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Old 03-05-2008, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Okay, I support the notion that whoever has the most pledged delegates should take the democractic nomination. But if somehow Clinton fails to recapture the lead in pledged delegate count and still wins the nomination:

WOULD YOU SUPPORT A BLOOMBERG/OBAMA TICKET OR VICE VERSA.......and how much effect do you think this would have on the general election if it were to happen.
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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Who really knows anything about Bloomberg? I certainly don't. Can anyone expound on his virtues, values, policies, etc.?
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:49 AM
 
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Who really knows anything about Bloomberg? I certainly don't. Can anyone expound on his virtues, values, policies, etc.?
Bloomberg has been referred to as a "Billionaire populist". Though a Republican, he was a Democrat for most of his career. He's worth billions and billions, but has still focused on social programs in NYC in a way that has endeared him to the liberal set while causing Republicans to question his part authenticity.

In 2007, he was the 7th largest individual contributor to philanthropy in the US, giving over 200 million dollars.

Socially liberal. Pro-choice. A self-described fiscal conservative, but considers taxes "a necessary evil". He's a free trade advocate. Not particularly keen on unions.
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Who really knows anything about Bloomberg? I certainly don't. Can anyone expound on his virtues, values, policies, etc.?
Might be a powerful merge considering Bloomberg L.P. is the largest financial news and data company in the world, controlling 33% of market share.
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Old 03-05-2008, 12:02 PM
 
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Bloomberg has been referred to as a "Billionaire populist". Though a Republican, he was a Democrat for most of his career. He's worth billions and billions, but has still focused on social programs in NYC in a way that has endeared him to the liberal set while causing Republicans to question his part authenticity.

In 2007, he was the 7th largest individual contributor to philanthropy in the US, giving over 200 million dollars.

Socially liberal. Pro-choice. A self-described fiscal conservative, but considers taxes "a necessary evil". He's a free trade advocate. Not particularly keen on unions.
Thanks for the nighmare scenario. God help us all if this union should become a reality.
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Old 03-05-2008, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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Obama wouldn't support it ...
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Old 03-05-2008, 01:23 PM
 
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I think bloomberg is looking to the future as a republican presidental candidate.He might think about running with mccain tho.
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Old 03-05-2008, 01:27 PM
 
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I think bloomberg is looking to the future as a republican presidental candidate.He might think about running with mccain tho.
That'd be a seriously tough sell. It's far more likely that he'd run as an independent, though he said in February that he won't this year.
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Old 03-05-2008, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Okay, I support the notion that whoever has the most pledged delegates should take the democractic nomination. But if somehow Clinton fails to recapture the lead in pledged delegate count and still wins the nomination:

WOULD YOU SUPPORT A BLOOMBERG/OBAMA TICKET OR VICE VERSA.......and how much effect do you think this would have on the general election if it were to happen.
Mayor Bloomberg has indicated that he won't run for President. And while he didn't say he wouldn't run for Vice President, he strongly hinted that he's willing to throw money at whichever current candidate offers the most hope and innovation. <cough> Obama <cough>

If I'm Barack, I strongly consider this and keep it in my back pocket, just in case the Democrat Party leaders lose their minds.
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Old 03-05-2008, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Boise
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It has been argued as to whether a billionare vice presidential candidate can throw as much personal money towards his campaign as a preidential candidate can (unlimited). From what I heard, presumably, the answer is yes. Any one would be lucky to have a billionaire financier as their running mate. Either McCain or Obama should jump at the chance of sharing the ticket with Bloomberg.
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