Republican Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, who has been flirting with the idea of an independent run for president, just changed his party registration to "blank," a spokesperson at the city Board of Elections said.
Mayor Mike follows up:
I have filed papers with the New York City Board of Elections to change my status as a voter and register as unaffiliated with any political party. Although my plans for the future haven't changed, I believe this brings my affiliation into alignment with how I have led and will continue to lead our City.
A nonpartisan approach has worked wonders in New York: we've balanced budgets, grown our economy, improved public health, reformed the school system and made the nation's safest city even safer.
We have achieved real progress by overcoming the partisanship that too often puts narrow interests above the common good. As a political independent, I will continue to work with those in all political parties to find common ground, to put partisanship aside and to achieve real solutions to the challenges we face.
Mike Bloomberg was a life-long Democrat before running as a Republican six years ago, and he has governed like a pragmatic, center-right Democrat ever since. Guilianni was an angry, bitter, partisan Mayor who rubbed many the wrong way and will certainly self-destruct over the next 16 months. But Bloomberg? He's done a great job with this city and many, many people really love the guy and wish him well.
Bloomberg for President? hmmmm....
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