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Buh-bye! Michael Bloomberg quits the GOP

June 19, 2007 10:32 PM

Does he think anyone outside NYC and media circles even knows who he is?  Please.  And now he's going to rely on free media and blog chatter to appeal to disgruntled members of the Republican Party so he can make a Presidential run as an Independent.   Again, puhhhleeeze.  We are disgruntled, but it's for the exact opposite reasons why Bloomberg is disgruntled.

And yet now there's going to be all this media garbage about how his run as an Independent could divide the Republican party and throw the election to the Democrats.  I'm not worried about that because I don't know a single Republican who would ever consider voting for Bloomberg for President.  I think he's more likely to divide the Democrats.

He does have a lot of money though.  His own money.  And having your own money doesn't actually translate into votes.  Just ask Steve Forbes.

Oh to be a billionaire with delusions of grandeur!

UPDATE: The other thing that occurs to me this morning is that a Bloomberg candidacy really screws Hillary the most because they're both from New York, and it would force her to spend money and campaign there.  A Democrat really is going to need New York's electoral votes to win in '08.


Bloomberg does have that Ross Perot kind of nasaly sound to his voice, and Rose Perot threw the election to the Democrats.

Anonymous   ·  June 19, 2007 11:01 PM

You said exactly what I was thinking. It's pretty bad when you're a Republican but get more praise from the Dems. I guess being an authoritarian busybody is just easy for them to love. What a tool.

Jackie Danicki   ·  June 20, 2007 12:22 AM

RINOs leaving the party don't count as leaving. They were never really there.

Fred Head   ·  June 20, 2007 07:51 AM

Fred Head--
I read he only became a Republican a few years ago so he could avoid running in a Democratic primary for mayor.
And although you're not a Rudy fan, can you imagine who Bloomberg would stack up against him? Not well, I'd say.

Nasty, Brutish & Short   ·  June 20, 2007 09:18 AM