What was Bloomberg campaign hoping to accomplish with this string of bizzare tweets?

What was Bloomberg campaign hoping to accomplish with this string of bizzare tweets?
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Is America ready for another tweeting president? And if so, is it looking for a president who uses the social media platform to “quip” that he can communicate with dolphins or that he spent over $200 million dollars on scratch-off lottery tickets last year?

This is what Twitter followers of presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg were treated to during last Tuesday’s final Democratic debate. Bloomberg didn’t qualify for the debate because he’s self-funded. So instead, his campaign team flooded his social media account with snazzy one-liners like these:

You might suspect that Bloomberg’s account was hacked: Many did. But an introductory tweet posted just before eight o’clock affirms that this was intentional.

So did the tweets have the desired effect, which one presumes was to make prospective voters laugh? Not entirely. One person responded this way:

The “Meatball Mike” tweet, which something tells me will pursue Bloomie long after he does drop out of the race, seemed to get the largest reaction:

It does seem that Bloomie left some of the best prospects on the cutting room floor. Here’s one possibility that occurred to me:

Image: LU Staff

Then again, the campaign is young. Stay tuned.

(h/t RedState)

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to "Liberty Unyielding."

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