Just a few minutes ago, former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced he would not run as a third-party candidate for President of the United States. He acknowledged the reality that a three way race might throw the presidential election into the House of Representatives where the (evil, gun-totin' bitter clingers) "party loyalists" aka Republicans hold sway. He said that was a risk he just could not take.
As the race stands now, with Republicans in charge of both Houses, there is a good chance that my candidacy could lead to the election of Donald Trump or Senator Ted Cruz. That is not a risk I can take in good conscience.He then goes on to trash both Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.
The other risk that he didn't acknowledge is that even if the election didn't go to the House of Representatives that a vote for him is a vote that Hillary Clinton wouldn't get. I can't think of many Trump or Cruz voters who would have voted from Bloomberg as an alternative to either Trump or Cruz.
Given that Hillary has gone all in for gun control, does anyone want to bet that Bloomberg's PAC Independence USA won't be doing mega-ads for Hillary and against any Republican? That's a bet I wouldn't take with any amount of money.