Thursday, June 12, 2008


Governor Bloomberg. Doesn’t that have a nice ring to it?

I know, we’re not even the through campaign 2008, but the prospect of a Governors race is just two years from now; so why Mike? Term Limits.

Bloomberg can’t run for Mayor of NYC again. When Giuliani was forced out of office, we were thankful, this time around, I say too bad!

The man has done wonders for New York City and held the line on plenty of partisan spending projects.
He has impressed the media and because of his money, owes no-one.

There is a ground swell of support growing throughout the state in hopes to convince Mike to run. Polls are showing him with quite a lead among New Yorkers when offered along side Paterson, Cuomo, and Giuliani, three well known contenders.

Mike claims he won’t seek the Governors Mansion, but minds can change between now and 2010. I have to imagine that Paterson doesn’t really expect to run and win in two years so the Party bosses will be looking for a worthy candidate. The pressure will be on.

On the AP, I found this quote: “I am not and will not be a candidate for governor of the state of New York,” Bloomberg said this last Thursday in Washington.

Having been a Democrat, Republican and now an Independent, any number of party elites will be testing the waters around Bloomberg. I like the prospect of a no-nonsense Governor who doesn’t cave in to the lobbyists and special interests. Unlike the Presidential contenders, Mike is financially independent , thus, less persuaded by the usual cast of characters in Albany.

Senate Republicans continue to raise his name as a possible contender for governor, as do a number of Democrats, News stories report that Bloomberg supporters are privately polling the question.

I think I will start a poll question on this myself.


Anonymous said...

Mike would be a terrific Governor.
This is a positive hypothetical race to get me through the day, as I'm confronted with the poor choices of 2008.

Anonymous said...

I think Paterson is volnerable. The Democrats would be smart to recruit Mike as their candidate.
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