Bloomberg versus Trump? Probably

How’s it go? In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.

Jack Engelhard

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In horseracing, we call it “out of the clouds,” about a horse, usually a longshot who’d been lagging behind, and suddenly, spectacularly, surges to the front. 

In political parlance, this sounds like Michael Bloomberg. Says here that from out of nowhere, he is suddenly a contender. 

Which isn’t saying much, considering the rest of the field – cheap claimers, we would call them, candidates with no back class.

Whereas Bloomberg was in fact a mayor of New York City twice, and not a bad one, either, besides that media empire he created.

He would be fit to run in the Kentucky Derby. 

The others? So it appears that, in the polls, Bloomberg has overtaken the outgoing Kamala Harris, step one, but has still to catch Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Joe Biden, but he is gaining, but against a field of misfits. Let’s put it like this – pray that Trump wins a second term. If he fails, pray for Bloomberg, not that he is so terrific, except the others are so crazy.

How’s it go? In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.

Yes. Harris has dropped out; even better for Bloomberg.

I asked my neighbor what he thought. He’s a Democrat, but otherwise quite normal. We usually only talk about the weather, and for all I know, he blames Trump for that, too, which is why we keep it short. Or move on to snow blowers. He knows equipment. I mean we don’t talk politics. This time, I asked.   

“It’s what we’ve got,” he shrugged about the 2020 Democrat contenders

That does not sound like an endorsement, and I wonder if he typifies Democrat voters throughout the land. Not only the words, but the shrug.

As Peggy Lee sang – “is that all there is?”

Back to the horses; say you are at a low-level track, and a group of really cheap horses are getting ready to run. Now all of them have lost their previous races by 20 to 40 lengths. But the gates open, and they’re off, and guess what – one of them will win. Because somebody has to win. The best of the worst.

Welcome, then, to my neighbor, and “it’s what we’ve got.”

Now, I am not good at math. But how is it that all of them (except Bloomberg) are stagnating or dropping in the polls and yet running as if the nomination is in reach?

Is this not mathematically impossible? Or maybe it is something like the Philadelphia Eagles, who can still lose most or all their remaining football games and still make the playoffs.

In other words, they can lose their way to the Super Bowl. (Or close enough.)

They are motivated by nothing like JFK’s uplifting New Frontier…but by anger and resentment, and for this they want our votes. 
On that arithmetic, Elizabeth Warren, whose numbers keep slipping horribly, is a shoo-in to be our next president. Well, my arithmetic.

Or, since not one of them has anything close to charisma, you would think they’d take the hint from Harris and drop out, all of them together in one dive, and spare the country their misery. They are a bitter lot. This much is in plain sight. Over the years we, Americans, did something to offend them, yes, we failed them, and getting elected is their chance to get even.

They are motivated by nothing like JFK’s uplifting New Frontier…but by anger and resentment, and for this they want our votes. 

Now to Nadler for more of this dark impeachment business, and more proof that for them it is all about vengeance and settling scores. Global warming is my fault, and yours, too.

Yes, sounds like politics in Israel as well…and while here it is Trump the target; there, Netanyahu. 

I still say that in the end, if not Bloomberg, it will be Biden, for the Democrats. It won’t be Buttigieg, because the name Buttigieg does not rhyme with anything, and Democrats like to rhyme, and besides his being mayor some place – certainly not New York – he has not done anything. He has done nothing. Even Democrats need a reason to vote for somebody…unless it’s Obama. They go by race and gender.

Buttigieg says I need to self-reflect on my “white male privilege.” Sure thing, Pete. Right after the game.

Even on sensible arithmetic, Warren has no shot because nobody likes her. She makes people nervous, not only her ridiculous proposals, but the way she talks.

She talks, quivering, as if she wants to hurt you. She is a scold. Cory Booker does it with his eyes. Bernie remains an old Bolshevik, and likewise irritable.  

So about Biden, well, he’s got good hair, and he looks presidential, until he opens his mouth, and spoils the entire effect. 

Plus, something he said a few years ago makes him appear positively coo-coo. No really, this man cannot be allowed within 500 miles of the White House.

What we’ve got, ladies and gentleman, is a confederacy of losers and misfits. If any one of them gets the keys to the country, we are sunk, and I am not kidding.

The door, therefore, is wide open for Bloomberg…and wider still, let us pray, for Trump.

New York-based bestselling American novelist Jack Engelhard writes regularly for Arutz Sheva.

He wrote the worldwide book-to-movie bestseller “Indecent Proposal,” and the authoritative newsroom epic, “The Bathsheba Deadline,” followed by his coming-of-age classics, “The Girls of Cincinnati,” and, the Holocaust-to-Montreal memoir, “Escape from Mount Moriah,” for which contemporaries have hailed him “The last Hemingway, a writer without peer, and the conscience of us all.” Website: