In a post sure to spoil the digestion of some of the good folks at the Happy Acres progressive table, Jonathan Chait explains, Maybe Nominating Bloomberg for President Isn’t a Crazy Idea.
First point: money.
Second point: climate change.
Third point: competence.
Bloomberg would be a seriously flawed candidate. But the campaign seems to be exposing all the candidates as seriously flawed, while frequently generating new flaws as they and their supporters tear each other to shreds. Whoever survives the primary, which still has months to go, will face a well-funded incumbent president benefitting from a mature economic expansion he inherited. Winning the presidential election is starting to look hard. How about buying it instead?