Skip to comments.Bloomberg's America is different from Ross Perot's
Posted on 06/23/2007 11:03:10 AM PDT by OKIEDOC
Who is Bloomberg's constituency? Is it Republicans who are desperate for a standard-bearer in the mold of Ronald Reagan? Bloomberg doesn't appeal to the GOP base -- he's liberal, from New York and is Jewish. (Be honest, if he was a hard-core conservative and a Baptist, they would be falling over him.)
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CNN needs to be called out on this kind of rhetoric from and obvious racists thinking writer.
Yep Senor Martin us Republican base have been called many things lately, some bad words by our own elected politicians.
Words like bigot, Latino haters, racists and others come to mind.
However, Mr. Martin had you opened your obviously racists eyes and ears you would have seen the hand writing on the wall or perhaps a Baptist church service.
Something that you probably do not know and understand Mr. Martin is that it is in the best interest of Christians that Jews should not parish from the face of this earth.
I judge Bloomberg not on his religious affiliation but on his idiotic liberal dictatorial know it all attitude that he brought to the mayors job.
Just a lowly opinion of a red state wannabe.
How can Bloomberg know anything about America, he’s never lived there?
If he was a true conservative we'd be willing to listen carefully to what he has to say...regardless of his religion.
The only thing that needed to be said was that Bloomberg is a liberal and not a hardcore conservative. The race/religion baiting going on is sickening. I think, no I KNOW, that if the two candidates for president were a Jewish conservative, and Jimmy Carter, who was a very devout Baptist, there wouldnt be any question who conservatives would vote for. Religion does not enter the equation.
This youtube video will explain everything that an out of towner needs to know about how Mike Bloomberg see’s himself.
An excellent point.
Stupidest statment I have read in a long time.
To paraphrase: Bloomberg is a liberal, but if he was a conservative then conservatives would support him.
How very hard hitting and provacative /sarc. Is this what passes for journalism today? Oh wait, it is.
Run, Bloomie, run!
If he were a hard core conservative, even if he were not Baptist, he wouldn't be flirting with a third party run; he'd be one of the Republican party candidates. Even if he does try to run as an Independent, he won't be hurting the Republicans; he'll get votes from disaffected Democrats who can't stand Hillary, or don't think Obama has enough political experience.
The writer is right about one thing though, Bloomberg won't get elected, even if he does burn some of his personal wealth trying. He's just not in step with most Americans.
Perot is billionaire. Bloomberg is billionaire. A billion dollars can give one delusions of grandeur, and that is where the similarity ends. Perot was flaky to the point of a pathology, but his political piano kept knocking out populist tunes, and with the elitist clowns in Washington running the country into the ground, a nut like Perot can play a political tune which sounds pretty good for a while. Bloomberg is an elitist from head to toe and any elitist with enough money can buy any office he pleases in NY and a handful of East Coast states, but the tune this schmuck plays has no resonance whatsoever, not even for the New York minute that Perot on had on the political stage.
What a stupid remark. Being a conservative is a requirement for most conservatives. I could care less about the religious affiliation, as long as it's not muslim. Bloomberg just comes across as very arrogant. And that would turn off a lot of people. But arrogance is normally a liberal trait.
>I KNOW, that if the two candidates for president were a Jewish conservative, and Jimmy Carter, who was a very devout Baptist, there wouldnt be any question who conservatives would vote for.
Good point. How about if it was a black Muslim conservative?
I hope the answer is still the same.
I’m not too worried about the black part, but...
And a Mormon? I wouldn’t have thought it would be an issue with a lot of so-called conservatives, but apparently Jews and Mormons do not get equal standing in our midst.
They wouldn’t in liberal circles, either, of course, but that’s par for the course for anyone with strong religious convictions.
Liberals just do not understand that many Christians have been driven into a defensive posture.
We either support those of our own beliefs or completely give up on the values that act as glue to hold this country together.
Heard Bloomberg first time this week. He is sharp, way beyond the boatload of candidates of either major party. So, they say he is a Liberal of the worst kind. Maybe he won’t win anywhere but NYC. He will be heard from anyway.
I wonder if St Peter will remember that I once supported the worst president in the history of mankind. LOL
What really worries me, will God ever forgive me such a big blunder.
>If he was a true conservative we'd be willing to listen carefully to what he has to say...regardless of his religion.
Yes, that was a cheap shot on their part.
Bloomberg's constitutency would be the disaffected middle. People who aren't strongly ideological but who are fed up with today's politics.
Maybe if you take the set of people who would have voted for Perot in 1992 and 1996, John Anderson in 1980, and Eugene McCarthy in 1976 you get an idea of who would vote for Bloomberg.
Maybe 3-5% of the population, people who used to be Republicans long ago, but haven't gotten around to becoming Democrats.
Somebody said candidates like Anderson do well in states with bottle deposit laws. Bloomberg will have a following in, say, Maine, Connecticut, Oregon, Colorado, Wisconsin and Iowa.
I don't know if those states all have bottle return laws, but they all had that old liberal Republican tradition. Even though his strength will be in Democrat states, he still may take more voters away from the Republicans.