mm304: Mike, now I’m done!

MUDGE’s Musings

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.

See below for a list of links.

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.

The Democrats are seeking to gain control of the Senate for the first time in 40 years, and the race is growing personal and bitter.

Here’s that list of stories, including a couple of quite recent ones. Once again, it’s been a popular topic here, so I would guess that a few others share my fascination.

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…
mm301: Sorry, Mudge, the answer is no!

Independence assumes the ability to decide to support whomever one pleases. Nonpartisanship would seem to mean no support, or at least equal support.

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.

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

Bloomberg Steps In to Help G.O.P. in Albany Fight – New York Times

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,

–MUDGE

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