Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Fevered Pitch

I have no idea if Michael Bloomberg is going to run for president, and frankly I don't care, but only the Villagers could imagine that at this point in time there's some sort of mass excitement over the prospect.

Who knows what someone blowing a billion of their own bucks could pull off, but there is no national Bloomberg constituency at the moment. Except, as Eric put it:

Those who support the idea of his candidacy are either people who stand to see some of that $1 billion he'll be handing out if he runs; fools and naifs of the sort that supported Nader, albeit of the right-center rather than the far-left; people who hate Democrats and want to elect a Republican but cannot, either for personal or professional reasons, admit this. (See under "Broder, David.")