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"Maybe yeah that's pretty good though. Yeah I normally look this stuff up by going to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index But because Bloomberg News does not cover Michael Bloomberg. He is omitted from the Bloomberg billionaires even from their list. Yes so there's just like a it's like the thirteenth floor on a tall building. It means that the whole list is inaccurate curate. Yes the order for almost. Everyone is off by one but they've decided that's more ethical. I don't get it that new glasses. This IOS the weeds. PODCAST CAN A- billionaire by the presidency. Probably not okay. Good that's something. For Our democracy right look so television advertising advertising it does work yeah cooking is it does matter I but we have lots of examples of the best funded candidate not winning presidential primaries. This kind the money that Michael Bloomberg can bring to the race. It's a big deal but there's no reason to think it's going to be positive or decisive. And he has a lot of problems frankly as a candidate. Let's talk talk about those. It starts at the fact that Michael Bloomberg's relationship to the Democratic Party is kind of frog ran for mayor of New York is a Republican in two thousand one. You know he doesn't have deep ties to the Democratic Party despite his recent generosity and he also as mayor of New York had a very very poor relationship with the city's black and Latino voters which is a really important factor in Democratic presidential primaries that was a discussion featured prominently in the last debate? And he I guess you would shorthand this by saying that he was a proponent of the NYPD's stop and Frisk policies. I'm more broadly league. When he ran he won his elections with a coalition of sort of moderate rich democrats and actual honest honest to God Republicans? Like if you look if you look at the precincts of New York City that voted for Donald Trump those precincts voted really heavily for Michael Bloomberg. Right and"