We will not vote for Bloomberg, a richer & more racist & more sexist & more authoritarian & more delusional & more cruel version of Trump ... we got better shit to do, like do our jobs and relax afterwards, not use our legs & time voting against our interests
It's ridiculous that a single Dem voter believes *Mike Fucking Bloomberg* will draw the kind of turnout we need to win. How can anyone who is arguing in good faith possibly believe that a *racist, misogynistic, Republican billionaire* is the answer? Are they disconnected from reality, or simply lying?
Voters in those early states who feel insulted because Bloomberg didn't start running until after their state deadlines can react to that by not voting for him...
And since he isn't on the ballot, it seems that most won't, right?
What's the problem?
He made a strategic decision not to be on the ballot in the first four states because he thought they’d harm his campaign. If I’m a voter there, I’d feel insulted that he wants to ignore our opinions. This will depreciate Bloomberg’s ability to compete with Trump in those four states, and make him an ill candidate.
In addition to the surveillance of muslims, terrorization of black people, condescension towards women and trans people, union busting, and funding the campaigns of Republican climate denialists.
You don't need to convince me not to vote for him. I don't like his platform.
However, I wouldn't take his not registering for a primary personally. But you feel free to do so. It just seems like a waste of energy to be offended about it.
He actually got write in votes in NH and some small number of caucusgoers in Iowa.
And he has sworn off donations his entire political career so it shouldn't come as a surprise that he hasn't taken any this year.
A billionaire self funding his campaign means he only answers to himself, a billionaire with his own interests ... that is the definition of oligarchy, that is even worse than what we have today: corporate funded elections
Bloomberg is an actual billionaire tho, not a fake one who relies on endless free press and billions from big money R donors.
Everyone says they're not beholden to special interests, even when they get boosted by dark money PACs like Bernie.
How about Bloomberg News giving him cover and positive media despite his assurance that the outlet won’t mention him? The man owns a massive segment of the media market and is using it to manipulate the election, is that still not enough to be an oligarch in your mind?
Where’s the line between America and Russia that makes them an oligarchy and us not?
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Are we reading the same article? The Vox article I'm looking at seems to be saying 538 (Nate Silver) is right, and Betfair and PredictIt are out of their damn minds.
What I found interesting was the problems they identified as causing these absurd predictions: over-regulation, high fees, and low liquidity making markets easier to manipulate - all of which Augur could potentially solve.
I also think there is some serious selection bias. The pool of people who are interested in betting markets, and particularly people who are interested in betting markets using cryptocurrencies, is going to be self-selected and share a lot of factors in common with people who support fringe candidates like Yang or conspiracy theories like Hillary is all-powerful and just waiting for her moment to re-emerge and be the nominee. If the markets get big enough, I would expect that bias to disappear eventually.