Dick Morris, a former Clinton advisor, made an interesting prediction Sunday, saying that former Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Hillary Clinton have “cooked up a scheme” to get Clinton the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
“Here’s the deal I think is going down. I think Hillary and Bloomberg have gotten together and cooked up a scheme.”
The comments were made during an interview with radio host John Catsimatidis on his show “The Cats Roundtable." According to Morris’ view, Bloomberg will continue to campaign and spend large amounts of money to do his best to take support away from Sen. Bernie Sanders and trigger a brokered convention.
“Nobody will be nominated on the first ballot, and it’ll go to a second ballot. Now, the problem is that the party establishment doesn’t have a candidate. They can’t do Bloomberg because he got killed in the debate and he's no candidate, you can see that. Can’t do Biden because he’s already lost the frontrunner status…Buttigieg looks like a high school kid at the Model UN, and he’s not gonna be able to hack it, certainly not against Trump. Warren is third, but she’s pretty far to the left, and people are not gonna want to- they’re not going to want to trust her…And I think that, when you put it together, it will go to a second ballot, and then I think Hillary Clinton enters the race. And the superdelegates will all leave who they are for and go to Hillary.”
This theory was characterized by Morris as his “establishment scenario”, suggesting that moderate Democrats are so afraid of Sanders getting the nomination that they’ll be willing to pursue any alternative. According to Morris, “Hillary is the only candidate that they’ll be able to come up with that can measure up to Donald Trump.”
Morris went on to conclude that if Bernie Sanders does end up winning the nomination, there is enough unease in the Democratic Party that it will be quite easy for Trump to not only “massacre” him in the general election, but may even extend to the Democratic Party as a whole, possibly losing upwards of 60 House seats.