GOPUSA-Hillary Clinton is not having a great week.
As her poll numbers sink amid a boomlet of support for Democratic challenger Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders in Iowa and New Hampshire, Clinton’s camp has been forced to go on the defensive over her massive speaking fees paid by big Wall Street firms like Goldman Sachs.
Now comes another big problem on the eve of next month’s first primary contests: Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is thinking about launching an independent White House bid.
The very fact that Bloomberg, the Democrat turned Republican turned independent, is actively contemplating jumping into the race is bad news for Clinton. It underscores the persistent excitement gap among Democrats, many of whom — according to recent polls — don’t find Clinton likeable or trustworthy, even if they agree with her on the issues.
This late in the game, the fact that Democrats still seem to be looking at their choices and wondering, “Is that all there is?” is not only awful news for Clinton, it’s good news for Bloomberg, who has been flirting with a White House run for over a decade.