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The Seven Types of Techies Who Went Nuts Over Possible Bloomberg Presidential Run

The Groupie, the El Bloombito Fan and the Soul Singer walk into a bar.

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Jason Del Rey has been a business journalist for 15 years and has covered Amazon, Walmart, and the e-commerce industry for the last decade. He was a senior correspondent at Vox.

Mike Bloomberg was a popular mayor among the New York tech cognoscenti. And he has a technocratic approach that is attractive to many powerful folks in Silicon Valley, too.

So when the New York Times reported on Saturday that Bloomberg is contemplating a presidential bid, the tech Twittersphere erupted. The Times article reports that Bloomberg is most likely to run if Donald Trump or Ted Cruz win the Republican nomination and Bernie Sanders gets the Democratic nod.

That caveat did not dampen the excitement among some. Here are the different flavors of Bloomberg fandom.

The Groupie

The Soul Singer

The Cultured One

The El Bloombito Fan

The Calm One

The Stadium Chanter

The Beggar

At least one prominent New York VC, however, is not a fan of the idea, according to the Times. Alan Patricof, founder of Greycroft Partners and longtime Clinton donor, told the Times a Bloomberg run would be a “terrible thing” for the Democratic Party’s chances. However, he said he would vote for Bloomberg over Trump. So there’s that. There’s also the fact that Patricof had Bloomberg as a featured speaker at his annual Hamptons gathering last summer.

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