After a poor showing on Super Tuesday, Michael Bloomberg has made the unsurprising decision to quit the race, acknowledging that $500 million cannot transform a terrible Democratic candidate into an electable one. Bloomberg will endorse Joe Biden, who is the candidate he wanted to win before Bloomberg decided to get into the race because he didn’t believe Biden could pull it off. Super Tuesday was good for something.
Bloomberg is throwing his support behind Biden: "I've always believed that defeating Donald Trump starts with uniting behind the candidate with the best shot to do it. After yesterday's vote, it is clear that candidate is my friend and a great American, Joe Biden." @MSNBC— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) March 4, 2020
Bloomberg’s withdrawal from the race will probably mean more than just an endorsement for Biden. He’s likely to pass along his entire data operation to Biden, as well as a lot of his staff. Should Biden defeat Bernie in the primary, it will put him in a better position to compete with Trump’s digital operation in the fall.
There are zero people sad about this development, not even most of the Bloomberg staff, many of whom I understand were paid through the fall.
BLOOMBERG DROPPED OUT? Amazing. Apparently you have to have actual policy besides being a billionaire. Who would’ve thunk! pic.twitter.com/k1d0BPgxJP— Fat Canary (@IWriteAllDay_) March 4, 2020
tfw mike bloomberg finally is out but you will probably end up having to vote for Joe Biden pic.twitter.com/Vr4cWHiaUb— kelly (@uglyhag69) March 4, 2020
Bloomberg spent $5.1 million on each delegate. I'm shaking thinking of the good that could've done in so many cracks in society.— Esther Choo (@choo_ek) March 4, 2020