Should we take him seriously?
Yes – former mayor Michael Bloomberg is threatening to enter the presidential race to give America a real choice.
After all the only people running are a billionaire Bond villain from New York – a handful of current and former governors – a gaggle of former and sitting senators and a former secretary of state.
A super-billionaire former New York mayor is sorely needed to save us from this motley offering.
Bloomberg is obviously anticipating a billionaire throw-down with his fellow plutocrat Trump but it appears he is also sending a warning shot to the Democrats to be very careful with all this socialist talk or he might have to hit their candidates with a few hundred million dollars in attack ads.
(This is how the minds of our brilliant would-be presidents think these days. They are willing to spend millions to save themselves hundreds of thousands.)
If it comes down to a portfolio measuring contest The Donald comes up very short.
According to an average of estimates provided by two independent firms – Bloomberg is worth nearly nine times Trump.