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November 30, 2007

Bloomberg meets with Obama for breakfast

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NEW YORK (CBS) ― It’s a mystery meeting that’s sure to have the Clinton camp concerned – Mayor Bloomberg had coffee and eggs this morning with Hillary’s main opponent for the Democratic presidential nomination: Barack Obama.

Maggie Hickey, CBS

Update: Monica Crowley thinks that such an obvious and publicized meeting was a sign from Bloomberg that he will not run if Obama gets the nomination.

November 26, 2007

Newsweek Wants Mike to Reform Education (and Run for President)

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There is only one politician of note who has really tried to take on the teachers’ unions, and he is not running for president — yet.

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November 22, 2007

Can Bloomberg Fill JFK-Sized Hole in American Politics?

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Michael Bloomberg is back in the 2008 presidential picture, and one thing is for sure: There is a statesman-sized hole to fill in the center of American politics. It would fit a figure who is strong on national security, unlike all the Democratic candidates, yet fiscally responsible and socially moderate to liberal, unlike the Republicans.

Mort Kondracke, RollCall

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Bloomberg would be attractive to many American voters who, though fiscally moderate to conservative, don’t feel at home in the Republican Party because of social issues. These voters feel alienated by the Democrats’ politically motivated calls for immediate withdrawal because they realize that that is not a viable option. Bloomberg knows that, having called those Democrats “irresponsible.” In his Authors@Google talk from June, he clearly expresses a pragmatic view of Iraq based on facts, not politics or ideology.

Bloomberg Crams On Foreign Policy: Proof That He’s Planning ’08 Bid?

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been receiving foreign policy briefing sessions on a wide variety of topics, providing the strongest indication yet that he is considering a run for the White House, the Huffington Post has learned.The sessions, which were confirmed by multiple sources, have been conducted with Nancy Soderberg, a former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and a Clinton Administration foreign policy adviser. One source described her as “Bloomberg’s Condi.”

Sam Stein, Huffington Post

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November 20, 2007

Five Big Reasons Bloomberg Can Be the Next President

Filed under: Draft Michael Bloomberg — Michael @ 8:41 pm

A very well-written piece.

November 18, 2007

More from New Orleans

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“They’re a challenge to a rotten political culture that rewards sellouts and sycophants, and I’ve just always thought that we can do better … This is a challenge to candidates to move beyond photo-ops, to reject stage-managed town hall meetings, and to talk about how we’re going to use real accountability to solve real problems and take real questions from our constituents and give them real answers.”

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November 17, 2007

Mike Bloomberg in New Orleans

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“I believe that the absence of accountability in our national political culture is an increasingly serious problem. Accountability begins with recognizing that you work for all the people—not a party.”

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November 12, 2007

Steve Forbes Bloomberg/Gore Prediction

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November 10, 2007

Spindle Magazine Interviews Karin Gallet

Filed under: Draft Michael Bloomberg — Michael @ 8:49 pm

This is a very nice interview with Karin Gallet, head of the Draft Bloomberg Committee.

November 9, 2007

Meets with Facebook founder

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