Drudge: Mike Bloomberg Is Considering Hillary Clinton For His VP

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Bloomberg is considering Hillary Clinton as his running mate, says Matt Drudge

PUBLISHED SAT, FEB 15 202012:32 PM ESTLauren Hirsch@LAURENSHIRSCH


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  • According to the Drudge Report, presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg is considering Hilary Clinton as a vice presidential running mate after positive internal polling about the potential pairing.
  • According to Drudge, in such a partnership Bloomberg would change his official residence from New York to Colorado or Florida.
  • The constitution suggests there may be limitations in both members of a presidential ballot residing in the same state.


Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg is considering Hillary Clinton as a vice presidential running mate after positive internal polling about the potential pairing, according to the Drudge Report, which cited sources close to the Bloomberg campaign.


According to Drudge, in such a partnership Bloomberg would change his official residence from New York to Colorado or Florida. The constitution suggests there may be limitations in both members of a presidential ballot residing in the same state.


Jason Schechter, director of communications for the Bloomberg campaign, said in a statement to CNBC: “We are focused on the primary and the debate, not VP speculation.” A spokesperson for Clinton did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


Former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ran for president in 2016, losing to Donald Trump in an election that served him 304 electoral votes and Clinton 227. Helping Trump’s victory were his wins in key industrial and Rust Belt states -- Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan. Those states are likely to be key in the 2020 election as well.


Clinton was asked earlier this year by talk show host Ellen DeGeneres if she would consider running as vice president in the 2020 presidential election.


“Well, that’s not going to happen,” Clinton said at the time. “But no, probably no.”

Clinton has been less coy when addressing the current field of Democratic candidates. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Hillary Clinton slammed Sen. Bernie Sanders, her main competitor in the 2016 Democratic primary, saying “nobody likes him” and accusing him of supporting sexist attacks against his rivals.


Bloomberg has recently has been asked to answer for accusations the company he founded, Bloomberg LP, was discriminatory toward women.


Bloomberg, a late contender in the presidential race, has been pouring money into ads and online memes to support his run. Those efforts appear to have born fruit, with him rising in the polls.





https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/15/bloomberg-is-considering-hillary-clinton-as-his-running-mate-says-matt-drudge.html

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foodonastump

Well we know how you feel about unnamed sources. Couple that with coming from low-truth Drudge Report and I’m not losing any sleep over this at this point.

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miss lindsey (stillmissesSophie,chase,others)(8a)

But wouldn’t that just send Donald though?!

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woodnymph2_gw

It would truly flip the Donald's wig. But I don't think this is likely to happen.

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Nana H

No chance

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dublinbay z6 (KS)

FAKE NEWS FROM THE RIGHT--AGAIN!

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Toby

Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg is considering Hillary Clinton
as a vice presidential running mate after positive internal polling
about the potential pairing, according to the Drudge Report, which cited
sources close to the Bloomberg campaign.

No one close to the Bloomberg campaign would talk to Drudge.

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HU-806720425

Paid for propaganda . Really ridiculous .

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HU-806720425

How about Trump considering Stormy Daniels for Sec of State?

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petalique

OJ for tRUmp’s next appointee.

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mrskjun(9)

Drudge predicted the dems would take the house in 2018. Think he's always wrong?

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Nana H

Pretty much everyone did.

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foodonastump

He predicted 60, got 40. You win some and you lose some. He also said the Dem nomination is Warren’s to lose. How do you feel about that?

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foodonastump

By the way I’m not saying “no way” I’m just saying I’d be really surprised if she’s a top or serious contender at this point. I’m sure he’s running numbers on any number of people. I guess it could be said that any of them are being “considered.”

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chipotle
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Nana H

In the case of him choosing HC I'm definitely saying " no way".

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foodonastump

OMG chipotle one of my all-time favorite quotes from one of my all-time favorite movies!!!

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vgkg (Va Z-7)

Hillary as veep? Nyuk, at this point the demos have too many workable combos to go with to spank the prez. Even the 2 old muppets in the balcony Bloomy & Bernie could easily stomp trump, and hopefully most of the spineless gop with him. Since they refuse to fix our government it'll be us the voters to fix it for them.

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bfox254

I hope that's an idea they considered and rejected. There are many other qualified women for VP consideration (and I do think it will be a woman) without Hillary's baggage. I thought she would have made a good president but her turn is over.

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mudhouse

I read a theory that the establishment Dems might be floating this story with an eye to helping Bloomberg, and hurting Bernie.

Because even if not true, it'll get a lot of play in the press for a bit, and that causes people to "think past the sale," by getting people to focus on who Bloomberg's VP will be.

As you contemplate a Bloomberg/Clinton ticket, you're not focusing on the truth, which is Bloomberg still has a long way to go before winning the nomination. It makes you visualize Bloomberg as the successful nominee, picking out his VP, before he's even cinched the deal (made the sale) with the Dem voters.

I read Bloomberg is downplaying the story, but he hasn't flatly stated it's not true, either. It might help Bloomberg to keep this in the news for a while...even if there's no real chance he'd ask Hillary.

Politics is a funny game.

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bfox254

Maybe they're just trying to get Trump riled up. It doesn't take much these days : )

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foodonastump

Problem with denying it is you set precedence for giving a response. I can’t imagine being tied to Hillary would be particularly positive for anyone.

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mudhouse

I agree, food, I don't think being tied to Hillary would be particularly positive for anyone, either.

But the point of the above theory is, being seen as somebody who is now ready to pick out their running mate is positive for Bloomberg.

It looks to me like part of Bloomberg's strategy is to enter late, and win the race without putting himself through much of a public grilling about his policies, using his money instead to build his name. Personally, I think he's been pretty sharp at becoming a name in the race, without allowing himself to be as thoroughly vetted as the rest of the Dem candidates.

So, having a controversy pop up about whether Hillary might be his VP only helps him leapfrog over that annoying part about telling America what he believes.

It could be that the only role Hillary plays is to be a lightning rod for attention, and that she's not really being seriously considered.

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mudhouse

Steve Bannon disagrees with the above, though. He was on with Maria Bartiromo this morning, and he said back in August that Hillary was looking for a way back in (and that Bill wanted that too.) I thought Bannon was crazy wrong, as most people did. I'm still not convinced that Bloomberg is Hillary's way back into the race.

But it rarely works when I try to make good predictions.

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Toby

The more logical explanation is that Drudge made it up in an attempt to become relevant again in time for the 2020 election.

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dublinbay z6 (KS)

I'm with Toby on this one!

Kate

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catkinZ8a

Kerry/Romney 2020

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dublinbay z6 (KS)

Talk about a loser duo!

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Stan Areted

Poor Hillary, now has to suck up to MB to have a shot.

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queenmargo

I would be careful Mike. If Hillary is VP and then "poof" Mike is gone, who becomes President....... The Clinton's are known for having people "poof" around them. He is 78 with 2 heart stents.... think Mike think!!

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dublinbay z6 (KS)

"The Clinton's are known for having people "poof" around them. "

If you are implying the Clintons make people go "poof," then you are really out of line. Those rumors were generated by right-wing activists of the T-party type. There is absolutely NO EVIDENCE that the Clintons committed such crimes.

Kate

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Stan Areted

Oh, like President Trump--NO EVIDENCE OF CRIMES!

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dublinbay z6 (KS)

Plenty of evidence against Trump--if you don't turn a blind eye towards it.

The Senate did NOT exonerate Trump of the impeachment charges. All it said was that it didn't think he should be removed from office (penalty).

Trump is still impeached.

Kate

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