So, reading some of the articles out there, there is definitely a sense that the race is far from over and Mike may still be in the running.
Consider this article from Political Lore:
There is no doubt that Mayor Michael Bloomberg would be a formidable candidate, however some political pundits are currently making the argument that if the race becomes McCain versus Obama they will win the votes of all independent and moderate voters in the center, leaving no room for Michael Bloomberg independent Presidential run. However as the nation’s economy continues to gain prominence and coverage of the Iraq occupation continues to dwindle, my feeling is that the door remains open for Bloomberg.
Now, the main reasons I support Mike are his managerial skills, his understanding of business and the economy and his “get-it-done” attitude. With the race becoming more and more about McCain and his “I’ll-read-up-on-the-economy-with-Alan-Greenspan’s-book” take and Obama’s relative management inexperience and Billary’s “35-years-of-change” line, I am sorry – I am for Mike for accomplishing what I know is coming – a person who will help us handle the right decisions when it comes to addressing the future economic issues.
I keep thinking about what he recently said about how the US finances are similar to a third-world country. This scares me. The last time i heard something like this was when a banker friend of mine said, if the world knew how we were “balancing our books”, they would realize we had more in common with Argentina and their crisis.
I am sorry – but this makes me concerned.
So, if Obama wins the nomination – then I assume Bloomberg will not throw his hat in the ring, but will work with Obama to resolve these issues (Secretary of the Treasury Bloomberg?). Or, if Hillary gets the nod, then I could see an incredibly powerful ticket with Bloomberg and Obama, where Obama gets the Democrats who are dissatisfied with the Democratic party for brokering a convention and Bloomberg pulls in the Republicans who are tired of the standard spend-and-spend Republicans that want McCain in office.
Hmmmm. This could be interesting.
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