A private poll Bloomberg conducted in late February showed Trump rapidly losing support from mainstream Republicans after being mocked by Rubio as a con man, retweeting a Mussolini quote, and refusing to immediately disavow the KKK…. The same poll showed Bloomberg pulling far more votes from the GOP side than the Democrats.
Hillary and Jeb are the only two who know how to make the trains run.
— Michael Bloomberg, quoted by the New York Times, when asked what he thought of the growing field of presidential candidates.
What are we going to say in 10 years when we see all these kids whose IQs are 5 and 10 points lower than they would have been? I couldn’t feel more strongly about it, and my girlfriend says it’s no different than alcohol. It is different than alcohol. This is one of the stupider things that’s happening across our country.
— Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, blasting Colorado’s decision to legalize marijuana as stupid, the Aspen Times reports.
I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close.
— Michael Bloomberg, quoted by the New York Times.
It’s a new era, and reporters are bolder.
What’s “private” now is in the eye of the beholder.
So don’t express your views
Or consume the wrong news,
‘Cause Bloomberg’s looking over your shoulder.
You heard the speculation this week that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg refused to let Obama assess places destroyed by Hurricane Sandy because he is rooting for Mitt Romney and didn’t want to give the president any photo ops. Looks like the rumors were wrong.
Bloomberg, who had previously said that he would not make a public endorsement in the 2012 race, apparently changed his mind after New York was pummeled by Hurricane Sandy…Bloomberg’s endorsement comes as momentum for Obama seems to be building as the race ends
“The devastation that Hurricane Sandy brought to New York City and much of the Northeast — in lost lives, lost homes and lost business — brought the stakes of Tuesday’s presidential election into sharp relief,” Bloomberg wrote.
“We need leadership from the White House — and over the past four years, President Barack Obama has taken major steps to reduce our carbon consumption, including setting higher fuel-efficiency standards for cars and trucks,” the mayor continued. “His administration also has adopted tighter controls on mercury emissions, which will help to close the dirtiest coal power plants…which are estimated to kill 13,000 Americans a year.”
He then went on to praise President Obama’s “Race to the Top” education initative, his defense of a woman’s right to choose, and his support for marriage equality, noting that “I want our president to be on the right side of history.”
But, Bloomberg added, it’s not just that he likes Obama. It’s also that he doesn’t like Romney.