Bloomberg for President?
The Bloomberg Bubble continues. Speaking this weekend at a fundraiser for centrist Rep. Christopher Shays (R-CT), NYC mayor Mike Bloomberg was asked if he's considering a run for the White House. According to the NYTimes (citing the Norwalk Hour), Bloomberg replied "Absolutely not. And anybody who's running will say exactly that."
"According to the article, Mr. Bloomberg waxed prolific about a possible run, offering his views on the challenges of mounting a bid, saying that he is too liberal for conservatives and too conservative for liberals, and how daunting an independent campaign would be. Discussing campaign finance issues, he volunteered that he could easily afford to pay for a presidential run."
Bloomberg aides say the mayor intends to start a foundation when his mayoral term ends, not run for president. Shays said that Bloomberg had been "very clear" that he did not intend to run. And yet ...