Bloomberg bows out

As I mentioned prior to the Super Tuesday voting, Mini-Mike didn’t get into the presidential race in search of public humiliation. He almost certainly thought he was going to have his “elevator moment” and trump the god-emperor because he has even more money. Needless to say, he was wildly incorrect, which is why he is jumping out as quickly as he jumped in.

Billionaire Mike Bloomberg ended his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination on Wednesday and endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden. It was a stunning collapse for the former New York City mayor, who had his 2020 hopes on the Super Tuesday states and pumped more than $500 million of his own fortune into the campaign.

Bloomberg announced his departure from the race after a disappointing finish on Super Tuesday in the slate of states that account for almost one-third of the total delegates available in the Democratic nominating contest. He won only the territory of American Samoa and picked up several dozen delegates elsewhere. Biden, meanwhile, won big in Southern states where Bloomberg had poured tens of millions of dollars and even cautiously hoped for a victory.

Even tens of billions are less powerful than the socio-sexual hierarchy. You literally can’t buy Alpha, no matter how hard the Gamma tries.

Note that the media and the professional analysts, to say nothing of all the armchair experts in the comments, almost all said that Bloomberg was in it until the convention. And they were completely wrong. That is the result of failing to grasp the difference between capability and character. Bloomberg is an oversensitive billionaire who underrated the difficulty of public performance. He has probably wanted to get out of the race about twenty minutes into the Las Vegas debate, and his pathetic performance yesterday only underlined his desire to get out of the spotlight.

UPDATE: “I’m sorry we didn’t win but it’s still the best day of my life and tomorrow’s going to be even better.”

Total Gamma statement. The joke’s on them! The Secret King won again!