Michael Bloomberg might still run for president in 2020, especially if former Vice President Joe Biden winds up not getting in, according to people who have discussed the matter with the former New York mayor.
Bloomberg, 77, who announced March 5 that he wouldn’t run, might reconsider if a centrist lane were to open up, the reports say. The most likely scenario for that would be if Biden, 76, were to stay out or fade fast.
Bloomberg would be a voice of more moderate practicality in a field where the early campaigning has been dominated by leftish idealism. Bloomberg, estimated by Forbes to be worth $58 billion, could spend unlimited amounts to argue that no one in the race had done more to promote action on climate and guns.