Magazine March 23, 2020, Issue

Mike Bloomberg, Nanny-State Napoleon

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He proves money doesn’t buy you love

I’ll take the Uber and vote for someone else.” It’s the 21st-century analogue to “You can lead a horse to water . . .” and it’s the problem vexing the Michael Bloomberg campaign. Especially in primary season, people vote out of love. Barack Obama didn’t have to guess for whom all the people his vans picked up in minority neighborhoods and brought to the polls would vote, but Mike Bloomberg has no clue whether offering voters an open bar, catered meals, and ultimately maybe even an Uber to the polls, as his aide Howard Wolfson hinted it might in the

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This article appears as “Nanny-State Napoleon” in the March 23, 2020, print edition of National Review.

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