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Should Michael Bloomberg run for president?

Billionaire and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $80 million on the midterm elections, but many speculate he's ramping up for a presidential run of his own in 2020. While politically independent, Bloomberg has supported Democrats, and he is a huge critic of President Trump. Some welcome the idea of an actual billionaire running for president. But others are sick and tired of businessmen thinking they are qualified to be president. Would you vote for Michael Bloomberg in 2020?

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Michael Bloomberg is planning to spend $80 million on congressional races across the country to get Democrats elected in 2018.

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The Republican-turned-Independent has become somewhat of a liberal savior, opposing President Trump at every turn and pledging to put his money where his mouth is.

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But others feel Bloomberg's big spend is exactly what's wrong with American politics. We should be working to get corporate money out of our elections, and we certainly shouldn't elect a member of the oligarchy to represent the majority.

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Many speculate Bloomberg's big spend is, in part, meant to set him up for a presidential run in 2020.

"He's long wanted to be president, and some very smart people in contact with Bloomberg's inner circle say Team Bloomberg sees this 2018 effort as a way to make new friends and test a possible Bloomberg 2020 campaign."
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But Bloomberg is still a controversial figure in the eyes of many. His notorious soda tax obsession angered his New York constituents, and he hasn't given up his war against sugary drinks quite yet.

Bloomberg has long targeted the soda industry. Back in 2012 when he was still mayor of New York City, his administration sought to cap soft-drink sizes and some retail establishments as a way to curb intake. The move was part of Bloomberg’s efforts to focus on public health. Thought it won approval from the Board of Health, the big-soda ban was later rejected by the state’s highest court in 2014.
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Back in 2016, a number of people dissatisfied with their options were clamoring for Bloomberg to run. But Janell Ross argued in the Washington Post that a Bloomberg presidential run made no sense.

There's plenty to hate if you're a conservative-minded voter who might consider a third-party candidate. But there's also plenty to hate if you're more on the liberal side of things.
Bloomberg has also long favored of charter schools and efforts to privatize and contract out all manner of city services. Bloomberg supported measures that required welfare recipients in New York to undergo fingerprinting and drug testing. And during the Bloomberg years in New York, he was also a vocal advocate of Stop and Frisk, the aggressive program of stopping and as the name suggests searching and frisking pedestrians in New York. 
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