When I first read at Buzzfeed that Bloomberg had endorsed Obama for re-election, I thought it was some kind of prank. As far as I can tell, it’s real. But the language of the endorsement was like damning with faint praise:
“[Obama] devoted little time and effort to developing and sustaining a coalition of centrists, which doomed hope for any real progress on illegal guns, immigration, tax reform, job creation and deficit reduction. . . . And rather than uniting the country around a message of shared sacrifice, he engaged in partisan attacks and has embraced a divisive populist agenda focused more on redistributing income than creating it. . . . I have found the past four years to be, in a word, disappointing,”
Bloomberg endorses Obama for a second term, climate change a focus | Reuters.