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Mayor Bloomberg For President?

The Washington Post today runs a page one story on Michael Bloomberg's contemplation of a run for the Presidency in '08. The Post quotes people around the Mayor as saying that he would run neither as a Republican (he's too … Read More

By / March 26, 2007

The Washington Post today runs a page one story on Michael Bloomberg's contemplation of a run for the Presidency in '08.

The Post quotes people around the Mayor as saying that he would run neither as a Republican (he's too liberal) or Democrat (the field's too crowded) but as a Ross Perot-like independent.

Not a bad idea. I'm not a New Yorker but the view in these parts (Washington, DC) is that Bloomberg comes just after LaGuardia as the most competent mayor New York has ever had. He could fund his own campaign (no special interest money required). He's good on the issues.

Right now, with exciting figures like Obama and (longshot) Chuck Hagel in the picture, there does not seem to be much need for a Bloomberg candidacy. But what if two quasi pro-war types win the two nominations?

It's just possible voters would cry out for another choice? Why not Bloomberg under that old slogan, "Competency, For a Change."

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