Bloomberg Goes Indy

June 19, 2007

Should this be a surprise?  Bloomberg Leaving Republican Party

Michael R. Bloomberg, a longtime Democrat who switched to the Republican Party to run for mayor of New York City in 2001, announced this evening that he is changing his party status and registering as an independent…

Is he running?  Just for the record, from Rasmussen: 27% Likely to Vote for Bloomberg as Third Party Candidate

This could get pretty interesting….

Update:  I just spotted a fellow WordPress blogger who has another take: Bloomberg in the Race

Update:  According to the NYT, he insists he’s not running.


  1. I think it all depends who the nominees are. If Clinton, becomes the nominee, which if the poll are right she will win and if Romney wins the nominee for the Republicans; then I would say that Bloomberg would most likely run. However, if Obama (who appeals to Independents) wins the nomination then Bloomberg will not run. In any match up I’m confident that any three way match up will result in a Democrat winning the White House. I think only time will tell what will happen, but in the meantime blogs, polls, and the traditional news stories will focus Mayor Bloomberg’s apparent run for President as an independent.

  2. Bloomberg is a political prostitute who owes his entire political career to Guliani.

    Anyway, I would consider it a privilege if you would add my blog “The Tygrrrr Express” http://www.blacktygrrrr.wordpress.com to your list of linked sites if you feel the quality is high.

    Happy June.


  3. First of all, thanks for the link. Secondly, great set of resources about Bloomberg. If I may suggest some links, I believe CNN has a recent article on Bloomberg’s “candidacy” for President, but the story is taken from the Associated Press, so it’s possible it’s the same article as the one in New York Times.

    CNN Article: http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/06/20/bloomberg.ap/index.html

    Also, the latest issue of Time Magazine has a fairly interesting take on Bloomberg’s mayoral status in an article about politically active governors and mayors. If you happen to come across a Time magazine, I suggest you read it.

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