Michael Bloomberg’s presidential candidacy doesn’t make sense, suggests David Byler of The Washington Post. He’s entering the race late, which will be a disadvantage. Additionally, Democratic voters seemed to be happy with the choices they had before Bloomberg joined in. Pew Research Center found that 65% of them thought the candidates were “good” or “excellent.” Historically, that is quite high. Bloomberg will have difficulty presenting himself as unique enough to draw in a niche of the electorate. Additionally, at 77 and having supported outdated policies like "stop-and-frisk," he seems too old-fashioned to be the face of the new Democratic party.
After the turbulence of the Trump presidency, America needs a moderate like Michael Bloomberg to restore unity, write Arick Wierson and Bradley Honan for CNN. The former mayor of New York has already shown great leadership and understanding of the economy, which would be invaluable in the Oval Office. Democrats seem to be taking the party further to the left, but in order to really beat Trump, a person that can unite most of the country is needed. Bloomberg’s values are strong, and he has fought against climate change and for gun law reform while being a great philanthropist. Many Americans want a return to normalcy, which is precisely what Bloomberg offers.