Chicago Boyz

What Are Chicago Boyz Readers Reading?

  •   Enter your email to be notified of new posts:
  •   Problem? Question?
  •   Contact Authors:

  • CB Twitter Feed
  • Blog Posts (RSS 2.0)
  • Blog Posts (Atom 0.3)
  • Incoming Links
  • Recent Comments

    • Loading...
  • Authors

  • Notable Discussions

  • Recent Posts

  • Blogroll

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • New Bloomberg Ad Buy in Wisconsin

    Posted by Dan from Madison on February 7th, 2020 (All posts by )

    As reported here a month or so ago, we are getting absolutely deluged with Bloomberg ads (and not a one from any other candidate) here in Wisconsin. There has been a slight tack in course however, as Bloomberg is now bringing Obama into the picture. Here is the ad they are currently running here behind the cheddar curtain:

    That isn’t too bad of an ad, for the primary, but does this mean he is admitting he has no chance in the general, if he would end up the candidate?

    I have to admit, I will probably cross over and vote for Bloomberg in the primary, as he appears to be the least insane of the dem candidates, from what I can tell. In Wisconsin, you are allowed to choose what primary you vote in, no questions asked.


    17 Responses to “New Bloomberg Ad Buy in Wisconsin”

    1. Brian Says:

      He’s not in it to win. He’s in it to prevent Bernie from getting the nomination.
      (Biden wasn’t really in it to win either. He just needed to be a candidate to try to save his son’s–and his own–neck.)
      One tiny benefit to living in a deep blue state with no influence on the nomination is I don’t have to see any commercials.

    2. John W. Cunningham Says: has a good article recently contending that Bloomberg’s real goal is a takeover of the Dem party. Seems plausible to me. He has several thousands of staff on lavish contracts through November.

    3. Dan from Madison Says:

      I don’t know Brian. I know Bloomberg has infinite money, but he has to be spending it this way for a reason better than anti-Bernie.

    4. Brian Says:

      I dunno either. But to have one of the two major political parties “owe you” seems like it would be worth an awful lot. To your ego, if not necessarily to your pocketbook. And it sure seems like that tiny dude has a monstrously large ego.
      Bernie would be a (Eugene) McCarthy level disaster for the Dems. None of the other candidates look like they can possibly win either. Hence all the speculation about an American Evita being nominated at a brokered convention–avoiding all that nasty campaigning through the primary season, etc. Clearly it’s all too cute, and will never work in the real world, but the Dems have been living in fantasy land for the last several years.

    5. Anonymous Says:

      “I will probably cross over and vote for Bloomberg in the primary…least insane…”

      I dunno Dan, but if you voted for him and then he went all the way (anything can happen in the end) you’d have a party become more powerful that had (according to sankhead, James Carville) a group that was 18% crazy leftist – and that 18% is most influential. It might be most beneficial to vote for Bernie and let the true nature of the party out.


    6. Sgt. Mom Says:

      Oh, Bernie is the poison pill for the Dems, definitely. It would be amusing, seeing him with the nom, and crashing the Dem party like the Titanic into the iceberg. A senile old Commie, who never made a living until he went into politics, trying to parlay his commie campus credentials onto the nationwide stage? Watching the national news establishment trying to carry his baggage over the finish line … yeah, that would be funny as hell. How many of the traditional Dem polity will vote for him; among the blue collar, middle class, working people? Well, enough of them voted for Obama, so there is always that.
      I do wonder if Bloomberg is positioning himself to ride in as the savior of all – and that is what Bloomberg’s long game is; a much more acceptable candidate to the Dem Party inner circle. With the least bothersome of the current circle as his VP.

    7. Charlemagne's More Talendted Younger Brother Says:

      “I will probably cross over and vote for Bloomberg in the primary”

      His ads are working on you.

    8. MCS Says:

      The biggest question with Bloomberg is why does he want to be President; doesn’t he have any hobbies? The exact same question can and should be asked about Trump. Then we have to ask: Do we want the Presidency to become a prize handed to the richest person that wants it?

      At this point, I am in agreement with most of what Trump wants to do. I am violently opposed to most of what Bloomberg wants when he condescends to make any policy pronouncements, although he seems inclined to believe that his transcendence is so apparent that there should be no questions at all. He intends to buy the Presidency the same way he bought his last jet. The only way I would support him is as a third party candidate since I’m pretty sure he would sink the Democrat clown, whoever it is, without a trace without standing a chance himself.

      In all the commentary about the supposed debacle in Iowa, I haven’t seen any discussion that the “app” that was supposed to generate transparency may have done exactly that. That the Iowa Caucus has always been a goat rodeo, successfully heretofore, hidden from the prying eyes of the rubes. At the very least, a complicated process, supervised by volunteers only every two to four years is a recipe for chaos.

    9. Mike K Says:

      I think we now know who Obama will endorse.

    10. CapitalistRoader Says:

      Trump sunk $66 million of his own money into his entire ’16 candidacy; Bloomberg’s at $250 million now, before Super Tuesday. But Hillary outspent Trump almost two-to-one. Money can clinch a primary but doesn’t assure victory in the general.

    11. Brian Says:

      The Dems are hosed. They should just let Bernie have his shot (although why they allow a non-Democrat to run for their nomination is beyond me), and take the massive hit and then plan to recoup their losses in 2022.
      You think their far left wing is going to vote for a guy who ran for NYC mayor as a Republican, supported the Iraq War, endorsed W over Kerry in 2004, and is known for things like stop-and-frisk and various anti-teacher’s-union moves while in office? Of course not.
      He has no chance, and despite his massive ego, he must know it. He’s running to allow the party establishment to have a chance to stop Bernie. I think in the end they’re going to blink, though, and see that showing their crazy base that running as open socialists isn’t a winning solution, at least not nationally, is their least bad option.

    12. James the lesser Says:

      I don’t have a TV to watch the Madison stations, but I sometimes get YouTube music running. Most of the YouTube campaign ads have been Bernie asking for my signature on something I always manage to mute in time. (I mute ads.)

    13. Anonymous Says:

      Just for what it’s worth and because one will never hear it elsewhere; I’d like to vote for a candidate that would encourage healthcare to move into the direction of being a free-market system.


    14. MCS Says:

      Done in one! Trump has already pushed for open pricing for hospital procedures. This one trick would do more than anything else I can name.

    15. Brian Says:

      Open pricing doesn’t matter if you’re not the one paying.
      The obvious solution is to stop encouraging/forcing employers to pay for insurance. Heck, even just forcing them to list on your paycheck how much your employer is paying for your “free” health care would be transformative.
      But the main obstacle to overcome is decades of anti-insurance agitation, and the fact that most people at this point don’t want insurance, they just want someone else to pay for their health care.

    16. James the lesser Says:

      I wrote too soon. Bloomberg is starting to clutter up youtube too.

    17. Allen Says:

      Bloomberg’s radical ideas are on full display here

      He belittles rubes in the Mid west who can not understand why a man dressed like a woman should be allowed to dress in a girl’s locker room.

    Leave a Reply

    Comments Policy:  By commenting here you acknowledge that you have read the Chicago Boyz blog Comments Policy, which is posted under the comment entry box below, and agree to its terms.

    A real-time preview of your comment will appear under the comment entry box below.

    Comments Policy

    Chicago Boyz values reader contributions and invites you to comment as long as you accept a few stipulations:

    1) Chicago Boyz authors tend to share a broad outlook on issues but there is no party or company line. Each of us decides what to write and how to respond to comments on his own posts. Occasionally one or another of us will delete a comment as off-topic, excessively rude or otherwise unproductive. You may think that we deleted your comment unjustly, and you may be right, but it is usually best if you can accept it and move on.

    2) If you post a comment and it doesn't show up it was probably blocked by our spam filter. We batch-delete spam comments, typically in the morning. If you email us promptly at we may be able to retrieve and publish your comment.

    3) You may use common HTML tags (italic, bold, etc.). Please use the "href" tag to post long URLs. The spam filter tends to block comments that contain multiple URLs. If you want to post multiple URLs you should either spread them across multiple comments or email us so that we can make sure that your comment gets posted.

    4) This blog is private property. The First Amendment does not apply. We have no obligation to publish your comments, follow your instructions or indulge your arguments. If you are unwilling to operate within these loose constraints you should probably start your own blog and leave us alone.

    5) Comments made on the Chicago Boyz blog are solely the responsibility of the commenter. No comment on any post on Chicago Boyz is to be taken as a statement from or by any contributor to Chicago Boyz, the Chicago Boyz blog, its administrators or owners. Chicago Boyz and its contributors, administrators and owners, by permitting comments, do not thereby endorse any claim or opinion or statement made by any commenter, nor do they represent that any claim or statement made in any comment is true. Further, Chicago Boyz and its contributors, administrators and owners expressly reject and disclaim any association with any comment which suggests any threat of bodily harm to any person, including without limitation any elected official.

    6) Commenters may not post content that infringes intellectual property rights. Comments that violate this rule are subject to deletion or editing to remove the infringing content. Commenters who repeatedly violate this rule may be banned from further commenting on Chicago Boyz. See our DMCA policy for more information.