This blog just writes itself. You just have to google bloomberg and a choice adjective. Then you come up with stuff like these writer comments from an atlantic article called Bloombergunity "08 by matthew yglesias
Unity '08 to shut down and reconstitute itself as a "Draft Bloomberg" movement. Because in the wake of catastrophic conservative governance, America needs two center-left candidates to split the vote and ensure the catastrophe continues!
How exactly does a warmongering Bush-lapdog like Bloomberg qualify as "center-left"? Opposition to making abortion illegal can't count for that much. He's Giuliani with hair and more money.
Posted by MoeLarryAndJesus | January 10, 2008 11:25 AM
So Unity08 found a way to make itself even more ridiculous. That's quite impressive. At the end of the linked article, Elizabeth Benjamin refers to all the mixed signals from Bloomberg and say, "Confused yet? Join the club."
There's nothing confusing about it at all. Bloomberg has an ego the size of Brooklyn and he loves all the stroking he's getting from teasing about a run. But he doesn't want to actually be President, and he certainly doesn't want to do the hard work of running for it. Unlike NYC mayor, where he was able to campaign simply by spending his billions on advertising, for President he knows he'd actually have to campaign. Wouldn't leave a lot of time for trips to Bermuda, I'm afraid.
And of course washed-up and irrelevant has-beens like David Boren and Sam Nunn get some of the stroking themselves by touting him, so the giant circle-jerk continues. As anyone who's ever been part of a circle-jerk can tell you, the motivations are really not that complicated.
Posted by Glenn | January 10, 2008 11:26 AM
Just shoot me now.
Posted by right | January 10, 2008 11:26 AM
The people have spoken! In a back room, offline, in Oklahoma.
Posted by joejoejoe | January 10, 2008 11:27 AM
Now it really will be Vanity 08.
Posted by Joe Scordato | January 10, 2008 11:28 AM
Bloombergs first act as Mayaor of NYC was to declare the City no longer Recycles.
With a stroke of his pen.
What else would he dispose of on a federal level ?
Still it's better than partisan politics...right ?
Posted by A.Scott | January 10, 2008 11:45 AM
Now someone has decided that the Democratic side of the two party system--which is already full of terrific options over the Republican parade of wankers-- is ripe for the pickin, and wants in based on NO MANDATE from the people. Has anyone told Unity 08--especially Fuhrer Bloomberg-- they are not needed?
Go away and buy yourself a yacht, dude.
Posted by ella | January 10, 2008 11:55 AM