Bloomberg May Be What Democrats Need

Michael Bloomberg is not what Democrats want, but he may be what Democrats need.
None of Bloomberg’s signature traits — 77-years-old, former Republican, billionaire — are on the presidential wish list of most Democrats. What they want is an appealing progressive in her or his 40s or 50s from a swing Midwestern state, an exciting candidate who can beat Donald Trump.
Pete Buttigieg could fill the bill if he were 48 instead of 38, and if he had been governor of Indiana instead of mayor of South Bend. Amy Klobuchar could fit the mold if she had a bigger vision and a stronger organization. …