Mike Bloomberg Says He'll Keep Running 'Right To The Bitter End'
Written by Huffingtonpost on February 28, 2020
Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg mentioned Thursday he’ll “completely” keep within the 2020 race “proper to the bitter finish, so long as I’ve an opportunity.”
“Why would I spend all this cash and all this trip of my life, and put on and tear, you realize — which I like, by the way. It jogs my memory of my three campaigns in New York for mayor, which I did like,” the billionaire former mayor mentioned on MSNBC. “The distinction right here is I’ve bought to fly from occasion to occasion, the place there, I used to drive from occasion to occasion. However yeah, certain, I find it irresistible. I’m going to remain proper to the bitter finish, so long as I’ve an opportunity.”
Bloomberg mentioned he would drop out if front-runner Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) wins a majority of delegates earlier than this summer time’s Democratic Nationwide Conference. However he vowed to stay “in it to win it” if Sanders solely reaps a plurality of delegates.
“I’m operating a race, and I’m behind with one lap to go,” Bloomberg mentioned. “What, am I going to give up? No, you run more durable.”
Bloomberg has not been on the poll in early voting states and can face his first primaries on Tremendous Tuesday subsequent week. He turned in broadly panned performances on the two most up-to-date Democratic presidential debates, along with his excessive wealth, blended file as New York mayor and historical past of sexism at his media firm coming beneath scrutiny.
The billionaire has spent an astronomical amount of cash on his marketing campaign: not less than $409 million on tv adverts alone, as of final week. That’s greater than each Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump spent of their 2016 main and normal election campaigns mixed.
Bloomberg has solely been within the Democratic race for 4 months.