If you've been paying the tiniest bit of attention, you know the presidential race thus far has been ridiculous.

What would make things even more ridiculous? Oh, let's just add Michael Bloomberg to the mix, the former Mayor we all love and miss.

That's right. CNBC reported that former mayor Michael Bloomberg is in fact considering entering the race for president of the United States.

When asked whether he'd consider running, Bloomberg said he was "looking at all the options," and that he's not happy with the way the current political race is going.

"I find the level of discourse and discussing distressingly banal and an outrage and an insult to voters," Bloomberg said.

Oh, so that's why we wanted to hurl our TV sets out the window after the last Republican debate? Thanks for laying it out so clearly for us, Bloomberg.

So will he run or not?

Apparently, Bloomberg said last month that he was considering running independently, which wouldn't be too alarming considering he already switched from Democrat to Republican in 2001.

In order for that to happen, though, the former mayor said he'd need to start putting his name on ballots by the beginning of March.


"I'm listening to what candidates are saying and what the primary voters appear to be doing," Bloomberg said.

Last month, The New York Times reported that Bloomberg said he'd told his advisers to draft a plan if he were to run as an independent candidate. He estimated he'd spend $1 billion of his estimated $39 billion on his candidacy.

If we had an extra $1 billion lying around that we could toss at a presidential campaign, we'd probably do it too.

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To check out how a Bloomberg Iowa Caucus would go, the Des Moines register conducted a poll and found that only 9% of Iowan Republicans felt favorably about Bloomberg, while 17% of Democrats reported the same.

How would the other candidates react? Trump has said he'd be "very happy" to run against Bloomberg, while Sanders said if Bloomberg entered the race, it'd conform that the U.S. was "moving way from democracy to oligarchy."

Will Bloomberg run for president? Only time will tell. Or, maybe Bloomberg will tell us. We hope he tells us soon.

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