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Old 01-10-2008, 04:12 PM   #1
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So......Mike Bloomberg

Despite continued denials that he is planning a Presidential run, new information has surfaced that he is conducting a study of his chances of winning with the goal of making his decision in March. The deadline to make it on the ballot in the state of Texas is May 12.

From what I have seen, I'd say his independent run would hurt the Republican candidate and would insure that the Democrats take the White House in November.
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Well if he could insure that I'm all for it
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I disagree. Bloomberg's a Democrat, so he'd take more votes from them than the Republican. I bet ultimately he doesn't run, though.
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Yeah, I'm with 2816 here.
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I disagree. Bloomberg's a Democrat, so he'd take more votes from them than the Republican.
Now under what ballot did he win the mayoral election?
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I disagree. Bloomberg's a Democrat, so he'd take more votes from them than the Republican. I bet ultimately he doesn't run, though.
I hope he does not run. Although Bloomberg is a lifelong Democrat he did temporarily become a Republican and seems to agree with the Republicans on many if not most of the issues. Because of that, I think he would hurt the Republicans in the same way that Ross Perot hurt George Bush Sr. in 1992. Thats really the only way Clinton became President. Ross Perot took 19% of the popular vote in 1992.

The Republicans already have an uphill battle given that winning a 3rd consecutive term in the White House has only happened once before since World War II. In an election that may be very close, even if Bloomberg only gets 5% of the popular vote, that could have a serious impact.

The last poll done(11/09 - 11/11 2007) on a 3 way race between Giuliani, Clinton, and Bloomberg at the following results:

Clinton 43%
Giuliani 38%
Bloomberg 11%
Undecided 8%
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Now under what ballot did he win the mayoral election?
Republican, but from what I understand he switched to R because he never had a shot at getting the Democratic nomination.

He'd certainly attract votes from both parties, seeing as he's liberal on social issues, conservative on foreign and domestic issues.
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The last poll done(11/09 - 11/11 2007) on a 3 way race between Giuliani, Clinton, and Bloomberg at the following results:

Clinton 43%
Giuliani 38%
Bloomberg 11%
Undecided 8%
That poll might be true, but it's looking less and less likely that those 2 will be the nominees. They are very polarizing figures, and Bloomberg could do well there. If, for example, it's Obama and McCain (who are much more attractive to independents and even people from the opposite party), I don't see Bloomberg having much influence.
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Hopefully Nader will stay out of it. The Greens are trying to draft him.
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The guy just doesn't "have it" - just look at him. A big wallet and a bigger ego. Just stay out of the race fool and let Obama become President. Geez, you Americans, you cease to amaze me.
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Did they not fucking learn last time the did that???
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mike bloomberg is not a republican or a democrat. he's someone who makes his decisions on his own, without having to have a party tell him what to do.
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