Let’s get this right out there: There are plenty of reasons to think that Michael Bloomberg would make for a terrible president. He is clueless and fanatical about gun control, he seems to have a die-hard belief that the government exists to nanny people’s lives and protect them from their own choices, and he is throwing away one of the only good things about his NYC mayoral run – the fact that he brought crime to historic lows.
But the fact that he’s a white guy? Come on. It’s ridiculous to even bring it up.
But in an era where “diversity” is the unquestioned strength of the United States (according to the left), it is only natural that Democrats would look at their remaining presidential candidates and conclude that something is amiss. So it was not all that surprising when CBS host Gayle King used her interview with the newest contender to hit on themes of race.
“There would be more billionaires in the race than black people. Is that a problem to you?” King asked at one point.
“Part of the conversation is, ‘Here we go, another old, white gentleman.’ Isn’t it time for a change? Isn’t it time for something new?” she asked later.
“It would be better the more diverse any group is, but the public is out there picking and choosing,” Bloomberg said without delving into why it would be a better group if it were more diverse. Because, of course, no one on the left needs any answer to that question. It’s just one of those things they accept because…well, because it sounds nice.
After another round of racially-insulting questions, Bloomberg said, “If you wanted to enter and run for president of the United States, you could have done that. But don’t complain to me that you’re not in the race.”
Of course, it goes without saying that if there were three black people at the end of the race, no one would be asking the candidates, “Gee, don’t you think we ought to have some white people to choose from?”
As endlessly amusing as it is to watch the left eat its own, we can’t help but feel a sense of dismay when we hear criticisms like this. A decade after this nation elected the first black President in history, and we still have to sit around and listen to people squawk about this nonsense? What is Michael Bloomberg supposed to do about the fact that no one wanted to vote for Kamala Harris or Cory Booker? If he drops out, does a black man suddenly materialize to take his place? The whole concept is absurd.
What would actually make these people happy?