Skip to comments.Bloomberg Leaves Republican Party (Breaking)
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.
No sir. He will only get left wing votes.
Ever since 1981, there’s been a Bush or a Clinton in the Executive branch.
I doubt that. He would more likley pull more from Hillary than from the Republicans
| He's an intriguing
guy. Deep business background and
cool in a crisis--
flies high performance
private planes. But most people
don't know his background
and judge him only
on that he looks like a RAT
and sounds like a WUSS.
He's not like Perot,
doesn't do gung-ho speeches.
Won't be a factor
I do not believe
in splitting any party
to any degree.
Good! There are too many RINOS in the Republican party anyway. I hope the rest of them follow his lead.
There comes a point where your wealth gives you access to, and influence over, governmental officials, who you can persuade to do things to help you and hurt your competition. Once you are at that point, it is to your advantage to promote more government, as you figure that will give you more leverage over competitors who don't have the same level of access
Oh please raise my taxes, erase our borders and take my guns mr. politician metro man!!!!!
Bloomberg never was a Republican. He only changed from dem to republican when he ran for mayor and knew he would not get elected as democrat
I think he'll hurt Hillary more. He's probably going to take the NY voters away from her. They like Bloomy. Hopefully that's how it works. The NRA, GOA and all other gun groups will come out against him. He'll find out just how wrong his anti gun campaign is. He doesn't have a chance!
Could be Rudy you’re talking about.
CBS) NEW YORK CBS 2 HD has learned New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is leaving the Republican party and has announced he is currently unaffiliated with a political party.
The move will clearly begin advancing rumors that the mayor is gearing towards a presidential run, which he has denied in the past.
In a statement, however, Bloomberg indicated this doesn't change his plans for his political future.
"I have filed papers with the New York City Board of Elections to change my status as a voter and register as unaffiliated with any political party. Although my plans for the future havent changed, I believe this brings my affiliation into alignment with how I have led and will continue to lead our City."
On Tuesday, Bloomberg was in California attending a conference at the University of Southern California along with California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The pair appeared on this week's cover of Time magazine.
In his statement, Bloomberg went on to discuss his progress leading New York City.
A nonpartisan approach has worked wonders in New York: weve balanced budgets, grown our economy, improved public health, reformed the school system and made the nations safest city even safer.
We have achieved real progress by overcoming the partisanship that too often puts narrow interests above the common good. As a political independent, I will continue to work with those in all political parties to find common ground, to put partisanship aside and to achieve real solutions to the challenges we face.
Any successful elected executive knows that real results are more important than partisan battles and that good ideas should take precedence over rigid adherence to any particular political ideology. Working together, theres no limit to what we can do.
Gun grabbing Liberal putz.
If Bloomie could join the party I think anyone can. I think you could be an out and out communist and still join up. The party needs to have some standards so idiots like this don’t use the party like it has been.
I personally see him having greater impact on liberals/democrats. With regard to the GOP, it’s a cleaner, more healthy, and better smelling place without him. He really sucked nickels too.
Bingo .... he's going to try to throw the race to the Democrats.
He has to know he’s thought of as a worm by most Americans!? But then again previous worms didnt.
If Bloomberg runs, he might take more Dem votes than Republican.
Now WORMS have a voice in the process!!!
“Hell hurt the Left more than the Right.”
Doesn't matter, there are lots of them here.
It's refreshing to read the opinion of someone who isn't.
I believe a Bloomberg campaign for POTUS would be favorable to the center-right coalition, because he would draw from the looney left. Nutroots and other fellow travelers would swoon over a Bloomberg candidacy.
McCain/Bloomberg or Hagel/Bloomberg. Watch it happen.
The first initial gasp was because people didn’t know he WAS a republican....
Bloomberg has money and he's not scare to use it.
“Wasnt Bloomie a Democrat before he went to the Republican party?”
Yes, of course. He looked at a too crowded Dem field, registered as a Repub (who had nobody to run), and paid for the campaign himself. NO local party machine, Repub or Dem, will EVER turn down an offer from a man who wants to finance his own campaign.
In local politics, money talks, policy walks.
"I've decided to become a Hispanic Au Pair."
I agree he will siphon more votes from Hillary as Bloomberg was NEVER a Republican — only ran as a Republican to win the Mayor’s race.
Glad to see him leave!
Precursor to an independent White House run?
Or just being a media whore drama queen ? Look at me! Look at me! Over here! I'm more important and rich than Paris!
Here's hoping that Rudy Giuliani does a similar honest assessment of his political views and pursues the same course of action.
He should fear...ARKANCIDE!
“Hes going to be the Ross Perot of 2008, giving us a Clinton Presidency.”
Actually, I think Bloomberg would be the “anti-Perot”, pulling more votes from Clinton than the Republican nominee and thus keeping the Clintons from regaining the WH.
Moreover, Bloomberg is actually from New York; he's an ACTUAL northeasterner -- as such, he could well tie up a lot of the Eastern Seaboard's Democrat votes.
And we cannot forget the most important of all: he is not Hillary Clinton.
At the same time, Bloomberg is not much of a threat to take Republican votes -- each of those same hot-button issues turns off large groups of R voters.
Yawn. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out. Yawn.
Good...he is worthless.
Good. He only joined the GOP after he couldn’t get the Dem nomination.
Is that a distinction without a difference in New York? In MA, unaffiliated voters used to be called Independent, but a third-party called itself the Independent Party (I forget when) and once got 3% or whatever of the vote -- enough for permanent ballot standing. So now the unaffiliated are officially Unenrolled. A friend of mine -- a lifelong real independent immediately registered as a Dem because "unenrolled" sounded too much as if it meant "unregistered."
Good riddance. Who needs that pinko anyhow. The GOPs got enough of a RINO infestation.
Yes and he got his butt nun out of Virginia by he state governor for meddling in their gun affairs.
Like he was EVER a Republican!!! he’s a LIMOUSINE LIBERAL!!
Like he ever WAS a friggin' Republican. Good God. See ya later, MIKEY.
This loser is under some illusion that most Americans know or care who he is.
There is more to America than NY City.
And all his billions might buy him .08% of the vote.
He hurts Hillary in NY.
I predict he will have less than a Nader-like impact on the election. Outside of a few siphoned lib votes from NY, NJ not enough to flip those states to the GOP column. He is a tempest in a teapot concerning the election....IMHO.
Well, he might be able to take some of the liberal, jewish Florida voters and that would certainly help us.