Friday, June 29, 2007

Bloomberg: Obama "Not experienced enough to Become President"

(image via hcji)

Smack-talk is the first sign that a potential candidate is testing the political winds for a Presidential sail. Are Gotham Mayor Michael Bloomberg's scathing comments on Senator Obama a clue as to whether or not he'll run? From Ben Smith's blog on Politico (via Drudgie-poo):

"A reader who ran into Mike Bloomberg at Primavera on the Upper East Side last night is the second source to report hearing Bloomberg describe the Illinois senator as too inexperienced to be president.

"Bloomberg, according to my spy, said he had met Obama for the first time about a year and a half ago, in the Senate subway, and was struck by Obama's eloquence.

But 'he simply is not experienced enough to become president,' Bloomberg, I'm told, said. That's in part, at least, because 'senators have absolutely no idea what executive decision making is all about'"

So, if Obama gets the Dem nod, does this mean Bloomberg runs? Or if an ultraconservative, but telegenic Fred Thompson runs does Bloomie throw his hat into the ring? And, for that matter, what about the smacktalk he launched at "Mutt Romney" through a surrogate? Sounds like he's putting a toe in the electoral waters. From the NYPost:

"'I'm appalled he would think it's OK to strap the family dog on top of the car like it was a mattress or piece of furniture,' said Jane Hoffman, president of Mayor Bloomberg's Alliance for Animals."

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