Billionaire Tom Steyer Dodges On Senate Bid [VIDEO]

The Hill reports:

Democrat mega-donor Tom Steyer on Sunday dodged questions about whether or not he will run for Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-Calif.) seat in the upper chamber.

“Well, I haven’t said I’m [considering] running. What I said is I haven’t ruled it out,” Steyer told CNN’s “State of the Union” when asked if he would make a better senator than Feinstein.

“I don’t need to rule it out and I can have time to think about it,” Steyer told Bash. Steyer has poured $20 million into his “Need to Impeach” campaign to impeach Trump.

  • Chucktech

    OK, so your a good guy with tons of dough. What else ya got?

    And, BTW, pouring huge sums of money into a campaign to impeach Donnie, which has less than zero chance of going any-fucking-where makes me wonder how not-dumb you are.

    • Gustav2

      This whole thing has been a way to test the waters and to run while not having to file paperwork.

      • ElenorRigby

        And put together a mailing list/datamine of tens of millions of people… he can sell that list and make more back than he spent on it. And yeah, it raises his profile and made him a star. He never thought this would lead to impeachment.

      • Chucktech

        Advocating Trump’s impeachment in this political climate and spending millions to do so sounds like a fool’s errand and gives me a rather dim view of the prudence of doing so. Ergo, why would I think this guy is the one to run against Feinstein?

    • kirby7771

      Yeah, the campaign to impeach Trump will go nowhere, but only as long as the Republicans control both houses of Congress. Just think of this as an ad campaign for the 2018 midterms. Money well spent, I’d say. And please vote in 2018. God, it’s so damn important. We have to get rid of Trump and Pence before he can stack the court with anti gay bigots that want to make us illegal again.

  • bkmn

    Dear Well-intentioned billionaires – use your money to back experienced candidates, not run yourself. KThxBye

    • Taylor Bixler

      He spent $65M during the 2014 cycle, which was an R rout. One suspects he does not consider that money well spent.

  • BobSF_94117

    Take your money and go find an island nation in the Caribbean that needs help. Goodness knows there are several.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      How about Puerto Rico? It’s an actual territory and I don’t see our government helping it any time soon. Or maybe transporting a ton of Puerto Ricans who want off the island to various flippable states.

      • BobSF_94117

        As crappily as the U.S. is responding to PR, there are small island nations which are in far more desperate condition. We used to lend a hand to them. No more. I guess we’re waiting for Russia to swoop in and do our job.

        • peacfulseas inWA

          But they don’t have any oil to steal, have no tactical advantage, wrong color skin, it would not provide votes.I could go on but my Cordon Blue is about ready to serve.

  • PickyPecker

    Dear Mr. billionaire (and other potential billionaires): Your message is being lost out there.

    All you need to do is purchase air time in stragegic time slots and markets and run this tape over and over. No need to embellish it. Run it as is. After all, it’s all very ‘presidential,’ so should be accepted by everyone.

    • Lazycrockett

      But but that tape is now fake.

    • Nick in Pasadena

      Or show the “mocking the disabled guy” video. Or his struggles with the English language and pathetic attempts to sound like a grown adult. There’s lots to choose from.

  • iLoveEggplant

    Spend your money within the school districts that you reside in and beyond; spend your money with retirement individuals in the area that you reside…the Democrats do not need your money

  • Boreal

    Dear Mr. Steyer:
    Find an up and coming articulate and informed dem with some govt experience on the legislative level (state or federal). Vet them thoroughly and fund them so we can get rid of Feinstein.

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  • Natty Enquirer

    Just what we need. Another Bored Bubble Billionaire.

  • Leo

    OT. Conyers has stepped down from Judiciary Committee.

    • Sam_Handwich

      well he’s stepped down from his leadership position on the committee

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Local station manager ( CBS affiliate ) had a statement this morning about how many people are VERY UPSET about Tom’s Ad.

    LOL the viewers have never heard the truth about the Orange bastard and simply can NOT handle it.

    I was sure to email him a thank you.

    • Lazycrockett

      Fox Viewers freaked the fuck out so bad that Fox stopped showing it. Poor lil snowflakes.

    • David Walker

      Owned by Sinclair, by any chance?

      • Ragnar Lothbrok


  • iLoveEggplant
    • Taylor Bixler

      Yes, how dare Steyer try to affect policy changes on climate. The nerve of that guy.

  • Joe in PA

    Ok, take 5 seconds and watch this kitty…I just watched AMJoy…I need a break.

    • Reality.Bites

      Poor deluded cat thinks it’s a dog.

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        Are we sure the cat doesn’t scratch him afterwards?

        • Reality.Bites

          I’ve never tried anything like that, but if a cat doesn’t want you holding their paws, they’re not going to wait till you’ve decided to stop before you get scratched.

          There are a lot of dogs who would only enjoy something like that if they initiated it.

        • Tor

          I’d take his face off.

    • kirby7771

      Well, thanks!

    • Reality.Bites
      • Joe in PA


      • JCF

        Tennessee Walking Cat.

  • YakHerder

    Just what we need: another rich idiot, this one wasting millions on never-gonna-happen “impeachment” ads.

  • JWC

    This is sort of a poker game. To impeach Trump, and there are truckloads of eviidence to support that,may, if sucessful, eliminate Trump. Going more slowly down the Mueller path , allows a better chance of criminal charges against more of fthe crooks. Impeachment , we operate with the same cast of characters. Imprisionment closer to a clean full slate. Guarantess on either???

  • Tomcat

    The only reason Democrats are held to a higher standard than republicans is because WE Democrats demand it.

    • kirby7771

      Well, we actually try to live up to our morals and our family values.

    • JWC

      Gop as the consumate bulies really don’t care about standards higher or lower

  • ElenorRigby

    The idiots that fell for this are the same as the idiots who fell for that “Recount” thing Jill Stein did and handed her millions of dollars (that she pocketed). You can’t petition for impeachment… that’s not how it works. He knows this.

    He isn’t TRYING for impeachment.

    He’s assembling a huge mailing list and data mine that he’ll sell (and make more of his own money back) and he’s raising his own profile so he can run for office. Impeaching the president was NEVER the goal here. Getting you to sign up for a mailing list of “angry liberals” was the REAL goal.

    • Chucktech

      By November 2018 I’ll again be a California voter. He sure as hell didn’t get my “data” and I seriously doubt that I would vote for him.

      • Scott Carpenter

        I am a California voter, and he won’t get my data or my vote, but I’d love for a viable candidate to run against Feinstein. I’ve been done with her for about a decade now – since Bush’s administration. It’s been an exercise in nausea control to mark that box.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    I am not crazy about any billionaires running for office. Even when well-intentioned, they really don’t remember what it’s like to be middle class if they ever were.

  • David Walker

    I think for the most part I understand your antipathy toward Steyer. Ulterior motives? Of course. There is something about him that is…to me…believable. No doubt he’s testing political waters. No doubt he’s collecting a database. I know you can’t petition the government to impeach, but he IS accruing numbers. That may or may not sway a political brain or two. He and/or his speechwriter make good points. He does it calmly and I appreciate hearing my ideas voiced by him.

    I admit that I take the following out of context, something I’ve learned from the xns around us. Still, to me it applies. “Does the man have his reasons,” asks Mrs. Miller in “Doubt.” “Everybody has their reasons. You have your reasons. Do I ask the man why he’s good to my son? No. I don’t care why. My son needs some man to care about him and to see him through the way he wants to go. And thank god this educated man with some kindness in him wants to do just that.”

    So, yeah. Steyer has his reasons and I know that. It’s good to hear him voice my concerns, though. The deplorables have their spox; I like have a good one on my side.

  • Paul

    Isn’t De Leon already running to Feinstein’s left?

  • JCF

    Do.Not.Want! (says this Californian).

    I note that Steyer’s “Impeach for [Constitution’s] High Crimes & Misdemeanors” campaign is already morphing to “oppose Drumpf/Rethug policies”.

    It’s great to oppose Drumpf/Rethug policies. But when you’ve marketed yourself on the HIGHLY specialized campaign “Need to IMPEACH”, you’re showing yourself as just another Bait&Switch politician.

    No more billionaires STARTING in high office! Steyer, if you want to be an office-holder, run for city council somewhere. PROVE yourself in office, and THEN (maybe) move up. But I’m completely uninterested if you start at Governor, U.S. Senator or (god forbid) President.