Koch Rooting for Bloomy to Run for Prez


ed-kochThe former New York City mayor – who said in September that he’s “on board” with Barack Obama’s reelection campaign – tells Maggie in our story on the homepage that he hopes Michael Bloomberg wil enter the 2012 race:

Koch – a Democrat who endorsed George W. Bush in 2004 and has backed Obama for reelection – said he believes Bloomberg should mount a presidential bid to address the “lack of leadership” in Washington.

“I believe there is a major chance of a third party winning and I would like to see him pursue it for 2012,” Koch said. “What I believe he offers is independence and money to finance a campaign and to be president.”

Bloomberg has ruled out a campaign about as definitively as possible, but as we write in our piece, he’s also moving to reclaim the sensible-D.C.-outsider niche in national politics that he has used to substantial effect in the past.

{Politico/Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. #1, do you mean Jewish Party 2012? Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge fan of all three, but you can’t put someone on the ticket who’s pushing 90, and you’ll never win with an all Jewish ticket! And why would you relegate a heavyweight like Lieberman to campaign manager?

    Unfortunately, a Bloomberg run would assure an Obama victory. Hopefully, he will be considered for treasury in the next administration.