A conservative activist says New York's former mayor will have to overcome several obstacles if he hopes to "buy" the U.S. presidency.
Much has been made about Michael Bloomberg's obscenely deep pockets and the fact that he could spend a billion dollars of his own money to blanket the country with campaign ads, posing a serious challenge to President Trump's re-election. But Bloomberg could also face a serious blowback from black voters following the release of a 2015 speech in which he said 95 percent of all crime is committed in minority neighborhoods.
"The tapes that came out recently showing certainly what appeared to be his disdain for the people that live in minority communities is the kind of thing that will hurt him deeply with perhaps the most important voting bloc in Democrat Party primaries," comments Gary Bauer of the Campaign for Working Families.
And Bauer says Bloomberg has something else to deal with.
"He is the ultimate capitalist success story -- a self-made billionaire running in a political party that is increasingly socialist in its orientation," the conservative activist notes.
And as Bauer points out, some polling data shows nearly 60 percent of Democrats could never vote for a billionaire to be their party's nominee.
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