Sanders supporters see the announcement of Mike Bloomberg putting in an Independent bid for the presidency should Sec. Clinton not become the Democratic nominee a sign that people fear the Sanders campaign juggernaut.
With Sanders now leading some polls in both Iowa and New Hampshire I can understand the enthusiasm in the Sanders camp but their might be another reason Mike Bloomberg is considering throwing his hat in the ring.
Another explanation is that he sees trouble ahead for Hillary Clinton. Because of his close relationship with former NYC police Chief Ray Kelly and others in the law enforcement community, he might have the inside track on the FBI investigation into the former Secretary of State’s handling of classified documents and questionable foundation-related activities. Democrats have done a fine job of completely dismissing the FBI inquiry, but the possibility that Clinton could face serious legal hurdles may be encouraging Bloomberg’s ambitions.
I still see his announced consideration to run as being a threat to help Sec. Clinton but Sec. Clinton being indicted is not beyond the realm of possibilities.