Monday, December 31, 2007

The Spoiler Moves?

Yesterday, while in conversation with the mind-numbed robots (conservative bloggers), there was a brief discussion of the Presidential race.

One eminento had predicted a Romney/HRC race and a Romney win.

Yours truly brought up Bloomberg--before this story broke.

Buoyed by the still unsettled field, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is growing increasingly enchanted with the idea of an independent presidential bid, and his aides are aggressively laying the groundwork for him to run.

...Next week’s meeting, reported on Sunday in The Washington Post, comes as the mayor’s advisers have been quietly canvassing potential campaign consultants about their availability in the coming months.

Bloomie's largest challenge is to find political consultants who are available and willing. The next largest challenge is to get onto the ballot in 45+ States, which takes a fair amount of time and effort.

At least money's not a consideration for him.

1 comment:

Jeff Miller said...

Bloomberg would be as much of a spoiler as Nader was - hardly one at all.

Who exactly would be in the Bloomberg camp? Disaffected conservatives would not exactly see him as their champion. I would think the same about disaffected liberals.

Maybe some middle-of-the roaders, but it is pretty hard to build a spoiler from that. Though in a very close election just possibly who could strip off enough votes to make a difference in some states.

Bloomberg is no Ross Perot (which is both a bad and good thing.)