Mike was out on the stump last night before a small (deliberately) audience in Manassas, Virginia. This is a suburb of Washington, DC and the home of George Mason University.
Mason was the slaveholding plantation owner and "laird" of Mason's Neck, a big place on the Potomac River 20 odd miles south of Washington. He was a delegate at the Virginia ratifying convention for the US Constitution and after ratification passed by one vote, he left telling the delegates on his way out the door that their grandchildren would curse them. He went home and never spoke in public again.
Mike Bloomberg looked a lot better at the Town Hall than he had at debates. In his multi-thousand dollar suit he looked good whilst standing next to the moderators. They sat beside him. He handled questions from an audience that was a mixture of Berniesque kids and other people who probably detested him but were polite in the old Virginia way that is about to go extinct. The only flash point occurred when a descendent of Jefferson's yeomen farmers challenged his right to disarm us plain folks. The man said that Mike has an armed security detail to protect him and his family and then said that he could not see how Mike felt justified in wanting to deny people like him the right to defend himself and his family. The yeomen descendents present roared in support. Mike looked just a bit disconcerted and said lamely that he, Mikey, paid for the security detail.
Mike! Mike! You can't let the mask of bonhomie slip even for a second. They know you want them disarmed and put in their place. They know.
IMO Mike's single biggest weakness is his statements that he pretty much agrees with Trump on policy (except for guns), but detests him personally and by god he should be president and not Trump. The Bernie children were restless whenever he said that.
IMO Bloomberg essentially sees the election as a re-union banquet food fight between him and the orange god..
SWMBO and I voted for Tulsi today. pl