ROGER KIMBALL: Mike Bloomberg, American Julianus. “The billionaire former New York City mayor is throwing a lot of money around and renouncing plenty of sensible positions to win the Democratic Party’s presidential nod. His effort to buy the presidency will fail.”

Plus: “In fact, I’d like to go on record here to say that for a mere $5 million, I would be happy to endorse Mike Bloomberg. I am not sure how valuable my endorsement would be, but I calculate that it represents only .0078125 percent of his $64 billion fortune. I hope he will consider it. I will happily supply wire instructions. I should add that I have many friends who would be delighted to help out the mayor with a similar offer.”

I would require at least ten million.