BusinessWeek has a favorable article covering Mike Bloomberg’s tenure as New York Mayor, saying he has the skills “to create a new model for public service—possibly even at the national level should Bloomberg run for President.”
And in an interview with the magazine, Bloomberg says, “But politics, no. I can’t say I have a great deal of respect. I would go to non-partisan elections in a second.”
Rasmussen has some interesting polling showing the dynamics of a Bloomberg entrance. One tidbit that stood out was that the number of people who consider themselves Democrats has declined to its lowest level in 17 months (the number of people considering themselves Republicans has dropped to the lowest level of the Bush administration). So, both parties are seeing erosion of supporters into the growing independent class, which benefits a Bloomberg candidacy. 39% of voters would consider voting for him, and 28% would definitely not.