Dick Morris, a former adviser to President Bill Clinton, has a theory about how Michael Bloomberg and Hillary Clinton may be plotting for her to steal the nomination.
Their plan, he believes, is for Clinton to step in during a brokered convention.
“Here’s the deal that I think is going down. I think Hillary and Bloomberg have gotten together and cooked up a scheme,” Morris said on The Cats Roundtable radio show on Sunday.
Morris said that he believes Bloomberg will stay in the race until the Democratic National Convention even if he stands no chance of winning — simply to pull support from Senator Bernie Sanders, and prevent him from gaining an insurmountable lead.
“Nobody will be nominated on the first ballot, and it’ll go to a second ballot,” Morris said. “The problem is that the party establishment doesn’t have a candidate. They can’t do Bloomberg because he got killed in the debate. … Can’t do [Joe] Biden because he’s already lost the front-runner status. … [Pete] Buttigieg looks like a high school kid at the Model UN. … [Elizabeth] Warren is third, but she’s pretty far to the Left, and they’re not going to want to trust her.”
The Clinton insider said he believes that Clinton would enter during the second ballot at the brokered convention.
“And then Hillary begins to gain; the other candidates begin to drop out. And Hillary is the nominee. That, I think, is the establishment scenario,” he said. “Hillary is the only candidate that they’ll be able to come up with that can measure up to Donald Trump.”
Clinton has said that she has no interest in being Bloomberg’s running mate.