Calls for Bloomberg to make up his mind

New York Times - Nearly every day a tiny new development trickles out from the stealth presidential campaign of Michael R. Bloomberg, the billionaire mayor of New York.

He has talked with Chuck Hagel and Sam Nunn , potential running mates. He has delivered a tart critique of the presidential field. He is conducting intricate polling to test his appeal in all 50 states.

Mr. Bloomberg’s dalliance with the idea of running for president has stretched on and on, with his enthusiastic approval despite the public denials. But even before actually entering the contest, Mr. Bloomberg may have already risked losing something: people’s patience.

The political parlor game — Will he run? When will he decide? How much could he spend? — that has so delighted Mr. Bloomberg is suddenly sparking a backlash. Editorial pages from The Wall Street Journal to The New York Post, The Village Voice and The New Yorker have taken him to task. Members of the administration have been rolling their eyes and referring to Kevin Sheekey, Mr. Bloomberg’s political architect, as the deputy mayor for presidential politics.

And a recent poll conducted by Quinnipiac University found that 61 percent of New Yorkers thought Mr. Bloomberg had a “moral obligation” to serve out his full term. The survey, of 1,162 New York City voters, with a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points, also found that while 16 percent wanted to see him run for president rather than for governor, 32 percent did not want him to run for either office.

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Calls for Bloomberg to make up his mind

Bloomberg needs to get in or get out, commit completely or make it totally clear that he is not going to be a late entry into an already muddled field of Republican candidates…  

The Republican field doesn’t need any more confusion, it needs to be brought together and Bloomberg might be another one of those wonderful mayors but I don’t care how much money he has or how BIG and diverse New York City is, a move from MAYOR to President is just not a logical jump for ANY candidate to make, NYC is NOT America, as much as New Yorkers seem to believe it is, it’s just another city and that’s ALL it is and being Mayor OF NYC doesn’t, in MY opinion, bestow any special qualifications on anyone, and that DOES include Guiliani too…

Don’t muddy the waters Mr. Bloomberg, don’t attempt to BUY the Presidency, H. Ross Perot already tried that, there are too many true Conservative bloggers on the ‘net now and we are getting really good at spotting out the guys that are sincere, the guys that are RINOs and the occasional moonbat as well, we will call you on what we see as wrong and our voices are LOUD, and well dispersed, that old adage saying ‘any publicity is good publicity’ doesn’t apply any more, you see, we throw in something the old ‘spin doctors’ don’t, it’s called honest opinion and truth, and the truth WILL stand the light of day…

Bloggers are a powerful force now and we DO have the power to influence the elections as we get our message out there, but regardless of OUR power, the Republicans have got to give us something to support, someone that CAN run America and CAN return us to that prominence we enjoyed not all that long ago, a time just before Bush, Clinton and Bush plunged us into a lesser position in world matters, but just WHO is that individual?? I don’t see him/her anywhere in this particular batch the RNC has offered up…

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6 Responses to Calls for Bloomberg to make up his mind

  1. Verlin Martin says:

    If/when Bloomberg decides to get in, he won’t muddy the Republican waters, he’ll go straight Independent with hopes of taking the Democratic vote.

  2. TexasFred says:

    Much similar to Nader and Perot you think??

  3. BobF says:

    If Bloomberg came in as a Republican, he would make the others look like right wing Republicans. If you look up RINO in the dictionary, you’ll get Bloomberg’s picture.

  4. Verlin Martin says:

    Kind of TF; Bloomberg is a life-long democrat who only ran as a Republican to take the Mayoral duties of NY.

    He recanted his Republican membership just as soon as his mayor stint was over.

    He’d pull way more D’s than R’s in a 3rd part race, even if he pulled RuPaul as his mate (who’s support comes from extreme right and left).

    BobF: Unless Bloom wants to change again, he can’t come in as a Republican.

  5. Bloviating Zeppelin says:

    Bloomberg is to Republicans as Etch A Sketch is to good art.


  6. TexasFred says:

    TopGun, I don’t have a clue, it’s NYC politics and it’s Bloomberg, I’m not sure anyone has a clue, all most folks see is Bloomberg’s billions, and how much of it they can get, after that, no one cares… Well, the patriots of this nation care but it seems we are sorely outnumbered these days…

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