Democrats have been having a hard time during the 2020 primary season. Not only were they forced to contend with an overzealous and incredibly radical base, but the sheer glut of candidates who jumped into the fray put a damper on the proceedings from the start. Americans knew that they would soon be fatigued with the leftists circus, and were preparing for disappointment accordingly.
Now, as if to further demonstrate how silly the entire process has become, we have a squabble between three-house-owning, millionaire Senator Bernie Sanders, and the billionaire former mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg over the cost of running a campaign.
Reports emerged on Friday that Bloomberg, who filed a statement of candidacy on Thursday, also purchased a $33 million ad buy, which will span across 99 cities from November 23 through December 3, 2019, according to the New York Post. The buy comes despite the fact that the former New York City mayor has yet to formally announce his intention to run for president.
Sanders, a fierce critic of Bloomberg, said in a statement that he is “disgusted” by Bloomberg’s latest move and suggested that it is symbolic of the billionaire’s inability to garner grassroots support.
“I’m disgusted by the idea that Michael Bloomberg or any other billionaire thinks they can circumvent the political process and spend tens of millions of dollars to buy our elections,” Sanders said in a statement.
“It’s just the latest example of a rigged political system that we are going to change when we’re in the White House,” he continued.
Bernie may wish to reconsider this shortsighted view, however, and take a peek from the proverbial 30,000 feet, because grassroots cash is not going to impede the full-steam-ahead fundraising machine over on the right side of the aisle.