Mayor Mike Bloomberg Will Change the Rules – Literally [OPINION]
The phrase "game-changer" is so overused in the media that it has almost no meaning in reality. The former mayor of New York City may restore the phrase.
Mike Bloomberg wants to be the President of the United States of America. He isn't going to let the current crop of Democrats outmaneuver him at the convention without a fight. He doesn't care about the rules if they are an impediment to his efforts, and if he has to, he will mount an operation to change the rules.
Bloomberg doesn't think President Donald J. Trump is doing a good job and he believes he could be a better president. Bloomberg doesn't think the current Democrats seeking the nomination can beat Trump. He is clearly concerned about the direction a President Sanders or Warren would take the country. He is spending his personal wealth to become the president because he believes he is the best person at this moment in time to be the leader of the free world.
In the past, Bloomberg has come up against rules that limited his ability to participate in government and he changed the rules. When he was the mayor of New York City, he was forbidden by law from seeking a third term. He had previously supported the two-term limit for the NYC mayors. But when it came time for him to leave, he wasn't confident that there was a person available as good as he and so he orchestrated a change. He was elected to a third term.
Does anybody think Bloomberg is going to lay down and lose at the Democratic Party's National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin this year?
Chris McCarthy is the host of The Chris McCarthy Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @Chris_topher_Mc. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.