When Is The Honorable Bloomberg GoingTo Anounce His Presidency?

17 11 2007

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NEW ORLEANS – Mayor Bloomberg Friday blasted the presidential candidates for being incapable of leadership – and deviated from his prepared remarks to take an apparent swipe at Sen. Hillary Clinton.

In a speech to municipal officials from across the nation, Bloomberg laid out his principles of governing and seemed to attack Clinton (D-N.Y.), whose campaign was criticized this week for answering staged questions from friendly crowds.

The mayor said his principles are “a challenge to candidates to move beyond photo-ops, to reject stage-managed town hall meetings, and to talk about how we’re going to use real accountability to solve real problems and take real questions from our constituents and give them real answers,” Bloomberg said.

“They’re a challenge to a rotten political culture that rewards sellouts and sycophants, and I’ve just always thought that we can do better.”

Bloomberg is mulling a billion-dollar independent bid for President next year, hoping voters will tire of Republican and Democratic business as usual and greet him as a nonpartisan alternative.

“You will not hear the truth on the campaign trail, because the campaign trail is – somebody described it as ‘pandering in full throttle,'” he said.

Asked later if he was talking about anyone in particular, he made clear he didn’t think any presidential candidate met his expectations. “I’m referring to everybody,” he said.

The mayor’s ambition was on display as he toured New Orleans’ hurricane-ravaged lower Ninth Ward, where he said the government ought to be fixing streets and sidewalks, mowing vacant yards and investing in infrastructure to help bring residents back.

During a stop at Fats Domino’s house, the famed musician said he’d gladly vote for Bloomberg if he ran for President.

“He’s a good man. I like him very much,” Domino said. “Maybe he could win, too.”

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17 11 2007
Passaic Jew

Bloomberg would make a great President

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