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Bloomberg On The Gas Tax Holiday: The Dumbest Idea I’ve Heard In A Long Time

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined the chorus of political leaders and economists pointing out the absurdity of the Clinton/McCain/RNC gas tax holiday idea: “It’s the dumbest thing I’ve heard in an awful long time from an economic point of view. I don’t understand why you think there’s any merit to it whatsoever. We’re […]

Bloomberg On Obama; Obama On Bloomberg

by @ Thursday, March 27th, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, Michael Bloomberg, Politics

Are we witnessing the beginning of a Vice-Presidential dance ? Consider the New York Mayor’s statement today: This is a city of big and small businesses, of entrepreneur and of dreams, of immigrants who come with nothing and give us everything they’ve got. And of families who are struggling to make ends meet. Our challenge […]

We Won’t Have Mike Bloomberg To Kick Around

by @ Thursday, February 28th, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Michael Bloomberg, Politics

New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced in a New York Times Op-Ed piece today that he is not running for President: I listened carefully to those who encouraged me to run, but I am not — and will not be — a candidate for president. I have watched this campaign unfold, and I am hopeful […]

Bloomberg Weighing The McCain Effect

by @ Sunday, February 3rd, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, John McCain, Michael Bloomberg, Politics

The Washington Post reports today that John McCain’s success in the Republican race for President may be complicating Michael Bloomberg’s plan to run for President: Veterans of past Bloomberg campaigns said McCain’s unexpected ascendancy — and the likelihood that the senator from Arizona could emerge from Tuesday’s voting as the presumptive GOP nominee — may […]

Mike Bloomberg’s Billion Dollar Campaign

by @ Monday, December 17th, 2007. Filed under 2008 Election, Michael Bloomberg, Politics

Forbes is reporting this morning that New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg fully intends to run for President, and that he’s willing to spend a billion dollars in the process: Look out, Hillary and Barack, here comes Mike. No, not Mike Huckabee (though he’d better watch out, too). Mike Bloomberg–Mayor Mike as millions of New Yorkers […]

Michael Bloomberg Says He’s Not Running For President

by @ Tuesday, August 21st, 2007. Filed under 2008 Election, Michael Bloomberg, Politics

At least, according to Dan Rather: CBS/AP) NEW YORK Mayor Michael Bloomberg said — again– that he’s not running for president, adding in a television interview that he wouldn’t win anyway. On July 25, CBS 2 HD reported that Bloomberg had fired up a new URL for “mike2008.com” that linked to his recently re-launched mikebloomberg.com, […]

Michael Bloomberg Ends The Charade

by @ Tuesday, June 19th, 2007. Filed under 2008 Election, Michael Bloomberg, Politics

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has finally stopped pretending to be a Republican: New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced today he is leaving the Republican Party to become an independent, a move that increased speculation that he is preparing to run for president as a third party candidate.”I have filed papers with the New […]

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