All Republican strategists really need to read his endorsement, especially the spiel about what kind of country he wants for his daughters, which I think are his real reasons, the SWPL reasons, for supporting Obama:
When I step into the voting booth, I think about the world I want to leave my two daughters, and the values that are required to guide us there. The two parties’ nominees for president offer different visions of where they want to lead America.
One believes a woman’s right to choose should be protected for future generations; one does not. That difference, given the likelihood of Supreme Court vacancies, weighs heavily on my decision.
One recognizes marriage equality as consistent with America’s march of freedom; one does not. I want our president to be on the right side of history.
One sees climate change as an urgent problem that threatens our planet; one does not. I want our president to place scientific evidence and risk management above electoral politics.
Bloomberg is one of the richest men in America. And he is voting for Obama for the following five reasons:
1. Climate change
3. Climate change
4. Gay marriage
5. Climate change
He doesn’t care that Obama is going to raise his tax rate, and he doesn’t care about the estate tax. Leaving more money for his daughters is less important than leaving them a country with legal abortion, gay marriage, and colder weather.