Friday, May 18, 2007

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg may run for president after all. Given the current cast of GOP characters running, I say "run Mikey run." I've grown to like much of what Bloomberg stands for -- not very surprising since he was a Democrat for most of his adult life.

This little wrinkle is interesting: "Polls thus far have shown a third-party Bloomberg bid would draw more Republican votes than Democratic ones." As a vote siphon, will Bloomberg be to the Dems presidential nominee what Perot was to Bill Clinton and Nader was to GW? Though in many ways Bloomberg is a much more credible candidate, having oodles more dollars than Nader, being less kooky and a joke than Perot, and having (successfully) held public office.

The Bloomberg dance could turn out to be more interesting than following the Gore dance.

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