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Independent at last!

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg changes tack.

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced Tuesday that he was dropping his Republican affiliation, a step that could clear the way for him to make an independent bid for the presidency.


Until he ran for mayor in 2001, Mr. Bloomberg was a lifelong Democrat, and his success in New York reflected his ability to draw Democratic votes: he is for abortion rights, gay rights and gun control.

I hereby make a solemn vow to you, my readers: If Michael Bloomberg gets into the Presidential race as an independent, I will refer to him forevermore as “Michael Bloomberg Keeton Strayhorn”. And I will start a petition to demand that he be referred to as “Grandpa” on the ballot. It’s just the right thing to do.

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  1. Dale says:

    I love it when bloggers criticize someone for not being close-minded enough.

  2. I have no earthly idea what you’re talking about, Dale.

  3. Come to think of it, Bloomberg does look a little Grandpa-ish.

  4. Michael Hurta says:

    I think Bloomberg might be a much more attractive candidate than Strayhorn was, though. It would depend on his war stance, but its possible.

    I would consider supporting him if Clinton won the nomination. I’m not sure how much I would consider it, but I probably would actually consider it.