“He was the best mayor that New York City has ever had, without a doubt,” said one transplant.
“The real problem is that you have two groups, who both believe God gave them the same piece of land,” Mike Bloomberg said.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, who has handily won two of the first three Democratic primary contests, came into the debate with the most momentum — and was the biggest target over the course of the night. Sanders and Bloomberg, both of whom would be the first Jewish president, also presented differing views on Israel.
New York’s Jewish community leaders respected the fact that Bloomberg’s staff was approachable, even if he wasn’t.
Bloomberg campaign offices have been defaced with the word “oligarch,” which means a supporter of government by the few.
Bloomberg’s detractors make the blanket assumption that criminal justice issues are a high priority for the black electorate. That’s misleading.
A spokeswoman for Sanders, who had a heart attack, falsely claimed that Bloomberg had had multiple heart attacks.
The danger of this moment might be something like the opposite; are our ideas and ideals strong enough? Are we ready for primetime?
A rules change by the party puts the billionaire businessman onstage against rivals who say he is trying to buy the election.
There really is a Trump figure in the Democratic primary, but it’s not Sanders — it’s billionaire former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg.