Monday, December 31, 2007

Bloomberg 08?

Supporters beg Bloomberg to enter race - The Boston Globe
"... the mayor said this month at a news conference, "Last I looked - and I'm not a candidate - but last time I checked reading about the Constitution, the Electoral College has nothing to do with parties, has absolutely nothing to do with parties. It's most states are winners take all. The popular vote assigns electoral votes to the candidate, and I don't think it says in there that you have to be a member of one party or another."


"The mayor was asked last week at a news conference whether a Bloomberg campaign would cost the Democratic or Republican nominee more votes.

"You know," he replied, "if it's a three-way race, the public has more choice than if it's a two-way race, and has more choice in a two-way race than a one-way race. Why shouldn't you have lots of people running, and what's magical about people who happen to be a member of a party?"

Sam Waterston, the actor whose former costar on "Law and Order," Fred D. Thompson, is a Republican presidential candidate, is a founder of Unity08. That organization also hopes to advance a nonpartisan national ticket, and Waterston says the mayor is often mentioned on the group's website as a prospective nominee."

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