When Being Mayor Isn't Enough
March 4th, 2008

In the New York Times today, Clyde Haberman announces that he is not running for president. It’s the columnist’s way of beginning yet another rumination on the notion that Mayor Michael Bloomberg would run for president, which officially ended last week when the mayor wrote his own column in the Timesentitled “I’m Not Running for President, but….”

However, the press (and apparentlyBloomberg himself) can’t get enough of the idea of the mayor being more than a mayor, so when a WABC radio host recently asked if he would consider the vice presidency, Bloomberggave yet another non-committal answer, “Nobody is going to ask me.” And yesterday in the New York Sun, Davidson Goldinmade a case for why Bloomberg should run for governor.

Haberman, however, is more interested in the “retro” and “quaint” idea that a newspaper column might actually be a place for news.

By on March 4, 2008, 8:42 am
In category: Electoral Politics | Comments Off on When Being Mayor Isn't Enough

| More

RSS Feed RSS Feed


Comments are closed.

Gotham Gazette the Place for Politics and Policy

Gotham Gazette is published by Citizens Union Foundation and is made possible by support from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Altman Foundation,the Fund for the City of New York and donors to Citizens Union Foundation. Please consider supporting Citizens Union Foundation's public education programs. Critical early support to Gotham Gazette was provided by the Charles H. Revson Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

RSS Feed