Thursday, January 31, 2008

Michael Bloomberg Probably Won't Run

While the idea of Bloomberg running for President in 2008 was intriguing, especially with the economy as an issue, it probably won't happen. One: Schwarzenegger and Lieberman -- two giant political IOU's in Bloomie's pocket -- have formally endorsed McCain. Two: McCain is probably going to be the Republican nominee, and Bloomberg is a big McCain man. Three: If Obama wins the Democratic nomination -- and this is not an inconceiveable event -- there would be already be two centrists (McCain, Obama)running, leaving zero political maneuvering room, and less logic for a Bloomberg candidacy.

Can he still run? Sure. He has a billion dollars to play around with, but it is unlikely.

Update: The Draft Bloomberg site is drawing anemic support.

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