Last post, Michael Bloomberg told us that no, he is not a candidate for the presidency in 2008.
Today, some interesting commentary.
Declining to Enter Field, Mayor Eyes Sideline Role
By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and DIANE CARDWELL | Published: February 29, 2008
For more than two years, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg had the ultimate presidential campaign that wasn’t. Aides spent hundreds of hours and untold dollars plotting out a route to the White House. But the prospects for his maybe-I-will, maybe-I-won’t campaign were never tested in the quiet of a voting booth.
This week, as Mr. Bloomberg officially ended his flirtation with a presidential campaign, he said he would seek other ways to influence national politics and spread his gospel of “independent, nonpartisan” politics, perhaps to whoever takes up residence in the White House next year.