Thursday, February 28, 2008

Quote of the Day - February 28, 2008

“Over the past year, I have been working to raise issues that are important to New Yorkers and all Americans — and to speak plainly about common sense solutions. Some of these solutions have traditionally been seen as Republican, while others have been seen as Democratic. As a businessman, I never believed that either party had all the answers and, as mayor, I have seen just how true that is.”
- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in his op-ed piece on why he's not going to run for president

Read the entire New York Times op-ed piece here.

Read the entire New York Times article about the op-ed piece here.

plez sez: in his op-ed piece, he touches on how 65 percent of americans live in cities, but neither the democrats nor the republicans are even offering solutions for our cities in their platforms. having lived in metro areas (New York City & Atlanta) almost all of my life, i can attest to the move over the past couple of decades to move emphasis to suburban and rural areas (which incidentally have lower minority populations).

i'd be interested to see in bloomberg makes a move to create a viable third party in the US. i could realistically see bloomberg making a serious run for the white house in 4 years since Obama is not a typical democrat and mccain isn't a true died-in-wool conservative. stay tuned.

1 comment:

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

they never have and never will, i will have to see if Obma will be able to change that, but i live in the country anyway