Tom Harkin gives him a nice smackdown today that is thoroughly justified. Look, I don't care that he has occupied space, the center-left, that no longer exists in the Republican Party.
It is very simple. He switched to the GOP before his run for Mayor of New York from being a Democratic stalwart simply because he couldn't win in a Democratic primary, but could buy the race once he got the GOP nomination--a much easier feat. Of course, he still gave somewhere around $7 million to Bush's Republican machine during 2004. In other words, Bloomberg was all too happy to screw us all and support Bush, a man with whom he ostensibly agreed with about 5% of the time, when it was in his political interest to do so.
Now he realizes he can't win in a GOP primary for President. So once again, let the party-switching begin. And the record-breaking spending, which bought him his career in New York. He spent what, $100 million in New York? So what might he spend nationally, $700 million?
Just another obnoxious, self-interested billionaire. Can't he find a stupid reality show and leave us alone? (h/t my pal Ali Savino)