There’s an old saying: those who marry for money earn it. Can a mansion and a yacht make up for a miserable love life? By the same token, do Bloomberg’s paid supporters love him for himself, or for his money.? Small donors to any candidate are much more apt to get out the votes for the person they believe in. Therefore, big money can’t buy love. And it doesn’t send people to the polls.
If you watched the Democratic debates, you could see why each candidate has a base of supporters who love him or her. For example, Buttigieg appeals to people who value civility and intellect. Warren is an attack dog. Her fiery rhetoric appeals to those who want a ton of freebies including health care and college tuition. Sander’s socialists want to eliminate capitalism altogether. He’s passionate, and articulate, and loved by his supporters. Biden is suave, sophisticated, knowledgeable and personable. Klobuchar is just a good old girl who appeals to the working class. And she’s the only woman who doesn’t mind wearing a skirt. She’s witty and sharp.
Except for Bloomberg, all the candidates on that debate stage were people who have campaigned to the point of exhaustion. They’re seasoned and personable. Each, in their own way, is able to stir the soul and warm the heart. If any one of them wins the nomination, they will have earned it.
What could we say about Bloomberg ? As the mayor of New York for three terms, there must be something the voters liked about him. But I didn’t find him all that appealing. I guess that thing about the non disclosure agreements, and the women he treated like dirt had me against him from the get go. Sexual harassment is one thing, but when you chew out women for getting pregnant, and suggest that any old “black” could take care of your baby, you’ve lost me.
He had no warmth or charm. He’s came across as condescending and defensive. Sorry, Bloomberg. money can’t buy love.