According to the New York Times,
former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, once Democrat, then Republican, now Independent is considering running as an Independent should Trump and Sanders take the Primaries.
Mr. Bloomberg, 73, has already taken concrete steps toward a possible campaign, and has indicated to friends and allies that he would be willing to spend at least $1 billion of his fortune on it, according to people briefed on his deliberations who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss his plans. He has set a deadline for making a final decision in early March, the latest point at which advisers believe Mr. Bloomberg could enter the race and still qualify to appear as an independent candidate on the ballot in all 50 states.
Edward G. Rendell, the former governor of Pennsylvania and a past Democratic National Committee chairman, said he believed Mr. Bloomberg could compete in the race if activist candidates on the left and right prevailed in the party primaries.
"Mike Bloomberg for president rests on the not-impossible but somewhat unlikely circumstance of either Donald Trump or Ted Cruz versus Bernie Sanders," said Mr. Rendell, a close ally of Mrs. Clinton's who is also a friend of Mr. Bloomberg's. "If Hillary wins the nomination, Hillary is mainstream enough that Mike would have no chance, and Mike's not going to go on a suicide mission."
In a three-way race featuring Mr. Sanders and Mr. Bloomberg, Mr. Rendell said he might back the former New York mayor.
"As a lifelong Democrat, as a former party chairman, it would be very hard for me to do that," he said. "But I would certainly take a look at it -- absolutely."
The implications of the statement
"If Hillary wins the nomination, Hillary is mainstream enough that Mike would have no chance, and Mike's not going to go on a suicide mission."
should be seen for what it is,
if Democrats don't elect Hillary, then Bloomberg is going to split the Democratic vote.
Sure, you can argue that some Republicans might vote for Bloomberg, but realistically,
the fact that Bloomberg has become the target of the NRA political attack machine
and that he has championed Abortion rights and limiting the size of soft drinks for purchase in New York city absolutely goes counter to Republican/Conservative ideology.
From an NRA spokesperson
"Michael Bloomberg thinks he knows what's best for everyone else," said NRA spokeswoman Jennifer Baker. "He wants to tell us what to eat, what to drink and how to protect ourselves. If he can't be president, he will try to pick the president, just like he tried to pick the U.S. Senate in the last election, and we expect he will lose, just like he did in 2014."
Something is suspect here, Trump, New York Billionaire is probably pretty cozy with Bloomberg a fellow New York Billionaire.
And the Status Quo is starting to recognize the very real implications of a Bernie Sanders administration and what would happen to the 'Billionaire' class.
I don't know about you, but I'm tired of our Country's elections getting decided by the whim of a few select Billionaires.
Mayor Bloomberg, if you really do care about the possibility of Donald Trump being elected, then please explain how your run would do anything but hand the White House to Trump?