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Friedman Floats Scarborough-Bloomberg Third-Party Ticket
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 09/13/2011 7:14:18 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

Joe Scarborough and Mike Bloomberg for president and veep? Yeah, that's the ticket—according to New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, who floated the idea during his Morning Joe appearance today.

Friedman foresaw Scarborough-Bloomberg running on a platform of Simpson-Bowles on the economy, an "investment agenda" [infrastructure spending], and getting out of Afghanistan ASAP. "I would bet any amount of money," forecast Friedman, that such a ticket would immediately have a "significant, significant" position. View the video here.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012presidential; joescarborough; michaelbloomberg; thomasfriedman

1 posted on 09/13/2011 7:14:26 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Thomas Friedman pushes third-party ticket of Joe Scarborough and Michael Bloomberg! Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 09/13/2011 7:15:18 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Resembles something else that floats.

Obama's only hope is a "Ross Perot" ballot splitter.

3 posted on 09/13/2011 7:17:20 AM PDT by AU72
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I bet he wants them to run ac “conservatives”. He just wants to siphon off the independents who are having Obama buyer remorse. Freidman is a turd.


4 posted on 09/13/2011 7:18:06 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Hmmm. Not sure what impact this would have.


5 posted on 09/13/2011 7:18:30 AM PDT by RockinRight (Carter Obama and Reagan the nation!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Tom thinks the whole world is flat to match his head.


6 posted on 09/13/2011 7:22:41 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

That’s frightening. It’s sure to siphon off 0.00000001% of the vote.


7 posted on 09/13/2011 7:28:03 AM PDT by EDINVA ( Jimmy McMillan '12: because RENT'S TOO DAMN HIGH)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I’m still holding out for the Matt Damon/Geico Caveman ticket.


8 posted on 09/13/2011 7:28:36 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Bloomboob wouldn’t run against Obama. Violates his commitment to political correctness.


9 posted on 09/13/2011 7:29:29 AM PDT by freespirited (Stupid people are ruining America. --Herman Cain)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I don’t know if they invented the word “assclown” to describe Tom Friedman but if not, they should have.


10 posted on 09/13/2011 7:31:47 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: EDINVA

ROFLOL!


11 posted on 09/13/2011 7:33:20 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: AU72
Obama's only hope is a "Ross Perot" ballot splitter.

My Guesses?

*Rue Paul runs as an Indy/Libertarian, and takes all the anti-war / dope smoking college students and hurts Obozo.
* If Romney gets it, I can see Sarah going 3rd Party.

If so we have 4 people, Oy Vey...

12 posted on 09/13/2011 7:33:41 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Tom Friedman.

13 posted on 09/13/2011 7:34:15 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: EDINVA

I saw that floating...and then I immediately flushed.


14 posted on 09/13/2011 7:34:58 AM PDT by Pharmboy (What always made the state a hell has been that man tried to make it heaven-Hoelderlin)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

You could actually make a characture of Michael Bloomberg.

He reminds me of a NAZI or Napoleon or Stalin. He’s a two but little dictator enthralled with his own importance. He’s so cocky and arrogant and puffed up that I expect him to explode one day at his podium because his tiny little body can;t contain all the importance he feels he generates.

Laughable.

Such a ticket would siphon more votes from Obama.


15 posted on 09/13/2011 7:38:19 AM PDT by ZULU ( Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Do it... the commies and fags will come... just do it!

LLS


16 posted on 09/13/2011 8:14:14 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Whooya, that will do it, NOT.


17 posted on 09/13/2011 8:16:43 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (Democrats creation of the entitlement class will prove out to be their very own Frankenstein monster)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Scarborough says: "Squeal, Bloomberg!"


18 posted on 09/13/2011 8:37:12 AM PDT by twister881
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Please let this happen! I can’t wait to hear Friedman talk about how communist China has such a better system than we do and Nanny Bloomberg demanding we all eat our peas and carrots, kill all smokers and be tucked in a government certified and licensed bed by 7:30pm each evening.


19 posted on 09/13/2011 9:05:23 AM PDT by sarge83
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Is it April 1?


20 posted on 09/13/2011 9:39:01 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Bloomberg was floating down the Hudson River when a Sucker swam up to him and said, “Bloomberg is still a turd.” Even the suckers know what Bloomberg is.


21 posted on 09/13/2011 10:22:47 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Nice try Friedman. No, I think it's a better idea to make this a two party race, defeat Obama and the leftist agenda, and then push as hard and fast and relentlessly as possible to eradicate the power of all on the left. How does that work for you?
22 posted on 09/13/2011 10:58:26 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

We can be certain that Obama and Axelrod will have some sort of third party candidacy designed to siphon off more GOP votes.

That’s what they did in MA to get Deval Patrick reelected.


23 posted on 09/13/2011 11:02:32 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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