Independent nonpartisanship has a flexible definition for NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
A frequent subject at this nanocorner of the ‘Sphere©, we’ve been intrigued for most of a year with his potential independent candidacy for U.S. president.
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Bloomberg left the Republican party last year, many believed in preparation for a run at the presidency as an independent.
Apparently, though, the Republican party in New York State is still close to his heart, or his wallet.
Bloomberg Steps In to Help G.O.P. in Albany Fight
By RAYMOND HERNANDEZ |Published: March 1, 2008
While declaring his commitment to nonpartisanship, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is quietly injecting himself — and his money — into one of the most explosive partisan battles in decades in New York.
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg quit the Republican Party in June.
Several weeks ago, the mayor wrote a $500,000 check to help keep the dwindling and increasingly imperiled State Senate Republicans from losing their grip on power, according to an official with direct knowledge of the donation.
But that’s not what’s happening in New York State. No evidence exists that the man is funneling money to the state’s Democrats, who see a historic opportunity to take back the State Senate after 40 years.
Mike, your “third way” includes support for the forces in New York State who diametrically oppose your positions on abortion rights and gay marriage?
I guess I’m not surprised that you have shown us again that pragmatic politicians are all the same after all.
Just disappointed at business as always.
And this space officially ends its support for Michael Bloomberg as vice president on the Obama ticket.
It’s it for now. Thanks,
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