Thursday, April 5, 2007

WILL MAYOR BLOOMBERG RUN?


When Mayor Michael Bloomberg took the oath of office as the 108th Mayor of New York City, New Yorkers were psychologically distressed after the terrorist attack of September 11th. The tragic events of 9/11 were a wake up call that America was as vulnerable as other countries such as Israel and Europe. But the bigger tragedy in the city was not only 9/11 but the division along racial and ethnic lines. The city that Rudy Giuliani left was a city profoundly divided. The racial tension was the legacy that Rudolph W. Giuliani bestowed to the incoming mayor. During the present administration, the mayor’s greatest accomplishment is how he was able to lessen the ethnic tension in the city. Today, there is a different mood. The Mayor deserves accolades.

(1) Other initiatives that Mayor Bloomberg has strongly advocated are his battle against illegal guns and dealers that sell to anyone regardless of their criminal past.
(2) His anti-smoking crusade and using his wealth to finance an anti-smoking agenda as a worldwide health hazard.
(3) His stand against the death penalty. He is not afraid to express his views. He disagreed with Police Commissioner Ray Kelly on the issue. His view that the police used excessive force in the killing of Sean Bell didn’t bring kudos to him from the PBA, or, from The Detective Endowment Association.

Bloomberg is able to speak forcibly on "so called controversial issues", more than previous mayors. Due to his wealth, he owes no favors to political interests.

The present presidential aspirants of both political parties do not have the luxury and independence that Mayor Bloomberg has. There are credible rumors among the political pundits that the mayor is looking for an opportunity to jump into the race as an independent candidate. It will be difficult for anyone, regardless of their fortune to win the presidency as a third party candidate.
If Mayor Bloomberg were to run, he may be able to do for the country what he has done for the city. It is a different city than the one governed by Rudolph Giuliani.

YOUR FREE PRESS takes this opportunity to urge Michael R. Bloomberg to become a candidate for President of the United States. The country needs a manager and the country needs a change. This blog is conducting a survey of your opinion. Please comment on a Bloomberg presidency pro or con. Click on Bloomberg video at the link below.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8421300107357710026&pr=goog-sl
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