Earlier today, I said Michael Bloomberg was my favorite Republican - one of the two I have any admiration for. That was pretty short lived. Bloomberg announced today that he is leaving the GOP. Independent run for the presidency, anyone? We'll see...
Dateline: Chicago, IL
The Ultimate Subway Series?
Coming out of nowhere and in one day making Fred Thompson yesterday's girl, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces that he's dropping his Republican affiliation to live as an Independent and he's more than hinted at the possibility of a third party run for the presidency.
That means we could potentially have an all-New York race for the Big Seat: Rudy (ex-New York Mayor), Bloomberg (current New York Mayor and billionaire), and Hillary (carpet bagger, yes, but also New York Senator). Hot damn, this is going to be a pisser!
But who does this help best? The Democrats. Back in 1992, Ross Perot exploited a fractured and dispassionate Republican base who distrusted George HW Bush and was apathetic about some upstart Arkansas governor making a darkhorse run from the Democratic side. Today, we see a similar paradigm in that there is no clear conservative leader in the GOP who has a chance in hell of winning a general election while there's a surprisingly strong Democratic roster who is politely nipping at each other while serving up very little red meat for Republican sharp shooters to bring up come October, 2008.
This shit just gets better every week.