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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Bloomies

So... let me get this straight.

  1. Bloomberg becomes a Republican in order to ride on Giuliani's post 9/11 "tough-guy" schtick; and
  2. After serving as mayor of New York, he's dropping the "R" and becoming an Independent in order to exploit some perceived weakness in the GOP field for Pres?
Personally, I don't think even Mike Bloomberg thinks he has a snowball's chance in Hell of winning the White House (as a D, R, or I). Nor does he have a chance of hitting Perot- or Nader-like returns if he does run as an Independent.

But that doesn't mean that the Inside the Bubble MSM won't convince themselves that this is the best opportunity for a moderate (ie, a "pro-business" liberal) to win over the hearts of the American people.

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler

Comments (6)
Stupid Country said...

"After serving as mayor of New York, he's dropping the 'R' and becoming an Independent in order to exploit some perceived weakness in the GOP field for Pres..."

Oh? Not possible he's dropping the "R" because he recognizes that the "R" worldview emanating from Austin, TX for the last decade is out of synch with his own thinking?

Brian said...

Just one of many to come SC? Keep dreaming...

Stupid Country said...

I never suggested that, but it's a nice thought. There are lots of disaffected Republicans in Blue or Purple states, who wouldn't kill their re-election chances by jumping ship. I like the way your mind works.

Monterey John said...

Yep, that 13% approval rating for the Democratically controlled Congress is a real indicator that the Republicans are in trouble for sure :)

As for the mayor of New York... puh-lease.

Stupid Country said...

Puh-lease? Not sure what you mean. Is that just for Bloomberg or is it a general puh-lease for moderate Republicans? I'm missing the point.

13% I've read 23%, but never 13 -- where's that coming from? Not that it matters really. I, for one, would love to intervene in the process and end all incumbents' terms in '08 -- make both parties go out and find new people to fill every seat in Congress. Just cut individual cults of personality out of the equation and see how the electorate leans. Wouldn't that be instructive? I'd take the result, whichever way it goes.

Anonymous said...

Lunatic says:

The gop was once the party of Lincoln and Grant and was fwd. thinking during those times. The present day GOP is worthless having people like you St. Wendeler who deleted two anonymous comments posted on your 6/17 blog by Picasso and Rik Vedi. Giuliani's personal life and adultery stink more than the gutter that the republican party is.

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Loonie Moonie