Social Media Reacts to Report of Potential Bloomberg-Clinton 2020 Ticket

Per DailyMail, Mike Bloomberg is considering making Hillary Clinton his running mate, a source close to his campaign has told Drudge Report.

Polling found the Bloomberg-Clinton combination would be a formidable force to take on Trump in the race for the White House, the source said.

Former New York City Mayor and Democratic candidate Bloomberg is said to be considering even changing his official residence from New York to Colorado or Florida – where he also has homes – because the electoral college makes it difficult for US president and vice-president to reside in the same state.

Under the Twelfth Amendment to the US Constitution, which provides the procedure for electing the president and vice-president, it states that the two people could not both inhabit the same state as the elector.

 

Social media is responding to the blockbuster.

Nate Silver of 538 writes:

Well, but any day that the media spends talking about Bloomberg instead of Buttigieg or Klobuchar, or even Biden’s somewhat resilient polling in Southern states, is probably good news for Bloomberg. He doesn’t want any of the other moderates to emerge with momentum…

..and also talking about BLOOMBERG WANTS HILLARY FOR VEEP is a way for him to change the subject when the Washington Post has a long story about Bloomberg’s alleged history of sexist comments.

This part of the Bloomberg strategy is quite Trumpian.

Mark Simone writes:

Bloomberg floating publicity stunt rumors that he wants Hillary on the ticket. Would make sense – the two worst speakers, the two most bumbling candidates, the two most pandering. It would be a “Hand the Country Back To the Swamp” ticket.