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Bloomberg Says Romney Better Than Obama

From The Caucus, ‘The Politics And Government Blog’ of the New York Times:

At Party, Bloomberg Tips Hand on Endorsement

June 18, 2012

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York has remained coy about whether he plans to endorse a presidential candidate this year, even as Mitt Romney and President Obama aggressively court the billionaire media mogul…

But during casual conversations at charity event a few days ago, Mr. Bloomberg was far chattier — and candid — about the subject, according to three people who overheard him.

Mr. Bloomberg said that he believed Mr. Romney would probably be better at running the country than Mr. Obama, according to two guests.

But Mr. Bloomberg said he could not support Mr. Romney because he disagreed with him on so many social issues, these two people said. The mayor mentioned two such issues: abortion rights and gun control.

This tells you all you need to know about ‘liberalism.’ Liberals would prefer to have the country run by a less competent President, as long as their ‘sacred rights’ of taxpayer-funded abortion and strong gun control remain inviolate.

As a result, Mr. Bloomberg said, he intended to remain neutral, said one guest

So he is not going to vote?

Mr. Bloomberg spoke about the election last Monday during the annual fund-raiser for the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, a nonprofit with close ties to City Hall. The charity dinner was held on the roof of 200 Fifth Avenue, home of Eataly, the gourmet Italian market. (Among the guests were Mario Batali, the chef and Eataly partner, and Anna Wintour, the editor of Vogue.)

A guest at the dinner had asked the mayor for his feelings about the two candidates, prompting a lengthy reply, which was overheard by other guests. Two of those guests spoke on condition of anonymity, saying they feared upsetting the mayor by discussing a private discussion; a third was a reporter for The New York Times

And yet the New York Times buried this news in an online blog post. Obviously it wasn’t ‘fit to print’ in their newspaper.

In fact, it was probably only because one of their reporters was there that they felt obligated to mention it at all. They didn’t want to be embarrassed by being ‘scooped’ when one of their own reporters was actually sitting there.

Both Mr. Romney and Mr. Obama are vying for the political support of Mr. Bloomberg, whose name is all but synonymous with corporate-style management, Wall Street clout and nonpartisan politics…

"Nonpartisan politics"? Surely they jest.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, June 19th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Bloomberg Says Romney Better Than Obama”

  1. GetBackJack says:


    If I were Romney I would curse such a comment

  2. untrainable says:

    Bloomberg, whose name is all but synonymous with corporate-style management, Wall Street clout and nonpartisan politics.


    • JohnMG says:

      Bloomberg, whose name is all but synonymous with………………idiot, blah, blah, blah…….

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