Here’s Michael Bloomberg at the Working Families Party forum last night, where he was asked, “Why not agree to a level playing field on campaign spending?”
“You can’t have a totally fair, equal election,” Bloomberg said, making air quotes with his fingers on the words “fair” and “equal.’
“Some people went to better schools than others,” said Bloomberg, who went to Johns Hopkins and Harvard. “Some people are luckier with the families they were born into. Some people are members of parties that have enormous numbers of people that automatically vote that line.”
“I’ve used my money only to talk about what I would do and what I have done. That’s—nothing wrong with that, as far as I can see,” Bloomberg said.
The answer drew some groans from the crowd, but overall, the reception was fairly respectful.