Bloomberg bypassed the first four primary contest in hopes of winning a huge chunk of delegates awarded on Super Tuesday. He spent $570 million over the course of his 100 days of his campaign on flooding the airwaves around the country with ads, opening hundreds of offices across the country, and hiring more than 2,100 people to his team. In Super Tuesday alone, Bloomberg dropped about a total of $200 million on digital, radio and tv ads. His only victory was in the tiny American Samoa caucus, where he got five delegates.
As of Wednesday, Bloomberg had accumulated 44 pledged delegates, while Biden leads the delegate count with 453. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) trails behind Biden with 382 pledged delegates, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) after losing her home state of Massachusetts has 50.
It is his money and he can do whatever he wants with it. A bunch of people got some cash in their pockets because of his ego and good for them.
But $570 million still comes at $5.7 million per day or $12.9 million per vote. According to the NYT, Mr. Trump spent $322 million for his successful campaign to be President.
Truthfully I have no idea what made Bloomberg run. Even the dumbest of campaign managers had to know he had too much baggage to appeal to the Democratic base and his running was a fools’ errand. I am only left with one thing: His colossal ego was making the decisions and not common sense.
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