Judge Judy Endorses Bloomberg for President: 4 Ways It Could Matter

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On January 6, Judge Judy endorsed Michael Bloomberg. Does it matter?

Ways It Could Matter

  1. It could take enough votes away from Biden to allow Sanders to win
  2. It could take enough votes away from everyone resulting in a brokered convention
  3. it could even propel Bloomberg to the nomination

Those are possible, but most likely distant long shots.

That said, this is not an irrelevant endorsement. Judge Judy likely has far bigger name recognition than many of the Democratic candidates.

Fourth Way

There is one more way in which it could matter. It could provide the impetus for Bloomberg to get into the Democratic debates.

If this endorsement is the trigger, it could impact the nomination in unforeseen ways including a brokered convention.

Campaign Financing

  • Bloomberg, is worth about $60 billion. He can self-finance for as long as he wants.
  • Bernie Sanders is raising money faster than anyone else
  • Elizabeth Warren is the darling of the progressives. It's likely she stays in to the bitter end.
  • Joe Biden has support of Blacks and the moderates. He likely stays in until the end.

Four-Way Race

With Bloomberg on the debate stage, anything could happen.

He will have turned a 3-way race into a 4-way race.

That's potentially very important, whether or not Judge Judy has anything to do with it.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Comments (38)
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Ebowalker
Ebowalker

Im waiting to see who judge joe brown endorses

TexasTim65
TexasTim65

I personally don't see how Bloomberg stays in very long. Not in terms of cash, but in terms of votes/popularity.

Image matters. Bloomberg is 5'8. There hasn't been a US president under 6 ft in decades (essentially since the dawn of TV debates in the 60's). Can you imagine what it would look like on TV if he and Trump stood next to each other with Trump towering over him by 6+ inches. That visual would decide everything.

Even next to Biden and Sanders (both 6 ft) he is going to look tiny.

Carl_R
Carl_R

I see that Steyer is polling much better these days.

Felix_Mish
Felix_Mish

@TexasTim65 Coming to theaters soon: "Mighty Mouse Saves the Day".

Latkes
Latkes

What does Oprah say?

caradoc-again
caradoc-again

Symptomatic of part of the basic problem.

A chance people follow endorsements of those they are entertained by on TV because it's easier than thinking for themselves and taking responsibility for the result.

Am I the only one to think this? Would rather not vote than follow an endorsement by a 3rd party.

GruesomeHarvest
GruesomeHarvest

If God wanted people to voted, he'd give them good candidates!

Mish
Mish

Editor

Oprah, Hillary, Obama, some famous rappers (although I would not know their names)

This could get really entertaining especially if Putin chimed in Wouldn't that be a hoot?

More seriously, Bloomberg can have an impact, especially if he gets in the debates and that is my point

Greggg
Greggg

I'm sticking to: Hillary is coming to save the day, but I'm voting for Jimmy McMillan this time around because, "The rent is too damn high".

Sechel
Sechel

Bloomberg is picking up some steam for sure. I don't view him as the likely winner and I think Bloomberg would acknowledge that. Biden is the nominee unless something blows up. Bloomberg is offering himself as an insurance policy to the Democrats. He really has the 2nd best chance of beating Trump in the general in my estimation and arguably would be the better President. Bloomberg is on his game more than Biden but Biden has an edge in terms of experience.

Sechel
Sechel

If the last few Presidential elections should have taught us anything is that endorsements don't matter. Voter's aren't swayed by newspaper editorials either no matter how well written or supported by facts. What seems to matter are fake videos on facebook and social media that appeal to voter bias and emotion. Repetition of claim cable news matters too. The same diatribe repeated daily sinks in and isn't analyzed in the same way a well written news article might. Not that the majority of Americans consume print media these days.

In short the medium is the message. Now I'm showing my age as I suspect the majority of readers on this blog won't recognize the reference here.

JonSellers
JonSellers

Bloomberg is an ex-Republican as is Warren. Biden has voted with Republicans for decades and represents the banking community. Bloomberg just takes votes away from Biden and Warren.

KidHorn
KidHorn

Outside of democratic candidates giving up, nothing that happens now will make much difference. The election will be decided by what happens in the fall. I think the debates will matter far more than who endorses who.

Bam_Man
Bam_Man

"If voting made any difference, they wouldn't let us do it."

                                        -- Mark Twain
shamrock
shamrock

Bloomberg won't make the debates no matter how high his poll numbers get because he will also need over 100,000 individual donors to the campaign.

Zardoz
Zardoz

If the opinions of reality show stars matter, we are screwed.

Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett

Just what Amerika needs ... ANOTHER white male billionaire who loves Wall Street...

ksdude69
ksdude69

Screw Bloomberg total jackass. I'm starting to think moving within the US isn't far enough. Oh joy, another gazillionaire wanting to be prez. If you had all that $, were that old, why would you even want the headache? It's a popularity issue, like wanting to be the class president in high school. What a freaking joke. The democratic lineup looks like an April fools day suggestion. From billionaires to people lieing about ethnic makeup to get into college. All we need now is for some rich tard like Oprah getting involved or for Hillary to stumble out of her wheelchair to get in front of the camera. The saddest part of all is that sooner or later we're going to be stuck with one of these clown morons.

Jackula
Jackula

Bernie is hugely popular among the young and the older with little financial resources. I think everyone is not taking him seriously enough. This is not the UK.

RonJ
RonJ

Doesn't everyone know that only Putin's endorsement matters?