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Bloomberg Leaves Republican Party (Breaking)
WCBS-TV | 06/19/07 | WCBS-TV New york

Posted on 06/19/2007 3:13:48 PM PDT by StatenIsland

Mayor Michael Bloonberg has announced that he is leaving the Republican Party, and will continue his Mayoralty as an Independent.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bloomberg; goodriddance; nycmayor; rino; surprisesurprise; unity08; whodathunkit
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Precursor to an independent White House run?
1 posted on 06/19/2007 3:13:52 PM PDT by StatenIsland
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To: StatenIsland

Bloonberg = Bloomberg.

Fat fingers.


2 posted on 06/19/2007 3:14:50 PM PDT by StatenIsland
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To: StatenIsland

Bloomy a Pubbie? Who knew? ;)


3 posted on 06/19/2007 3:14:52 PM PDT by socal_parrot (Hey W! Keep your dang Christmas card this year!)
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To: StatenIsland

Gasp. My jaw has hit the floor. Oh my. What ever will we do. (/bored monotone)


4 posted on 06/19/2007 3:14:58 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: StatenIsland

He’s going to be the Ross Perot of 2008, giving us a Clinton Presidency.


5 posted on 06/19/2007 3:14:58 PM PDT by So Cal Rocket
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To: StatenIsland

What a fool. Napoleon in Silk Suits.


6 posted on 06/19/2007 3:14:59 PM PDT by Glenn (Free Venezuela!)
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To: StatenIsland

An independent Bloomberg would have to garner more dem than Republican votes, no?


7 posted on 06/19/2007 3:15:26 PM PDT by Nomorjer Kinov (If the opposite of "pro" is "con" , what is the opposite of progress?)
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To: StatenIsland

here it comes...........

Watch what kind of electoral mayhem being able to self-buy $5 billion in TV political ads brings.


8 posted on 06/19/2007 3:15:31 PM PDT by finnman69 (May Paris Hilton’s plane crash into Britney Spears house while Lindsey Lohan is over)
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To: StatenIsland
Precursor to an independent White House run?

Yup.

9 posted on 06/19/2007 3:15:33 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: StatenIsland

Probably. The guy sitting in for Rush today (Mark?) speculated that Bloomberg would announce in independent run for the White House by this time next year.


10 posted on 06/19/2007 3:15:36 PM PDT by MovieMogul (I hate it when there's a typo in my tagline.)
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To: socal_parrot
Bloomy a Pubbie? Who knew? ;)

You beat me to it!

11 posted on 06/19/2007 3:15:44 PM PDT by randog (What the...?!)
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To: StatenIsland

Hey Bloomie: Don’t let the door hit you in the ass, you fascist tool.


12 posted on 06/19/2007 3:15:46 PM PDT by lesser_satan (FRED THOMPSON '08)
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To: StatenIsland

Maybe he will take the big-business country-club Republicans with him.


13 posted on 06/19/2007 3:15:48 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: StatenIsland

YAWN!


14 posted on 06/19/2007 3:16:03 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (BUILD THE WALL, ENFORCE THE LAW!)
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To: StatenIsland

‘s about time.


15 posted on 06/19/2007 3:16:03 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: StatenIsland

Maybe he’ll get Hillary elected ala Perot.


16 posted on 06/19/2007 3:16:06 PM PDT by SeanOGuano
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To: So Cal Rocket
He’s going to be the Ross Perot of 2008, giving us a Clinton Presidency

Doubtful. He'd siphon more votes from Hillary than from the Republican candidate.

17 posted on 06/19/2007 3:16:10 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: StatenIsland

One step he needed to do to make his 2008 presidential bid.


18 posted on 06/19/2007 3:16:16 PM PDT by technomage (The true Conservative politician will win every time.)
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To: StatenIsland

As if he ever was a Republican.


19 posted on 06/19/2007 3:16:55 PM PDT by HEY4QDEMS (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: StatenIsland

He never was a Republican, neither is Rudy; they both ran as Republicans because they needed a party structure to get on the ballot. Both had personalities too large for certain people (Chuckie S.) in the Dem party.

Let him run for President how is he gonna get on state ballots as an independent? Perot had grass roots support, this guy has none.


20 posted on 06/19/2007 3:17:09 PM PDT by kjo
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To: So Cal Rocket

>>>He’s going to be the Ross Perot of 2008, giving us a Clinton Presidency.

Bloomie will hurt Hildabeast rather than help. He’ll peel off just enough New England libs and put NY in serious play, perhaps enough that the right Republican can win there.


21 posted on 06/19/2007 3:17:10 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Tagline space for rent. Enquire within.)
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To: So Cal Rocket

Ross Perot was at least a fiscal conservative. Bloomie is a lib. Bloomie will pull more “moderate” and dem voters.

Now, if only we can get McCain and Specter to follow suit.


22 posted on 06/19/2007 3:17:16 PM PDT by true_blue_texican (...against all enemies, foreign and domestic...)
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To: StatenIsland

Great news! Now, if Giuliani would only do the same thing...


23 posted on 06/19/2007 3:17:18 PM PDT by Ol' Sparky
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To: So Cal Rocket

“He’s going to be the Ross Perot of 2008, giving us a Clinton Presidency.”

I think he’s actually much more likely to siphon off Democrat votes than Republican votes. He was always a down-the-line liberal.


24 posted on 06/19/2007 3:17:22 PM PDT by blitzgig
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To: StatenIsland

Bloomberg was a Republican ? I honestly didn’t know that.


25 posted on 06/19/2007 3:17:28 PM PDT by HarmlessLovableFuzzball
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To: StatenIsland

I hope he does run!

He’s just what this country needs!

Someone to split the Dem vote! ;^)


26 posted on 06/19/2007 3:17:32 PM PDT by airborne (Airborne - Ranger - Vietnam veteran! Duncan Hunter for President!)
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To: StatenIsland
Precursor to an independent White House run?

Sounds like it. Perhaps part of the Unity '08 ticket?

27 posted on 06/19/2007 3:17:43 PM PDT by Shelayne (I will continue to pray for President Bush and my country, as I am commanded to do by my Lord.)
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To: Nomorjer Kinov

Thats my belief, that he would pick off the “mainstream” anti-hillary Demons, which would give us a Thompson Presidency.


28 posted on 06/19/2007 3:17:50 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: StatenIsland
Our spiritual leader is gone. Boo hoo.

Let him have a productive career arranging for government funded abortions for illegal aliens.

29 posted on 06/19/2007 3:17:51 PM PDT by anton
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To: StatenIsland

Run Bloomey, run...........


30 posted on 06/19/2007 3:17:56 PM PDT by umgud ("When illegals are banned, only greedy businesses and welfare providers will have them)
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To: StatenIsland
Does this surprise anyone? He wants to buy the Presidency.
31 posted on 06/19/2007 3:18:12 PM PDT by BMC1 (If the Hildabeast becomes Pres in 08, we can work for impeachment. First Bill then her.)
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To: StatenIsland
Good riddance, RINO.


32 posted on 06/19/2007 3:18:13 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (..and the horse you rode in on!)
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To: StatenIsland

Door, butt, way out, etc.


33 posted on 06/19/2007 3:18:28 PM PDT by TWohlford
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To: samadams2000

Hilary just dropped her left nut.


34 posted on 06/19/2007 3:18:38 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: So Cal Rocket
So Cal,

Both him and Hagel aren't worth a bucket of warm spit and yes we will get Hillary with these two clowns.

At least Perot touched a nerve with people for a while.

These two clowns stand for Ogots....

35 posted on 06/19/2007 3:18:48 PM PDT by taildragger
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To: So Cal Rocket

He’ll draw more from her thighness.

He was a Dim long before he pretended to be a republican.


36 posted on 06/19/2007 3:18:51 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Fred Thompson)
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To: StatenIsland

Good riddance.


37 posted on 06/19/2007 3:19:24 PM PDT by Lee N. Field
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To: So Cal Rocket

My guess is he would give us a Republican president.....but I’m no expert.


38 posted on 06/19/2007 3:19:31 PM PDT by mtnwmn (mtnwmn)
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To: So Cal Rocket
He’s going to be the Ross Perot of 2008, giving us a Clinton Presidency.

This is actually good news. He's going to split the liberal/moderate vote with the Dems. Conservatives and folks who really pay attention to the issues will never vote for him.

And he'll force the GOP candidates to move further to the right, another plus.

39 posted on 06/19/2007 3:19:42 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: StatenIsland

Hey Bloomie, don’t let the door hit your arse on the way out!


40 posted on 06/19/2007 3:19:56 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT IS A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: TomGuy

You sound like a communist.

Since when is being rich a bad thing in a capitalist country?


41 posted on 06/19/2007 3:20:06 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Fred Thompson)
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To: StatenIsland
will continue his Mayoralty as an Independent a statist piece of crap

Fixed it.

42 posted on 06/19/2007 3:20:21 PM PDT by Freedom_no_exceptions (No actual, intended, or imminent victim = no crime. No exceptions.)
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To: StatenIsland

Best news I’ve heard all day. He had the money to win the GOP nomination, but no conservative in his or her right mind would have voted for him. And the RINOs would have voted for a real Dem, because Bloomy is not an attractive person and is zero in the charisma department.


43 posted on 06/19/2007 3:20:27 PM PDT by livius
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To: reagan_fanatic

And take A(R)nold too!


44 posted on 06/19/2007 3:20:31 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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To: StatenIsland

Update. Not Independent. Unaffiliated.

I don’t see how a Bloomberg run could possibly hurt any Republican candidate. I think it could only help, and he’s one of very few people who could finance his own campaign. How many billions is he worth?


45 posted on 06/19/2007 3:20:45 PM PDT by StatenIsland
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**slaps side of head** That wouldn’t be Unity ‘08 anymore then, would it? **D’OH!**


46 posted on 06/19/2007 3:20:48 PM PDT by Shelayne (I will continue to pray for President Bush and my country, as I am commanded to do by my Lord.)
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Precursor to an independent White House run?

It's the only way the PTB can get Hillary in. I've been waiting for this one. It was as predictable as the sunrise.

 

47 posted on 06/19/2007 3:20:50 PM PDT by zeugma (Don't Want illegal Alien Amnesty? Call 800-417-7666)
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To: StatenIsland

NOTHING SHOCKING... THE REPUBLICAN PARTY MUST BE TOO FAR RIGHT TO A RAT LIKE BLOOMBERG.


48 posted on 06/19/2007 3:21:22 PM PDT by Sprite518
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To: StatenIsland

Now if only Algore would run on the Green ticket, we would have it locked.


49 posted on 06/19/2007 3:21:36 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: StatenIsland
Mayor Michael Bloonberg has announced that he is leaving the Republican Party, and will continue his Mayoralty as an Independent.

Thank you bloomy, you idiot! You were a disgrace to the GOP. One down, but lots of RINOS left to go!!

It won't do him any good to run for prez, but let the arrogant fool waste his money. He has messed with gun owners and we will defeat him!!

50 posted on 06/19/2007 3:21:45 PM PDT by NRA2BFree ("The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves!")
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