An essential feature of a viable Bloomberg candidacy is the confident anticipation that he can stand next to Trump and out-macho the Orange Man. Not the only essential feature—but a necessary one. A sine qua non.
If Bloomberg can’t stand on the stage and look more macho than Elizabeth Warren, there is no hope for Bloomberg.
There will be—can you believe it?—another debate this coming Tuesday evening. For his sake, I certainly hope Bloomberg is hiring some really qualified coaches, paying them whatever exorbitant fees that want to charge, and listening to their good advice.
Also, at this point, I think he has got to release the ladies from the non-disclosure agreements.
It’s going to be a knife fight, and he needs to have his machete ready.