Bloomberg says he won’t run

I’m not sure if Michael Bloomberg or a copy editor selected the title of this NY Times column: I’m Not Running for President, but …

No matter who wrote the title, it’s fitting. Here’s the pertinent quote from the op-ed (emphasis added):

I believe that an independent approach to these issues is essential to governing our nation — and that an independent can win the presidency. I listened carefully to those who encouraged me to run, but I am not — and will not be — a candidate for president. I have watched this campaign unfold, and I am hopeful that the current campaigns can rise to the challenge by offering truly independent leadership. The most productive role that I can serve is to push them forward, by using the means at my disposal to promote a real and honest debate.

“I will continue to work to steer the national conversation away from partisanship and toward unity; away from ideology and toward common sense; away from sound bites and toward substance,” Bloomberg wrote.

H/T to Fred.

3 Responses to “Bloomberg says he won’t run”

  1. David Gaines Says:

    I guess the so-called Independent Green Party of Virginia now has a lot of legal-size scrap paper on its hands. This would be a good opportunity for them to demonstrate their alleged commitment to Green values, in this case recycling.

  2. Laine Says:

    If you read this editiorial he makes some interesting comments about believing an independent can win this election and that he will support an independent candidate. If he sticks true to his words he won’t be endorsing a Democrat or a Republican. What independent candidate will he back if any in this election?

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