Skip to comments.Bloomberg Moves Closer to Running for President
Posted on 12/30/2007 6:55:06 PM PST by NYC Republican
Buoyed by the still unsettled field, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is growing increasingly enchanted with the idea of launching an independent presidential bid, and his aides are aggressively laying the groundwork for him to run.
On Sunday, the mayor will join Democratic and Republican elder statesmen at the University of Oklahoma in what the conveners are billing as an effort to pressure the major party candidates to renounce partisan gridlock.
Former Senator David L. Boren of Oklahoma, who organized the session with former Senator Sam Nunn, a Democrat of Georgia, suggested in an interview that if the prospective major party nominees failed within two months to formally embrace bipartisanship and address the fundamental challenges facing the nation, I would be among those who would urge Mr. Bloomberg to very seriously consider running for president as an independent.
Next weeks meeting, reported on Sunday in The Washington Post, comes as the mayors advisers have been quietly canvassing potential campaign consultants about their availability in the coming months
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run bloomberg run!
He should run for some border or the other, whichever suits him.
If this little scum troll runs, do people think he’ll take more votes from a Dem or Republican???
He’s got more money than Romney...so like a Steve Forbes I guess...I know he’s republican... i understand he did that because he would not have any runoff possibilities in republican primary..
Sounds good !
Gridlock is the best thing about the two party system.
He’ll hurt the Dems .
He’ll most likely put New York in play for the Republicans ...
dems...more important, those giving him good lip do vote unlike the weirdo crowd moveon attracts
He was never a republican and "resigned" as one to become an independant. Thank goodness.
I think he’s actually running for VP. He’s going to try to get the Dems to put him on the ticket, luring them with hundreds of millions of dollars of his own money, and the threat that if they don’t do it, then he’ll run against them with hundreds of millions of dollars of his own money, either on the GOP ticket or as an Independent.
He’s not a Republican, as of a few months ago
“If this little scum troll runs, do people think hell take more votes from a Dem or Republican???”
It depends on who he uses his millions of dollars to run attack ads against.
That’s what I was thinking... He’s MUCH closer to the Dems, and will spend most of a billion dollars towards blasting the GOP, so that doesn’t bode well... at all...
Few corrections: Bloomberg is an independant. He changed his registration earlier this year. Romney has more money than Forbes, but Bloomberg is a billionaire.
We could end up with three, maybe FOUR major liberal & liberaltarian candidates running for president!
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