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[NYC Mayor Mike]Bloomberg (Ultra RINO): U.S. 'Is in Trouble' On the Coast He Chides Candidates
The New York Sun ^ | June 19, 2007 | Josh Gerstein

Posted on 06/19/2007 3:39:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Mayor Bloomberg is decrying the state of the 2008 presidential race, faulting the major party candidates for offering shallow, simplistic prescriptions, and scolding the press for failing to demand more from those seeking the White House.

During an appearance at Google's headquarters in Silicon Valley yesterday, Mr. Bloomberg said the televised debates among the presidential candidates have been, in essence, a waste of time.

"They have absolutely nothing to do with the job and the qualifications. And they don't tell you anything about whether or not any of those candidates would be good or bad presidents. What they really say is, did they memorize their notes of ‘What to say if …' and whether their staff was able to anticipate," the mayor said. "If you look at both debates, they pandered, what I would argue, the same ways."

Mr. Bloomberg said the presidential candidates were exploiting the threat of terrorism, and failing to deliver solutions to problems such as illegal immigration, health care, and education.

"I think that none of them are addressing those issues," the mayor said during an exchange with reporters after the Google talk. "The press really is not doing its job of holding their feet to the fire. ... The tough questions are not what are you in favor of, but how are you going to get it through Congress?"

Mr. Bloomberg painted a picture of politicians in Washington dithering as America runs aground. "The country is in trouble," was his grim refrain.

The public critique of the presidential contest could be part of an effort on Mr. Bloomberg's part to lay the groundwork for an independent presidential bid. However, he insisted yesterday that he plans to serve as mayor through 2009 and then return to private life.

(Excerpt) Read more at nysun.com ...


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This guy makes Rudy McRomney look like Ronald Reagan. If he jumps into the race, it'll be Ross Perot, the Sequel.
1 posted on 06/19/2007 3:39:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’d think he’d pull more Democratic votes than any!


2 posted on 06/19/2007 3:40:05 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Being Challenged Builds Character! Being Coddled Destroys Character!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not a RINO anymore.


3 posted on 06/19/2007 3:40:06 PM PDT by DemEater
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To: DemEater

Huh? You’re saying he’s not a RINO?


4 posted on 06/19/2007 3:41:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Fred Thompson/John Bolton 2008)
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To: DemEater
Not a RINO anymore.

Did he leave the GOP? If not, the acronym still applies.

5 posted on 06/19/2007 3:43:28 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo (There are four types of homicide: felonious, accidental, justifiable, and praiseworthy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“You’re saying he’s not a RINO?”

That’s what I am saying ;)

http://wcbstv.com/topstories/local_story_170181024.html


6 posted on 06/19/2007 3:44:04 PM PDT by DemEater
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To: goodnesswins

I think it’s too soon to tell which party he’d damage more. It depends on the nominees and how Bloomberg decides to market himself.

By the way, how do you get to have stuff written in parentheses next to your screen name?


7 posted on 06/19/2007 3:44:24 PM PDT by AfterManyASummer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“If he jumps into the race, it’ll be Ross Perot, the Sequel.”

Just read that Bloomy has dropped his GOP affiliation. I think that if he decides to run for president he’ll damage the Dems much more than he will the Republicans. Especially now that he’s given up the pretense. Not too many Republicans in the Trans-Fat coalition.


8 posted on 06/19/2007 3:44:25 PM PDT by ncphinsfan
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To: goodnesswins

No, one doesn’t pull Democrat votes. Real Democrats are total party loyalists: that’s whay they’re Democrats. This has been less true in the South in the past few decades.


9 posted on 06/19/2007 3:44:37 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Cowardice is forever!)
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To: everyone

Good riddance, Mayor Mike. We never wanted you anyway.


10 posted on 06/19/2007 3:45:15 PM PDT by California Patriot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I was thinking: he might duplicate John B. Anderson from 1980.


11 posted on 06/19/2007 3:45:46 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Cowardice is forever!)
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To: Mr. Mojo
Did he leave the GOP?

Looks like he did.

12 posted on 06/19/2007 3:46:39 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo (There are four types of homicide: felonious, accidental, justifiable, and praiseworthy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If he jumps into the race, it'll be Ross Perot, the Sequel.

Perot got more votes from Republicans than he did from Democrats.

Bloomberg, if he runs, would most likely accomplish just the opposite. Good news for the GOP candidate.

13 posted on 06/19/2007 3:51:34 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo (There are four types of homicide: felonious, accidental, justifiable, and praiseworthy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As I recall, election night 2005 was so bad for the GOP (the disintegration was already underway) that the GOP chairman was forced to boast about getting Bloomberg reelected was a great event.


14 posted on 06/19/2007 3:53:03 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Cowardice is forever!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

except he will only get democrat votes.


15 posted on 06/19/2007 3:53:19 PM PDT by pissant
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This putz can’t stand it that another NYC mayor has a shot at the White House and he doesn’t. Its all envy—pure and simple.


16 posted on 06/19/2007 3:54:14 PM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If he jumps into the race, it’ll be Ross Perot, the Sequel.

But Ross at least had a good slogan “You’re the boss and I’m just Ross.” What’s Bloomberg’s going to be “I’m King Michael and you are my minions?”

17 posted on 06/19/2007 3:55:18 PM PDT by keepitreal
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To: Theodore R.

At this early juncture, I think he does John Anderson plus Ralph Nader. So we’d be looking at at least somewhere in the double digit range.

But although he’s a liberal, he’s also a competent businessman and he can articulate issues in a manner unheard of to the Beltway crowd.

That in my opinion will help him from the liberal .01 differential between Shrillary, Empty Suit Obama and Silky Pony Edwards.

On that basis he will do some damage. How much, well you remember Perot. Throw in about 1/3 Perot, with 1/3 Perot business speak with 1/3 power of having a BILLION dollars to spend.

Bloomberg has an itch to spend some money.


18 posted on 06/19/2007 4:01:08 PM PDT by romanesq
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To: AfterManyASummer

When you post a reply to someone.....look toward the bottom of your post....below “Tagline”.....there’s an empty box there - just type your “tagline” in there!


19 posted on 06/19/2007 4:01:58 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Being Challenged Builds Character! Being Coddled Destroys Character!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If he jumps into the race, it'll be Ross Perot, the Sequel.

Nah, Ross Perot was right of center overall (don't forget it was Clinton vs. "no new taxes" Bush.

Bloomberg is left of center. This is good for us, bad for Rudy (which of course is good for us, too).

20 posted on 06/19/2007 4:06:23 PM PDT by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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To: pissant
except he will only get democrat votes.

He'll got a lot of the Suburban women in CT and New Jersey.. who had abandoned the GOP, but were maybe coming back to it to support Rudy. They can now be not-completely-insane liberals by going independent. This is disaster for Rudy.

I think Bloomberg will poll well. He will be up over 10% in a short time, but much more will come from Dems than the GOP.

21 posted on 06/19/2007 4:08:50 PM PDT by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"They have absolutely nothing to do with the job and the qualifications. And they don't tell you anything about whether or not any of those candidates would be good or bad presidents. What they really say is, did they memorize their notes of ‘What to say if …' and whether their staff was able to anticipate," the mayor said. "If you look at both debates, they pandered, what I would argue, the same ways."

While I agree with what Bloomberg says above about the phony debates, I didn't hear a specific plan on his part to remedy the problem.

22 posted on 06/19/2007 4:10:44 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain And Proud of It! Those who support the troops will pray for them to WIN!)
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To: DemEater
Not a RINO anymore.

:-)

23 posted on 06/19/2007 4:13:23 PM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: Rodney King

More comic relief, as if needed, as far as I’m concerned. He is such a rodent.


24 posted on 06/19/2007 4:14:03 PM PDT by pissant
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bloomburg is now an Independent. Well, it’s his money.


25 posted on 06/19/2007 4:14:43 PM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the Treaty)
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To: goodnesswins

Not a question. His appointments in NYC were strictly dim. He is a lib through and through. I don’t believe he can win, but he certainly can come in second. He is worth about 10 billion and rumors have circulated that he is willing to spend 1 billion to purchase/run for office. In NYC in his first election he spend $67 per vote. He doesn’t need to run one fundraiser and beg anyone for money.

Surprisingly he has done a decent job in NY. He has made no attempt to cut spending but has extracted tons of money from Albany and Washington. His crime strategy has worked well and he has increased capital spending. He is the first mayor to rebuild all of the downtown streets which haven’t been touched since NYC was the nations capitol.

I am no fan of him attempting to become president. He was best pick of motley crew for mayor and has done okay in that job and should stay there.


26 posted on 06/19/2007 4:37:04 PM PDT by appeal2 (R)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bloomberg is a bigger control freak than Giuliani.

He is a bigger advocate of abortion than Giuliani.

He hates guns more than Giuliani.

He loves illegals more than Giuliani.

He’s much gayer and whinier than Giuliani.

AND he loves to raise taxes.

Yeah, this guy is going to create a giant sucking sound as he siphons off Republican votes.

(eye roll)


27 posted on 06/19/2007 4:42:30 PM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He is so transparent, not even a Clinton worshiping DUmmie would want to fall for it. They still will if there was no one else more accomplished at lying but they’ll have a wandering ear.


28 posted on 06/19/2007 4:54:12 PM PDT by Duke Nukum (I've been spending my life among fly specks while miracles have been leaning on lampposts...)
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To: hellinahandcart

He has billions of dollars to change that perception, unlike anyone else running for president.


29 posted on 06/19/2007 5:03:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Fred Thompson/John Bolton 2008)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Republicans should INVITE him to leave the party.........

or throw his disloyal ass out.


30 posted on 06/19/2007 5:06:40 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (Dems will impeach Bush in 2008; mark my words.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

idiot mayor


31 posted on 06/19/2007 5:22:56 PM PDT by tjeff1776
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To: Finalapproach29er

oops. I see it’s too late. He’s gone.


32 posted on 06/19/2007 5:22:58 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (Dems will impeach Bush in 2008; mark my words.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh please. He was never a Republician. He just ran under that banner. Is is a life long Democrat. I can NOT stand the MAN. Reminds me of Gulliani. Neither will get my vote. I would be ashamed of either as President or dog catcher.


33 posted on 06/19/2007 5:27:56 PM PDT by therut
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To: goodnesswins

Oh, thanks!


34 posted on 06/19/2007 5:30:36 PM PDT by AfterManyASummer (Hunter/Huckabee '08)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He has billions of dollars to change that perception

He'll need billions of dollars to change that perception.

He'll need to keep quiet, too. Every time he opens his mouth, he exposes himself as the arrogant little prissypants that he is.

35 posted on 06/20/2007 4:05:16 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: ncjetsfan

Bloomberg raised massive new taxes when he was first elected, commuter taxes, sales taxes, property taxes, service fees, parking tickets, etc..., anything for a buck. Now he’s trying to claim he’s a tax cutter, what a joke, he’s a liberal dem through and through. He’s a direct threat to legal gun ownership, he opposes the death penalty and he’s opposed the war in Iraq from the beginning. Bloomberg is Hillary’s worst nightmare, and you can bet her minions are already reaching out to him and begging him not to run. Run Mike run, you’ll help send Fred straight to 1600.


36 posted on 06/20/2007 4:24:19 AM PDT by moose2004 (You Can Run But You Can't Hide!)
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