the other candidates in the presidential race. The roughly 500 staff members Bloomberg has committed to paying through November include those in battleground states like Florida, North Carolina, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, as well as in Arizona.
To be clear, Bloomberg remains in the race to win it. Most recent national polls have shown him in fifth place among Democratic primary voters or in close competition with Pete Buttigieg for fourth place, just six weeks after Bloomberg entered the race. His primary strategy relies on amassing delegates in states that vote later in the primary calendar, after the early states where his competitors are focusing the vast majority of their resources.
“Mike Bloomberg is either going to be the nominee or the most important person supporting the Democratic nominee for president,” said Kevin Sheekey, Bloomberg’s campaign manager. “He is dedicated to getting Trump out of the White House.”
I read that the other billionaire in the race, Tom Steyer, has also committed to financially supporting the eventual candidate.
I know that Bernie Sadners and Elzabeth Warren pride themselves on not taking any donations from billionaires, but I think they should make an exception in this case.
We need to beat Donald Trump, and that takes serious money.
Bloomberg and Steyer have serious money.
In my opinion that is the end of the discussion.