Wow: NH Results May Cause This Surprise Politician To Enter The Race- It’s Not Who You Think

Bloomberg for President? It could happen. According to many sources, former N.Y. mayor is seriously considering a late entry into the presidential race. The outcome of Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary, in which Trump and Sanders walked away winners, may be the best case scenario for Bloomberg were he to enter the race.

Experts say that he already has a staff of political advisers, connections, and funds to launch a viable presidential campaign.

“It’s not like he’s Mike Huckabee. This could be a first-rate campaign. He just starts making a couple of calls, and it’s there. The groundwork is there. The social network is there. Basically, he just has to spend a lot of money.”

In reality, Bloomberg’s entry into the race would present major challenges. First, he must secure that his name is on every state ballot. Texas would be his first target due to time constraints. Texas requires the signatures of 79,939 registered voters before May 9 and the signatures can not come from anyone who votes in the March 1 Super Tuesday primaries. This goal could come at a price tag of $3 million.

Should he decide to run, Bloomberg has stated that he would spend a minimum of $1 billion on his campaign.

In addition to getting his name on the ballots, he would need to hire a campaign chief in each state plus a media team.

Political consultant Ed Rollins said that by Election Day, Bloomberg may have 3,000 people on his campaign payroll.

Former Republican Senator Al D’Amato stated that Bloomberg’s best shot would be against Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republican Donald Trump. “That would be the best scenario for Bloomberg, to grab a big swath of moderate voters in a polarized election,” said D’Amato.

Bloomberg, the CEO of Bloomberg LP, is 73 years old and has a net worth in excess of $40 billion.

h/t: newyorkpost

Trump Just Announced Who He ‘Would Love’ To See Run For President – It May Surprise You

After spending months trying to eliminate everyone else on the Republican side from the 2016 presidential race, Donald Trump has finally found someone he would like to enter the contest — fellow billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Western Journalism reported on Saturday that Bloomberg is considering a third party run for the White House and that Trump’s success, coupled with that of Democrat Bernie Sanders, were factors in his decision to consider running.

“I would love to have Michael Bloomberg run, I would love that competition. I think I’d do very well against it,” Trump said Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press.

Trump was even more emphatic Monday when he spoke to CNN about the subject.

I’d beat him,” Trump said. “I would love him to do it actually. I love the competition. I love the competition. I would love for Michael to do it,” Trump said.

Trump explained his reasoning in an appearance on CBS’s Face the Nation.

“He’s very opposite on me with guns, and he’s opposite on pro-life, and he’s opposite on a lot of things, so I would love to have Michael get in the race,” Trump said.

“Michael’s been a friend of mine over the years. Perhaps we’re not friends anymore,” Trump said. “You know, he’s wanted to do this for a long time, and he never pulled the trigger. We’ll see if he does right now. But I would personally love to compete with Michael Bloomberg.”

Although Bloomberg is not yet a candidate, Trump sent a typical Trump-style campaign jab the billionaire’s way by suggesting that Bloomberg was personally worth less than the $36.5 billion estimated by Forbes. A spokesman for Bloomberg had no response.

h/t: The Daily Caller

Breaking: This Big Name Is Considering A Presidential Run – You Might Be Surprised Who

In what could set up a “Battle of the Billionaires,” former New York City mayor and gun-control advocate Michael Bloomberg is thinking of running for president this year as an independent.

Bloomberg has set a March deadline for his decision, according to a report in the New York Times.

Bloomberg has long been drawn to consider a third-party campaign for the White House, but in the past has concluded he would be unable to win. The dynamics of the 2016 race have apparently changed that.

The Times report said Bloomberg is “galled” by Donald Trump’s success on the Republican side and Hillary Clinton’s “stumbles” on the Democratic side.

Bloomberg, 73, has told friends he would spend at least $1 billion of his own money on a campaign, according to the Times. It also reports Bloomberg has retained a consultant to help with the process of getting on the ballots in all 50 states.

Bloomberg’s aides have proposed to him a campaign plan in which he would deliver a series of detailed policy speeches, backed by an intense TV ad campaign. The Times reported the goal of the campaign is show him to voters as a “technocratic problem-solver and self-made businessman who understands the economy, and who built a bipartisan administration in New York.”

Bloomberg is currently known to many Americans as the power — and the funding — behind Everytown for Gun Safety, an anti-gun rights group seeking to increase gun control through legislation and ballot initiatives at the state and local levels.

h/t: Ynet News

 

Revealed: Who Obama Just Met With Has Many Terrified About His Next Exec. Order

As he looks for ways to use executive orders to purportedly put new limits on the Second Amendment, President Obama has been raising eyebrows with the list of anti-gun advocates he has invited to the White House to help him craft those new rules; and some feel these big anti-gun names make clear what Obama’s intentions really are.

A recent piece at CNN reports that Obama has met with several well known anti-gun advocates.

Chief among those who have been brought to the White House to assist Obama’s team in writing his executive orders is Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York and one of the nation’s leading gun control advocates.

Bloomberg has become notorious for using his money to push anti-gun policies and candidates across the country, though he has rarely had much success for all his efforts.

Bloomberg’s former anti-gun group has recently morphed into the group now called “Everytown for Gun Safety,” in an effort to soften the negative opinion many had of his previous organization “Mayors Against Illegal Guns.”

Also visiting the White House has been former Arizona Representative and shooting victim Gabby Giffords, who has had a second career as an anti-gun advocate since being shot by a mentally ill man in a 2011 incident that killed six and wounded 13 more.

One of the policies that Obama may try to push is the closing of the so-called “gun show loophole” and eliminate the current exemptions that allow individuals to sell guns to each other without initiating a background check on the buyer.

There is much research on the so-called “loophole,” though, showing that it really doesn’t even exist. As the CATO Institute revealed, there is no such thing as the gun show loophole.

Despite what some media commentators have claimed, existing gun laws apply just as much to gun shows as they do to any other place where guns are sold. Since 1938, persons selling firearms have been required to obtain a federal firearms license. If a dealer sells a gun from a storefront, from a room in his home or from a table at a gun show, the rules are exactly the same: he can get authorization from the FBI for the sale only after the FBI runs its “instant” background check.

The so-called loophole comes in when private owners who are not selling guns or ammunition as a business venture or as a stream of income sell their own privately held guns to others. In other words, if a private owner wants to sell or trade a gun he owns, he is not required to run a background check on his buyer. This exemption also holds when a gun owner passes away and leaves his firearm to a relative in his will or similarly gives guns away to relatives or friends. CATO also points out that while there is a background check exemption for private owners selling their guns, only a tiny percent of total gun transfers in the nation come from such sales.

CATO further reports that the attack from the left on gun shows as a source of criminal use of guns is illegitimate because only 2 percent of guns used in crimes come from gun shows.

If Obama eliminates this “loophole,” that means private citizens will not be able to sell or pass on guns without going to the expense of initiating a background check on the person who would receive the firearm, a burden that gun rights advocates say is onerous.

Regardless, Obama’s attempt to supposedly put more limits on the Second Amendment is at odds with both the Supreme Court and public sentiment.

Over the last decade, the U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a steady stream of decisions that have more liberally interpreted the Second Amendment. The Court has also struck down several restrictions imposed on the right to own firearms in many of the country’s largest cities.

But even before the Supreme Court began to liberalize gun rights, the states were leading the way by reversing bans on concealed carry and loosening rules for permits. In 2013, Illinois became the last U.S. state to reverse its ban on concealed carry; and now, for the first time in history, all 50 states have some sort of concealed carry law. And today, a move to allow open carry has been gaining steam.

Public sentiment is also increasingly favoring gun rights. In fact, just this month–and for the first time since the question has been polled–more Americans now say they are opposed to a ban on “assault” weapons. A recent Washington Post/ABC News survey found that 53 percent of respondents opposed an assault weapons ban, down from a 2013 poll that showed over 50 percent supported such a ban.

Billionaire Bloomberg Had Big Plan Against Guns, But It Just Blew Up In His Face

Opponents of gun rights had more than $2 million worth of ammunition on their side in the battle for control of Virginia’s state Senate. They fired blanks.

When the smoke cleared, Virginia Republicans remained in control of the state’s Senate. This was a major defeat for billionaire and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, whose Everytown for Gun Safety advocacy group spent $2.2 million in two Senate races in an effort to give Democrats a majority in the chamber.

Bloomberg’s lobbying group entered Virginia politics in October. The group launched an ad campaign featuring this summer’s tragic murders of two Virginia TV reporters by a disgruntled former co-worker.

Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a gun rights opponent, had also made stronger gun control a centerpiece of the party’s message to Virginia voters.

“McAuliffe had attempted to turn the 2015 contest into a referendum on gun control, much as his close friend Hillary Clinton is attempting to do in her 2016 Presidential run,” wrote Mike Flynn. “It’s clear voters were not receptive to that message in Virginia.”

The election could serve as a precursor to the 2016 presidential race.

“It remains to be seen if the expensive wasted effort by Bloomberg/McAuliffe in the commonwealth will result in Clinton pulling back on her radical agenda pushing gun confiscation as a key part of her platform,” Flynn wrote.

Virginia “reflects many of the challenges with firearms seen across the United States,” wrote Nicole Hendrix, a professor of criminal justice at Radford University in Radford, Va. “In many ways, how Virginia responds to issues related to firearms, both politically and with regard to policy, may foretell the direction of the country.”

h/t: Breitbart