Via Zerohedge

In another classic Drudge Report scoop that is bound to dominate the Democratic Primary news cycle from now until South Carolina and Nevada, the conservative-leaning aggregator reports that Mike Bloomberg is considering Hillary Clinton as a potential running mate.

Drudge added that, as part of the deal, Bloomberg would likely change his residency, since the electoral college math would make it harder for a Presidential and VP candidates from the same state.

Sources close to Bloomberg campaign tell DRUDGE REPORT that candidate is considering Hillary Clinton as running mate, after their polling found the Bloomberg-Clinton combination would be formidable force…

DRUDGE has learned that Bloomberg himself would go as far as to change his official residence from New York to homes he owns in Colorado or Florida, since the electoral college makes it hard for a POTUS and VPOTUS from the same state.

We’ve taken screenshots of the tweets, given Drudge’s longstanding policy of deleting his tweets not long after publishing.

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The news comes amid a surge in the polls that has put Bloomberg closer and closer to taking first in Florida, a key part of his strategy.

And sure, Bloomberg wasn’t even on the ballot in Iowa, but who needs the electoral process when you have money and deep-state Clinton power? After all, nobody knows how to rig a primary like Hillary.

And of course, Steve Bannon predicted that something like this would happen.

REGAN: Let me turn to 2020. Let me turn to the Democrats. Bloomberg’s now in on the mix. By the way, just to remind the viewers, this is the guy that broke the news here. Watch.
 
BANNON: They will throw Biden away. They’ll throw Biden away to get to Trump and hope Elizabeth Warren or I even think Hillary Clinton or Bloomberg or some centrist comes in here. All these other people that could have been the centrist candidate for whatever reason haven’t materialize. And that leaves a huge opportunity for two people, I believe, Michael Bloomberg and Hillary Clinton.

Here’s the clip:

Notably, just as Drudge was breaking the news via Twitter and his website

…Bloomberg tweeted this. It’s not a confirmation, but it certainly sounds like a hint to us [Editor’s Note: It’s actually a response to a WaPo investigation about Bloomberg’s history of treating women brusquely in the workplace. The investigation was published a little more than an hour ago.]

Some might argue it’s a smart move: Bloomberg is going all-in on winning the backing of the Democratic establishment. By winning the Clintons as an ally, he can make inroads with their army of loyalists who still hold tremendous sway over the party apparatus, while appealing to more middle-class women and others who supported the Democrat last time around.

In other words, to the DNC, Hillary is still a ‘safe bet.’