Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Bloomberg Quits Republican Party

Well, well, well.

Politics gets more interesting by the day.

First, there was the new Rasmussen Poll that has Fred Thompson, who's not even an announced candidate, leading Rudy Guiliani.

Then late today, Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City, announced that he has changed his party affiliation from Republican to Independent. This news furthers speculation that Bloomberg intends to run for President.

As a political junkie, this is absolutely fascinating stuff. Bloomberg, as Chris Matthews describes - a sane Ross Perot, is a billionaire politician who has run the City of New York well, from most accounts. The questions are now, will he run? Who would be his running mate? Which party would he take most of the votes from? I don't know if he will run, but he's adding more spice into an already interesting Presidential race.

Open question: IF he runs, do you think that the SINGLE Bloomberg will be subjected to a ' Call Me' Ad?


1 comment:

N. Hanks said...

As a long-time independent, I applaud Mayor Bloomberg's nonpartisanship, and we'll see whether it's more than a political ploy...
I recommend reading Jackie Salit's "The Bloomberg Story" posted on my blog The Hankster for an inside take on the Mayor's independence: "Actually, the record shows that Mike has become more conservative and less willing to go to bat for independents, the longer he has been in the political game. But, in the early days he took stands on behalf of independents in numerous situations."