How does Mike Bloomberg change 2020 for Democrats?
Hi, it’s Ben White, Chief Economic Correspondent for Politico, with your US Politics In just 60 Seconds. Alright, let’s start the clock. Not clear that it changes it at all. Bloomberg’s bet is that he can spend tens of millions of dollars between now and Super Tuesday, on March 3rd, and get a bunch of votes and a bunch of delegates on that day. If that happens, it’s bad for Joe Biden, it’s bad for Pete Buttigieg, because he takes votes away from the moderates. It would help Warren and Sanders. But he could also fall completely flat and be out of the race after Super Tuesday. Well, this is a really messy, complicated situation. It’s over Edward Gallagher, a Navy SEAL who was accused of war crimes, convicted on one for posing with the dead body of a victim. The Navy SEALs wanted to remove him from the SEALs. Trump intervened and said he should stay. It’s now led to the ouster of the Navy secretary and a huge mess between the president and the Navy, and the difference between military justice and the intervention of a president. A very messy story. I’m Ben White for Politico.