Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Bloomberg not running for president

Mayor Mike made it official tonight; he won't be mounting an independent bid for president this year.

It’s really a shame. Bloomberg has done a great job running the nation's largest city (were it a country, it would be the world's 17th largest economy). But more than that, Bloomberg could have taken the first independent run at the White House with a realistic chance of winning since Teddy Roosevelt in 1912. I hate to use the overdone term "perfect storm", but it sums up what we have this year - a public fed up with Congress and the White House, a high-profile politician with a proven track record of getting things done, and a war chest of potentially a billion dollars to spend on the election. It’s hard to imagine all of these pieces coming together again any time soon.

There's been a lot of talk about "change" this year – but electing an independent as President? Now that’s real change.
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