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Bloomberg won't run for president
Herald Sun ^ | 22 August 2007

Posted on 08/21/2007 11:11:12 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher

NEW York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he cannot win the US presidency and won't run, the strongest statement to date about his intentions for the 2008 presidential race.

Mr Bloomberg previously had said he had no plans to run, which failed to quiet speculation that he was planning an independent bid for the White House.

In an interview with Dan Rather of HDNet television to be aired today, Mr Bloomberg was asked if he was running and if he was going to run for president. He answered "no" to both questions.

He refused to categorically rule out any future run, then said: "The answer is 'No' ... If somebody asks me where I stand, I tell them. And that's not a way to get elected generally. Nobody's going to elect me president of the United States."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.com.au ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; bloomburg; notrunning; rino
What's this? Common sense in NYC???
1 posted on 08/21/2007 11:11:18 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher
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To: Aussie Dasher
He refused to categorically rule out any future run

IOW, he left himself wiggle room.

2 posted on 08/21/2007 11:16:43 PM PDT by TBP
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To: Aussie Dasher

Why not run? I’m guessing he got into politics in the first place because he has more money than god and knows he can’t take it with him... so why not try to purchase the White House just to keep boredom at bay?

Alas, between them Bloomie and Corzine shattered the ancient cultural taboo we Americans used to have about ultra-rich men brazenly buying their way into public office.


3 posted on 08/21/2007 11:21:47 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: Aussie Dasher

Not running... That’s too bad. I was hoping he’d split the vote with Hillary (and if ti comes to that, with Guiliani) leaving room for a conservative.


4 posted on 08/21/2007 11:24:18 PM PDT by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words)
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To: Aussie Dasher
"Nobody's going to elect me president of the United States."

Michael Bloomberg is a politician who can handle the truth.

5 posted on 08/21/2007 11:27:55 PM PDT by snarks_when_bored
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To: Aussie Dasher

Dang!


6 posted on 08/21/2007 11:54:16 PM PDT by patriciaruth (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1562436/posts)
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To: Aussie Dasher

I still see the “Unity ‘08 Party” creating a Presidential ticket. Why exist at all if they won’t eventually create a Presidential ticket for the ‘08 elections, even if it doesn’t include Michael Bloomberg?


7 posted on 08/21/2007 11:59:58 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore
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To: Aussie Dasher
Without Bloomberg in the race, it is going to be very hard for Hillary! Rodham (Clinton) to win, unless she can find another self-financing, megalomaniacal, nominally-Republican, delusional Billionaire to run. And megalomaniacal, nominally-Republican, self-financing, delusional Billionaires are somewhat rare.
8 posted on 08/22/2007 3:20:19 AM PDT by gridlock (Youíll never grow old with Hillary-Care!)
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To: gridlock

Two words: Ron Paul.

He’s the Dems’ ace in the hole. Paul is on good terms with the Libertarians and his policy fits in lock-step with the Constitution Party. One of the two, if not both, will endorse him. Name recogniton? He’s got it, unlike previous LP/CP candidates. Money? As much as the “nutroots” will give him. Publicity? See every poll that’s been spammed in favor of Ron Paul.

The plot is for Paul to draw off the faction of disillusioned GOP voters just enough to overcome Hillary’s huge negatives and propel her big backside into the White House... again.


9 posted on 08/22/2007 4:37:17 AM PDT by jmyrlefuller (Catch the Myrle Fuller Super Late Night Show - Late Sundays 10 PM Pacific)
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To: jmyrlefuller
Two words: Ron Paul.

That is why we must mock him at every opportunity.

Ron Paul is a moron.

10 posted on 08/22/2007 5:03:38 AM PDT by gridlock (Youíll never grow old with Hillary-Care!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

DARN!! I want him to run.


11 posted on 08/22/2007 7:07:35 AM PDT by painter (Oval Office, Fred. Might be something you ought to think about.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Thank God.


12 posted on 08/22/2007 7:08:00 AM PDT by sauropod (You canít spell crap without the AP in it.)
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