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Forget Hillary and Jeb, here's who Wall Street really wants to run for president
Business Insider ^ | 06/04/2015 | LINETTE LOPEZ

Posted on 06/04/2015 11:24:11 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Wall Street wants Michael Bloomberg to run for president, but the billionaire isn't budging.

At the Yale CEO Summit this week, the talk was of "drafting Bloomberg" however possible.

The former New York City mayor seems like the perfect solution for Wall Street's problems with the current field of presidential candidates. The Street sees him as a centrist technocrat who adeptly managed one of the most complex cities in the world. They think he understands the global business community.

Rumblings about a Bloomberg run are especially strong at several bulge bracket banks, including Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Merrill once owned a 20% stake in Bloomberg but sold it back to its founder in 2008 to cover losses on its balance sheet.

Why does Wall Street want Bloomberg so bad?

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


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1 posted on 06/04/2015 11:24:11 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

As a Demican or a Republicrat?


2 posted on 06/04/2015 11:25:43 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (If Hillary was running against Satan, I'd probably abstain.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Can you imagine Bloomberg campaigning anywhere in the South in general, and Texas in particular?


3 posted on 06/04/2015 11:25:44 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

I can see that: I am from NYCity, I am here to take your guns. I am in favor of more illegal immigration. I like fags too. He could call himself the candidate on the Skeet Ticket.


4 posted on 06/04/2015 11:29:12 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: SeekAndFind

..the soda nazi rises again......the bicycle moron..(rent a bike, which was a financial disaster)...as President?..nah!


5 posted on 06/04/2015 11:30:00 AM PDT by Doogle (( USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Timber Rattler

RE: Can you imagine Bloomberg campaigning anywhere in the South in general

Are the voters in the South immune to being influenced by a billion dollar campaign blitz?


6 posted on 06/04/2015 11:31:04 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Well then “Wall Street” can suck my...


7 posted on 06/04/2015 11:31:19 AM PDT by WayneS (Yeah, it's probably sarcasm...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ah H### NO!


8 posted on 06/04/2015 11:32:26 AM PDT by piytar (Good will be called evil and Evil will be called good.)
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To: Mouton

He can run on the Traitor ticket.

Bloomberg (T)


9 posted on 06/04/2015 11:32:42 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (My Batting Average( 1,000) (GOPe is that easy to read))
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh no.

He would be terrible for the economy through excessive social spending and weak foreign policy. Come to think of it, that type of leadership seems familiar.


10 posted on 06/04/2015 11:33:06 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: SeekAndFind

His brain would explode from lying in bed at night trying to think of a way to regulate 300 million people into clipping their toenails more regularly.


11 posted on 06/04/2015 11:40:42 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind

“centrist technocrat”

Are they fools or horses who think this?


12 posted on 06/04/2015 11:43:56 AM PDT by GeronL (free short story: http://flscifi.blogspot.com/2015/05/free-short-story-proper-care-feeding-of.html)
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To: Michael.SF.

Probably both.


13 posted on 06/04/2015 11:49:49 AM PDT by Ingtar (Capitulation is the enemy of Liberty, or so the recent past has shown.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Can you imagine Bloomberg campaigning anywhere in the South in general, and Texas in particular?


Indeed. That’s the sort of article you’d expect from The Onion. Mr. “No Big Gulp 4 U” would crash like a Syrian MiG.


14 posted on 06/04/2015 11:53:32 AM PDT by Bluewater2015 (There are no coincidences)
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To: SeekAndFind

The incumbent Mayor of NYC is certainly making his rule seem a lot less incompetent.


15 posted on 06/04/2015 11:57:07 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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There are many things I do not like about Bloomberg as Mayor. He is liberal in many ways. But I gotta give this to him — he took the “Safe Streets” legacy of Rudy Giuliani and made it better. NYC became one of the safest biggest cities in the USA and yes, even the world.

Now, all of that is coming apart with this current Mayor ( who the vase majority of New Yorkers DID NOT bother to vote for causing him to win by default ).


16 posted on 06/04/2015 12:01:04 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Michael.SF.
"As a Demican or a Republicrat?"

More likely a "Moronicrat."

17 posted on 06/04/2015 12:16:40 PM PDT by shibumi ("Walk Through the Fire, Fly Through the Smoke")
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To: Michael.SF.

Another article quoted him as saying it wouldn’t be a big problem to switch from Dem to Repub.


18 posted on 06/04/2015 12:34:24 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: SeekAndFind

I am positive this is what they want.


19 posted on 06/04/2015 12:54:33 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: Timber Rattler

The nimrod would tell ‘em that they can’t buy more than 32 ounces of sweet tea at a time and people would start looking for rope and a tall tree...


20 posted on 06/04/2015 1:04:52 PM PDT by L,TOWM (Is it still too soon to start shooting?)
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