You were all anticipating this news... Waiting on this announcement and knowing it would generate all of the excitement of turtle marathon!
The Draft Bloomberg site is up, with a surging
On the bright side for the left? His candidacy will likely only hurt them if Hillary is the candidate. There are too many on the left that would refuse to vote for her if she is the nominee for the Dems, IMHO.
But regardless of the candidate for the GOP, given their especially weak crop of candidates this election cycle, a "Mike Bloomberg for President" third party run will siphon off a lot of their usual voters.
[update] Since I posted this yesterday the signatures have climbed to a mind boggling 865 signatures... The media ought to have Bloomberg out ahead of Edwards in the horse race soon with this kind of support.
[update deux] I just wanted to put Bloomberg's support in perspective compared to a snapshot of the reality of how America really feels. Representative Wexler was seeking 50,000 signatures for his Impeachment efforts last month. In a matter of hours he had surpassed that number.
As of 10:43 AM today (Sunday, December 15th) Wexler has amassed more than the 50,000 signatures he was looking for:
After about 24 hours Wexler had reached 67000 signatures. As of today (January 16th - a month later) here are the numbers for Wexler's Impeachment petition:
We are now at about 30 hours into the "Draft Bloomberg" campaign and he has 890 signatures... All of the excitement of a turtle marathon.