Prediction: Bloomberg not dropping out despite debate debacle

Friday, February 21, 2020
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Las Vegas Dem debatePolitical analysts and cable news talking heads were shocked at Michael Bloomberg’s disastrous debate performance this week but a tea party activist predicts the billionaire will buy the nomination.

“When you're spending $420 million on ads, people are going to see you by what those ads portray and not the debate,” Tom Zawistowski, a longtime tea party leader in Ohio, tells OneNewsNow.

Bloomberg jumped in the Democratic primary late only to skyrocket in polling thanks to an advertising blitz, so political pundits correctly predicted rival candidates would attack the billionaire businessman during his first appearance alongside them.

In one news-making exchange, Sen. Elizabeth Warren whacked the former New York City mayor over allegations of sexually harassing female employees and hiding behind nondisclosure agreements.   

“Maybe they didn’t like the joke I told,” Bloomberg responded to Warren's attack.   

The table of Fox News pundits on “The Five” agreed Bloomberg was savaged in the debate and observed that the only person who didn’t see it coming was Bloomberg himself.  

“I think Bloomberg laid a big fat egg,” Geraldo Rivera told the panel. “It was political malpractice.”

Sen. Bernie Sanders, who endured a Bloomberg one-liner about being a “socialist millionaire,” told the media he was “surprised” Bloomberg was unprepared for some “very basic questions.”

Michael BloombergYet the socialist senator himself is causing panic among Democratic leaders over his very good chance of winning the nomination. So the chances of Bloomberg remaining in the race remain not just strong but inevitable, Zawistowski predicts.

“I saw some headline that may be the end of Bloomberg's campaign,” he says. “Don't believe it for a second – not a chance.”

If that prediction holds true, that would mean Bloomberg is looking to March 3, Super Tuesday, for a strong finish since his name isn't on the ballot in this weekend's Nevada caucuses or the upcoming South Carolina primary.

What is likely coming in the coming months, Zawistowski predicts, is a brokered convention due to the candidates splitting the primary delegates. 

“And I think that brokered convention, he adds, “is going to be violent."

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