Mini-Mike, say it isn’t so.
The formerly conservative news aggregator site, the Drudge Report, reported Saturday that Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg is considering asking Hillary Clinton to be his vice-presidential running mate. Citing a source close to Bloomberg’s campaign, the website stated that Clinton was under consideration due to internal polling revealing that a Bloomberg-Clinton ticket would be a “formidable force” to be reckoned with in the lead-up to the upcoming 2020 election. The report noted that Bloomberg would even consider changing his legal residence to a home he owns in either Colorado or Florida, “since the electoral college makes it hard for a POTUS and VPOTUS [to be] from the same state.”
The Bloomberg campaign, though quick to diminish the veracity of the report, did not deny it outright. Jason Schechter, Bloomberg’s communication director, issued a statement saying, “We are focused on the primary and the debate, not VP speculation.”
There have been numerous reports that Clinton may not yet be done with national politics. One source told Fox News that Clinton would seriously consider joining a ticket as Vice President, saying “She wants back in.” While appearing on a recent edition of “The Ellen Show,” Clinton was asked if she might accept an invitation to be a Vice President on a ticket this November. She replied, “Well, that’s not going to happen, but no, probably no,” leading most rational Clinton observers to conclude that she would jump at the chance.
It would be odd if three of the four people on the ballot to be the next President and Vice President were from New York. Perhaps Trump should replace Mike Pence with Rudy Giuliani and make it a clean sweep for the Empire State. To heck with the rest of the fruited plain. In that case we would have the two 2016 presidential finalists and two of the last three mayors of The Big Apple facing off. What fun!
But seriously, if I were counseling Bloomberg, I would strongly advise him against picking Clinton for Veep and giving her a chance at revenge. If Crooked Hillary was under Mini-Mike on the same ticket, it might have a profound affect on the latter’s life expectancy. Come to think of it, the rest of the Democratic candidates might start “disappearing” as well.
They say hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. That goes twice for Hillary.