View Full Version : Bloomberg may enter the 2008 race as a self-financed independent candidate.

May 13th, 2007, 07:35 AM
Despite constant denials that he is running for president, Mayor Michael Bloomberg laid out a national energy plan today in a speech in Houston and took veiled jabs at his potential opponents, accusing them of "politics as usual.".........

The Democrat-turned-Republican says repeatedly he will not enter the race and promises to serve his full second term as mayor, which ends December 31, 2009. The former CEO of a financial information company, whose wealth was recently estimated at more than $13 billion by Fortune magazine, says he then plans to focus full-time on philanthropy.

But just this week, Bloomberg relaunched the Web site that he used for his mayoral campaigns in 2001 and 2005, saying he wanted a place where people could learn all about him and his passions.

So the speculation persists that he will enter the 2008 race as a self-financed independent candidate. The mayor and his supporters don't exactly throw water on the buzz, and actually help fuel it with coy remarks as well as a greater focus on national issues and travel outside New York..............

The moderate Republican often parts with his party, supporting abortion rights, gay marriage, stem cell research and gun control........

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/headline/biz/4796254.htmlOK, now, it could get interesting.