Mike Bloomberg might have just delivered the most influential convention speech of the week. As a political independent he pointedly addressed the all-important 5-to-10 percent Middle, indirectly labeling Donald Trump as insane, incompetent, and immature.
His speech at the Democratic convention was a thing of real beauty, precisely because of its nonpartisanship. Bloomberg wasn't peddling any ideology — left, right, or even centrist; he was simply trying to spare America the horror of a "dangerous demagogue" in the White House.
His was an exceptionally effective pitch to a highly targeted market. Let's now hope that he hits the campaign trail.