His entry did not formally enter the Democratic Presidential race remotely as planned by Bloomberg – or what he paid for his delivery. Having spent months applying for his ability to win Super Tuesday, Bloomberg rested with the poor performance he and his campaigning advisers best acknowledged that he would reassess his way forward on Wednesday.
It is seen that silver lining at the best campaign aides in Bloomberg is because there are chances of some delegates at former New York mayors. But the pales of good news compared to what the Bloomberg campaigning consultants expected were they would celebrate Tuesday.
“This is not happening as planned,” said one consultant.
This sentiment is compounded by a sense of fear through Bloomberg’s operation that the sparkling operation of New York’s well-financed mayors could dilute Biden’s rapid wing of the party’s wing, and ultimately help Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, candidate trying to stop.
“No,” Democrat said best near the CNN campaign. “He does not want to help Sanders become a nominee.”
The Bloomberg campaign looked at the poor display of a satisfactory electrical event here in West Palm Beach, where free t-shirts were given to supporters, a food smorgasbord and all the wine and beer they could produce. drinking. The former mayor dancers danced and played with beats mixed by a local DJ as a smoke machine that set the mood.
But, when Bloomberg came on time, it just took a moment for him to recognize the importance of Super Tuesday, a series of competitions that his team spent months going towards reducing.
“As the results come in, this is a clear thing,” said Bloomberg. “No matter what winner we bring tonight, we’ve done something that no-one else could do.”
He said: “In three months, we are going from 1% in the polls to being a contestant for the Democratic nomination for president.”
Kevin Sheekey, Bloomberg’s campaign manager, put a better point on him shortly after the talk: “Tonight, only a third of delegates will be allocated.”
The bad night started early, when CNN and other outlets brought the race in Virginia to Biden.
Because of the Bloomberg campaign, Biden, South Carolina, won Virginia as a competitive venue, said aide. They had a significant team on the ground, spent almost $ 18 million on television and digital advertisements in Virginia and the state in Bloomberg had a goodwill in the state after spending millions to help the Commonwealth legislative bodies overcome in 2018.
But this calculus changed after Biden’s victory in South Carolina. The aide said that when they started looking at the tide in the state.
But the result was a surprise to the Bloomberg team even: The former New York mayors were not even viable in the Old Dominion.
While Virginia was disappointed, Bloomberg’s difficulties in North Carolina introduced much more than the former mayor’s campaign headquarters.
Not only did Bloomberg spend more than $ 17 million in North Carolina on television advertising, the campaign built a strong field organization in Raleigh, Greensboro, Winston-Salem and beyond, which was designed to make the vote early and believed that It is aimed at college Deduction voters would place a tent for Bloomberg states to plant their flag on Tuesday.
This did not happen and by the end of the night Bloomberg was struggling to achieve the 15% viability threshold in the state, treating Bloomberg’s advisers.
The wheels first started coming from Bloomberg’s campaign a week ago, when he turned a terrible debating performance when he was unable to destroy an attack or defend himself from barbs scores.
These problems worsened with 72 hours past, when Biden’s increase after he won in South Carolina changed the race and made Bloomberg’s rationale basis that he had to enter the race because the Deputy was not Vice President wants to go backwards.
With that coordination – coupled with Tuesday’s poor performance, Bloomberg is forced to face the reality that his financial gambling has not paid off, but that he helped Sanders.
Even while the votes are still being counted in California – and the delegates are still to be awarded – Bloomberg is to study his path forward Wednesday. He wants to determine whether he is worth one.
CNN ‘Caroline Kenny added to this story.