In an interview with Ken Silverstein of Harper’s Magazine, pollster John Zogby says he thinks the only independent/third-party candidates who could have an effect are Bloomberg, Lou Dobbs, and Ralph Nader. He says he wouldn’t rule out a Bloomberg victory if the public grows tired of the major party nominees.
With Bloomberg, if you have a dream and $1 billion to spend it’s amazing what you can achieve. When we ask people what characteristics they are looking for in a president, the top three are a competent manager, the ability to work with the opposition, and someone who can command the armed forces. Bloomberg does well on all three, if you include his commanding the New York police and fire departments as mayor.
What about founding and managing a multi-billion dollar corporation?