Bloomberg for President?

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Registered: 01-05-2003
Bloomberg for President?
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Sat, 09-18-2010 - 3:42pm

I hate that iVillage owns my words.

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Registered: 09-01-2010
Sat, 09-18-2010 - 4:15pm

Nooo.....nooooo.....



Just because he's wealthy and doesn't hate Muslims, doesn't mean he'd make a good president.

~Opal~    
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Registered: 01-05-2003
Sat, 09-18-2010 - 4:28pm

LOL!

I agree. I also don't think that a successful tenure as mayor of NYC qualifies you for the WH. (Rudy Guiliani in Washington ... the thought still makes me cringe.) I think there are probably many positions he could fill, but - as he stated - he's not up for that.

At the same time, keeping my fingers crossed that there is some sort of "moderate" momentum.

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Registered: 09-01-2010
Sat, 09-18-2010 - 4:38pm

I'm not all that hopeful for the GOP getting moderate. Dana Milbank had a piece in the Washington Post today, which makes me think that the GOP won't/can't be moderate again:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/17/AR2010091703198.html

What 'Republican establishment' is the Tea Party rattling?

By Dana Milbank
Sunday, September 19, 2010

(snip)

Though it has become a stock storyline to describe besieged party bosses, those peddling this account have largely created a straw man. The Republican establishment of popular imagination, like the Georgetown salon, no longer exists. If there is a Republican establishment, the Tea Party is it. >>>full article at the link above

On the other side of the political aisle, I think that there isn't an effective counter balance. By that I mean that there isn't a liberal pull to the left which is strong/deep enough to offset the extreme rightward bent of the Republican party. So, what we get is this loud and angry extreme right wing, and a milquetoast left wing. Moderation isn't going to happen.

~Opal~
~Opal~    
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Registered: 07-15-2010
Sat, 09-18-2010 - 9:45pm
I think it's a much better qualification than that of community organizer! LOL! That is such a good one you made me really laugh hard this time.

>>Luck is what you call it when preparation meets opportunity<<
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Registered: 09-02-2009
Sat, 09-18-2010 - 9:59pm
Glad to see him pushing for moderates, don't know if it is a signal of a run in 2012 though. He is kind of hard to peg, was a democrat, became a republican to run against a democrat and now is an independent - has certainly has his bases covered politically. I would be willing to consider him I guess, but I would need to know more about where he thinks this country should head in terms or foreign policy, economic policy, and education. I would especially appreciate a candidate who proposed a viable way of holding parents responsible for their children's attendance and behavior in school. I think it is time to stop vilifying teachers and put some responsibility on parents.
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Registered: 01-05-2003
Sat, 09-18-2010 - 11:03pm

I guess if that's the only thing he'd ever done, you'd be right ...

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Registered: 03-16-2007
Sun, 09-19-2010 - 12:03pm

From what I know of him, I like him.

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