As a long-standing Democrat, I support the candidacy of Mike Bloomberg as the Democratic nominee for president. I began this primary season with donations to Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. In 2016 I was a total supporter of Bernie but, of course, ultimately cast my general election vote for Hillary. It was unimaginable to me that Donald Trump had any chance to become our president.
After three plus years of a Trump administration I am no longer interested in just supporting candidates that share my liberal Democratic bent and philosophy. I am interested in a decent person with the best chance of defeating Donald Trump.
I am reminded of my and many other liberal supporters of McGovern in the 1972 devastating disappointment when he only won Massachusetts and the District of Columbia. In 1985 the conservative and business friendly Democratic Leadership Council was formed to carefully screen future Democratic presidential and congressional candidates for business and bank-friendly stands. While their conservative philosophy still can be found in many elected Democrats the DLC suspended operations in 2011. I believe that much of their philosophy permeates the Party and would allow many to abandon either Bernie or Elizabeth and cast a vote for Trump.
I am a Democratic PCO, former Democratic legislative district chair and Democratic county chair, and I am a former member of the Washington State Democrats Executive Board. I believe Mike Bloomberg to be a decent person with the best chance to defeat Donald Trump.