mm301: Sorry, Mudge, Mayor Mike says the answer is no!

MUDGE’s Musings

Last post, Michael Bloomberg told us that no, he is not a candidate for the presidency in 2008.

Today, some interesting commentary.

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nytimes

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.

One almost feels that it’s embarrassing overkill should we repeat the list of articles we’ve pursued over the past months. Almost.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg of NYC for U.S. President 2008

mm024: Bloomberg?
mm038.1: Jews Sorta Like Bloomberg Even Though…
mm051: Bloomberg.com: Bloomberg’s Money, Visibility…
mm054: Chicago Tribune news: An Idea for Bloomberg
mm057: Bloomberg for President?
mm058: What Kind of President would Michael Bloomberg?
mm064: How to take down plutocrat Michael Bloomberg…
mm066: Michael Bloomberg’s Knightly Ambitions
mm069: The Votes Are In for New York’s Mayor Mike
mm086: Bloomberg Takes School Plan… to Midwest
mm110: Grading Mayoral Control
mm117: The cure for the Electoral College is worse…
mm208: Overdue a Bloomberg post
mm238: Bloomberg’s candidacy — closer to real?
mm248: Political Potpourri
mm254: Bloomberg – just won’t go away…
mm263: This man -so- wants to pull the trigger
mm280: Bloomberg for Vice President? Take 2
mm285: Mayor Mike tells some hard truths
mm290: Gassing ’bout birds and supermen
mm300: Bloomberg: I’m not running, but…

Just too intriguing to stay away.

But, our fantasy of an Obama-Bloomberg ticket? Vigorous and inspiring poetry at the top; universe-class accomplishment at second chair. What’s not to love?

Mr. Bloomberg on Thursday dismissed the possibility of running for vice president. But he clearly yearns for a prominent role, and the person involved with the discussions about his future suggested he could become treasury secretary or another cabinet member someday.

Sorry, MUDGE, the answer is no. Bloomberg in the cabinet? Done deal, whomever, of whatever party wins.

But he’s a big picture guy and shouldn’t settle.

[Please click the link below for the complete article — but then please come on back!]

Declining to Enter Field, Mayor Eyes Sideline Role – New York Times

Mayor Bloomberg wants to be influential, help set the agenda, make an endorsement.

Only, endorsements don’t count for much anymore.

After all, our dreadfully uninformed populace never heard of most of the endorsers, including Mayor Mike.

When he figures this out, maybe he’ll change his mind about the vice presidency. It’s that national stage he belongs on.

One can dream.

It’s it for now. Thanks,

–MUDGE

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2 Responses to mm301: Sorry, Mudge, Mayor Mike says the answer is no!

  1. […] I am the same guy who has been intrigued for an entire year by the possible presidential aspiration (okay, probable, it’s only the campaign that was possible) of Michael Bloomberg. […]

  2. […] mm301: Sorry, Mudge, the answer is no! […]

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