It’s not good when your own party turns on you.
Just ask Mini-Mike.
News broke of Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar dropping out of the democratic primary.
Mike issued a tweet that appeared to be a feeble attempt to pander to Klobuchar’s voters.
Instead of praise for being “woke,” Bloomberg was bombarded with social media messages telling him to drop out of the race.
See some of the fiery responses below!
Mini Mike's entrance to the Democratic party has been anything but smooth.
He botched his first debate appearance by failing to respond to any of the criticisms and accusations leveled against him.
By the time he prepared for the second debate, the damage was already done and voters moved on. His poll numbers dropped.
Now, social media users are hailing for Bloomberg to drop out of the race.
It doesn't help that Real Clear Politics has just reported that Bloomberg said Buttigieg and Klobuchar "behaved" themselves:
Former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg told reporters during a press conference on the front porch of his Virginia home on Monday that he "felt sorry" for fellow candidates Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg after they dropped out of the race to help consolidate the moderate Democratic vote ahead of Super Tuesday.
In this video provided by CBS reporter Tim Perry, Bloomberg tells reporters he is "in it to win it" and thanks Klobuchar and Buttigieg for the way they ran their campaigns, noting that the two "behaved themselves" during phone calls with him today.
Oh boy... does that reek of privilege!
See the clip below:
Bloomberg's tweets and comments seem especially tone-deaf on the eve of Super Tuesday.
While Bloomberg and Biden are both fighting to be the moderate standard bearer, it turns out that moderate Democrats have already chosen to close ranks around the former vice president.
Politico has more on the shifting dynamics against Bloomberg:
Moderate and establishment Democrats are rapidly coalescing around Joe Biden in advance of Super Tuesday, with an onslaught of endorsements of the former vice president that supporters are betting will create a two-person race between him and Bernie Sanders.
Amy Klobuchar is the latest in a lengthy list to back Biden. The Minnesota senator told staff today she was dropping out of the race and would endorse him.
Biden’s campaign confirmed that Klobuchar will join him at an event in Dallas Monday night. Her decision came a day after the departure of Pete Buttigieg, which helped further consolidate support around Biden. Advisers to Buttigieg have said he is planning to endorse Biden as well.
Beyond that, pressure has been growing behind the scenes for billionaire Mike Bloomberg to drop out since last week, when polls began showing Biden had widened his lead in South Carolina.
According to Advertising Analytics, Bloomberg has yet to book TV ads after Super Tuesday.
A source with knowledge of the conversations said talks were occurring at the staff level between the Biden and Bloomberg campaigns since last week. A separate source said high-level donors who had been persuaded to hold back on Biden following devastating losses in Iowa and New Hampshire had started pushing back, telling Bloomberg team members they were likely to shift back to Biden.
Money can't buy happiness....
And it turns out it can't buy elections either!