Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Bloomberg Leaves the GOP
As of about 30 minutes ago, Mayor Mike Bloomberg left the Republican party because he is sick of it and its party politics. A long time Dem, Bloomberg left his party for the Republicans to run for mayor of NYC.
This to me is a clear move for him to run for President. While many in the NYC Democratic party can't stand him--saying things like he isn't a political person and only cares about money etc--it is clear that in a city that is overwhelmingly Democratic, Bloomberg has something more than party politics on his side. There are no questions problems with his policies, but Bloomberg has done a pretty good job.
Will he run for president? If so he will win a majority of the middle ground "swing voters." This will make the election about the "base" and then we have to get out the vote like never before. But it will also mean a radicalization of the parties. It is all interesting.
In the News: Bloomberg is a Party Pooper