February 3, 2008

TIME FOR MAVERICK TO PLAY THE DOZENS:

McCain's Success May Be Upsetting N.Y. Mayor's Plans (Keith B. Richburg, 2/03/08, Washington Post)

When the polls close on Tuesday, few will be analyzing the results more closely than Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, whose own thinly disguised presidential ambitions are likely to hinge on the outcome.

Since his reelection in 2005, Bloomberg, a billionaire businessman, has been flirting with a White House run, while publicly denying any such intentions. He has spent millions of dollars on nationwide polling. He left the Republican Party and became an independent. He has traveled widely across the United States and overseas. He has begun speaking out about national issues. Last month, he met with a ballot access expert in Texas.


Given how dispositive this candidacy would be for the Democrats chances in '08, Mr. McCain should be taunting the Mayor to get him to run.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 3, 2008 6:26 AM
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