Tuesday, June 19, 2007

The Democrats Have a Problem...

The BIG NEWS today is that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has quit the Republican Party to become an "independent." As Bloomberg was never really a Republican--he switched from a being a Democrat only so that he could run for Mayor--it's really not that big of a deal to the Right.

However, now that Mayor Mike is leaving his adoptive party, the rumor mill has been burning the midnight oil speculating that Bloomberg is going to make a run for the White House. After all, though he still denies it, Bloomberg's resignation comes only a day after telling an audience at Google's headquarters that the "country is in trouble" and blasting the current presidential candidates, the press, as well as the recent debates.
Given his talk at Google yesterday and his resignation today, though the rumor mill may be working overtime, it may also be correct.
The question then becomes: If Bloomberg runs for President as an independent under the "I Like Mike" slogan, who will he pull votes from? Democrats or Republicans?

Our guess is that Bloomberg will pull votes from the Democrats as the Democrats are, according to an ABC News article, veering too far to the left and, therefore, running the risk of alienating the moderate swing voters.

In fact, considering that the Democratic front runner, Her Highness Hillary has been taking jabs by unions and feminists, now, even Ralph Nader is joining the fray by asking: Is Hillary Clinton a political weather vane or a political compass?

Heck! By the time the November 2008 presidential election takes place, the swing voters may be so thoroughly disgusted with the Democrats that they may flock toward Bloomberg and Fred Thompson will be our next president.

Interesting devlopment indeed!

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