Michael Bloomberg has removed himself from the race for the Democratic candidacy after failing to win in any of the Super Tuesday primary states. While he consistently placed higher than rival Elizabeth Warren, his many second and third finishes secured him few delegates and left him no apparent path to the Presidency.
His expectations had been pinned on at least a three-way competition and a brokered convention. With political realities indicating that either Bernie Sanders or Joe Biden is now likely to win the nomination outright, Bloomberg is stepping out and has thrown his support behind Joe Biden.
In an official statement, Bloomberg said, “I’ve always believed that defeating Donald Trump starts with uniting behind the candidate with the best shot to do it. After yesterday’s vote, it is clear that candidate is my friend and a great American, Joe Biden.”
In question now is Bloomberg’s intent regarding continued operations in the 2020 election. With the large, professional advertising apparatus he has constructed, direct aid to Biden could prove immensely helpful in the months ahead.