by altara, Fri Jun 29, 2007 at 03:45:13 AM EDT
Coming: iPhone Headlines
iPHONE DOUBLES AS COFFEE MAKER
iPHONE PICKS UP AND READS OUTER SPACE SIGNALS
iPHONE LOCATES LOST PET DOG
iPHONE CASTS DECIDING VOTE ON IMMIGRANT BILL
iPHONE TO MODERATE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES
iPHONE FOILS TERRORIST PLOT
iPHONE BUYS WALL STREET JOURNAL
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by altara, Thu Jun 21, 2007 at 04:49:06 AM EDT
WILL BLOOMBERG RUN?
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has done a very good job running NYC. His switch of party affiliation from Republican to Independent has fueled speculation that he may well run as a third party candidate for president in 2008.
Let's look back to the effect of the campaign of a major third party candidate, Ralph Nadar, in 2000. Mr. Nadar garnered some 90,000 votes in Florida; Al Gore lost the state, in "official" count, by a little more than 500 votes. Certainly, Mr. Gore could have won by doing lots of thinks differently in his campaign, but clearly Nadar cost him the election.
Think of some of the probable difference in the last six years, had Gore won:
No invasion of Iraq with its disastrous consequences.
No massive deficit
No illegal eavesdropping, renditions, and the like.
No extensive and questionable politicizing of the Federal government
Continued respect by foreign nations and peoples.
Environmental improvement instead of deterioration.
Action on global warming
Appointment of Justices who respect women's rights.
A Bloomberg candidacy would draw from Democratic voters, which could result in continued Republican misrule. Mr. Bloomberg, if you are pro-choice and believe in honest and competent, make the right choice and do not run!