Former Mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, is considering an independent run for President. Like Donald Trump, the 73 year old Bloomberg is a billionaire who could finance his own campaign. Like Trump he is willing to spend up to a billion dollars on a campaign. Bloomberg has asked his advisers to draw up plans for a possible run. He also intends to do polling after the New Hampshire primary to see if a campaign is viable.
Bloomberg, who changes political parties with some frequency, having been a Democrat, then a Republican, and now an independent, has become increasing alarmed at the present campaign for President. He doesn’t like Hillary’s move to the left, particularly her criticism of Charter Schools which Bloomberg championed in New York. He is also concerned about Clinton’s lack of honesty, and concerns about her email scandals that continue to escalate. (There are many people who think Hillary will be indicted, as well she should be. That would give Bloomberg an opening to launch his campaign.)
Mayor Bloomberg is also bothered by the campaign of Donald Trump and the rise of socialist Bernie Sanders. Bloomberg has set a deadline of March for him to get in the race. He is waiting to see the results of the early primaries before making a decision to run.