Thursday, June 21, 2007
Will Mike Bloomberg run for president in 2008?
New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg has officially left the Republican party pretty much ending any speculation that he would run in 2010 to oust Newly elected Democratic Governor Elliot Spitzer. Now most our looking at whether he will run as an independent for president in 2008? With his new Independent affliation it make look like he is going to run. Bloomberg has yet to state he will or will not run as an independent, but he will not run as a Republican. Bloomberg stands well as a 3rd party or independent candidiate in polls coming close to winning several states and nationally he is nearing double digits. Could he be the Ross Perot of 2008? He is a billionaire and could finance a presidential run. He said he is ready to spend $50 million of his own money to get enough signatures to get on the ballot in all 50 states and run TV ads in those states. With that much money Bloomberg could put up a good fight against whoever the Democratic or Republican nominees will be. Bloomberg also met with US Senator Chuck Hagel at a Unity'08 event sparking interest that the 2 will run on the same ticket under the Unity'08 banner. We will just have to wait and see what happens in 2008.