I’m disgusted by the idea that Michael Bloomberg or any billionaire thinks they can circumvent the political process and spend tens of millions of dollars to buy elections.— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) November 22, 2019
If you can’t build grassroots support for your candidacy, you have no business running for president. https://t.co/jyIBVXUToj
I continue to laugh about being called an “anti-Semite” for believing that wealthy Jews like Michael Bloomberg and Tom Steyer or Sheldon Adelson and Bernard Marcus basically own the two parties.
“In the latest sign Michael Bloomberg is prepared to spend freely on a prospective presidential bid, the billionaire has begun booking a huge quantity of TV ad time in media markets across the country — including the one that’s home to President Donald Trump’s winter White House, Mar-a-Lago.
The ads will begin airing as soon as Monday. As of the close of business on Friday, Advertising Analytics tracked buys of around $34 million in reservations so far, touching parts of all but two of the lower 48 states.
“This buy is MASSIVE,” Ben Taber, an analyst for the television ad tracking firm Advertising Analytics, said in an email to POLITICO earlier Friday. “I think it‘s going to be the biggest buy of all time,” he wrote. Then-President Barack Obama had a $30 million, one-week long buy in 2012, Taber said. …”
Oh, it is only a $34 million dollar trial balloon?
BTW, I agree with Bernie about the importance of cancelling the billionaire class.