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.
I wonder if we could convince him to change citizenship.
Rich people in the US all immediately turn into Socialists if not downright Marxists. I’ve never understood why this is the case. But look at people like Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, etc., and you’ll see that they support leftist causes straight down the line.
**Maybe he will take the big-business country-club Republicans with him.**
We can only wish.
Bloomberg was a card carrying Democrat in New York who couldn’t get on the party’s ticket so he bought the Republican side and ran with his money. He’ll siphon more from Hillary the B**ch than he will from any Republican. Bloomberg has no national base and not a prayer with a conservative.
No, I think he’s a John Anderson, 1980 model.
Not necessarily. He is definitely a liberal. The areas of the country that he will gain support from would be the northeast and possibly liberal pockets in the west, like San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle. He will have little or no support from the south and fly over country.
He just might grab more votes from the Dim than the Republican candidate.
Keep in mind that the last few elections, be they national or statewide, have been decided by just a few percentage points. Bloomers only needs to pull a few percentage points more of Dims then Republicans to completely screw up the election for Dims.
> Maybe he will take the big-business country-club Republicans with him.
I hope so. Then they’ll take the cheap labor amnestistas.
When was he a republican? Oh yes! When it was convenient to him.
I don’t know about that.
The MSM will trumpet the “former Republican” line enough that a few moderate Pubbies dissatisfied with the nominee just might vote for him.
Looks like the blowhard is running for prez.
Ross Perot didn't 'give' us anything. President Bush didn't run a strong enough campaign to convince some to vote for him. Contrary to 'conservative' thought, it's not the responsibility of the citizenry to blindly vote for anyone with the right letter by their name. It is the responsbility of the candidate to represent his constituency and win their vote
5 gets ya 8 says I.
This isn't 1992. Trust me, the only 3rd party candidates who are going to run are the liberal/moderate squishy types who are going to hurt the Dim more than the GOP. I don't think there'll be a conservative 3rd-party candidate unless the base is stupid enough to vote for Rudy McRomney in the primaries.
“Rich people in the US all immediately turn into Socialists if not downright Marxists. Ive never understood why this is the case. But look at people like Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, etc., and youll see that they support leftist causes straight down the line.”
It’s because leftists are more apt to kiss their(Gates,etc) asses and worship them than do people on the right.
That depends on what topics he campaigns on. If he hits the correct Republican notes, he can siphon votes. That’s just what Perot did- a careful triangulation of several hot buttons for Republicans and poison pills for Democrats, and Billy Jeff won with 48% (or something) of the vote.
It requires MSM complicity, but that should be no problem.
This guy was on the West Coast yesterday trying to enlist the Mayors of SF and LA in his gun confiscation schemes.
“Hilary just dropped her left nut.”
She got rid of Bill...?
This is going to be HUGE news tomorrow in the NYSlimes, NewsWeak,on CNN, Larry King, Softball,er,,,,nevermind. Pin drop.
He left it long ago.
Perhaps people who earn their money in petroleum are different. (Then again, there is Arman Hammer — but he got rich by being a communist.)
This idiot left the GOP back before there was a GOP.
There is no longterm political news that is worse for the Republican Party than this.
Uh, he only joined the Party so he could stand out from the crowded dem field.
the GOP only let him do it because they care more about an “R” being elected then principles.
Guess Bloomberg now wants to pretend to be above both parties becaus no one like either of them. If he had guts, he would run as the liberal Democrat he is.
You give him way too much credit.
He had to do it. He got too tired of waiting for the party to ask him to leave.
Hitlery must be pissed. Another liberal, like Nader, to siphon off votes from her loon liberal base.
New York media level republicans are every single one of them a little bit weird. It must be something in the water.
He won’t hit the correct Republican notes. He’s at least as liberal as Her Heinous, and not shy about it. Pop some popcorn and enjoy. The Dems chances in ‘08 just got a lot worse.
What makes you think he’d siphon more votes from Reps then he would from dems?
This month’s NRA magazine says Bloomberg has set aside $1 Billion to run for president. Okay, so what. He’s still a liberal Democrat, Bloombert is so anti-gun it’s unbelievable and a lot of blue collar democrats voted against Al Gore because he was anti-gun. After Gore’s failed presidential run both Bill Clinton and Al Gore said stay away from the gun issue and Bloomberg can’t.
I think you're right. Bloomberg is a full on liberal, and he'll steal more dem votes. I do think that he's done a great job with the WOT (War on Trans fats)
Yeah, the Chrissy Mathews types will play this up as some kinda loss for the Bush administration...which of course is nonsense.
I’d like to see a few more go.
>> Hes going to be the Ross Perot of 2008, giving us a Clinton Presidency.
He’ll hurt the Left more than the Right.
Let’s see, perfect scenario would be Bloomberg running as an Independent and Nader running too. That should tilt the scales in the Republican candidate’s favor.
There is no real Republican Party in NYC. The Dem party is hard-left, so the moderate Dems run as Republicans
That may work the other way.He is a lib remember.
Now way does NYC Bloomberg take away enough Southern votes from Republicans to tip the states to the Dems. Ross Perot had that advantage.
“I dont know about that. The MSM will trumpet the former Republican line enough that a few moderate Pubbies dissatisfied with the nominee just might vote for him.”
Even in such a case, Bloomberg’s real support will still come from dissatisfied Northeastern liberals. Because of his record and his policy views, he’ll still draw off more Democrat votes than Republican votes, and he could seriously cut into Hillary’s base.
Doubtful. He'd siphon more votes from Hillary than from the Republican candidate.
I hope (and THINK) you're right. But the guy's got something up his sleeve. I wonder what it is if not as a third party spoiler candidate.
If Fred Thompson gets the repubican nomination and Hillary gets the dem nomination, this hurts Hillary more than Thompson right?
I have a relative who is the widow of someone who earned his money in petroleum and she is the most lefty of lefties. Of course, she’s in her 80s, lives in a 2 million dollar apartment, has help, and is well meaning and totally clueless. In other words, a typical lefty.
Wasn’t Bloomie a Democrat before he went to the Republican party?
Good call....he does sound like a John Anderson Lib-Indy. Although Reagan would have won easily over Carter without Anderson winning 8% of the vote...but it did make Reagan’s win much bigger
Run, Bloomers, Run.
The left’s Ross Perot.
Addition by subtraction.
No sir. He will only get left wing votes.